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The three largest ancestries in Belmore in 2016 were Greek, 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 Belmore 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 Belmore'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
Belmore - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Canterbury Bankstown %Number%City of Canterbury Bankstown %2011 to 2016
Greek
2,02015.96.62,00215.97.1+18
Lebanese
1,45611.415.11,37410.914.7+82
Chinese
1,30310.211.31,2229.79.9+81
Australian
1,2159.514.21,0938.715.0+122
English
1,1779.212.31,1088.812.8+69
Vietnamese
5864.67.35684.56.3+18
Italian
5584.44.15314.24.3+27
Korean
4903.81.35994.81.4-109
Bengali
3602.82.52301.81.7+130
Indian
3542.82.52962.42.0+58
map this data in atlas.idIrish3212.54.03372.74.1-16
Filipino
3162.51.62431.91.4+73
map this data in atlas.idScottish2231.82.72001.62.7+23
Nepalese
1981.60.91681.30.5+30
Portuguese
1921.51.12091.71.0-17
Fijian
1651.30.61381.10.6+27
Pakistani
1561.21.6970.80.9+59
Arab not further described
1541.21.51361.11.2+18
Indonesian
1401.11.21211.00.9+19
Syrian
1371.11.1930.70.9+44
Spanish
1110.90.6760.60.5+35
Tongan
1100.90.5940.70.4+16
Inadequately Described
1050.80.8700.60.4+35
German
1010.81.2690.51.3+32
Egyptian
940.71.21130.91.0-19
Cypriot
890.70.51170.90.5-28
Cook Islander
880.70.31251.00.2-37
Central and West African
760.60.4470.40.3+29
Turkish
740.60.5650.50.5+9
Macedonian
700.51.3830.71.4-13
Thai
690.50.4330.30.3+36
Samoan
690.50.6540.40.6+15
French
610.50.3320.30.3+29
Maltese
570.40.6500.40.6+7
Maori
460.40.5680.50.6-22
New Zealander
440.30.4420.30.4+2
Mauritian
400.30.2250.20.3+15
Other South American
390.30.2340.30.2+5
Croatian
380.30.5380.30.50
Colombian
370.30.130.00.1+34
Other Indian subcontinent
350.30.3270.20.2+8
Other Polynesian
340.30.1220.20.1+12
Sudanese
330.30.1300.20.1+3
Serbian
320.30.3400.30.4-8
Somali
310.20.1170.10.1+14
Iraqi
300.20.5420.30.5-12
Other Arab peoples
290.20.3200.20.2+9
Bosnian
280.20.1180.10.1+10
Palestinian
280.20.8390.30.5-11
Brazilian
270.20.1200.20.1+7
Polish
240.20.5410.30.6-17
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
230.20.1210.20.1+2
Peruvian
210.20.1280.20.1-7
Assyrian/Chaldean
200.20.160.00.1+14
Kurdish
200.20.1140.10.1+6
Iranian
200.20.2250.20.1-5
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Belmore - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Canterbury Bankstown %Number%City of Canterbury Bankstown %2011 to 2016
Not stated8056.36.51,1679.38.3-362

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 Greek, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 6.6% 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% Vietnamese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 7.3% Italian, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 4.1% Korean, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.3% Bengali, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.5% Indian, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.5% Greek, Belmore: 15.9% Lebanese, Belmore: 11.4% Chinese, Belmore: 10.2% Australian, Belmore: 9.5% English, Belmore: 9.2% Vietnamese, Belmore: 4.6% Italian, Belmore: 4.4% Korean, Belmore: 3.8% Bengali, Belmore: 2.8% Indian, Belmore: 2.8%
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 Greek, Belmore: +18 Lebanese, Belmore: +82 Chinese, Belmore: +81 Australian, Belmore: +122 English, Belmore: +69 Vietnamese, Belmore: +18 Italian, Belmore: +27 Korean, Belmore: -109 Bengali, Belmore: +130 Indian, Belmore: +58
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 Belmore in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Greek (2,020 people or 15.9%)
  • Lebanese (1,456 people or 11.4%)
  • Chinese (1,303 people or 10.2%)
  • Australian (1,215 people or 9.5%)
  • English (1,177 people or 9.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 7,171 responses in total, or 56.29% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (15.9% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (9.5% compared to 14.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Lebanese ancestry (11.4% compared to 15.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (9.2% compared to 12.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bengali (+130 persons)
  • Australian (+122 persons)
  • Korean (-109 persons)
  • Lebanese (+82 persons)

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