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The three largest ancestries in Bankstown Balance in 2011 were Lebanese, Vietnamese and Chinese.

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 Bankstown Balance 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 Bankstown Balance'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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's ancestry?'

Multi-response

Total population

Ancestry - Ranked by size
Bankstown Balance - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idLebanese2,55020.717.52,29720.116.0+253
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese2,47620.18.51,91716.87.2+559
Chinese
1,1119.07.48657.66.6+245
Australian
9677.917.91,16810.222.0-202
English
8957.314.78857.815.5+10
Greek
5834.74.26105.44.4-27
Macedonian
4253.52.04403.91.9-15
Italian
3703.03.73673.23.9+3
Samoan
1911.60.71391.20.6+52
Irish
1851.54.52131.94.8-28
Arab not further described
1831.51.31751.51.0+8
Indian
1811.51.51331.21.5+47
Filipino
1691.41.1920.80.9+77
Palestinian
1401.10.6890.80.5+51
Egyptian
1391.11.0980.90.8+41
Syrian
1351.11.0960.80.7+39
Scottish
1160.93.11261.13.1-10
Cypriot
980.80.4400.30.2+58
Iraqi
950.80.6470.40.3+48
Polish
940.80.71121.00.9-18
Korean
880.70.71141.00.8-26
German
850.71.4770.71.5+7
Maori
780.60.6800.70.6-2
Indonesian
770.60.5530.50.3+24
Croatian
770.60.6690.60.6+8
Pakistani
710.60.7400.30.5+31
Fijian
690.60.5370.30.3+32
Tongan
600.50.4300.30.3+31
Maltese
560.50.7570.50.7-1
Central and West African
540.40.3400.30.1+15
New Zealander
530.40.4300.30.4+23
Serbian
520.40.4620.50.4-10
Bengali
480.40.4250.20.1+23
Afghan
440.40.1290.30.1+15
Portuguese
440.40.4250.20.3+19
Inadequately Described
400.30.4340.30.3+7
Cook Islander
360.30.2560.50.2-20
Other Arab peoples
340.30.2120.10.1+23
Jordanian
340.30.2320.30.2+2
Spanish
300.20.5440.40.5-14
Turkish
270.20.4460.40.4-19
French
250.20.3290.30.4-5
Sinhalese
240.20.2150.10.2+9
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
220.20.1150.10.1+7
Thai
200.20.270.10.1+13
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Bankstown Balance - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Not stated1,0148.28.11,34711.89.5-334

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Ancestry, 2011
Ancestry, 2011 Lebanese, Bankstown City: 17.5% Vietnamese, Bankstown City: 8.5% Chinese, Bankstown City: 7.4% Australian, Bankstown City: 17.9% English, Bankstown City: 14.7% Greek, Bankstown City: 4.2% Macedonian, Bankstown City: 2.0% Italian, Bankstown City: 3.7% Samoan, Bankstown City: 0.7% Irish, Bankstown City: 4.5% Lebanese, Bankstown Balance: 20.7% Vietnamese, Bankstown Balance: 20.1% Chinese, Bankstown Balance: 9.0% Australian, Bankstown Balance: 7.9% English, Bankstown Balance: 7.3% Greek, Bankstown Balance: 4.7% Macedonian, Bankstown Balance: 3.5% Italian, Bankstown Balance: 3.0% Samoan, Bankstown Balance: 1.6% Irish, Bankstown Balance: 1.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in ancestry, 2006 to 2011
Change in ancestry, 2006 to 2011 Lebanese, Bankstown Balance: +253 Vietnamese, Bankstown Balance: +559 Chinese, Bankstown Balance: +245 Australian, Bankstown Balance: -202 English, Bankstown Balance: +10 Greek, Bankstown Balance: -27 Macedonian, Bankstown Balance: -15 Italian, Bankstown Balance: +3 Samoan, Bankstown Balance: +52 Irish, Bankstown Balance: -28
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 Bankstown Balance in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Lebanese (2,550 people or 20.7%)
  • Vietnamese (2,476 people or 20.1%)
  • Chinese (1,111 people or 9.0%)
  • Australian (967 people or 7.9%)
  • English (895 people or 7.3%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 7,999 responses in total, or 65.03% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Bankstown Balance and Bankstown City were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (20.1% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Lebanese ancestry (20.7% compared to 17.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (7.9% compared to 17.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (7.3% compared to 14.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Vietnamese (+559 persons)
  • Lebanese (+253 persons)
  • Chinese (+245 persons)
  • Australian (-202 persons)

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