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The three largest ancestries in Punchbowl in 2016 were Lebanese, Australian and Vietnamese.

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 Punchbowl 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 Punchbowl'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
Punchbowl - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Canterbury Bankstown %Number%City of Canterbury Bankstown %2011 to 2016
Lebanese
6,19130.615.15,83231.114.7+359
Australian
2,06610.214.21,7769.515.0+291
Vietnamese
1,4547.27.31,2236.56.3+231
English
1,4517.212.31,2926.912.8+159
Chinese
1,3216.511.31,1706.39.9+151
Greek
9304.66.61,0115.47.1-81
Bengali
7423.72.52871.51.7+455
Arab not further described
6033.01.54152.21.2+188
Pakistani
6023.01.62411.30.9+361
Indonesian
5042.51.23511.90.9+153
Palestinian
4552.20.82851.50.5+170
Italian
3992.04.14702.54.3-71
Indian
3731.82.52551.42.0+119
Syrian
3411.71.12891.50.9+52
Egyptian
2971.51.22271.21.0+70
Samoan
2831.40.62311.20.6+52
map this data in atlas.idIrish2721.34.03231.74.1-50
Portuguese
2641.31.12111.11.0+53
Filipino
2541.31.61971.11.4+57
map this data in atlas.idScottish2281.12.72111.12.7+18
Iraqi
1830.90.51260.70.5+57
Inadequately Described
1610.80.8890.50.4+72
Tongan
1230.60.5540.30.4+69
Fijian
1150.60.61360.70.6-21
Central and West African
1140.60.4580.30.3+57
German
1070.51.21080.61.3-1
Macedonian
1050.51.31130.61.4-8
Turkish
1040.50.5550.30.5+48
Korean
880.41.3960.51.4-9
Spanish
830.40.6740.40.5+9
Nepalese
790.40.9180.10.5+61
Other Indian subcontinent
790.40.3570.30.2+22
Cypriot
710.40.5940.50.5-23
Jordanian
640.30.2630.30.2+1
Other Arab peoples
610.30.3520.30.2+9
Maori
590.30.5860.50.6-27
Cook Islander
560.30.3310.20.2+25
Sudanese
560.30.1730.40.1-17
Croatian
490.20.5690.40.5-20
Thai
460.20.4360.20.3+10
Mauritian
430.20.2510.30.3-8
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
400.20.2260.10.1+14
Other South-East Asian
400.20.190.00.0+31
New Zealander
390.20.4380.20.4+1
Maltese
370.20.6590.30.6-23
Brazilian
370.20.1330.20.1+4
Burmese peoples
330.20.560.00.2+27
Khmer (Cambodian)
330.20.1230.10.1+10
Iranian
320.20.2120.10.1+21
French
310.20.3310.20.3-1
Other South American
310.20.2250.10.2+6
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
290.10.1390.20.1-10
Polish
250.10.5390.20.6-14
Punjabi
240.10.160.00.0+18
Australian Aboriginal
240.10.2210.10.1+3
Afghan
230.10.230.00.1+20
Somali
230.10.100.00.1+24
Other Central Asian
220.10.140.00.1+18
Serbian
210.10.3320.20.4-11
Malay
210.10.2140.10.1+7
Ethiopian
200.10.1160.10.1+4
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Punchbowl - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Canterbury Bankstown %Number%City of Canterbury Bankstown %2011 to 2016
Not stated1,4457.16.52,10111.28.3-657

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 Lebanese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 15.1% Australian, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 14.2% Vietnamese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 7.3% English, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 12.3% Chinese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 11.3% Greek, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 6.6% Bengali, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.5% Arab not further described, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.5% Pakistani, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.6% Indonesian, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.2% Lebanese, Punchbowl: 30.6% Australian, Punchbowl: 10.2% Vietnamese, Punchbowl: 7.2% English, Punchbowl: 7.2% Chinese, Punchbowl: 6.5% Greek, Punchbowl: 4.6% Bengali, Punchbowl: 3.7% Arab not further described, Punchbowl: 3.0% Pakistani, Punchbowl: 3.0% Indonesian, Punchbowl: 2.5%
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 Lebanese, Punchbowl: +359 Australian, Punchbowl: +291 Vietnamese, Punchbowl: +231 English, Punchbowl: +159 Chinese, Punchbowl: +151 Greek, Punchbowl: -81 Bengali, Punchbowl: +455 Arab not further described, Punchbowl: +188 Pakistani, Punchbowl: +361 Indonesian, Punchbowl: +153
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 Punchbowl in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Lebanese (6,191 people or 30.6%)
  • Australian (2,066 people or 10.2%)
  • Vietnamese (1,454 people or 7.2%)
  • English (1,451 people or 7.2%)
  • Chinese (1,321 people or 6.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 12,483 responses in total, or 61.63% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Lebanese ancestry (30.6% compared to 15.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (7.2% compared to 12.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (6.5% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (10.2% compared to 14.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bengali (+455 persons)
  • Pakistani (+361 persons)
  • Lebanese (+359 persons)
  • Australian (+291 persons)

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