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The three largest ancestries in Kingsgrove in 2016 were Greek, Australian 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 Kingsgrove 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 Kingsgrove'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
Kingsgrove - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Canterbury Bankstown %Number%City of Canterbury Bankstown %2011 to 2016
Greek
1,48323.96.61,42924.17.1+54
Australian
80513.014.280913.615.0-3
Chinese
73611.911.368611.69.9+49
English
65910.612.365511.012.8+4
Lebanese
5478.815.14036.814.7+144
Italian
5208.44.14988.44.3+22
map this data in atlas.idIrish2564.14.02544.34.1+2
Vietnamese
1662.77.3941.66.3+72
Portuguese
1652.71.11592.71.0+6
map this data in atlas.idScottish1602.62.71402.42.7+20
Filipino
1111.81.6631.11.4+48
Macedonian
961.61.3611.01.4+35
Cypriot
881.40.5821.40.5+6
Egyptian
781.31.2681.11.0+10
Spanish
661.10.6470.80.5+19
Maltese
621.00.6450.80.6+17
German
621.01.2741.31.3-12
Indian
611.02.5631.12.0-2
Turkish
570.90.5350.60.5+22
Indonesian
560.91.2440.80.9+12
Croatian
480.80.5510.90.5-3
Inadequately Described
400.70.870.10.4+33
Korean
350.61.3380.61.4-3
Serbian
350.60.3220.40.4+13
Fijian
320.50.6310.50.6+1
Syrian
300.51.1340.60.9-4
Thai
300.50.4200.30.3+10
New Zealander
280.50.4280.50.4+1
Arab not further described
280.51.5320.61.2-5
Peruvian
250.40.190.20.1+16
Samoan
200.30.6240.40.6-4
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Kingsgrove - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Canterbury Bankstown %Number%City of Canterbury Bankstown %2011 to 2016
Not stated3175.16.54036.88.3-86

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% Australian, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 14.2% Chinese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 11.3% English, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 12.3% Lebanese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 15.1% Italian, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 4.1% Irish, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 4.0% Vietnamese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 7.3% Portuguese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.1% Scottish, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.7% Greek, Kingsgrove: 23.9% Australian, Kingsgrove: 13.0% Chinese, Kingsgrove: 11.9% English, Kingsgrove: 10.6% Lebanese, Kingsgrove: 8.8% Italian, Kingsgrove: 8.4% Irish, Kingsgrove: 4.1% Vietnamese, Kingsgrove: 2.7% Portuguese, Kingsgrove: 2.7% Scottish, Kingsgrove: 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 Greek, Kingsgrove: +54 Australian, Kingsgrove: -3 Chinese, Kingsgrove: +49 English, Kingsgrove: +4 Lebanese, Kingsgrove: +144 Italian, Kingsgrove: +22 Irish, Kingsgrove: +2 Vietnamese, Kingsgrove: +72 Portuguese, Kingsgrove: +6 Scottish, Kingsgrove: +20
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 Kingsgrove in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Greek (1,483 people or 23.9%)
  • Australian (805 people or 13.0%)
  • Chinese (736 people or 11.9%)
  • English (659 people or 10.6%)
  • Lebanese (547 people or 8.8%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 4,230 responses in total, or 68.18% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (23.9% compared to 6.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (8.4% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Lebanese ancestry (8.8% compared to 15.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (2.7% compared to 7.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Lebanese (+144 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+72 persons)
  • Greek (+54 persons)
  • Chinese (+49 persons)

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