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The three largest ancestries in Campbelltown City in 2011 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Australian
46,63431.925.750,94135.629.5-4,307
English
41,05128.125.839,57927.724.6+1,472
map this data in atlas.idIrish11,0297.68.310,3437.27.9+686
map this data in atlas.idScottish9,2236.36.38,3795.95.9+844
Indian
5,4683.72.94,5953.22.2+873
Filipino
4,9363.41.94,1072.91.6+829
German
4,0552.82.53,8702.72.5+185
Italian
3,7402.64.23,7042.64.2+36
Samoan
3,5562.40.42,7191.90.4+837
Chinese
3,3382.38.22,9492.17.1+389
Lebanese
2,6231.83.22,4471.73.1+176
Bengali
2,3601.60.41,2810.90.3+1,079
Maltese
1,7071.21.21,6331.11.3+74
Maori
1,5731.10.51,3300.90.6+243
Greek
1,5701.12.61,4941.02.7+76
Spanish
1,5241.00.71,5071.10.7+17
Fijian
1,4781.00.56750.50.2+803
Polish
1,3630.90.81,3971.00.8-34
Dutch
1,2620.91.01,3350.91.0-73
Croatian
1,1130.80.81,1040.80.8+9
Lao
1,1050.80.11,0600.70.1+45
New Zealander
1,0790.70.81,0260.70.8+53
Tongan
1,0100.70.37600.50.2+250
Chilean
1,0040.70.39140.60.3+90
South African
9980.70.68630.60.5+135
Vietnamese
9300.61.88960.61.6+34
Egyptian
7750.50.57410.50.4+34
Serbian
7500.50.67190.50.7+31
French
7200.50.67840.50.6-64
Pakistani
6590.50.34840.30.2+175
Inadequately Described
6410.40.44980.30.3+143
Australian Aboriginal
6360.40.24670.30.2+169
Mauritian
6010.40.26040.40.1-3
Khmer (Cambodian)
5950.40.34980.30.2+97
Welsh
5620.40.55720.40.5-10
Sinhalese
5560.40.54760.30.5+80
Hungarian
5360.40.45430.40.5-7
Russian
5190.40.55420.40.5-23
Cook Islander
4920.30.14060.30.1+86
Other Indian subcontinent
4630.30.22240.20.1+239
Macedonian
4600.30.64550.30.5+5
Indonesian
4500.30.43900.30.3+60
Thai
4240.30.43220.20.2+102
Portuguese
4170.30.43700.30.4+47
Arab not further described
3670.30.32850.20.3+82
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
3660.30.13020.20.1+64
Iraqi
3580.20.32670.20.2+91
Other South American
3380.20.23240.20.2+14
American
2970.20.33060.20.3-9
Syrian
2620.20.22340.20.1+28
Afghan
2520.20.22150.20.2+37
Malay
2460.20.12310.20.1+15
Austrian
2450.20.22790.20.2-34
Ukrainian
2310.20.22780.20.2-47
Argentinian
2200.20.11670.10.1+53
Uruguayan
2190.20.11680.10.1+51
Danish
2090.10.22130.10.2-4
Palestinian
2000.10.12260.20.1-26
Czech
1950.10.21940.10.2+1
Nepalese
1940.10.4580.00.1+136
Turkish
1840.10.52120.10.5-28
Finnish
1750.10.11850.10.1-10
Peruvian
1700.10.11520.10.1+18
Other Polynesian
1690.10.11820.10.1-13
Bosnian
1670.10.11880.10.1-21
Iranian
1650.10.31540.10.2+11
Romanian
1590.10.11450.10.1+14
Japanese
1580.10.31240.10.3+34
Assyrian/Chaldean
1550.10.51300.10.4+25
Central and West African
1510.10.1960.10.1+55
Punjabi
1510.10.11080.10.1+43
Korean
1490.11.11110.10.9+38
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Not stated10,5507.27.012,5198.89.1-1,969

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 Australian, Greater Sydney: 25.7% English, Greater Sydney: 25.8% Irish, Greater Sydney: 8.3% Scottish, Greater Sydney: 6.3% Indian, Greater Sydney: 2.9% Filipino, Greater Sydney: 1.9% German, Greater Sydney: 2.5% Italian, Greater Sydney: 4.2% Samoan, Greater Sydney: 0.4% Chinese, Greater Sydney: 8.2% Australian, Campbelltown City: 31.9% English, Campbelltown City: 28.1% Irish, Campbelltown City: 7.6% Scottish, Campbelltown City: 6.3% Indian, Campbelltown City: 3.7% Filipino, Campbelltown City: 3.4% German, Campbelltown City: 2.8% Italian, Campbelltown City: 2.6% Samoan, Campbelltown City: 2.4% Chinese, Campbelltown City: 2.3%
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 Australian, Campbelltown City: -4,307 English, Campbelltown City: +1,472 Irish, Campbelltown City: +686 Scottish, Campbelltown City: +844 Indian, Campbelltown City: +873 Filipino, Campbelltown City: +829 German, Campbelltown City: +185 Italian, Campbelltown City: +36 Samoan, Campbelltown City: +837 Chinese, Campbelltown City: +389
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 Campbelltown City in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (46,634 people or 31.9%)
  • English (41,051 people or 28.1%)
  • Irish (11,029 people or 7.6%)
  • Scottish (9,223 people or 6.3%)
  • Indian (5,468 people or 3.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 113,405 responses in total, or 77.69% 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 (31.9% compared to 25.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (28.1% compared to 25.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Samoan ancestry (2.4% compared to 0.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (2.3% compared to 8.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-4,307 persons)
  • English (+1,472 persons)
  • Bengali (+1,079 persons)
  • Indian (+873 persons)

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