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Sefton
Ancestry

The three largest ancestries in Sefton in 2011 were Lebanese, Vietnamese and Australian.

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 Sefton 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 Sefton'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
Sefton - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idLebanese97319.017.567814.316.0+295
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese78815.48.560012.77.2+188
Australian
70913.817.991119.222.0-202
Chinese
62112.17.452211.06.6+100
English
58811.514.757812.215.5+11
Irish
1933.84.52084.44.8-14
Scottish
1152.23.11392.93.1-24
Italian
1142.23.71302.73.9-15
Greek
981.94.21022.14.4-3
German
831.61.4851.81.5-1
Polish
711.40.7731.50.9-1
Turkish
681.30.4541.10.4+14
Samoan
651.30.7581.20.6+7
Arab not further described
651.31.3451.01.0+20
Filipino
571.11.1360.80.9+21
Other Central Asian
521.00.190.20.0+43
Tongan
511.00.4270.60.3+24
Indian
400.81.5390.81.5+1
Syrian
380.71.0160.30.7+21
Maori
370.70.6270.60.6+10
Pakistani
350.70.7160.30.5+19
Croatian
330.60.6390.80.6-6
Serbian
320.60.4200.40.4+12
Korean
320.60.7340.70.8-2
Burmese peoples
310.60.140.10.1+27
Iraqi
300.60.6100.20.3+20
Fijian
290.60.580.20.3+21
Macedonian
280.52.0230.51.9+5
Other Arab peoples
260.50.240.10.1+22
Inadequately Described
260.50.4100.20.3+16
Hungarian
250.50.2320.70.3-7
Khmer (Cambodian)
250.50.1230.50.1+2
Russian
240.50.3180.40.3+6
Cypriot
220.40.4180.40.2+4
Dutch
200.40.3120.30.4+8
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Sefton - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Not stated3226.38.150010.69.5-178

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% Vietnamese, Bankstown City: 8.5% Australian, Bankstown City: 17.9% Chinese, Bankstown City: 7.4% 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% Lebanese, Sefton: 19.0% Vietnamese, Sefton: 15.4% Australian, Sefton: 13.8% Chinese, Sefton: 12.1% English, Sefton: 11.5% Irish, Sefton: 3.8% Scottish, Sefton: 2.2% Italian, Sefton: 2.2% Greek, Sefton: 1.9% German, Sefton: 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, Sefton: +295 Vietnamese, Sefton: +188 Australian, Sefton: -202 Chinese, Sefton: +100 English, Sefton: +11 Irish, Sefton: -14 Scottish, Sefton: -24 Italian, Sefton: -15 Greek, Sefton: -3 German, Sefton: -1
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 Sefton in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Lebanese (973 people or 19.0%)
  • Vietnamese (788 people or 15.4%)
  • Australian (709 people or 13.8%)
  • Chinese (621 people or 12.1%)
  • English (588 people or 11.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 3,679 responses in total, or 71.80% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (15.4% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (12.1% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (13.8% compared to 17.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (11.5% compared to 14.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Lebanese (+295 persons)
  • Australian (-202 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+188 persons)
  • Chinese (+100 persons)

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