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Punchbowl
Ancestry

The three largest ancestries in Punchbowl 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 Punchbowl 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 Punchbowl'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
Punchbowl - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idLebanese3,12641.117.53,02040.716.0+106
Australian
6708.817.979710.722.0-127
English
4275.614.74606.215.5-34
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese4265.68.54085.57.2+18
Chinese
3975.27.44446.06.6-47
Greek
3915.14.24476.04.4-56
Italian
2413.23.72403.23.9+1
Syrian
1722.31.01191.60.7+53
Palestinian
1341.80.6771.00.5+57
Arab not further described
1251.61.31492.01.0-24
Irish
1151.54.51311.84.8-16
Indonesian
1131.50.5520.70.3+61
Egyptian
901.21.0510.70.8+40
Pakistani
901.20.7480.60.5+42
Indian
761.01.5660.91.5+10
Bengali
731.00.4130.20.1+60
Portuguese
710.90.4721.00.3-1
Samoan
680.90.7670.90.60
Scottish
660.93.1861.23.1-21
Filipino
460.61.1450.60.9+1
Macedonian
440.62.0470.61.9-3
German
400.51.4470.61.5-7
Korean
370.50.7410.60.8-4
Spanish
360.50.5260.30.5+11
Iraqi
360.50.6440.60.3-8
Croatian
330.40.6370.50.6-4
Fijian
300.40.5190.30.3+12
Jordanian
300.40.2190.30.2+11
Cypriot
270.40.4100.10.2+16
Sudanese
270.40.1140.20.1+13
Polish
220.30.7250.30.9-3
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Punchbowl - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Not stated7199.58.17379.99.5-19

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% Vietnamese, Bankstown City: 8.5% Chinese, Bankstown City: 7.4% Greek, Bankstown City: 4.2% Italian, Bankstown City: 3.7% Syrian, Bankstown City: 1.0% Palestinian, Bankstown City: 0.6% Arab not further described, Bankstown City: 1.3% Lebanese, Punchbowl: 41.1% Australian, Punchbowl: 8.8% English, Punchbowl: 5.6% Vietnamese, Punchbowl: 5.6% Chinese, Punchbowl: 5.2% Greek, Punchbowl: 5.1% Italian, Punchbowl: 3.2% Syrian, Punchbowl: 2.3% Palestinian, Punchbowl: 1.8% Arab not further described, Punchbowl: 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 Lebanese, Punchbowl: +106 Australian, Punchbowl: -127 English, Punchbowl: -34 Vietnamese, Punchbowl: +18 Chinese, Punchbowl: -47 Greek, Punchbowl: -56 Italian, Punchbowl: +1 Syrian, Punchbowl: +53 Palestinian, Punchbowl: +57 Arab not further described, Punchbowl: -24
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 Punchbowl in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Lebanese (3,126 people or 41.1%)
  • Australian (670 people or 8.8%)
  • English (427 people or 5.6%)
  • Vietnamese (426 people or 5.6%)
  • Chinese (397 people or 5.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,046 responses in total, or 66.37% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Lebanese ancestry (41.1% compared to 17.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (5.6% compared to 14.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (8.8% compared to 17.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (1.5% compared to 4.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-127 persons)
  • Lebanese (+106 persons)
  • Indonesian (+61 persons)
  • Bengali (+60 persons)

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