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The three largest ancestries in Campbelltown City in 2016 were Australian, English and Irish.

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 Campbelltown City 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 Campbelltown City'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
Campbelltown City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Australian
44,73928.523.546,63431.925.7-1,895
English
42,00426.825.341,05128.125.8+953
map this data in atlas.idIrish12,0777.78.611,0297.68.3+1,048
map this data in atlas.idScottish9,7926.26.49,2236.36.3+569
Indian
8,5885.54.05,4683.72.9+3,120
Filipino
5,6923.62.14,9363.41.9+756
Chinese
4,8943.110.13,3382.38.2+1,556
Samoan
4,5872.90.53,5562.40.4+1,031
Bengali
4,4642.80.62,3601.60.4+2,104
German
4,3972.82.54,0552.82.5+342
Italian
4,2412.74.23,7402.64.2+501
Lebanese
3,4542.23.32,6231.83.2+831
Fijian
2,0811.30.51,4781.00.5+603
Spanish
1,8101.20.81,5241.00.7+286
Maori
1,7241.10.51,5731.10.5+151
Greek
1,7161.12.41,5701.12.6+146
Maltese
1,6621.11.21,7071.21.2-45
Vietnamese
1,4120.92.29300.61.8+482
Nepalese
1,3960.90.71940.10.4+1,202
New Zealander
1,3800.90.81,0790.70.8+301
Pakistani
1,3690.90.56590.50.3+710
Polish
1,3460.90.81,3630.90.8-17
Inadequately Described
1,3010.80.66410.40.4+660
Tongan
1,2710.80.31,0100.70.3+261
Dutch
1,2680.80.91,2620.91.0+6
Lao
1,2450.80.21,1050.80.1+140
Croatian
1,0930.70.81,1130.80.8-20
Chilean
1,0730.70.31,0040.70.3+69
Australian Aboriginal
9720.60.26360.40.2+336
Egyptian
9680.60.57750.50.5+193
South African
9560.60.69980.70.6-42
Serbian
8510.50.67500.50.6+101
Iraqi
8290.50.53580.20.3+471
French
8250.50.77200.50.6+105
Khmer (Cambodian)
8080.50.35950.40.3+213
Sinhalese
6970.40.65560.40.5+141
Thai
6940.40.54240.30.4+270
Other Indian subcontinent
6920.40.34630.30.2+229
Cook Islander
6780.40.14920.30.1+186
Indonesian
6500.40.54500.30.4+200
Welsh
6400.40.55620.40.5+78
Portuguese
6130.40.54170.30.4+196
Arab not further described
5900.40.43670.30.3+223
Russian
5710.40.55190.40.5+52
Mauritian
5610.40.26010.40.2-40
Macedonian
5260.30.54600.30.6+66
Hungarian
5190.30.45360.40.4-17
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
4360.30.13660.30.1+70
Other South American
4280.30.23380.20.2+90
Afghan
3790.20.32520.20.2+127
Turkish
3710.20.51840.10.5+187
Syrian
3560.20.22620.20.2+94
Malay
3520.20.22460.20.1+106
Central and West African
3350.20.21510.10.1+184
Palestinian
3280.20.22000.10.1+128
American
3080.20.32970.20.3+11
Other Polynesian
2840.20.11690.10.1+115
Punjabi
2840.20.11510.10.1+133
Peruvian
2730.20.11700.10.1+103
Uruguayan
2640.20.12190.20.1+45
Bosnian
2640.20.11670.10.1+97
Austrian
2550.20.22450.20.2+10
Korean
2540.21.31490.11.1+105
Ukrainian
2490.20.22310.20.2+18
Argentinian
2360.20.12200.20.1+16
Iranian
2260.10.51650.10.3+61
Danish
2240.10.22090.10.2+15
Assyrian/Chaldean
2240.10.61550.10.5+69
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
2000.10.21250.10.1+75
Romanian
1910.10.11590.10.1+32
Czech
1880.10.21950.10.2-7
Japanese
1870.10.41580.10.3+29
Sudanese
1830.10.11180.10.1+65
Zimbabwean
1690.10.1870.10.0+82
Other Southern and East African
1640.10.11070.10.1+57
Finnish
1610.10.11750.10.1-14
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Campbelltown City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Not stated10,0876.46.310,5507.27.0-463

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, Greater Sydney: 23.5% English, Greater Sydney: 25.3% Irish, Greater Sydney: 8.6% Scottish, Greater Sydney: 6.4% Indian, Greater Sydney: 4.0% Filipino, Greater Sydney: 2.1% Chinese, Greater Sydney: 10.1% Samoan, Greater Sydney: 0.5% Bengali, Greater Sydney: 0.6% German, Greater Sydney: 2.5% Australian, Campbelltown City: 28.5% English, Campbelltown City: 26.8% Irish, Campbelltown City: 7.7% Scottish, Campbelltown City: 6.2% Indian, Campbelltown City: 5.5% Filipino, Campbelltown City: 3.6% Chinese, Campbelltown City: 3.1% Samoan, Campbelltown City: 2.9% Bengali, Campbelltown City: 2.8% German, Campbelltown City: 2.8%
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, Campbelltown City: -1,895 English, Campbelltown City: +953 Irish, Campbelltown City: +1,048 Scottish, Campbelltown City: +569 Indian, Campbelltown City: +3,120 Filipino, Campbelltown City: +756 Chinese, Campbelltown City: +1,556 Samoan, Campbelltown City: +1,031 Bengali, Campbelltown City: +2,104 German, Campbelltown City: +342
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 Campbelltown City in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (44,739 people or 28.5%)
  • English (42,004 people or 26.8%)
  • Irish (12,077 people or 7.7%)
  • Scottish (9,792 people or 6.2%)
  • Indian (8,588 people or 5.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 117,200 responses in total, or 74.64% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Campbelltown City and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (28.5% compared to 23.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Samoan ancestry (2.9% compared to 0.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Bengali ancestry (2.8% compared to 0.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (3.1% compared to 10.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Indian (+3,120 persons)
  • Bengali (+2,104 persons)
  • Australian (-1,895 persons)
  • Chinese (+1,556 persons)

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