Talk:City of Blacktown
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Hi, Can people who know or care about this LGA please have a look at this message and see if they can please help solve any redlinks in the "suburbs in this LGA" section of this page? -- All the best, Nickj (t) 08:16, 28 September 2005 (UTC)
- All the bogus entries should hopefully have been removed now. -- All the best, Nickj (t) 03:55, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
THE FIGURES BELOW ARE PERCENTAGES (%) VS ACTUAL (TOTAL) NUMBERS. BLACKTOWN HAS THE LARGEST (TOTAL) INDIGENOUS PUPULATION, BUT IS ALSO THE FIFTH LARGEST COUNCIL BY POLULATION IN AUSTRALIA (JULY 2014).
Today, Blacktown continues to be home to a large Aboriginal population, the largest of any suburb or township in New South Wales. Is there Census data to back this up? Steven Fitter 14:19, 10 December 2005 (UTC) YES... All Censuses back this up Tony Mossfield 15:14, 11 June 2010 (UTC+10)
- According to the ABS, people classed as either Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders consitute 6,093 people out of the population of 256,364 - which equates to 2.37% of the population. I have absolutely no idea though if this population is "the largest of any suburb or township in New South Wales". -- All the best, Nickj (t) 01:07, 11 December 2005 (UTC)
- The whole section is a direct copyvio from Blacktown City Council website, which itself does not provide any sources. I can only suggest it is from a census pre 2001 (As NickJ says the 2001 census identified a higher population). City Of Sydney Council Community Profile 2001 states there was an "indigenous population" of 38749 for the Sydney Statistical Division, only a couple of thousand for the City of Sydney itelf, at the time of the 2001 census. Same census - Blacktown LGA reports 6093
From Australian Bureau of Statistics - 4705.0 - Population Distribution, Indigenous Australians, 2001 (sorry it's messy I can't really spend the time to make it a real wikitable):
Rank Indigenous Area ATSIC Region no. % of total population
0 BLACKTOWN (C)Blacktown 6,093 2.37% Total Population 256,364 (now 300,000, July 2014)
1 Townsville (C) Townsville 4,369 5.0
2 Gold Coast City Part B SSD Brisbane 3,484 1.0
3 Lake Macquarie (C) Coffs Harbour 3,416 1.9
4 Dubbo (C) Wagga Wagga 3,358 9.1
5 Cairns (C) - Central Suburbs Cairns 3,133 15.3
6 Mount Isa Mount Isa 3,046 15.6
7 Alice Springs (T): excl. town camps Alice Springs 3,043 12.8
8 Burdekin/Thuringowa Townsville 3,004 5.0
9 Rockhampton (C) Rockhampton 2,881 5.2
10 Wollongong (C) Sydney 2,659 1.5
11 Tanami Apatula 2,639 84.7
12 Brisbane northern outer Brisbane 2,627 1.5
13 Mackay (C) - Part A Townsville 2,591 4.2
14 Toowoomba (C) Roma 2,546 3.0
15 Wyong (A) Coffs Harbour 2,536 1.9
16 Ipswich central & west Brisbane 2,520 3.0
17 Broome Broome 2,514 24.0
None of these figures is higher than Blacktown yet Blacktown is not on the list. Not sure what's going on there!
BECAUSE THESE ARE PERCENTAGES (%) VS ACTUAL (TOTAL) NUMBERS. BLACKTOWN HAS THE LARGEST (TOTAL) INDIGENOUS PUPULATION, BUT IS ALSO THE FIFTH LARGEST COUNCIL BY POLULATION IN AUSTRALIA (JULY 2014).
Maybe City of Blacktown comprises too many ATSIC "Indigenous Areas" however they are defined (I mean, Dubbo is not really very close to Wagga Wagga and AFAIK not part of the same land council). Here I was thinking it would be an easy thing to show is outright wrong... but it is getting harder not easier the more I look. Garrie 01:00, 3 May 2006 (UTC) " Indigenous geographic areas represent three levels (ATSIC Region, Indigenous Area and Indigenous Location) which form the Australian Indigenous Geographical Classification" - ABS best reporting for Indigenous population distribution is collected on this basis not LGA which makes comparisons of Indigenous Poplation by LGA a bit of a problem. Blacktown comprises 21 Indigenous Locations - all of Parramatta comprises 1 Indigenous Location (and the boundaries don't marry with those of the City of Parramatta). So no doubt this is a claim "a variety" of locations will equally justificably be able to make claim to. Garrie 01:17, 3 May 2006 (UTC)
- What if we make it say "Today, Blacktown continues to be home to over 6000 people classed as either Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders (around 2.4% of the population) (Source: ABS)." ? -- All the best, Nickj (t) 04:26, 4 May 2006 (UTC)
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I think, for most people searching for Blacktown, they would be better serviced being redirected to this article rather than Blacktown, New South Wales.
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