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The three largest ancestries in Marayong in 2016 were Australian, English and Indian.

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 Marayong 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 Marayong'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.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of ancestry groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's ancestry?'

Multi-response

Total population

Ancestry - Ranked by size
Marayong - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Blacktown City %Number%Blacktown City %2011 to 2016
Australian
1,84224.022.81,94326.625.5-101
English
1,71422.320.71,67122.921.7+43
map this data in atlas.idIndian93012.111.34636.37.3+467
map this data in atlas.idFilipino7519.88.96629.18.6+89
Irish
4906.45.74456.15.7+45
Scottish
4035.24.43374.64.5+66
Chinese
2863.74.11892.63.3+97
Italian
2533.32.61932.62.6+60
Polish
2273.00.82563.50.9-29
Maltese
2082.72.51912.62.9+17
German
1341.72.11411.92.1-7
Sudanese
1161.50.7690.90.7+47
Lebanese
1031.31.61011.41.6+2
Greek
991.31.01091.51.1-10
Inadequately Described
971.31.0300.40.6+67
Punjabi
931.20.8300.40.4+63
Spanish
931.21.0560.80.8+37
Other Indian subcontinent
881.11.0600.80.8+28
Maori
781.01.11161.61.1-38
Sinhalese
751.01.4390.51.1+36
Samoan
741.01.7260.41.5+48
Fijian
731.01.5640.91.4+9
Egyptian
660.90.9580.80.8+8
Croatian
650.80.8640.90.9+1
Dutch
640.80.8901.21.0-26
Tongan
570.71.0520.70.8+5
Pakistani
520.71.5240.31.0+28
New Zealander
510.70.7530.70.7-2
Nepalese
500.70.670.10.2+43
Turkish
490.60.8320.40.8+17
Burmese peoples
480.60.3220.30.3+26
Indonesian
460.60.4430.60.4+3
Serbian
330.40.5320.40.5+1
Arab not further described
300.40.3340.50.3-4
Hungarian
300.40.4170.20.4+13
Mauritian
290.40.3300.40.3-1
Korean
250.30.6500.70.5-25
Armenian
250.30.2100.10.2+15
Malay
240.30.2140.20.2+10
South African
240.30.4280.40.5-4
Ukrainian
220.30.2160.20.2+6
Portuguese
220.30.3240.30.3-2
Australian Aboriginal
220.30.4250.30.4-3
Central and West African
220.30.4110.20.3+11
French
220.30.4260.40.3-4
Afghan
220.31.0430.60.7-21
Bengali
200.30.9210.30.6-1
Iranian
200.30.560.10.4+14
Welsh
200.30.3170.20.3+3
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Marayong - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Blacktown City %Number%Blacktown City %2011 to 2016
Not stated3124.15.95087.06.3-196

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Ancestry, 2016
Ancestry, 2016 Australian, Blacktown City: 22.8% English, Blacktown City: 20.7% Indian, Blacktown City: 11.3% Filipino, Blacktown City: 8.9% Irish, Blacktown City: 5.7% Scottish, Blacktown City: 4.4% Chinese, Blacktown City: 4.1% Italian, Blacktown City: 2.6% Polish, Blacktown City: 0.8% Maltese, Blacktown City: 2.5% Australian, Marayong: 24.0% English, Marayong: 22.3% Indian, Marayong: 12.1% Filipino, Marayong: 9.8% Irish, Marayong: 6.4% Scottish, Marayong: 5.2% Chinese, Marayong: 3.7% Italian, Marayong: 3.3% Polish, Marayong: 3.0% Maltese, Marayong: 2.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016 Australian, Marayong: -101 English, Marayong: +43 Indian, Marayong: +467 Filipino, Marayong: +89 Irish, Marayong: +45 Scottish, Marayong: +66 Chinese, Marayong: +97 Italian, Marayong: +60 Polish, Marayong: -29 Maltese, Marayong: +17
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Marayong in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (1,842 people or 24.0%)
  • English (1,714 people or 22.3%)
  • Indian (930 people or 12.1%)
  • Filipino (751 people or 9.8%)
  • Irish (490 people or 6.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,727 responses in total, or 74.55% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Marayong and the Blacktown City were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Polish ancestry (3.0% compared to 0.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (22.3% compared to 20.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (24.0% compared to 22.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Indian (+467 persons)
  • Australian (-101 persons)
  • Chinese (+97 persons)
  • Filipino (+89 persons)

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