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The three largest ancestries in Milperra in 2016 were Australian, English and Irish.

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 Milperra 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 Milperra'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
Milperra - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Canterbury Bankstown %Number%City of Canterbury Bankstown %2011 to 2016
Australian
1,52238.814.21,66843.415.0-146
English
1,35834.612.31,31834.312.8+40
map this data in atlas.idIrish49712.74.040010.44.1+97
map this data in atlas.idScottish3198.12.72837.42.7+36
Lebanese
1694.315.1962.514.7+73
Italian
1543.94.11544.04.30
Greek
1513.86.61493.97.1+2
Chinese
1283.311.3982.59.9+30
German
1142.91.21002.61.3+14
Vietnamese
952.47.3631.66.3+32
Maltese
751.90.6731.90.6+2
Egyptian
320.81.2250.71.0+7
Polish
280.70.5200.50.6+8
Indian
230.62.5140.42.0+9
New Zealander
220.60.4310.80.4-9
Dutch
210.50.3180.50.3+3
Filipino
200.51.6190.51.4+1
Maori
200.50.5260.70.6-6
Macedonian
180.51.3280.71.4-10
Portuguese
180.51.190.21.0+9
Spanish
180.50.6110.30.5+7
Welsh
170.40.260.20.2+11
Mauritian
170.40.2100.30.3+7
French
170.40.390.20.3+8
Arab not further described
170.41.540.11.2+13
Serbian
140.40.3110.30.4+3
Cypriot
130.30.560.20.5+7
Danish
120.30.1130.30.1-1
Fijian
120.30.660.20.6+6
Swiss
120.30.060.20.0+6
Other South American
110.30.250.10.2+6
Australian Aboriginal
110.30.2190.50.1-8
Hungarian
100.30.2110.30.2-1
Inadequately Described
100.30.840.10.4+6
Thai
100.30.460.20.3+4
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Milperra - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Canterbury Bankstown %Number%City of Canterbury Bankstown %2011 to 2016
Not stated1283.36.51153.08.3+13

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% Irish, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 4.0% Scottish, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.7% Lebanese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 15.1% Italian, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 4.1% Greek, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 6.6% Chinese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 11.3% German, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.2% Vietnamese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 7.3% Australian, Milperra: 38.8% English, Milperra: 34.6% Irish, Milperra: 12.7% Scottish, Milperra: 8.1% Lebanese, Milperra: 4.3% Italian, Milperra: 3.9% Greek, Milperra: 3.8% Chinese, Milperra: 3.3% German, Milperra: 2.9% Vietnamese, Milperra: 2.4%
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, Milperra: -146 English, Milperra: +40 Irish, Milperra: +97 Scottish, Milperra: +36 Lebanese, Milperra: +73 Italian, Milperra: 0 Greek, Milperra: +2 Chinese, Milperra: +30 German, Milperra: +14 Vietnamese, Milperra: +32
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 Milperra in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (1,522 people or 38.8%)
  • English (1,358 people or 34.6%)
  • Irish (497 people or 12.7%)
  • Scottish (319 people or 8.1%)
  • Lebanese (169 people or 4.3%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 3,865 responses in total, or 98.52% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (38.8% compared to 14.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (34.6% compared to 12.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (12.7% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Lebanese ancestry (4.3% compared to 15.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-146 persons)
  • Irish (+97 persons)
  • Lebanese (+73 persons)

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