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The three largest ancestries in Roselands in 2016 were Greek, Lebanese and Australian.

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 Roselands 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 Roselands'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
Roselands - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Canterbury Bankstown %Number%City of Canterbury Bankstown %2011 to 2016
Greek
1,75915.36.61,72015.67.1+39
Lebanese
1,73915.115.11,58914.414.7+150
Australian
1,58213.714.21,53613.915.0+46
English
1,31011.412.31,39212.612.8-82
Chinese
1,0609.211.38377.69.9+223
Italian
5845.14.15765.24.3+8
map this data in atlas.idIrish4133.64.04163.84.1-3
map this data in atlas.idScottish2932.52.72872.62.7+6
Indian
2622.32.51631.52.0+99
Vietnamese
2592.27.32131.96.3+45
Portuguese
2532.21.11861.71.0+67
Bengali
2131.82.5990.91.7+114
Pakistani
1911.71.61081.00.9+82
Filipino
1701.51.61541.41.4+15
Egyptian
1581.41.21561.41.0+3
Indonesian
1551.31.21010.90.9+54
Cypriot
1461.30.5920.80.5+54
Macedonian
1341.21.31301.21.4+4
Arab not further described
1331.21.51241.11.2+9
German
1141.01.21321.21.3-18
Fijian
1101.00.6730.70.6+37
Syrian
1090.91.1910.80.9+18
Spanish
1060.90.6780.70.5+29
Tongan
990.90.5350.30.4+64
Maori
910.80.51091.00.6-18
Turkish
860.70.5860.80.50
Croatian
770.70.51030.90.5-26
Maltese
680.60.6650.60.6+3
Palestinian
650.60.8450.40.5+20
Korean
590.51.3890.81.4-30
Samoan
520.50.6730.70.6-21
Thai
520.50.4550.50.3-3
Inadequately Described
400.30.8680.60.4-29
Brazilian
400.30.1190.20.1+21
Cook Islander
380.30.3330.30.2+5
Mauritian
380.30.2460.40.3-9
Peruvian
360.30.1170.20.1+19
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
360.30.2300.30.1+6
South African
340.30.1320.30.1+2
Other Indian subcontinent
320.30.3260.20.2+6
Serbian
320.30.3280.30.4+4
Nepalese
310.30.940.00.5+27
New Zealander
310.30.4520.50.4-20
Other Arab peoples
300.30.3270.20.2+3
Chilean
300.30.2330.30.2-3
Bosnian
300.30.1200.20.1+10
Iraqi
300.30.5410.40.5-11
Australian Aboriginal
280.20.2280.30.10
Armenian
260.20.1110.10.1+15
Colombian
260.20.1300.30.1-4
Polish
260.20.5290.30.6-3
Other Polynesian
260.20.1310.30.1-5
Central and West African
250.20.4260.20.3-1
Hungarian
250.20.2370.30.2-12
Punjabi
240.20.100.00.0+24
Japanese
200.20.2150.10.1+5
Jordanian
200.20.2130.10.2+7
Argentinian
200.20.1130.10.1+7
Dutch
200.20.3310.30.3-11
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Roselands - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Canterbury Bankstown %Number%City of Canterbury Bankstown %2011 to 2016
Not stated7336.46.58968.18.3-163

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% Lebanese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 15.1% Australian, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 14.2% English, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 12.3% Chinese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 11.3% Italian, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 4.1% Irish, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 4.0% Scottish, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.7% Indian, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.5% Vietnamese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 7.3% Greek, Roselands: 15.3% Lebanese, Roselands: 15.1% Australian, Roselands: 13.7% English, Roselands: 11.4% Chinese, Roselands: 9.2% Italian, Roselands: 5.1% Irish, Roselands: 3.6% Scottish, Roselands: 2.5% Indian, Roselands: 2.3% Vietnamese, Roselands: 2.2%
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, Roselands: +39 Lebanese, Roselands: +150 Australian, Roselands: +46 English, Roselands: -82 Chinese, Roselands: +223 Italian, Roselands: +8 Irish, Roselands: -3 Scottish, Roselands: +6 Indian, Roselands: +99 Vietnamese, Roselands: +45
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 Roselands in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Greek (1,759 people or 15.3%)
  • Lebanese (1,739 people or 15.1%)
  • Australian (1,582 people or 13.7%)
  • English (1,310 people or 11.4%)
  • Chinese (1,060 people or 9.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 7,450 responses in total, or 64.63% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (15.3% compared to 6.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Portuguese ancestry (2.2% compared to 1.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (2.2% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (9.2% compared to 11.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+223 persons)
  • Lebanese (+150 persons)
  • Bengali (+114 persons)
  • Indian (+99 persons)

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