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The three largest ancestries in Villawood in 2016 were Lebanese, Vietnamese 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 Villawood 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 Villawood'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
Villawood - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Canterbury Bankstown %Number%City of Canterbury Bankstown %2011 to 2016
Lebanese
82220.715.172920.214.7+93
Vietnamese
51913.17.344712.46.3+72
Australian
50812.814.250814.115.00
English
45811.612.344212.312.8+16
Chinese
2025.111.31564.39.9+46
map this data in atlas.idIrish1102.84.01113.14.1-1
Arab not further described
892.21.5842.31.2+5
Iraqi
872.20.5551.50.5+32
Indian
521.32.5481.32.0+4
map this data in atlas.idScottish481.22.7742.12.7-26
German
471.21.2461.31.3+1
Greek
441.16.6531.57.1-9
Inadequately Described
431.10.8110.30.4+32
Syrian
370.91.1190.50.9+18
Samoan
340.90.6451.20.6-11
Afghan
340.90.250.10.1+29
Maltese
330.80.6340.90.6-1
Tongan
310.80.570.20.4+24
Italian
300.84.1361.04.3-6
Khmer (Cambodian)
280.70.1300.80.1-2
Egyptian
280.71.240.11.0+24
Burmese peoples
280.70.5300.80.2-2
Pakistani
270.71.6130.40.9+14
Fijian
260.70.6310.90.6-5
Turkish
250.60.5220.60.5+3
Spanish
250.60.6371.00.5-12
Palestinian
210.50.8260.70.5-5
Maori
200.50.5210.60.6-1
Other Central Asian
190.50.100.00.1+19
Russian
150.40.2140.40.2+1
Chilean
150.40.260.20.2+9
Polish
140.40.5200.60.6-6
Armenian
130.30.130.10.1+10
Indonesian
110.31.230.10.9+8
Serbian
110.30.3170.50.4-6
Welsh
100.30.230.10.2+7
Australian Aboriginal
100.30.230.10.1+7
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Villawood - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Canterbury Bankstown %Number%City of Canterbury Bankstown %2011 to 2016
Not stated76919.46.562017.28.3+149

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% Vietnamese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 7.3% Australian, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 14.2% English, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 12.3% Chinese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 11.3% Irish, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 4.0% Arab not further described, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.5% Iraqi, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 0.5% Indian, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.5% Scottish, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.7% Lebanese, Villawood: 20.7% Vietnamese, Villawood: 13.1% Australian, Villawood: 12.8% English, Villawood: 11.6% Chinese, Villawood: 5.1% Irish, Villawood: 2.8% Arab not further described, Villawood: 2.2% Iraqi, Villawood: 2.2% Indian, Villawood: 1.3% Scottish, Villawood: 1.2%
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 Lebanese, Villawood: +93 Vietnamese, Villawood: +72 Australian, Villawood: 0 English, Villawood: +16 Chinese, Villawood: +46 Irish, Villawood: -1 Arab not further described, Villawood: +5 Iraqi, Villawood: +32 Indian, Villawood: +4 Scottish, Villawood: -26
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 Villawood in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Lebanese (822 people or 20.7%)
  • Vietnamese (519 people or 13.1%)
  • Australian (508 people or 12.8%)
  • English (458 people or 11.6%)
  • Chinese (202 people or 5.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,509 responses in total, or 63.29% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (13.1% compared to 7.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Lebanese ancestry (20.7% compared to 15.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (5.1% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Greek ancestry (1.1% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Lebanese (+93 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+72 persons)

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