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The three largest ancestries in Wiley Park in 2016 were Bengali, 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 Wiley Park 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 Wiley Park'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
Wiley Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Canterbury Bankstown %Number%City of Canterbury Bankstown %2011 to 2016
Bengali
1,73517.12.51,05511.01.7+681
Lebanese
1,28412.715.11,47315.414.7-188
Australian
7667.514.26536.815.0+113
Chinese
7487.411.38258.69.9-77
English
6236.112.36096.412.8+15
Pakistani
6106.01.63673.80.9+243
Indian
5905.82.54264.42.0+164
Vietnamese
4894.87.34775.06.3+12
Indonesian
3463.41.23013.10.9+45
Greek
3393.36.63643.87.1-26
Arab not further described
2462.41.51841.91.2+62
Filipino
1571.51.61912.01.4-35
map this data in atlas.idIrish1481.54.01311.44.1+17
Burmese peoples
1361.30.5320.30.2+104
Inadequately Described
1301.30.8710.70.4+59
Palestinian
1211.20.8630.70.5+57
Fijian
1121.10.61221.30.6-10
Italian
1011.04.11011.14.30
Other Indian subcontinent
981.00.3640.70.2+33
Egyptian
920.91.21071.11.0-15
Syrian
920.91.11241.30.9-32
Tongan
890.90.5420.40.4+48
map this data in atlas.idScottish800.82.7840.92.7-4
Nepalese
720.70.9380.40.5+33
Samoan
700.70.6941.00.6-25
Portuguese
660.61.1720.81.0-6
Korean
640.61.3630.71.40
Other Arab peoples
610.60.3570.60.2+4
Thai
540.50.4180.20.3+36
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
530.50.2220.20.1+30
German
530.51.2560.61.3-3
Cook Islander
490.50.3640.70.2-15
Punjabi
490.50.1100.10.0+39
Other Central Asian
470.50.1330.30.1+14
Iraqi
470.50.5360.40.5+12
Maori
390.40.5300.30.6+8
Central and West African
380.40.4931.00.3-55
Jordanian
360.40.2380.40.2-2
Somali
330.30.1180.20.1+15
Malay
300.30.2240.30.1+6
Other South-East Asian
290.30.1260.30.0+3
Ethiopian
280.30.1420.40.1-13
Other Southern and East African
240.20.180.10.1+16
Cypriot
230.20.5100.10.5+14
Afghan
220.20.2300.30.1-8
Turkish
220.20.5250.30.5-3
Spanish
200.20.6160.20.5+4
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Wiley Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Canterbury Bankstown %Number%City of Canterbury Bankstown %2011 to 2016
Not stated9289.16.51,15812.18.3-231

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 Bengali, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.5% Lebanese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 15.1% Australian, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 14.2% Chinese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 11.3% English, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 12.3% Pakistani, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.6% Indian, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.5% Vietnamese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 7.3% Indonesian, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.2% Greek, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 6.6% Bengali, Wiley Park: 17.1% Lebanese, Wiley Park: 12.7% Australian, Wiley Park: 7.5% Chinese, Wiley Park: 7.4% English, Wiley Park: 6.1% Pakistani, Wiley Park: 6.0% Indian, Wiley Park: 5.8% Vietnamese, Wiley Park: 4.8% Indonesian, Wiley Park: 3.4% Greek, Wiley Park: 3.3%
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 Bengali, Wiley Park: +681 Lebanese, Wiley Park: -188 Australian, Wiley Park: +113 Chinese, Wiley Park: -77 English, Wiley Park: +15 Pakistani, Wiley Park: +243 Indian, Wiley Park: +164 Vietnamese, Wiley Park: +12 Indonesian, Wiley Park: +45 Greek, Wiley Park: -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 Wiley Park in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Bengali (1,735 people or 17.1%)
  • Lebanese (1,284 people or 12.7%)
  • Australian (766 people or 7.5%)
  • Chinese (748 people or 7.4%)
  • English (623 people or 6.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,156 responses in total, or 50.81% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Bengali ancestry (17.1% compared to 2.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Pakistani ancestry (6.0% compared to 1.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (7.5% compared to 14.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (6.1% compared to 12.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bengali (+681 persons)
  • Pakistani (+243 persons)
  • Lebanese (-188 persons)
  • Indian (+164 persons)

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