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

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 Villawood 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 Villawood'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
Villawood - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idLebanese72920.217.552916.816.0+200
Australian
50814.117.966521.222.0-157
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese44712.48.546414.87.2-17
English
44212.314.750216.015.5-60
Chinese
1564.37.41695.46.6-13
Irish
1113.14.51163.74.8-5
Arab not further described
842.31.3431.41.0+41
Scottish
742.13.1943.03.1-20
Iraqi
551.50.6150.50.3+40
Greek
531.54.2521.74.4+1
Indian
481.31.5411.31.5+7
German
461.31.4351.11.5+11
Samoan
451.20.7200.60.6+25
Spanish
371.00.5150.50.5+22
Italian
361.03.7421.33.9-6
Maltese
340.90.7260.80.7+8
Fijian
310.90.530.10.3+28
Burmese peoples
300.80.150.20.1+25
Khmer (Cambodian)
300.80.1421.30.1-12
Palestinian
260.70.6100.30.5+16
Turkish
220.60.4190.60.4+3
Maori
210.60.6170.50.6+4
Polish
200.60.7170.50.9+3
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Villawood - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Not stated62017.28.133810.89.5+282

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% Vietnamese, Bankstown City: 8.5% English, Bankstown City: 14.7% Chinese, Bankstown City: 7.4% Irish, Bankstown City: 4.5% Arab not further described, Bankstown City: 1.3% Scottish, Bankstown City: 3.1% Iraqi, Bankstown City: 0.6% Greek, Bankstown City: 4.2% Lebanese, Villawood: 20.2% Australian, Villawood: 14.1% Vietnamese, Villawood: 12.4% English, Villawood: 12.3% Chinese, Villawood: 4.3% Irish, Villawood: 3.1% Arab not further described, Villawood: 2.3% Scottish, Villawood: 2.1% Iraqi, Villawood: 1.5% Greek, Villawood: 1.5%
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, Villawood: +200 Australian, Villawood: -157 Vietnamese, Villawood: -17 English, Villawood: -60 Chinese, Villawood: -13 Irish, Villawood: -5 Arab not further described, Villawood: +41 Scottish, Villawood: -20 Iraqi, Villawood: +40 Greek, Villawood: +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 Villawood in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Lebanese (729 people or 20.2%)
  • Australian (508 people or 14.1%)
  • Vietnamese (447 people or 12.4%)
  • English (442 people or 12.3%)
  • Chinese (156 people or 4.3%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,282 responses in total, or 63.37% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (12.4% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (14.1% compared to 17.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (4.3% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Greek ancestry (1.5% compared to 4.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Lebanese (+200 persons)
  • Australian (-157 persons)
  • English (-60 persons)

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