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The three largest ancestries in Bonnyrigg Heights in 2016 were Vietnamese, Chinese and Italian.

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 Heights 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 Heights'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 Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Fairfield City %Number%Fairfield City %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese1,26417.519.91,03214.316.6+232
map this data in atlas.idChinese1,01114.013.694913.213.3+62
Italian
6218.66.06448.96.8-23
Australian
5828.09.25868.19.8-4
Assyrian/Chaldean
5637.810.04696.57.8+94
Serbian
5217.22.25247.32.5-3
English
4526.28.24225.88.4+30
Khmer (Cambodian)
4065.64.33054.23.7+101
Lao
2483.41.22363.31.2+12
Lebanese
1852.63.11822.52.9+3
Iraqi
1852.63.91061.52.7+79
Filipino
1622.21.61662.31.6-4
Indian
1492.11.01492.10.90
Samoan
1101.51.3801.10.9+30
Fijian
1091.50.61241.70.5-15
Croatian
1041.41.81401.92.1-36
Maltese
961.31.4620.91.7+34
Irish
941.31.81141.61.9-20
Timorese
851.20.2781.10.2+7
Scottish
841.21.4490.71.4+35
Spanish
781.11.51031.41.6-25
Greek
721.00.8931.30.9-21
German
711.01.0380.51.0+33
Macedonian
711.00.8971.30.9-26
Turkish
701.00.7791.10.7-9
Thai
660.90.6390.50.4+27
Chilean
640.90.9620.91.0+2
Arab not further described
530.71.1450.60.9+8
Portuguese
510.70.3450.60.3+6
Pakistani
460.60.2360.50.1+10
Polish
400.60.6510.70.7-11
Inadequately Described
360.50.550.10.3+31
French
310.40.2280.40.2+3
Hmong
290.40.1230.30.0+6
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
290.40.4120.20.3+17
Other South American
280.40.4380.50.5-10
Salvadoran
270.40.1170.20.1+10
Maori
270.40.4230.30.5+4
Iranian
270.40.530.00.3+24
Russian
260.40.5310.40.5-5
Mauritian
230.30.1420.60.2-19
Sinhalese
220.30.1150.20.1+7
New Zealander
200.30.3160.20.2+4
Uruguayan
180.20.4170.20.5+1
Jordanian
160.20.2490.70.2-33
Cypriot
160.20.1110.20.1+5
Egyptian
160.20.3230.30.2-7
Kurdish
150.20.1250.30.1-10
Sudanese
140.20.200.00.1+14
Tongan
140.20.7180.20.5-4
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
130.20.190.10.1+4
Armenian
130.20.5290.40.5-16
Palestinian
120.20.2350.50.2-23
Peruvian
110.20.2180.20.2-7
Syrian
100.10.6130.20.4-3
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Bonnyrigg Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Fairfield City %Number%Fairfield City %2011 to 2016
Not stated2994.15.54295.97.4-130

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% Italian, Fairfield City: 6.0% Australian, Fairfield City: 9.2% Assyrian/Chaldean, Fairfield City: 10.0% Serbian, Fairfield City: 2.2% English, Fairfield City: 8.2% Khmer (Cambodian), Fairfield City: 4.3% Lao, Fairfield City: 1.2% Lebanese, Fairfield City: 3.1% Vietnamese, Bonnyrigg Heights: 17.5% Chinese, Bonnyrigg Heights: 14.0% Italian, Bonnyrigg Heights: 8.6% Australian, Bonnyrigg Heights: 8.0% Assyrian/Chaldean, Bonnyrigg Heights: 7.8% Serbian, Bonnyrigg Heights: 7.2% English, Bonnyrigg Heights: 6.2% Khmer (Cambodian), Bonnyrigg Heights: 5.6% Lao, Bonnyrigg Heights: 3.4% Lebanese, Bonnyrigg Heights: 2.6%
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 Heights: +232 Chinese, Bonnyrigg Heights: +62 Italian, Bonnyrigg Heights: -23 Australian, Bonnyrigg Heights: -4 Assyrian/Chaldean, Bonnyrigg Heights: +94 Serbian, Bonnyrigg Heights: -3 English, Bonnyrigg Heights: +30 Khmer (Cambodian), Bonnyrigg Heights: +101 Lao, Bonnyrigg Heights: +12 Lebanese, Bonnyrigg Heights: +3
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 Heights in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Vietnamese (1,264 people or 17.5%)
  • Chinese (1,011 people or 14.0%)
  • Italian (621 people or 8.6%)
  • Australian (582 people or 8.0%)
  • Assyrian/Chaldean (563 people or 7.8%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 4,041 responses in total, or 55.81% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Serbian ancestry (7.2% compared to 2.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (8.6% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (17.5% compared to 19.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Assyrian/Chaldean ancestry (7.8% compared to 10.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Vietnamese (+232 persons)
  • Khmer (Cambodian) (+101 persons)
  • Assyrian/Chaldean (+94 persons)
  • Iraqi (+79 persons)

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