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Ancestry

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The three largest ancestries in City of Canterbury Bankstown in 2016 were Lebanese, Australian 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.

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
City of Canterbury Bankstown - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Lebanese
52,35715.13.346,96114.73.2+5,396
Australian
49,18714.223.547,88715.025.7+1,300
English
42,44212.325.340,83612.825.8+1,606
Chinese
39,28911.310.131,7479.98.2+7,542
Vietnamese
25,1957.32.220,1336.31.8+5,062
Greek
22,7406.62.422,6117.12.6+129
Italian
14,1674.14.213,9084.34.2+259
map this data in atlas.idIrish13,8734.08.613,1604.18.3+713
map this data in atlas.idScottish9,2712.76.48,6662.76.3+605
Indian
8,6232.54.06,4172.02.9+2,206
Bengali
8,5272.50.65,3091.70.4+3,218
Pakistani
5,4991.60.53,0050.90.3+2,494
Filipino
5,4821.62.14,3781.41.9+1,104
Arab not further described
5,3301.50.43,7831.20.3+1,547
Macedonian
4,4101.30.54,3981.40.6+12
Korean
4,3381.31.34,3481.41.1-10
German
4,1361.22.54,0431.32.5+93
Indonesian
4,1031.20.52,9780.90.4+1,125
Egyptian
4,0191.20.53,1331.00.5+886
Syrian
3,7511.10.22,7290.90.2+1,022
Portuguese
3,6971.10.53,2961.00.4+401
Nepalese
3,2740.90.71,5180.50.4+1,756
Inadequately Described
2,6730.80.61,4350.40.4+1,238
Palestinian
2,6250.80.21,7030.50.1+922
Fijian
2,1030.60.51,8940.60.5+209
Spanish
2,0960.60.81,7300.50.7+366
Samoan
2,0210.60.52,0170.60.4+4
Maltese
1,9280.61.21,9850.61.2-57
Tongan
1,8950.50.31,4140.40.3+481
Turkish
1,8860.50.51,4710.50.5+415
Cypriot
1,8550.50.21,5950.50.2+260
Iraqi
1,7530.50.51,4400.50.3+313
Maori
1,7350.50.51,8620.60.5-127
Polish
1,7290.50.81,7810.60.8-52
Croatian
1,7100.50.81,7360.50.8-26
Burmese peoples
1,6620.50.16770.20.1+985
Thai
1,4330.40.58390.30.4+594
New Zealander
1,3860.40.81,2320.40.8+154
Central and West African
1,2320.40.29790.30.1+253
Serbian
1,1370.30.61,1520.40.6-15
French
1,0740.30.79670.30.6+107
Other Arab peoples
1,0270.30.16330.20.1+394
Other Indian subcontinent
1,0000.30.37550.20.2+245
Dutch
9650.30.91,0020.31.0-37
Cook Islander
8840.30.17930.20.1+91
Jordanian
8640.20.16260.20.1+238
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
8240.20.24700.10.1+354
Russian
8070.20.57330.20.5+74
Hungarian
7910.20.47030.20.4+88
Mauritian
7870.20.28560.30.2-69
Sinhalese
7120.20.66370.20.5+75
Chilean
6930.20.37350.20.3-42
Malay
6500.20.23710.10.1+279
Iranian
6490.20.53670.10.3+282
Japanese
6440.20.44510.10.3+193
Welsh
6210.20.55670.20.5+54
Afghan
6020.20.33300.10.2+272
Other South American
5900.20.25310.20.2+59
Australian Aboriginal
5710.20.24020.10.2+169
South African
5190.10.64590.10.6+60
Assyrian/Chaldean
4870.10.63010.10.5+186
Ukrainian
4730.10.24270.10.2+46
Bosnian
4530.10.14330.10.1+20
Somali
4520.10.02550.10.0+197
Armenian
4480.10.33660.10.3+82
Khmer (Cambodian)
4470.10.33150.10.3+132
Punjabi
4350.10.11570.00.1+278
Sudanese
4290.10.14000.10.1+29
American
4240.10.33620.10.3+62
Brazilian
4150.10.22310.10.1+184
Other Central Asian
4010.10.12910.10.1+110
Other Polynesian
3970.10.12380.10.1+159
Peruvian
3780.10.12780.10.1+100
Colombian
3760.10.12220.10.1+154
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Not stated22,5686.56.326,6648.37.0-4,096

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 Lebanese, Greater Sydney: 3.3% Australian, Greater Sydney: 23.5% English, Greater Sydney: 25.3% Chinese, Greater Sydney: 10.1% Vietnamese, Greater Sydney: 2.2% Greek, Greater Sydney: 2.4% Italian, Greater Sydney: 4.2% Irish, Greater Sydney: 8.6% Scottish, Greater Sydney: 6.4% Indian, Greater Sydney: 4.0% Lebanese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 15.1% Australian, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 14.2% English, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 12.3% Chinese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 11.3% Vietnamese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 7.3% Greek, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 6.6% Italian, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 4.1% Irish, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 4.0% Scottish, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.7% Indian, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.5%
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 Lebanese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +5,396 Australian, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +1,300 English, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +1,606 Chinese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +7,542 Vietnamese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +5,062 Greek, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +129 Italian, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +259 Irish, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +713 Scottish, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +605 Indian, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +2,206
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 City of Canterbury Bankstown in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Lebanese (52,357 people or 15.1%)
  • Australian (49,187 people or 14.2%)
  • English (42,442 people or 12.3%)
  • Chinese (39,289 people or 11.3%)
  • Vietnamese (25,195 people or 7.3%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 208,470 responses in total, or 60.20% 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 (15.1% compared to 3.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (7.3% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (12.3% compared to 25.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (14.2% compared to 23.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+7,542 persons)
  • Lebanese (+5,396 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+5,062 persons)
  • Bengali (+3,218 persons)

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