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The three largest ancestries in Ashbury in 2016 were Australian, English and Italian.

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 Ashbury 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 Ashbury'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
Ashbury - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Canterbury Bankstown %Number%City of Canterbury Bankstown %2011 to 2016
Australian
76023.814.272623.215.0+34
English
60919.112.351416.412.8+95
Italian
56317.64.156518.04.3-2
Greek
37511.86.633410.77.1+41
map this data in atlas.idIrish31910.04.02989.54.1+21
Lebanese
2166.815.12026.414.7+14
map this data in atlas.idScottish1845.82.71203.82.7+64
Chinese
1765.511.31916.19.9-15
Portuguese
782.41.11073.41.0-29
Indian
712.22.5702.22.0+1
German
642.01.2601.91.3+4
Spanish
501.60.6461.50.5+4
Polish
471.50.5451.40.6+2
Maltese
401.30.6511.60.6-11
French
331.00.3170.50.3+16
Croatian
321.00.5301.00.5+2
Filipino
290.91.6240.81.4+5
Serbian
270.80.3220.70.4+5
Cypriot
230.70.5301.00.5-7
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Ashbury - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Canterbury Bankstown %Number%City of Canterbury Bankstown %2011 to 2016
Not stated1203.86.51354.38.3-15

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, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 14.2% English, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 12.3% Italian, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 4.1% Greek, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 6.6% Irish, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 4.0% Lebanese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 15.1% Scottish, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.7% Chinese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 11.3% Portuguese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.1% Indian, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.5% Australian, Ashbury: 23.8% English, Ashbury: 19.1% Italian, Ashbury: 17.6% Greek, Ashbury: 11.8% Irish, Ashbury: 10.0% Lebanese, Ashbury: 6.8% Scottish, Ashbury: 5.8% Chinese, Ashbury: 5.5% Portuguese, Ashbury: 2.4% Indian, Ashbury: 2.2%
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, Ashbury: +34 English, Ashbury: +95 Italian, Ashbury: -2 Greek, Ashbury: +41 Irish, Ashbury: +21 Lebanese, Ashbury: +14 Scottish, Ashbury: +64 Chinese, Ashbury: -15 Portuguese, Ashbury: -29 Indian, Ashbury: +1
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 Ashbury in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (760 people or 23.8%)
  • English (609 people or 19.1%)
  • Italian (563 people or 17.6%)
  • Greek (375 people or 11.8%)
  • Irish (319 people or 10.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,626 responses in total, or 82.29% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (17.6% compared to 4.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (23.8% compared to 14.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (19.1% compared to 12.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Lebanese ancestry (6.8% compared to 15.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+95 persons)
  • Scottish (+64 persons)

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