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Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill

Ancestry

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The three largest ancestries in Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill in 2016 were Chinese, Vietnamese and Australian.

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 Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill 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 Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill'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
Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Canterbury Bankstown %Number%City of Canterbury Bankstown %2011 to 2016
Chinese
92719.811.355115.69.9+376
Vietnamese
84818.17.361517.46.3+233
Australian
53111.314.251714.615.0+13
Lebanese
48910.415.13168.914.7+173
English
4639.912.342912.112.8+34
map this data in atlas.idIrish1583.44.01233.54.1+35
Korean
1483.21.3150.41.4+133
Indian
1212.62.5320.92.0+89
map this data in atlas.idScottish942.02.7862.42.7+8
Italian
841.84.1601.74.3+25
Macedonian
831.81.3601.71.4+23
Arab not further described
811.71.5521.51.2+28
German
711.51.2481.41.3+23
Filipino
651.41.6300.81.4+36
Pakistani
651.41.640.10.9+61
Iraqi
511.10.5391.10.5+12
Greek
481.06.6310.97.1+17
Bengali
440.92.570.21.7+37
Palestinian
400.90.8100.30.5+31
Tongan
400.90.5421.20.4-2
Polish
320.70.5451.30.6-13
Turkish
310.70.5290.80.5+2
Syrian
300.71.1130.40.9+18
Fijian
300.60.6320.90.6-2
Samoan
290.60.6180.50.6+12
Egyptian
230.51.290.31.0+14
Indonesian
210.51.250.10.9+16
Maori
200.40.5511.40.6-31
Portuguese
200.41.1250.71.0-5
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Canterbury Bankstown %Number%City of Canterbury Bankstown %2011 to 2016
Not stated3236.96.538210.88.3-59

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 Chinese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 11.3% Vietnamese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 7.3% Australian, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 14.2% Lebanese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 15.1% English, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 12.3% Irish, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 4.0% Korean, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.3% Indian, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.5% Scottish, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.7% Italian, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 4.1% Chinese, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 19.8% Vietnamese, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 18.1% Australian, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 11.3% Lebanese, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 10.4% English, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 9.9% Irish, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 3.4% Korean, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 3.2% Indian, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 2.6% Scottish, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 2.0% Italian, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 1.8%
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 Chinese, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: +376 Vietnamese, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: +233 Australian, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: +13 Lebanese, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: +173 English, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: +34 Irish, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: +35 Korean, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: +133 Indian, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: +89 Scottish, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: +8 Italian, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: +25
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 Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Chinese (927 people or 19.8%)
  • Vietnamese (848 people or 18.1%)
  • Australian (531 people or 11.3%)
  • Lebanese (489 people or 10.4%)
  • English (463 people or 9.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 3,258 responses in total, or 69.57% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill and City of Canterbury Bankstown were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (18.1% compared to 7.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (19.8% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Greek ancestry (1.0% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Lebanese ancestry (10.4% compared to 15.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+376 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+233 persons)
  • Lebanese (+173 persons)
  • Korean (+133 persons)

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