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The three largest ancestries in Mount Lewis 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 Mount Lewis 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 Mount Lewis'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
Mount Lewis - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idLebanese38436.217.535433.816.0+30
Australian
12812.117.912812.222.00
English
11610.914.71019.715.5+15
Greek
928.74.21009.54.4-8
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese605.78.5535.17.2+7
Arab not further described
423.91.3484.51.0-6
Chinese
393.77.4454.36.6-6
Syrian
343.21.0272.60.7+7
Irish
272.54.5272.64.80

Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Mount Lewis - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Not stated615.78.110710.29.5-46

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% Greek, Bankstown City: 4.2% Vietnamese, Bankstown City: 8.5% Arab not further described, Bankstown City: 1.3% Chinese, Bankstown City: 7.4% Syrian, Bankstown City: 1.0% Irish, Bankstown City: 4.5% Lebanese, Mount Lewis: 36.2% Australian, Mount Lewis: 12.1% English, Mount Lewis: 10.9% Greek, Mount Lewis: 8.7% Vietnamese, Mount Lewis: 5.7% Arab not further described, Mount Lewis: 3.9% Chinese, Mount Lewis: 3.7% Syrian, Mount Lewis: 3.2% Irish, Mount Lewis: 2.5%
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 Lebanese, Mount Lewis: +30 Australian, Mount Lewis: 0 English, Mount Lewis: +15 Greek, Mount Lewis: -8 Vietnamese, Mount Lewis: +7 Arab not further described, Mount Lewis: -6 Chinese, Mount Lewis: -6 Syrian, Mount Lewis: +7 Irish, Mount Lewis: 0
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 Mount Lewis in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Lebanese (384 people or 36.2%)
  • Australian (128 people or 12.1%)
  • English (116 people or 10.9%)
  • Greek (92 people or 8.7%)
  • Vietnamese (60 people or 5.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 780 responses in total, or 73.58% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Lebanese ancestry (36.2% compared to 17.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (8.7% compared to 4.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (12.1% compared to 17.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (10.9% compared to 14.7%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Mount Lewis between 2006 and 2011.

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