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The three largest ancestries in Sailors Bay Ward in 2016 were English, Australian and Irish.

Ancestry defines the cultural association and ethnic background of an individual going back three generations. Ancestry is a good measure of the total size of cultural groups in Sailors Bay Ward regardless of where they were born or what language they speak.

Ancestry data, should be combined with data on Birthplace, Language Spoken at Home and Religion for a more complete picture of Sailors Bay Ward's ethnic characteristics.

Please note that the "Australian Aboriginal" and "Torres Strait Islander" categories in this topic are not considered to be a reliable estimate of the indigenous peoples of Australia. For information on this group, please use the "Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Population" found on the Population page.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of ancestry groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's ancestry?'

Multi-response

Total population

Ancestry - Ranked by size
Sailors Bay Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Willoughby City %Number%Willoughby City %2011 to 2016
English
5,57134.024.45,12232.926.1+449
Australian
4,59128.020.24,78730.723.4-196
map this data in atlas.idIrish2,25913.89.51,95212.59.4+307
map this data in atlas.idChinese1,96812.024.11,3528.718.5+616
Scottish
1,5599.56.91,4959.67.1+64
Italian
6453.93.26324.13.3+13
German
5423.32.44803.12.6+62
Japanese
3592.22.63031.92.4+56
Greek
3422.11.23342.11.3+8
Armenian
3382.11.43312.11.6+7
Croatian
2451.50.91921.21.0+54
Indian
2371.43.51470.92.4+90
New Zealander
2061.30.92701.71.2-64
French
1701.00.81691.10.7+1
Dutch
1550.90.91661.11.1-11
Welsh
1470.90.61120.70.6+35
Lebanese
1340.80.81220.80.8+12
Polish
1280.80.81290.80.8-1
South African
1260.80.71090.70.7+17
Hungarian
1220.70.51611.00.6-40
Spanish
1040.60.5910.60.5+13
Korean
1010.63.61130.73.7-12
Filipino
980.61.5800.51.1+18
Russian
910.60.6850.50.6+6
Iranian
850.50.8670.40.8+17
Vietnamese
740.50.6470.30.3+28
Thai
710.40.7350.20.6+36
Serbian
610.40.3770.50.3-17
Inadequately Described
510.30.4510.30.30
Macedonian
500.30.2360.20.2+14
Austrian
490.30.3480.30.3+1
Canadian
490.30.3580.40.3-9
American
460.30.41050.70.6-59
Sinhalese
450.30.3500.30.3-5
Swiss
390.20.2450.30.2-6
Danish
360.20.2500.30.3-15
Portuguese
350.20.2270.20.2+7
Maltese
340.20.2590.40.2-25
Taiwanese
340.20.5230.10.3+11
Malay
310.20.3130.10.2+18
Nepalese
260.20.590.10.4+17
Peruvian
240.10.1110.10.1+13
Swedish
240.10.2200.10.2+4
Slovak
240.10.1250.20.1-1
Ukrainian
220.10.2490.30.2-27
Indonesian
220.10.5100.10.4+12
Egyptian
210.10.2350.20.1-14
Czech
210.10.2300.20.2-9
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Sailors Bay Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Willoughby City %Number%Willoughby City %2011 to 2016
Not stated6964.25.16854.45.3+12

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Ancestry, 2016
Ancestry, 2016 English, Willoughby City: 24.4% Australian, Willoughby City: 20.2% Irish, Willoughby City: 9.5% Chinese, Willoughby City: 24.1% Scottish, Willoughby City: 6.9% Italian, Willoughby City: 3.2% German, Willoughby City: 2.4% Japanese, Willoughby City: 2.6% Greek, Willoughby City: 1.2% Armenian, Willoughby City: 1.4% English, Sailors Bay Ward: 34.0% Australian, Sailors Bay Ward: 28.0% Irish, Sailors Bay Ward: 13.8% Chinese, Sailors Bay Ward: 12.0% Scottish, Sailors Bay Ward: 9.5% Italian, Sailors Bay Ward: 3.9% German, Sailors Bay Ward: 3.3% Japanese, Sailors Bay Ward: 2.2% Greek, Sailors Bay Ward: 2.1% Armenian, Sailors Bay Ward: 2.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016 English, Sailors Bay Ward: +449 Australian, Sailors Bay Ward: -196 Irish, Sailors Bay Ward: +307 Chinese, Sailors Bay Ward: +616 Scottish, Sailors Bay Ward: +64 Italian, Sailors Bay Ward: +13 German, Sailors Bay Ward: +62 Japanese, Sailors Bay Ward: +56 Greek, Sailors Bay Ward: +8 Armenian, Sailors Bay Ward: +7
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the ancestry responses of the population in Sailors Bay Ward in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (5,571 people or 34.0%)
  • Australian (4,591 people or 28.0%)
  • Irish (2,259 people or 13.8%)
  • Chinese (1,968 people or 12.0%)
  • Scottish (1,559 people or 9.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 15,948 responses in total, or 97.24% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Sailors Bay Ward and Willoughby City were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (34.0% compared to 24.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (28.0% compared to 20.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (13.8% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (12.0% compared to 24.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Chinese (+616 persons)
  • English (+449 persons)
  • Irish (+307 persons)
  • Australian (-196 persons)

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