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The three largest ancestries in Milperra in 2011 were Australian, English and Irish.

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 Milperra 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 Milperra'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
Milperra - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Australian
1,66843.417.91,87648.322.0-208
English
1,31834.314.71,27332.815.5+45
Irish
40010.44.539410.14.8+6
Scottish
2837.43.12757.13.1+8
Italian
1544.03.71142.93.9+40
Greek
1493.94.21072.84.4+42
German
1002.61.4721.91.5+28
Chinese
982.57.4651.76.6+33
map this data in atlas.idLebanese962.517.5762.016.0+20
Maltese
731.90.7651.70.7+8
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese631.68.5611.67.2+2
New Zealander
310.80.4330.80.4-2
Macedonian
280.72.0200.51.9+8
Maori
260.70.6170.40.6+9
Egyptian
250.71.0180.50.8+7
Polish
200.50.7170.40.9+3
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Milperra - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Not stated1153.08.11463.89.5-31

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% English, Bankstown City: 14.7% Irish, Bankstown City: 4.5% Scottish, Bankstown City: 3.1% Italian, Bankstown City: 3.7% Greek, Bankstown City: 4.2% German, Bankstown City: 1.4% Chinese, Bankstown City: 7.4% Lebanese, Bankstown City: 17.5% Maltese, Bankstown City: 0.7% Australian, Milperra: 43.4% English, Milperra: 34.3% Irish, Milperra: 10.4% Scottish, Milperra: 7.4% Italian, Milperra: 4.0% Greek, Milperra: 3.9% German, Milperra: 2.6% Chinese, Milperra: 2.5% Lebanese, Milperra: 2.5% Maltese, Milperra: 1.9%
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, Milperra: -208 English, Milperra: +45 Irish, Milperra: +6 Scottish, Milperra: +8 Italian, Milperra: +40 Greek, Milperra: +42 German, Milperra: +28 Chinese, Milperra: +33 Lebanese, Milperra: +20 Maltese, Milperra: +8
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 Milperra in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (1,668 people or 43.4%)
  • English (1,318 people or 34.3%)
  • Irish (400 people or 10.4%)
  • Scottish (283 people or 7.4%)
  • Italian (154 people or 4.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 3,823 responses in total, or 99.45% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (43.4% compared to 17.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (34.3% compared to 14.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Lebanese ancestry (2.5% compared to 17.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (1.6% compared to 8.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • Australian (-208 persons)

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