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Picnic Point
Ancestry

The three largest ancestries in Picnic Point 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 Picnic Point 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 Picnic Point'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
Picnic Point - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Australian
2,08736.617.92,33143.022.0-244
English
1,78231.214.71,61929.915.5+163
Irish
66611.74.556310.44.8+103
Scottish
4357.63.13867.13.1+49
Greek
3305.84.22875.34.4+42
Italian
2945.23.72504.63.9+44
map this data in atlas.idLebanese2233.917.51552.916.0+68
Chinese
1983.57.41001.86.6+98
German
1602.81.41282.41.5+32
Macedonian
1031.82.0631.21.9+40
Maltese
871.50.7751.40.7+12
Indian
741.31.5500.91.5+24
Croatian
671.20.6651.20.6+2
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese611.18.5450.87.2+16
New Zealander
561.00.4310.60.4+25
Polish
490.90.7430.80.9+6
Cypriot
430.80.4130.20.2+30
Dutch
360.60.3500.90.4-14
Spanish
360.60.5150.30.5+21
Egyptian
340.61.0320.60.8+1
Mauritian
330.60.330.10.3+30
Filipino
310.51.1290.50.9+2
Welsh
250.40.2320.60.2-6
Russian
200.40.3160.30.3+4
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Picnic Point - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Not stated1923.48.12344.39.5-42

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% Greek, Bankstown City: 4.2% Italian, Bankstown City: 3.7% Lebanese, Bankstown City: 17.5% Chinese, Bankstown City: 7.4% German, Bankstown City: 1.4% Macedonian, Bankstown City: 2.0% Australian, Picnic Point: 36.6% English, Picnic Point: 31.2% Irish, Picnic Point: 11.7% Scottish, Picnic Point: 7.6% Greek, Picnic Point: 5.8% Italian, Picnic Point: 5.2% Lebanese, Picnic Point: 3.9% Chinese, Picnic Point: 3.5% German, Picnic Point: 2.8% Macedonian, Picnic Point: 1.8%
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, Picnic Point: -244 English, Picnic Point: +163 Irish, Picnic Point: +103 Scottish, Picnic Point: +49 Greek, Picnic Point: +42 Italian, Picnic Point: +44 Lebanese, Picnic Point: +68 Chinese, Picnic Point: +98 German, Picnic Point: +32 Macedonian, Picnic Point: +40
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 Picnic Point in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (2,087 people or 36.6%)
  • English (1,782 people or 31.2%)
  • Irish (666 people or 11.7%)
  • Scottish (435 people or 7.6%)
  • Greek (330 people or 5.8%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,300 responses in total, or 92.87% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (36.6% compared to 17.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (31.2% compared to 14.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Lebanese ancestry (3.9% compared to 17.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (1.1% compared to 8.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-244 persons)
  • English (+163 persons)
  • Irish (+103 persons)
  • Chinese (+98 persons)

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