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The three largest ancestries in Horsley in 2016 were Australian, English and Scottish.

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 Horsley 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 Horsley'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
Horsley - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Wollongong City %Number%Wollongong City %2011 to 2016
Australian
3,37741.034.73,03643.335.4+341
English
3,31940.335.72,71338.733.9+606
map this data in atlas.idScottish7979.79.76278.99.0+170
map this data in atlas.idIrish7509.110.95107.39.6+241
Italian
4245.26.03374.86.0+86
German
2933.63.72423.53.6+51
Macedonian
2352.93.21992.83.4+36
Chinese
1581.92.5771.12.2+81
Dutch
1431.71.71201.71.8+23
Maltese
1221.51.01101.61.0+13
Serbian
1051.31.2851.21.2+21
Filipino
891.10.8580.80.6+30
Indian
871.11.0450.70.7+41
Welsh
871.10.9580.80.9+30
Greek
831.01.6560.81.6+27
Polish
770.90.8600.90.8+17
Spanish
700.90.8490.70.8+21
Portuguese
660.80.9470.70.9+18
French
570.70.5310.50.5+25
Australian Aboriginal
560.70.4240.30.3+32
New Zealander
550.70.7520.80.6+3
Chilean
450.60.4290.40.4+17
Croatian
400.50.9320.50.9+8
Lebanese
390.50.9250.40.9+14
Hungarian
280.30.4320.50.4-5
Maori
270.30.4460.70.4-19
Vietnamese
260.30.6230.30.4+3
Finnish
230.30.2120.20.2+11
Sinhalese
200.20.2190.30.2+2
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Horsley - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Wollongong City %Number%Wollongong City %2011 to 2016
Not stated3063.75.32253.25.8+81

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 Australian, Wollongong City: 34.7% English, Wollongong City: 35.7% Scottish, Wollongong City: 9.7% Irish, Wollongong City: 10.9% Italian, Wollongong City: 6.0% German, Wollongong City: 3.7% Macedonian, Wollongong City: 3.2% Chinese, Wollongong City: 2.5% Dutch, Wollongong City: 1.7% Maltese, Wollongong City: 1.0% Australian, Horsley: 41.0% English, Horsley: 40.3% Scottish, Horsley: 9.7% Irish, Horsley: 9.1% Italian, Horsley: 5.2% German, Horsley: 3.6% Macedonian, Horsley: 2.9% Chinese, Horsley: 1.9% Dutch, Horsley: 1.7% Maltese, Horsley: 1.5%
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 Australian, Horsley: +341 English, Horsley: +606 Scottish, Horsley: +170 Irish, Horsley: +241 Italian, Horsley: +86 German, Horsley: +51 Macedonian, Horsley: +36 Chinese, Horsley: +81 Dutch, Horsley: +23 Maltese, Horsley: +13
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 Horsley in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (3,377 people or 41.0%)
  • English (3,319 people or 40.3%)
  • Scottish (797 people or 9.7%)
  • Irish (750 people or 9.1%)
  • Italian (424 people or 5.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 8,667 responses in total, or 105.32% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Horsley and Wollongong City were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (41.0% compared to 34.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (40.3% compared to 35.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (9.1% compared to 10.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+606 persons)
  • Australian (+341 persons)
  • Irish (+241 persons)
  • Scottish (+170 persons)

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