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The three largest ancestries in Bonnyrigg in 2016 were Vietnamese, Chinese 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 Bonnyrigg 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 Bonnyrigg'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
Bonnyrigg - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Fairfield City %Number%Fairfield City %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese2,58130.119.92,00925.316.6+572
map this data in atlas.idChinese1,34415.713.61,05313.313.3+291
Australian
7298.59.26838.69.8+46
Khmer (Cambodian)
6497.64.34615.83.7+188
English
6237.38.25496.98.4+74
Assyrian/Chaldean
4805.610.03053.97.8+175
Lao
2933.41.23033.81.2-10
Italian
2923.46.02633.36.8+29
Serbian
2502.92.22312.92.5+19
Iraqi
1752.13.91181.52.7+57
Samoan
1571.81.3891.10.9+68
Lebanese
1511.83.11822.32.9-31
Filipino
1311.51.61772.21.6-46
Spanish
1231.41.5981.21.6+25
Indian
1171.41.01071.40.9+10
Irish
1131.31.81141.41.9-2
Chilean
941.10.9841.11.0+10
Scottish
861.01.41041.31.4-18
Croatian
780.91.8781.02.10
Fijian
670.80.6490.60.5+18
Greek
660.80.8500.60.9+16
Portuguese
580.70.3530.70.3+5
Thai
560.70.6450.60.4+11
Macedonian
560.70.8710.90.9-15
Maltese
560.71.4680.91.7-12
Inadequately Described
540.60.5250.30.3+29
Arab not further described
530.61.1320.40.9+21
Timorese
510.60.2630.80.2-12
Polish
500.60.6380.50.7+12
German
410.51.0690.91.0-28
Other South American
400.50.4340.40.5+6
Tongan
380.40.7270.30.5+11
Armenian
360.40.5400.50.5-4
Egyptian
350.40.3150.20.2+20
Syrian
310.40.6270.30.4+4
Turkish
290.30.7480.60.7-19
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
260.30.490.10.3+17
Uruguayan
250.30.4540.70.5-29
French
250.30.2280.40.2-3
Pakistani
210.20.2220.30.1-1
Bosnian
170.20.370.10.3+10
Iranian
160.20.5100.10.3+6
Russian
160.20.5340.40.5-18
Salvadoran
150.20.1150.20.10
Australian Aboriginal
150.20.1190.20.1-4
Dutch
130.20.2150.20.2-2
Hungarian
130.20.2130.20.20
Sinhalese
130.20.1130.20.10
Peruvian
120.10.2250.30.2-13
New Zealander
120.10.3170.20.2-5
Other Central American
120.10.120.00.0+10
Kurdish
100.10.100.00.1+10
Mauritian
100.10.1220.30.2-12
Indonesian
100.10.2180.20.2-8
Sudanese
100.10.2170.20.1-7
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Bonnyrigg - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Fairfield City %Number%Fairfield City %2011 to 2016
Not stated4204.95.57088.97.4-289

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 Vietnamese, Fairfield City: 19.9% Chinese, Fairfield City: 13.6% Australian, Fairfield City: 9.2% Khmer (Cambodian), Fairfield City: 4.3% English, Fairfield City: 8.2% Assyrian/Chaldean, Fairfield City: 10.0% Lao, Fairfield City: 1.2% Italian, Fairfield City: 6.0% Serbian, Fairfield City: 2.2% Iraqi, Fairfield City: 3.9% Vietnamese, Bonnyrigg: 30.1% Chinese, Bonnyrigg: 15.7% Australian, Bonnyrigg: 8.5% Khmer (Cambodian), Bonnyrigg: 7.6% English, Bonnyrigg: 7.3% Assyrian/Chaldean, Bonnyrigg: 5.6% Lao, Bonnyrigg: 3.4% Italian, Bonnyrigg: 3.4% Serbian, Bonnyrigg: 2.9% Iraqi, Bonnyrigg: 2.1%
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 Vietnamese, Bonnyrigg: +572 Chinese, Bonnyrigg: +291 Australian, Bonnyrigg: +46 Khmer (Cambodian), Bonnyrigg: +188 English, Bonnyrigg: +74 Assyrian/Chaldean, Bonnyrigg: +175 Lao, Bonnyrigg: -10 Italian, Bonnyrigg: +29 Serbian, Bonnyrigg: +19 Iraqi, Bonnyrigg: +57
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 Bonnyrigg in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Vietnamese (2,581 people or 30.1%)
  • Chinese (1,344 people or 15.7%)
  • Australian (729 people or 8.5%)
  • Khmer (Cambodian) (649 people or 7.6%)
  • English (623 people or 7.3%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,926 responses in total, or 69.19% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Bonnyrigg and Fairfield City were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (30.1% compared to 19.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Khmer (Cambodian) ancestry (7.6% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Assyrian/Chaldean ancestry (5.6% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (3.4% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Vietnamese (+572 persons)
  • Chinese (+291 persons)
  • Khmer (Cambodian) (+188 persons)
  • Assyrian/Chaldean (+175 persons)

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