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The three largest ancestries in Lyndhurst in 2011 were English, Australian and Indian.

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 Lyndhurst 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 Lyndhurst'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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's ancestry?'

Multi-response

Total population

Ancestry - Ranked by size
Lyndhurst - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
English
98620.126.611822.626.9+868
Australian
98520.127.214527.831.7+840
Indian
4308.85.0234.43.1+407
Sinhalese
3557.33.5254.82.7+330
map this data in atlas.idIrish2284.76.2356.76.4+193
Chinese
2274.63.2173.32.6+210
Filipino
2204.51.891.71.3+211
map this data in atlas.idScottish2134.46.2285.46.3+185
Italian
1793.74.0305.74.3+149
Mauritian
1202.51.5163.11.3+104
German
1192.42.8101.93.0+109
Greek
1112.31.6132.51.6+98
Dutch
1082.22.6183.43.0+90
Turkish
1012.10.7112.10.7+90
Vietnamese
801.60.751.00.6+75
Khmer (Cambodian)
641.30.800.00.6+64
South African
641.30.761.10.6+58
New Zealander
531.10.700.00.7+53
Spanish
511.00.781.50.7+43
Polish
440.91.040.81.1+40
Other Indian subcontinent
400.80.300.00.2+40
Russian
390.80.440.80.4+35
Inadequately Described
370.80.600.00.4+37
Tamil
350.70.330.60.1+32
Samoan
340.70.930.60.6+31
Hungarian
340.70.961.10.9+28
Serbian
340.71.3122.31.4+22
Egyptian
330.70.591.70.3+24
Afghan
310.61.900.00.9+31
Portuguese
300.60.300.00.3+30
Maltese
290.60.861.10.9+23
Maori
290.60.961.10.7+23
Croatian
290.61.030.61.1+26
Albanian
260.50.200.00.2+26
French
260.50.730.60.8+23
Lebanese
240.50.600.00.6+24
Anglo-Indian
240.50.500.00.4+24
Pakistani
230.50.300.00.2+23
Chilean
220.40.571.30.5+15
Other Southern and East African
200.40.200.00.1+20
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Lyndhurst - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Not stated1893.95.9315.97.9+158

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Ancestry, 2011
Ancestry, 2011 English, City of Casey: 26.6% Australian, City of Casey: 27.2% Indian, City of Casey: 5.0% Sinhalese, City of Casey: 3.5% Irish, City of Casey: 6.2% Chinese, City of Casey: 3.2% Filipino, City of Casey: 1.8% Scottish, City of Casey: 6.2% Italian, City of Casey: 4.0% Mauritian, City of Casey: 1.5% English, Lyndhurst: 20.1% Australian, Lyndhurst: 20.1% Indian, Lyndhurst: 8.8% Sinhalese, Lyndhurst: 7.3% Irish, Lyndhurst: 4.7% Chinese, Lyndhurst: 4.6% Filipino, Lyndhurst: 4.5% Scottish, Lyndhurst: 4.4% Italian, Lyndhurst: 3.7% Mauritian, Lyndhurst: 2.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in ancestry, 2006 to 2011
Change in ancestry, 2006 to 2011 English, Lyndhurst: +868 Australian, Lyndhurst: +840 Indian, Lyndhurst: +407 Sinhalese, Lyndhurst: +330 Irish, Lyndhurst: +193 Chinese, Lyndhurst: +210 Filipino, Lyndhurst: +211 Scottish, Lyndhurst: +185 Italian, Lyndhurst: +149 Mauritian, Lyndhurst: +104
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 Lyndhurst in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (986 people or 20.1%)
  • Australian (985 people or 20.1%)
  • Indian (430 people or 8.8%)
  • Sinhalese (355 people or 7.3%)
  • Irish (228 people or 4.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,984 responses in total, or 60.95% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Lyndhurst and the City of Casey were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Indian ancestry (8.8% compared to 5.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Sinhalese ancestry (7.3% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (20.1% compared to 27.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (20.1% compared to 26.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • English (+868 persons)
  • Australian (+840 persons)
  • Indian (+407 persons)
  • Sinhalese (+330 persons)

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