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The three largest ancestries in East Ward 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 East Ward 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 East Ward'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
East Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idLebanese15,60128.517.513,97927.916.0+1,622
Australian
4,9559.017.95,61811.222.0-663
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese4,6548.58.53,6837.47.2+971
Chinese
4,0097.37.43,5007.06.6+508
English
3,8897.114.73,8697.715.5+19
Greek
2,2254.14.22,4174.84.4-192
Italian
1,7813.23.71,8243.63.9-43
Arab not further described
1,2072.21.39611.91.0+246
Indian
9441.71.59341.91.5+11
Pakistani
9061.70.75021.00.5+403
Irish
8911.64.59741.94.8-83
Syrian
8881.61.06441.30.7+244
Macedonian
8581.62.08261.61.9+32
Korean
8151.50.78371.70.8-22
Egyptian
7781.41.05491.10.8+229
Palestinian
6391.20.64090.80.5+230
Filipino
6321.21.15561.10.9+76
Bengali
6241.10.41600.30.1+464
Scottish
5160.93.16281.33.1-111
Indonesian
4660.90.52720.50.3+195
Samoan
4650.80.74360.90.6+30
Iraqi
4290.80.62990.60.3+130
German
3650.71.44120.81.5-47
Inadequately Described
3320.60.41790.40.3+153
Polish
3300.60.73970.80.9-67
Fijian
3280.60.51720.30.3+155
Portuguese
2890.50.42280.50.3+61
Jordanian
2860.50.21980.40.2+88
Maori
2610.50.62330.50.6+28
Turkish
2570.50.42450.50.4+12
Spanish
2500.50.52050.40.5+45
Central and West African
2490.50.31460.30.1+103
Cypriot
2440.40.41690.30.2+75
Tongan
2370.40.41680.30.3+69
Maltese
2000.40.71980.40.7+1
Serbian
1990.40.42030.40.4-4
Other Arab peoples
1760.30.2970.20.1+79
Croatian
1750.30.62000.40.6-26
Sinhalese
1550.30.21540.30.2+1
French
1390.30.31310.30.4+8
Other Indian subcontinent
1320.20.2640.10.1+68
New Zealander
1300.20.41210.20.4+8
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
1290.20.2750.10.1+54
Bosnian
1100.20.1970.20.1+13
Mauritian
1050.20.3860.20.3+19
Chilean
970.20.2570.10.2+40
Thai
940.20.2440.10.1+50
Russian
820.10.31090.20.3-27
Dutch
820.10.3970.20.4-15
Kurdish
810.10.1980.20.1-17
Iranian
740.10.1320.10.1+42
Cook Islander
720.10.21330.30.2-61
Tamil
690.10.1310.10.0+38
Afghan
650.10.1740.10.1-9
Ethiopian
640.10.0290.10.0+35
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
640.10.1580.10.1+6
Ukrainian
630.10.2970.20.2-34
Sudanese
620.10.1430.10.1+19
Other South American
620.10.1340.10.1+28
Malay
610.10.1710.10.1-10
Other Central Asian
590.10.1340.10.0+25
Somali
570.10.1410.10.0+16
Armenian
570.10.1420.10.1+15
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
East Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Not stated5,3269.78.15,86411.79.5-538

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% Chinese, Bankstown City: 7.4% English, Bankstown City: 14.7% Greek, Bankstown City: 4.2% Italian, Bankstown City: 3.7% Arab not further described, Bankstown City: 1.3% Indian, Bankstown City: 1.5% Pakistani, Bankstown City: 0.7% Lebanese, East Ward: 28.5% Australian, East Ward: 9.0% Vietnamese, East Ward: 8.5% Chinese, East Ward: 7.3% English, East Ward: 7.1% Greek, East Ward: 4.1% Italian, East Ward: 3.2% Arab not further described, East Ward: 2.2% Indian, East Ward: 1.7% Pakistani, East Ward: 1.7%
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, East Ward: +1,622 Australian, East Ward: -663 Vietnamese, East Ward: +971 Chinese, East Ward: +508 English, East Ward: +19 Greek, East Ward: -192 Italian, East Ward: -43 Arab not further described, East Ward: +246 Indian, East Ward: +11 Pakistani, East Ward: +403
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 East Ward in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Lebanese (15,601 people or 28.5%)
  • Australian (4,955 people or 9.0%)
  • Vietnamese (4,654 people or 8.5%)
  • Chinese (4,009 people or 7.3%)
  • English (3,889 people or 7.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 33,108 responses in total, or 60.42% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Lebanese ancestry (28.5% compared to 17.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (9.0% compared to 17.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (7.1% compared to 14.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (1.6% compared to 4.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Lebanese (+1,622 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+971 persons)
  • Australian (-663 persons)
  • Chinese (+508 persons)

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