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Revesby - Revesby Heights

Ancestry

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The three largest ancestries in Revesby - Revesby Heights in 2016 were Australian, English 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 Revesby - Revesby Heights 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 Revesby - Revesby Heights'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
Revesby - Revesby Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Canterbury Bankstown %Number%City of Canterbury Bankstown %2011 to 2016
Australian
3,56622.314.23,70025.415.0-134
English
3,15919.712.33,11721.412.8+41
Chinese
1,89511.811.31,3089.09.9+588
Lebanese
1,3348.315.11,0497.214.7+284
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,0776.74.01,0567.34.1+21
Vietnamese
9566.07.37024.86.3+254
map this data in atlas.idScottish8245.22.77895.42.7+35
Greek
7084.46.66714.67.1+37
Italian
6123.84.15573.84.3+56
Indian
4973.12.53292.32.0+167
Egyptian
3242.01.22021.41.0+122
German
3152.01.23282.31.3-13
Filipino
2971.91.62171.51.4+81
Macedonian
2761.71.31981.41.4+78
Maltese
1811.10.61751.20.6+6
Maori
1581.00.51270.90.6+31
Indonesian
1440.91.2820.60.9+61
Nepalese
1220.80.9360.20.5+87
Arab not further described
1130.71.5710.51.2+42
Croatian
1120.70.5910.60.5+21
New Zealander
1070.70.4990.70.4+8
Portuguese
1040.71.1320.21.0+71
Spanish
960.60.6820.60.5+15
Thai
930.60.4730.50.3+20
Palestinian
860.50.8340.20.5+52
Samoan
850.50.6920.60.6-7
Pakistani
820.51.6310.20.9+51
Polish
780.50.5860.60.6-8
Korean
760.51.3470.31.4+29
Dutch
750.50.3970.70.3-22
Fijian
660.40.6670.50.6-1
Syrian
620.41.1490.30.9+14
South African
610.40.1360.20.1+25
French
550.30.3730.50.3-18
Cypriot
540.30.5610.40.5-7
Sinhalese
530.30.2390.30.2+14
Turkish
490.30.5490.30.5-1
Other Indian subcontinent
470.30.3510.40.2-4
Punjabi
440.30.1320.20.0+12
Japanese
440.30.2340.20.1+10
Inadequately Described
410.30.8510.40.4-10
Serbian
400.30.3450.30.4-5
Australian Aboriginal
390.20.2260.20.1+13
Chilean
360.20.2540.40.2-18
Hungarian
360.20.2360.30.20
Russian
360.20.2370.30.2-1
Welsh
320.20.2510.40.2-19
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
320.20.2230.20.1+9
Other Arab peoples
290.20.3100.10.2+19
Bengali
290.22.5250.21.7+4
American
280.20.1420.30.1-14
Mauritian
250.20.2230.20.3+2
Tongan
250.20.5320.20.4-7
Somali
240.10.160.00.1+17
Austrian
240.20.160.00.1+18
Iraqi
240.20.5210.10.5+3
Iranian
230.10.2110.10.1+11
Latvian
230.10.1300.20.1-7
Danish
200.10.1150.10.1+5
Cook Islander
190.10.3200.10.2-1
Khmer (Cambodian)
190.10.1110.10.1+8
Colombian
180.10.1100.10.1+8
Peruvian
180.10.1240.20.1-6
Malay
170.10.2140.10.1+4
Argentinian
150.10.1170.10.1-3
Uruguayan
150.10.1100.10.1+5
Sudanese
140.10.130.00.1+11
Other South American
130.10.2140.10.2-1
Central and West African
130.10.4150.10.3-2
Jordanian
110.10.210.00.2+10
Afghan
100.10.200.00.1+10
Romanian
100.10.1110.10.1-2
Ukrainian
100.10.1150.10.1-5
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Revesby - Revesby Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Canterbury Bankstown %Number%City of Canterbury Bankstown %2011 to 2016
Not stated7945.06.51,0227.08.3-228

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% Chinese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 11.3% Lebanese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 15.1% Irish, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 4.0% Vietnamese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 7.3% Scottish, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.7% Greek, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 6.6% Italian, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 4.1% Indian, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.5% Australian, Revesby - Revesby Heights: 22.3% English, Revesby - Revesby Heights: 19.7% Chinese, Revesby - Revesby Heights: 11.8% Lebanese, Revesby - Revesby Heights: 8.3% Irish, Revesby - Revesby Heights: 6.7% Vietnamese, Revesby - Revesby Heights: 6.0% Scottish, Revesby - Revesby Heights: 5.2% Greek, Revesby - Revesby Heights: 4.4% Italian, Revesby - Revesby Heights: 3.8% Indian, Revesby - Revesby Heights: 3.1%
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, Revesby - Revesby Heights: -134 English, Revesby - Revesby Heights: +41 Chinese, Revesby - Revesby Heights: +588 Lebanese, Revesby - Revesby Heights: +284 Irish, Revesby - Revesby Heights: +21 Vietnamese, Revesby - Revesby Heights: +254 Scottish, Revesby - Revesby Heights: +35 Greek, Revesby - Revesby Heights: +37 Italian, Revesby - Revesby Heights: +56 Indian, Revesby - Revesby Heights: +167
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 Revesby - Revesby Heights in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (3,566 people or 22.3%)
  • English (3,159 people or 19.7%)
  • Chinese (1,895 people or 11.8%)
  • Lebanese (1,334 people or 8.3%)
  • Irish (1,077 people or 6.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 11,031 responses in total, or 68.91% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Revesby - Revesby Heights and City of Canterbury Bankstown were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (22.3% compared to 14.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (19.7% compared to 12.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (6.7% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Lebanese ancestry (8.3% compared to 15.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+588 persons)
  • Lebanese (+284 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+254 persons)
  • Indian (+167 persons)

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