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The three largest ancestries in North 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 North 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 North 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
North Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idLebanese8,30518.117.56,60415.316.0+1,700
Australian
7,00315.317.98,36719.422.0-1,365
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese6,31313.88.55,09211.87.2+1,221
English
5,69312.414.75,91213.715.5-219
Chinese
3,9968.77.43,6018.36.6+396
Irish
1,6373.64.51,7184.04.8-81
Italian
1,2862.83.71,3073.03.9-21
Scottish
1,1392.53.11,1782.73.1-39
Macedonian
9992.22.09652.21.9+35
Greek
9832.14.21,0262.44.4-43
Arab not further described
6561.41.34661.11.0+190
German
6241.41.46441.51.5-20
Syrian
5471.21.02970.70.7+249
Indian
5021.11.54391.01.5+62
Filipino
4721.01.13640.80.9+107
Polish
4120.90.74661.10.9-55
Iraqi
4080.90.61690.40.3+239
Samoan
3750.80.73040.70.6+70
Croatian
3450.80.63060.70.6+39
Maori
3220.70.63050.70.6+17
Fijian
2920.60.51310.30.3+161
Tongan
2860.60.41550.40.3+131
Turkish
2810.60.42640.60.4+17
Korean
2690.60.72640.60.8+5
Maltese
2600.60.72420.60.7+18
Egyptian
2460.51.02150.50.8+31
Spanish
2400.50.52210.50.5+19
Serbian
1990.40.41840.40.4+14
Palestinian
1850.40.61600.40.5+25
Inadequately Described
1800.40.41290.30.3+51
Mauritian
1690.40.31150.30.3+54
Pakistani
1670.40.7970.20.5+70
New Zealander
1650.40.41700.40.4-5
Portuguese
1540.30.41540.40.30
Burmese peoples
1520.30.1640.10.1+88
Russian
1450.30.31370.30.3+8
Indonesian
1410.30.5900.20.3+51
Central and West African
1400.30.3400.10.1+100
Cypriot
1370.30.4520.10.2+85
French
1340.30.31500.30.4-16
Dutch
1280.30.31620.40.4-34
Afghan
1230.30.1960.20.1+27
Ukrainian
1140.20.21820.40.2-68
Khmer (Cambodian)
1070.20.11270.30.1-20
Sinhalese
1060.20.21000.20.2+6
Hungarian
1060.20.21270.30.3-21
Other Central Asian
1040.20.1190.00.0+85
Chilean
1000.20.2910.20.2+9
Thai
910.20.2460.10.1+45
Sudanese
840.20.1610.10.1+23
Other Arab peoples
840.20.2270.10.1+57
Bengali
830.20.4240.10.1+59
Cook Islander
790.20.2920.20.2-13
Jordanian
660.10.2280.10.2+38
Bosnian
650.10.1370.10.1+28
Welsh
650.10.2750.20.2-10
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
640.10.1430.10.1+21
Lao
630.10.1330.10.1+30
Other South American
570.10.1650.20.1-8
Iranian
550.10.1290.10.1+26
Somali
540.10.1360.10.0+18
Romanian
520.10.1440.10.1+8
Japanese
520.10.1370.10.1+15
South African
490.10.2430.10.1+6
Assyrian/Chaldean
470.10.1560.10.1-9
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
North Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Not stated3,9458.68.14,83911.29.5-894

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% Italian, Bankstown City: 3.7% Scottish, Bankstown City: 3.1% Macedonian, Bankstown City: 2.0% Greek, Bankstown City: 4.2% Lebanese, North Ward: 18.1% Australian, North Ward: 15.3% Vietnamese, North Ward: 13.8% English, North Ward: 12.4% Chinese, North Ward: 8.7% Irish, North Ward: 3.6% Italian, North Ward: 2.8% Scottish, North Ward: 2.5% Macedonian, North Ward: 2.2% Greek, North Ward: 2.1%
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, North Ward: +1,700 Australian, North Ward: -1,365 Vietnamese, North Ward: +1,221 English, North Ward: -219 Chinese, North Ward: +396 Irish, North Ward: -81 Italian, North Ward: -21 Scottish, North Ward: -39 Macedonian, North Ward: +35 Greek, North Ward: -43
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 North Ward in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Lebanese (8,305 people or 18.1%)
  • Australian (7,003 people or 15.3%)
  • Vietnamese (6,313 people or 13.8%)
  • English (5,693 people or 12.4%)
  • Chinese (3,996 people or 8.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 31,310 responses in total, or 68.38% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (13.8% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (15.3% compared to 17.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (12.4% compared to 14.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Greek ancestry (2.1% 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 (+1,700 persons)
  • Australian (-1,365 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+1,221 persons)
  • Chinese (+396 persons)

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