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Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill

Ancestry

The three largest ancestries in Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill in 2011 were Vietnamese, Chinese and Australian.

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 Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill 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 Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill'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
Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese61617.48.549815.17.2+117
Chinese
55115.67.446514.16.6+87
Australian
51814.617.962719.022.0-109
English
43012.114.746514.115.5-36
map this data in atlas.idLebanese3178.917.52587.816.0+59
Irish
1233.54.51354.14.8-12
Scottish
862.43.1932.83.1-7
Macedonian
611.72.0732.21.9-12
Italian
601.73.7641.93.9-4
Arab not further described
531.51.3220.71.0+31
Maori
511.40.6280.80.6+23
German
491.41.4351.11.5+13
Polish
451.30.7411.20.9+5
Tongan
431.20.4341.00.3+9
Iraqi
391.10.670.20.3+32
Greek
320.94.2521.64.4-21
Indian
320.91.5481.41.5-15
Fijian
320.90.5110.30.3+21
Maltese
310.90.7180.60.7+13
Filipino
300.81.1240.70.9+6
Turkish
290.80.4210.60.4+8
Portuguese
260.70.4180.50.3+8
New Zealander
260.70.4100.30.4+15
Croatian
220.60.6300.90.6-8
Ukrainian
220.60.2170.50.2+5
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Not stated38210.88.137411.49.5+8

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 Vietnamese, Bankstown City: 8.5% Chinese, Bankstown City: 7.4% Australian, Bankstown City: 17.9% English, Bankstown City: 14.7% Lebanese, Bankstown City: 17.5% Irish, Bankstown City: 4.5% Scottish, Bankstown City: 3.1% Macedonian, Bankstown City: 2.0% Italian, Bankstown City: 3.7% Arab not further described, Bankstown City: 1.3% Vietnamese, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 17.4% Chinese, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 15.6% Australian, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 14.6% English, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 12.1% Lebanese, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 8.9% Irish, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 3.5% Scottish, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 2.4% Macedonian, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 1.7% Italian, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 1.7% Arab not further described, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 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 Vietnamese, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: +117 Chinese, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: +87 Australian, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: -109 English, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: -36 Lebanese, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: +59 Irish, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: -12 Scottish, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: -7 Macedonian, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: -12 Italian, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: -4 Arab not further described, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: +31
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 Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Vietnamese (616 people or 17.4%)
  • Chinese (551 people or 15.6%)
  • Australian (518 people or 14.6%)
  • English (430 people or 12.1%)
  • Lebanese (317 people or 8.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,432 responses in total, or 68.69% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill and Bankstown City were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (17.4% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (15.6% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Lebanese ancestry (8.9% compared to 17.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Greek ancestry (0.9% compared to 4.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Vietnamese (+117 persons)
  • Australian (-109 persons)
  • Chinese (+87 persons)
  • Lebanese (+59 persons)

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