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The three largest ancestries in Picnic Point 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 Picnic Point 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 Picnic Point'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
Picnic Point - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Canterbury Bankstown %Number%City of Canterbury Bankstown %2011 to 2016
Australian
1,88930.914.22,09836.615.0-209
English
1,69227.712.31,79131.212.8-98
map this data in atlas.idIrish65610.84.066911.74.1-13
map this data in atlas.idScottish4787.82.74377.62.7+41
Greek
4016.66.63315.87.1+70
Chinese
3365.511.31993.59.9+138
Italian
3255.34.12965.24.3+29
Lebanese
3105.115.12243.914.7+86
German
1823.01.21602.81.3+22
Macedonian
1572.61.31031.81.4+54
Vietnamese
1202.07.3611.16.3+59
Indian
1011.72.5741.32.0+27
Maltese
671.10.6861.50.6-20
Egyptian
661.11.2330.61.0+32
Dutch
641.10.3360.60.3+28
Croatian
540.90.5671.20.5-13
Polish
520.90.5490.90.6+3
New Zealander
460.80.4551.00.4-9
Cypriot
460.80.5430.80.5+3
Arab not further described
450.71.5170.31.2+28
Spanish
410.70.6350.60.5+6
Filipino
400.71.6310.51.4+9
Welsh
390.60.2250.40.2+14
Portuguese
340.61.1170.31.0+17
Serbian
310.50.3110.20.4+20
Indonesian
260.41.230.10.9+24
Inadequately Described
240.40.8180.30.4+6
Australian Aboriginal
240.40.200.00.1+24
Mauritian
230.40.2330.60.3-10
South African
230.40.1120.20.1+11
Hungarian
210.30.2190.30.2+2
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Picnic Point - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Canterbury Bankstown %Number%City of Canterbury Bankstown %2011 to 2016
Not stated3135.16.51923.48.3+121

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% Greek, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 6.6% Chinese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 11.3% Italian, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 4.1% Lebanese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 15.1% German, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.2% Macedonian, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.3% Australian, Picnic Point: 30.9% English, Picnic Point: 27.7% Irish, Picnic Point: 10.8% Scottish, Picnic Point: 7.8% Greek, Picnic Point: 6.6% Chinese, Picnic Point: 5.5% Italian, Picnic Point: 5.3% Lebanese, Picnic Point: 5.1% German, Picnic Point: 3.0% Macedonian, Picnic Point: 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 Australian, Picnic Point: -209 English, Picnic Point: -98 Irish, Picnic Point: -13 Scottish, Picnic Point: +41 Greek, Picnic Point: +70 Chinese, Picnic Point: +138 Italian, Picnic Point: +29 Lebanese, Picnic Point: +86 German, Picnic Point: +22 Macedonian, Picnic Point: +54
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 Picnic Point in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (1,889 people or 30.9%)
  • English (1,692 people or 27.7%)
  • Irish (656 people or 10.8%)
  • Scottish (478 people or 7.8%)
  • Greek (401 people or 6.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,116 responses in total, or 83.84% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (30.9% compared to 14.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (27.7% compared to 12.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (10.8% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Lebanese ancestry (5.1% 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 (-209 persons)
  • Chinese (+138 persons)
  • English (-98 persons)
  • Lebanese (+86 persons)

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