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The three largest ancestries in Bankstown CBD in 2016 were Vietnamese, Lebanese and Chinese.

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 Bankstown CBD 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 Bankstown CBD'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
Bankstown CBD - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Canterbury Bankstown %Number%City of Canterbury Bankstown %2011 to 2016
Vietnamese
2,74014.57.32,32912.86.3+411
Lebanese
2,24711.915.12,79115.414.7-543
Chinese
2,20411.711.32,16311.99.9+41
Australian
1,4107.514.21,1926.615.0+218
English
1,2116.412.31,1316.212.8+79
Pakistani
9204.91.64922.70.9+428
Bengali
7033.72.52761.51.7+427
Indian
6923.72.55022.82.0+190
Greek
5212.86.64582.57.1+63
Arab not further described
4902.61.54262.31.2+64
Egyptian
4082.21.22931.61.0+115
Macedonian
3802.01.35052.81.4-125
Filipino
3531.91.62951.61.4+58
Inadequately Described
3081.60.82271.30.4+81
Syrian
2701.41.11951.10.9+75
Italian
2441.34.12711.54.3-27
Palestinian
2251.20.81791.00.5+46
Central and West African
2231.20.41981.10.3+25
Indonesian
2131.11.21841.00.9+29
map this data in atlas.idIrish2091.14.02051.14.1+4
Iraqi
2021.10.52071.10.5-5
Korean
1560.81.32091.21.4-53
Samoan
1510.80.61680.90.6-17
map this data in atlas.idScottish1480.82.71220.72.7+26
Other Indian subcontinent
1190.60.3660.40.2+53
Fijian
1140.60.6990.50.6+16
Jordanian
1100.60.21270.70.2-17
Turkish
1100.60.51330.70.5-23
Nepalese
990.50.9540.30.5+45
Iranian
920.50.2470.30.1+45
Other Arab peoples
910.50.3620.30.2+29
Polish
910.50.51130.60.6-23
Spanish
910.50.6850.50.5+6
Kurdish
820.40.1420.20.1+40
German
810.41.21070.61.3-26
Tongan
740.40.5840.50.4-10
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
710.40.2410.20.1+30
Thai
660.40.4460.30.3+20
Maori
630.30.5910.50.6-28
Ethiopian
630.30.1350.20.1+28
Afghan
610.30.2580.30.1+3
Bosnian
590.30.1950.50.1-36
Serbian
580.30.3720.40.4-14
Burmese peoples
520.30.5300.20.2+22
Somali
450.20.1140.10.1+31
Punjabi
390.20.1140.10.0+25
Ukrainian
370.20.1170.10.1+20
Portuguese
360.21.1610.31.0-25
Other Polynesian
340.20.1280.20.1+6
Sinhalese
290.20.2340.20.2-5
Cook Islander
270.10.3210.10.2+7
Croatian
270.10.5440.20.5-17
Malay
270.10.2320.20.1-5
Japanese
270.10.2200.10.1+8
Cypriot
260.10.5350.20.5-9
Sudanese
240.10.1180.10.1+6
New Zealander
220.10.4190.10.4+3
Mauritian
220.10.2480.30.3-26
Chilean
200.10.2440.20.2-24
Other Southern and East African
200.10.1330.20.1-13
Romanian
200.10.1190.10.10
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Bankstown CBD - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Canterbury Bankstown %Number%City of Canterbury Bankstown %2011 to 2016
Not stated1,8289.76.52,41613.38.3-588

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 Vietnamese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 7.3% Lebanese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 15.1% Chinese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 11.3% Australian, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 14.2% English, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 12.3% Pakistani, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.6% Bengali, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.5% Indian, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.5% Greek, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 6.6% Arab not further described, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.5% Vietnamese, Bankstown CBD: 14.5% Lebanese, Bankstown CBD: 11.9% Chinese, Bankstown CBD: 11.7% Australian, Bankstown CBD: 7.5% English, Bankstown CBD: 6.4% Pakistani, Bankstown CBD: 4.9% Bengali, Bankstown CBD: 3.7% Indian, Bankstown CBD: 3.7% Greek, Bankstown CBD: 2.8% Arab not further described, Bankstown CBD: 2.6%
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 Vietnamese, Bankstown CBD: +411 Lebanese, Bankstown CBD: -543 Chinese, Bankstown CBD: +41 Australian, Bankstown CBD: +218 English, Bankstown CBD: +79 Pakistani, Bankstown CBD: +428 Bengali, Bankstown CBD: +427 Indian, Bankstown CBD: +190 Greek, Bankstown CBD: +63 Arab not further described, Bankstown CBD: +64
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 Bankstown CBD in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Vietnamese (2,740 people or 14.5%)
  • Lebanese (2,247 people or 11.9%)
  • Chinese (2,204 people or 11.7%)
  • Australian (1,410 people or 7.5%)
  • English (1,211 people or 6.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 9,812 responses in total, or 51.94% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (14.5% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (7.5% compared to 14.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (6.4% compared to 12.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Greek ancestry (2.8% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Lebanese (-543 persons)
  • Pakistani (+428 persons)
  • Bengali (+427 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+411 persons)

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