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The three largest ancestries in Sydenham in 2016 were English, Australian 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 Sydenham 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 Sydenham'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
Sydenham - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
English
1,64215.211.71,56315.111.8+79
Australian
1,63115.112.41,73516.812.9-104
Indian
1,20411.24.91,04210.14.3+162
map this data in atlas.idItalian9919.26.59889.67.0+3
Maltese
6586.15.77297.16.7-71
Filipino
5725.33.93933.83.6+179
Irish
4814.53.33963.83.1+85
Chinese
4193.96.53433.35.9+76
Croatian
4153.82.54043.92.9+11
Macedonian
3823.52.93653.53.3+17
Scottish
3523.32.53153.12.5+37
Greek
3373.13.63443.33.9-7
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese2762.616.01721.712.8+104
German
2272.11.71831.81.8+44
Punjabi
1951.80.9430.40.3+152
Sinhalese
1801.71.02082.00.8-28
Other Indian subcontinent
1791.70.7540.50.3+125
Egyptian
1261.20.6960.90.6+30
Turkish
1261.21.31461.41.5-20
Serbian
1251.21.31301.31.4-5
Lebanese
1081.01.01101.11.0-2
Spanish
1020.90.91031.00.8-1
Polish
990.91.41301.31.6-31
Samoan
820.81.1660.60.6+16
Inadequately Described
790.71.1650.60.5+14
Dutch
740.70.4820.80.5-8
Cypriot
700.60.6290.30.6+41
Pakistani
630.60.9510.50.4+12
Albanian
530.50.6380.40.6+15
Timorese
530.50.4390.40.4+14
Anglo-Indian
490.50.1660.60.2-17
Maori
450.40.5420.40.5+3
French
420.40.2350.30.2+7
Salvadoran
400.40.2380.40.2+2
Hungarian
390.40.3450.40.3-6
Portuguese
390.40.3540.50.3-15
Tamil
360.30.3260.30.1+10
Central and West African
350.30.3150.10.2+20
Chilean
350.30.5340.30.5+1
New Zealander
330.30.4600.60.3-27
Syrian
320.30.2180.20.2+14
Iranian
280.30.3120.10.1+16
Indonesian
250.20.2170.20.1+8
Korean
250.20.1110.10.1+14
Lao
250.20.3220.20.2+3
Mauritian
250.20.1210.20.1+4
Arab not further described
240.20.2230.20.2+1
Tongan
230.20.470.10.2+16
Assyrian/Chaldean
220.20.2100.10.1+12
Other Southern and East African
210.20.2120.10.3+9
Russian
200.20.2230.20.2-3
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Sydenham - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Not stated7737.26.88017.89.2-28

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 English, City of Brimbank: 11.7% Australian, City of Brimbank: 12.4% Indian, City of Brimbank: 4.9% Italian, City of Brimbank: 6.5% Maltese, City of Brimbank: 5.7% Filipino, City of Brimbank: 3.9% Irish, City of Brimbank: 3.3% Chinese, City of Brimbank: 6.5% Croatian, City of Brimbank: 2.5% Macedonian, City of Brimbank: 2.9% English, Sydenham: 15.2% Australian, Sydenham: 15.1% Indian, Sydenham: 11.2% Italian, Sydenham: 9.2% Maltese, Sydenham: 6.1% Filipino, Sydenham: 5.3% Irish, Sydenham: 4.5% Chinese, Sydenham: 3.9% Croatian, Sydenham: 3.8% Macedonian, Sydenham: 3.5%
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 English, Sydenham: +79 Australian, Sydenham: -104 Indian, Sydenham: +162 Italian, Sydenham: +3 Maltese, Sydenham: -71 Filipino, Sydenham: +179 Irish, Sydenham: +85 Chinese, Sydenham: +76 Croatian, Sydenham: +11 Macedonian, Sydenham: +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 Sydenham in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,642 people or 15.2%)
  • Australian (1,631 people or 15.1%)
  • Indian (1,204 people or 11.2%)
  • Italian (991 people or 9.2%)
  • Maltese (658 people or 6.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 6,126 responses in total, or 56.76% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Sydenham and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Indian ancestry (11.2% compared to 4.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (15.2% compared to 11.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (15.1% compared to 12.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (2.6% compared to 16.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Filipino (+179 persons)
  • Indian (+162 persons)
  • Punjabi (+152 persons)
  • Other Indian subcontinent (+125 persons)

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