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The three largest ancestries in Chester Hill in 2011 were Australian, Lebanese 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 Chester 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 Chester 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
Chester Hill - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Australian
2,04118.517.92,29821.322.0-257
map this data in atlas.idLebanese1,74315.817.51,35312.516.0+390
English
1,65415.014.71,67015.415.5-16
Chinese
1,22411.17.41,12510.46.6+99
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese1,17210.68.58758.17.2+297
Irish
4694.34.55044.74.8-35
Italian
3893.53.73443.23.9+45
Scottish
3503.23.13583.33.1-9
Greek
2081.94.21941.84.4+14
German
1741.61.42182.01.5-44
Arab not further described
1541.41.31101.01.0+45
Filipino
1421.31.1870.80.9+55
Indian
1391.31.51371.31.5+2
Croatian
1241.10.6970.90.6+26
Tongan
1171.10.4540.50.3+63
Syrian
1091.01.0620.60.7+47
Polish
1061.00.71291.20.9-23
Iraqi
920.80.6520.50.3+40
Korean
900.80.7880.80.8+2
Turkish
850.80.4850.80.4-1
Maori
810.70.6640.60.6+17
Burmese peoples
730.70.1330.30.1+40
Fijian
690.60.5590.50.3+10
Spanish
630.60.5590.50.5+4
Dutch
620.60.3870.80.4-25
Samoan
530.50.7370.30.6+16
New Zealander
520.50.4660.60.4-14
Serbian
520.50.4650.60.4-13
Egyptian
510.51.0510.50.80
Inadequately Described
510.50.4300.30.3+21
Portuguese
500.50.4560.50.3-6
Ukrainian
460.40.2640.60.2-18
Mauritian
440.40.3200.20.3+24
Maltese
430.40.7460.40.7-3
Russian
430.40.3340.30.3+9
Sinhalese
410.40.2300.30.2+10
Khmer (Cambodian)
400.40.1380.40.1+2
Chilean
380.30.2260.20.2+12
Macedonian
350.32.0370.31.9-2
Other Central Asian
320.30.100.00.0+32
Cypriot
290.30.480.10.2+21
Pakistani
280.30.7220.20.5+6
Welsh
280.30.2220.20.2+6
Australian Aboriginal
260.20.1230.20.1+3
Afghan
250.20.1170.20.1+8
Hungarian
250.20.2360.30.3-11
Palestinian
250.20.660.10.5+19
Sudanese
250.20.1270.20.1-2
Romanian
230.20.1220.20.1+1
Bosnian
230.20.130.00.1+20
Lao
220.20.1130.10.1+9
Cook Islander
220.20.2150.10.2+7
French
220.20.3320.30.4-10
Bengali
210.20.490.10.1+12
Thai
210.20.2120.10.1+9
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Chester Hill - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Not stated6385.88.11,36412.69.5-726

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 Australian, Bankstown City: 17.9% Lebanese, Bankstown City: 17.5% English, Bankstown City: 14.7% Chinese, Bankstown City: 7.4% Vietnamese, Bankstown City: 8.5% Irish, Bankstown City: 4.5% Italian, Bankstown City: 3.7% Scottish, Bankstown City: 3.1% Greek, Bankstown City: 4.2% German, Bankstown City: 1.4% Australian, Chester Hill: 18.5% Lebanese, Chester Hill: 15.8% English, Chester Hill: 15.0% Chinese, Chester Hill: 11.1% Vietnamese, Chester Hill: 10.6% Irish, Chester Hill: 4.3% Italian, Chester Hill: 3.5% Scottish, Chester Hill: 3.2% Greek, Chester Hill: 1.9% German, Chester Hill: 1.6%
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 Australian, Chester Hill: -257 Lebanese, Chester Hill: +390 English, Chester Hill: -16 Chinese, Chester Hill: +99 Vietnamese, Chester Hill: +297 Irish, Chester Hill: -35 Italian, Chester Hill: +45 Scottish, Chester Hill: -9 Greek, Chester Hill: +14 German, Chester Hill: -44
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 Chester Hill in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (2,041 people or 18.5%)
  • Lebanese (1,743 people or 15.8%)
  • English (1,654 people or 15.0%)
  • Chinese (1,224 people or 11.1%)
  • Vietnamese (1,172 people or 10.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 7,834 responses in total, or 71.04% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (11.1% compared to 7.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (10.6% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Greek ancestry (1.9% compared to 4.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Lebanese ancestry (15.8% compared to 17.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Lebanese (+390 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+297 persons)
  • Australian (-257 persons)
  • Chinese (+99 persons)

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