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The three largest ancestries in Bankstown CBD 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 CBD 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 CBD'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 CBD - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idLebanese2,78615.417.52,46216.116.0+323
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese2,32112.88.51,78211.67.2+539
Chinese
2,16111.97.41,74211.46.6+419
Australian
1,1896.617.91,2007.822.0-11
English
1,1306.214.79656.315.5+165
Macedonian
5032.82.04823.21.9+21
Indian
5022.81.54873.21.5+15
Pakistani
4932.70.72481.60.5+245
Greek
4562.54.24442.94.4+12
Arab not further described
4252.31.32911.91.0+134
Filipino
2961.61.12611.70.9+34
Egyptian
2931.61.01661.10.8+127
Bengali
2771.50.4420.30.1+235
Italian
2711.53.72721.83.9-1
Inadequately Described
2271.30.41140.70.3+113
Korean
2101.20.71841.20.8+26
Iraqi
2071.10.61801.20.3+27
Irish
2051.14.52191.44.8-14
Central and West African
1991.10.31100.70.1+89
Syrian
1961.11.01641.10.7+32
Indonesian
1841.00.5960.60.3+88
Palestinian
1801.00.61120.70.5+68
Samoan
1690.90.71641.10.6+5
Turkish
1330.70.41010.70.4+32
Jordanian
1270.70.2780.50.2+49
Scottish
1220.73.11330.93.1-11
Polish
1120.60.71330.90.9-20
German
1060.61.41210.81.5-15
Fijian
990.50.5820.50.3+17
Bosnian
950.50.1710.50.1+24
Maori
920.50.6550.40.6+37
Spanish
850.50.5780.50.5+7
Tongan
850.50.4370.20.3+48
Serbian
720.40.4670.40.4+5
Other Indian subcontinent
660.40.2360.20.1+30
Portuguese
620.30.4340.20.3+28
Other Arab peoples
620.30.2400.30.1+22
Afghan
580.30.1670.40.1-9
Nepalese
540.30.1210.10.0+33
Mauritian
480.30.3230.20.3+25
Iranian
480.30.1260.20.1+22
Thai
470.30.2300.20.1+17
Chilean
440.20.2350.20.2+10
Croatian
440.20.6520.30.6-7
Kurdish
430.20.1650.40.1-22
Other Central Asian
420.20.1160.10.0+26
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
410.20.2290.20.1+12
Russian
370.20.3430.30.3-5
French
360.20.3400.30.4-4
Cypriot
350.20.4250.20.2+10
Ethiopian
350.20.0130.10.0+22
Sinhalese
340.20.2420.30.2-8
Other Southern and East African
330.20.1110.10.0+22
Malay
320.20.1400.30.1-8
Burmese peoples
310.20.1150.10.1+16
Hungarian
310.20.2220.10.3+9
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
280.20.190.10.1+18
Other Polynesian
280.20.1150.10.0+13
Dutch
270.20.3190.10.4+8
Other South American
250.10.1200.10.1+5
Maltese
250.10.7390.30.7-14
Khmer (Cambodian)
220.10.1170.10.1+5
Cook Islander
210.10.2630.40.2-42
Japanese
200.10.1330.20.1-13
Romanian
200.10.1220.10.1-2
South African
200.10.2170.10.1+3
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Bankstown CBD - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Not stated2,41513.38.12,48116.29.5-67

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% Macedonian, Bankstown City: 2.0% Indian, Bankstown City: 1.5% Pakistani, Bankstown City: 0.7% Greek, Bankstown City: 4.2% Arab not further described, Bankstown City: 1.3% Lebanese, Bankstown CBD: 15.4% Vietnamese, Bankstown CBD: 12.8% Chinese, Bankstown CBD: 11.9% Australian, Bankstown CBD: 6.6% English, Bankstown CBD: 6.2% Macedonian, Bankstown CBD: 2.8% Indian, Bankstown CBD: 2.8% Pakistani, Bankstown CBD: 2.7% Greek, Bankstown CBD: 2.5% Arab not further described, Bankstown CBD: 2.3%
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 CBD: +323 Vietnamese, Bankstown CBD: +539 Chinese, Bankstown CBD: +419 Australian, Bankstown CBD: -11 English, Bankstown CBD: +165 Macedonian, Bankstown CBD: +21 Indian, Bankstown CBD: +15 Pakistani, Bankstown CBD: +245 Greek, Bankstown CBD: +12 Arab not further described, Bankstown CBD: +134
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 CBD in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Lebanese (2,786 people or 15.4%)
  • Vietnamese (2,321 people or 12.8%)
  • Chinese (2,161 people or 11.9%)
  • Australian (1,189 people or 6.6%)
  • English (1,130 people or 6.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 9,587 responses in total, or 52.85% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (11.9% compared to 7.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (12.8% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (6.6% compared to 17.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (6.2% 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 (+539 persons)
  • Chinese (+419 persons)
  • Lebanese (+323 persons)
  • Pakistani (+245 persons)

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