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Bankstown Balance
Ancestry

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.idLebanese2,58820.717.52,28820.216.0+300
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese2,55120.48.51,90516.87.2+646
Chinese
1,1259.07.48617.66.6+264
Australian
9807.817.91,16510.322.0-185
English
9167.314.78817.815.5+36
Greek
5914.74.26095.44.4-18
Macedonian
4373.52.04393.91.9-2
Italian
3763.03.73663.23.9+10
Samoan
1911.50.71391.20.6+52
Arab not further described
1881.51.31741.51.0+13
Irish
1861.54.52111.94.8-25
Indian
1811.41.51331.21.5+49
Filipino
1721.41.1910.80.9+82
Egyptian
1451.21.0970.90.8+47
Palestinian
1391.10.6880.80.5+51
Syrian
1331.11.0960.80.7+38
Scottish
1160.93.11251.13.1-9
Cypriot
970.80.4400.40.2+57
Polish
940.80.71121.00.9-18
Iraqi
940.80.6460.40.3+48
Korean
890.70.71141.00.8-25
German
850.71.4770.71.5+8
Maori
770.60.6800.70.6-2
Indonesian
760.60.5530.50.3+22
Croatian
760.60.6680.60.6+8
Pakistani
720.60.7390.30.5+33
Fijian
690.60.5360.30.3+32
Tongan
600.50.4300.30.3+30
Maltese
580.50.7570.50.7+1
Central and West African
540.40.3390.30.1+15
Bengali
530.40.4250.20.1+29
New Zealander
530.40.4300.30.4+23
Serbian
520.40.4610.50.4-9
Portuguese
440.30.4250.20.3+19
Afghan
440.40.1290.30.1+15
Inadequately Described
420.30.4330.30.3+9
Cook Islander
360.30.2560.50.2-19
Jordanian
350.30.2320.30.2+3
Other Arab peoples
340.30.2120.10.1+23
Spanish
310.20.5440.40.5-13
Turkish
270.20.4450.40.4-19
French
250.20.3290.30.4-4
Sinhalese
230.20.2150.10.2+9
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
220.20.1150.10.1+6
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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 stated1,0348.38.11,33811.89.5-304

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% Arab not further described, Bankstown City: 1.3% Lebanese, Bankstown Balance: 20.7% Vietnamese, Bankstown Balance: 20.4% Chinese, Bankstown Balance: 9.0% Australian, Bankstown Balance: 7.8% English, Bankstown Balance: 7.3% Greek, Bankstown Balance: 4.7% Macedonian, Bankstown Balance: 3.5% Italian, Bankstown Balance: 3.0% Samoan, Bankstown Balance: 1.5% Arab not further described, 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: +300 Vietnamese, Bankstown Balance: +646 Chinese, Bankstown Balance: +264 Australian, Bankstown Balance: -185 English, Bankstown Balance: +36 Greek, Bankstown Balance: -18 Macedonian, Bankstown Balance: -2 Italian, Bankstown Balance: +10 Samoan, Bankstown Balance: +52 Arab not further described, Bankstown Balance: +13
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 (2,588 people or 20.7%)
  • Vietnamese (2,551 people or 20.4%)
  • Chinese (1,125 people or 9.0%)
  • Australian (980 people or 7.8%)
  • English (916 people or 7.3%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 8,160 responses in total, or 65.20% 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 (20.4% 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 (7.8% 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 (+646 persons)
  • Lebanese (+300 persons)
  • Chinese (+264 persons)
  • Australian (-185 persons)

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