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City of Canterbury Bankstown

Ancestry

The three largest ancestries in City of Canterbury Bankstown in 2011 were Australian, Lebanese and English.

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 City of Canterbury Bankstown 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 City of Canterbury Bankstown'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
City of Canterbury Bankstown - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Australian
47,88715.025.753,90618.029.5-6,020
Lebanese
46,96114.73.242,21714.13.1+4,743
English
40,83612.825.839,32613.124.6+1,510
Chinese
31,7479.98.227,8779.37.1+3,870
Greek
22,6117.12.622,3267.42.7+285
Vietnamese
20,1336.31.816,6565.51.6+3,477
Italian
13,9084.34.213,5704.54.2+338
map this data in atlas.idIrish13,1604.18.312,7314.27.9+429
map this data in atlas.idScottish8,6662.76.38,2172.75.9+448
Indian
6,4172.02.95,5561.92.2+861
Bengali
5,3091.70.42,3950.80.3+2,914
Macedonian
4,3981.40.63,9261.30.5+471
Filipino
4,3781.41.93,6881.21.6+690
Korean
4,3481.41.14,3431.40.9+5
German
4,0431.32.53,9171.32.5+126
Arab not further described
3,7831.20.32,9601.00.3+823
Portuguese
3,2961.00.43,0121.00.4+284
Egyptian
3,1331.00.52,3580.80.4+775
Pakistani
3,0050.90.31,7800.60.2+1,225
Indonesian
2,9780.90.41,9980.70.3+980
Syrian
2,7290.90.21,9600.70.1+769
Samoan
2,0170.60.41,9620.70.4+55
Maltese
1,9850.61.21,9880.71.3-4
Fijian
1,8940.60.51,2010.40.2+693
Maori
1,8620.60.51,8380.60.6+24
Polish
1,7810.60.81,9870.70.8-206
Croatian
1,7360.50.81,6530.60.8+82
Spanish
1,7300.50.71,6550.60.7+75
Palestinian
1,7030.50.11,3010.40.1+401
Cypriot
1,5950.50.27740.30.1+820
Nepalese
1,5180.50.41890.10.1+1,329
Turkish
1,4710.50.51,3430.40.5+127
Iraqi
1,4400.50.39240.30.2+516
Inadequately Described
1,4350.40.41,0780.40.3+356
Tongan
1,4140.40.31,1250.40.2+289
New Zealander
1,2320.40.81,1820.40.8+49
Serbian
1,1520.40.61,0630.40.7+89
Dutch
1,0020.31.01,0400.31.0-38
Central and West African
9790.30.15690.20.1+410
French
9670.30.61,0150.30.6-49
Mauritian
8560.30.27560.30.1+100
Thai
8390.30.44940.20.2+345
Cook Islander
7930.20.18560.30.1-63
Other Indian subcontinent
7550.20.23660.10.1+389
Chilean
7350.20.36060.20.3+129
Russian
7330.20.57330.20.50
Hungarian
7030.20.48320.30.5-129
Burmese peoples
6770.20.13860.10.1+290
Sinhalese
6370.20.57000.20.5-64
Other Arab peoples
6330.20.13970.10.0+236
Jordanian
6260.20.14760.20.1+150
Welsh
5670.20.55610.20.5+6
Other South American
5310.20.24500.10.2+81
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
4700.10.14330.10.1+37
South African
4590.10.64050.10.5+54
Japanese
4510.10.33360.10.3+115
Bosnian
4330.10.13690.10.1+64
Ukrainian
4270.10.25130.20.2-86
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
4020.10.13810.10.1+21
Australian Aboriginal
4020.10.23420.10.2+60
Sudanese
4000.10.14240.10.1-24
Malay
3710.10.13720.10.1-1
Iranian
3670.10.32010.10.2+165
Armenian
3660.10.33470.10.3+19
American
3620.10.33750.10.3-13
Afghan
3300.10.22560.10.2+74
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
City of Canterbury Bankstown - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Not stated26,6648.37.030,17310.09.1-3,510

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% Lebanese, Greater Sydney: 3.2% English, Greater Sydney: 25.8% Chinese, Greater Sydney: 8.2% Greek, Greater Sydney: 2.6% Vietnamese, Greater Sydney: 1.8% Italian, Greater Sydney: 4.2% Irish, Greater Sydney: 8.3% Scottish, Greater Sydney: 6.3% Indian, Greater Sydney: 2.9% Australian, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 15.0% Lebanese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 14.7% English, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 12.8% Chinese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 9.9% Greek, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 7.1% Vietnamese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 6.3% Italian, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 4.3% Irish, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 4.1% Scottish, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.7% Indian, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.0%
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, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -6,020 Lebanese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +4,743 English, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +1,510 Chinese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +3,870 Greek, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +285 Vietnamese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +3,477 Italian, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +338 Irish, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +429 Scottish, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +448 Indian, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +861
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 City of Canterbury Bankstown in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (47,887 people or 15.0%)
  • Lebanese (46,961 people or 14.7%)
  • English (40,836 people or 12.8%)
  • Chinese (31,747 people or 9.9%)
  • Greek (22,611 people or 7.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 190,042 responses in total, or 59.42% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Lebanese ancestry (14.7% compared to 3.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (7.1% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (12.8% compared to 25.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (15.0% compared to 25.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-6,020 persons)
  • Lebanese (+4,743 persons)
  • Chinese (+3,870 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+3,477 persons)

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