The People of New South Wales
Statistics from the 2006 Census
The People of New South Wales is a major compilation of statistics on birthplace, language, religion and ancestry from the 2006 Census of Population and Housing. This publication has gone to considerable lengths to create a data source which is unique, accurate, detailed and comprehensive. Some of the features of this publication include:
- Customised local area tables. The People of New South Wales presents ranked lists of birthplace and religion for each Local Government Area (LGA) in New South Wales, along with age profiles of selected birthplace and language groups and details on ancestry and birthplace of parents for all LGAs. This gives a very complete picture of the diversity of each area.
- Age-gender profiles for the most common birthplace, language and ancestry groups in New South Wales showing the diverse structure of our population.
- Detailed ancestry data by birthplace of parents, giving a clearer picture of the extent of our migrant communities.
- English language competency by age, presenting the differing levels of English language competency amongst different language and age groups.
This publication is presented in two volumes.
Volume 1 is in three sections, covering the three broad geographical areas around which the data is arranged:
- Section 1 Australian overview
- Section 2 New South Wales overview
- Section 3 Metropolitan Sydney by Local Government Areas
Volume 2 contains a series of 4 page profiles of the LGAs in Regional New South Wales as well as a 4 page profile of the State for comparison:
- Section 1 New South Wales 4 Page Profile
- Section 2 Metropolitan Hunter by Local Government Areas
- Section 3 Metropolitan Illawarra by Local Government Areas
- Section 4 Regional New South Wales by Local Government Areas
The first two sections of the publication contain the most detailed data. They present a series of tables and graphics including:
- A full listing of birthplace, language, religion and ancestry data from the 2006 Census with comparisons to 2001 where appropriate
- Graphics on the residential patterns of the major birthplace groups
- Special cross-tabulations of language with birthplace, religion with birthplace and ancestry with birthplace of parents which reveal richer information on the make-up of the ethnic and religious communities in the State
- Data on English language proficiency by age
- Age-sex histograms on major birthplace, language and ancestry groups.
Volume 1: Section 3 and Volume 2 comprises a series of 4 page profiles containing statistics on birthplace, language, religion and ancestry for each LGA in New South Wales. These profiles can be used to compare different areas in New South Wales, for example, identifying the LGA with the highest overseas born population. They can also be compared against the 4 page profile for New South Wales at the end of section 2 to determine for example, whether the proportion of Italian speakers in a given area is above or below the New South Wales average.