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The three largest ancestries in Bass Hill - Lansdowne in 2011 were Lebanese, Australian and English.

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 Bass Hill - Lansdowne 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 Bass Hill - Lansdowne'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
Bass Hill - Lansdowne - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idLebanese1,68220.117.51,32316.616.0+358
Australian
1,53818.417.91,89523.822.0-357
English
1,17814.114.71,24015.615.5-62
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese6427.78.55086.47.2+134
Italian
4975.93.75436.83.9-46
Greek
3604.34.23504.44.4+9
Chinese
3584.37.43884.96.6-30
Irish
3414.14.53684.64.8-28
Scottish
2653.23.12302.93.1+35
Macedonian
1642.02.01241.61.9+39
Syrian
1642.01.0781.00.7+86
German
1271.51.41491.91.5-22
Maltese
1131.30.71121.40.7+1
Arab not further described
961.11.3831.01.0+13
Croatian
780.90.6620.80.6+16
Iraqi
730.90.6340.40.3+39
Tongan
710.90.4280.40.3+43
Filipino
700.81.1210.30.9+50
Indian
690.81.5420.51.5+27
Assyrian/Chaldean
580.70.1530.70.1+5
Egyptian
550.71.0330.40.8+22
Polish
540.60.7861.10.9-32
Palestinian
510.60.6490.60.5+2
Spanish
510.60.5410.50.5+10
Maori
470.60.6740.90.6-27
Fijian
470.60.5120.20.3+35
Samoan
410.50.7540.70.6-13
Cypriot
360.40.4130.20.2+23
Turkish
360.40.4190.20.4+17
Serbian
350.40.4310.40.4+3
Mauritian
350.40.3180.20.3+18
Bosnian
320.40.160.10.1+26
Chilean
280.30.2200.30.2+8
Hungarian
280.30.2290.40.30
Inadequately Described
260.30.4380.50.3-12
Ukrainian
250.30.2250.30.20
Pakistani
240.30.760.10.5+18
Slovene
230.30.1150.20.1+7
Central and West African
230.30.330.00.1+20
Dutch
220.30.3180.20.4+4
Portuguese
220.30.4380.50.3-16
Russian
210.30.3340.40.3-13
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
210.30.140.10.1+17
Afghan
200.20.110.00.1+18
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Bass Hill - Lansdowne - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Not stated6587.98.182910.49.5-171

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% Australian, Bankstown City: 17.9% English, Bankstown City: 14.7% Vietnamese, Bankstown City: 8.5% Italian, Bankstown City: 3.7% Greek, Bankstown City: 4.2% Chinese, Bankstown City: 7.4% Irish, Bankstown City: 4.5% Scottish, Bankstown City: 3.1% Macedonian, Bankstown City: 2.0% Lebanese, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: 20.1% Australian, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: 18.4% English, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: 14.1% Vietnamese, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: 7.7% Italian, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: 5.9% Greek, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: 4.3% Chinese, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: 4.3% Irish, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: 4.1% Scottish, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: 3.2% Macedonian, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: 2.0%
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, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: +358 Australian, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: -357 English, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: -62 Vietnamese, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: +134 Italian, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: -46 Greek, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: +9 Chinese, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: -30 Irish, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: -28 Scottish, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: +35 Macedonian, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: +39
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 Bass Hill - Lansdowne in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Lebanese (1,682 people or 20.1%)
  • Australian (1,538 people or 18.4%)
  • English (1,178 people or 14.1%)
  • Vietnamese (642 people or 7.7%)
  • Italian (497 people or 5.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,537 responses in total, or 66.09% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Bass Hill - Lansdowne and Bankstown City were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Lebanese ancestry (20.1% compared to 17.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (5.9% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (4.3% compared to 7.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Lebanese (+358 persons)
  • Australian (-357 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+134 persons)
  • Syrian (+86 persons)

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