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The three largest ancestries in Bossley Park in 2016 were Assyrian/Chaldean, Italian 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 Bossley 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 Bossley 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
Bossley Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Fairfield City %Number%Fairfield City %2011 to 2016
Assyrian/Chaldean
2,82019.310.02,05014.67.8+770
Italian
1,95213.46.02,04114.66.8-89
Australian
1,53710.59.21,63111.69.8-94
English
1,3559.38.21,3059.38.4+50
map this data in atlas.idChinese9426.413.68956.413.3+47
Iraqi
9026.23.95664.02.7+336
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese7074.819.95964.316.6+111
Spanish
4693.21.54733.41.6-4
Maltese
4202.91.44613.31.7-41
Croatian
3932.71.83762.72.1+17
Filipino
3742.61.63722.71.6+2
Irish
3422.31.83252.31.9+17
Scottish
2511.71.42171.51.4+34
Chilean
2431.70.92231.61.0+20
Lebanese
2331.63.12401.72.9-7
Greek
2271.60.82431.70.9-16
Serbian
2121.52.21921.42.5+20
Macedonian
2101.40.82141.50.9-4
Khmer (Cambodian)
2101.44.31801.33.7+30
German
2061.41.01521.11.0+54
Turkish
1811.20.71991.40.7-18
Arab not further described
1791.21.11711.20.9+8
Armenian
1581.10.51050.70.5+53
Lao
1340.91.21411.01.2-7
Indian
1330.91.01391.00.9-6
Jordanian
1020.70.2900.60.2+12
Uruguayan
1010.70.41210.90.5-20
Other South American
1000.70.41411.00.5-41
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
770.50.4520.40.3+25
Samoan
770.51.3580.40.9+19
Iranian
760.50.51040.70.3-28
Maori
690.50.4570.40.5+12
Syrian
670.50.6380.30.4+29
Inadequately Described
630.40.5280.20.3+35
Fijian
630.40.6700.50.5-7
Argentinian
620.40.3960.70.3-34
Cypriot
600.40.1560.40.1+4
Polish
600.40.61000.70.7-40
French
540.40.2350.20.2+19
Egyptian
530.40.3650.50.2-12
Russian
510.30.5530.40.5-2
Palestinian
460.30.2230.20.2+23
Bosnian
460.30.3590.40.3-13
Peruvian
450.30.2360.30.2+9
Portuguese
430.30.3530.40.3-10
Timorese
370.30.2240.20.2+13
Thai
350.20.6190.10.4+16
New Zealander
340.20.3460.30.2-12
Mauritian
310.20.1350.20.2-4
Australian Aboriginal
300.20.190.10.1+21
Ukrainian
290.20.2320.20.2-3
Slovene
280.20.1430.30.2-15
Hungarian
230.20.2290.20.2-6
Sudanese
220.20.2130.10.1+9
Slovak
210.10.0210.10.00
Dutch
210.10.2430.30.2-22
Other Central American
200.10.100.00.0+20
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Bossley Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Fairfield City %Number%Fairfield City %2011 to 2016
Not stated6084.25.57955.77.4-187

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 Assyrian/Chaldean, Fairfield City: 10.0% Italian, Fairfield City: 6.0% Australian, Fairfield City: 9.2% English, Fairfield City: 8.2% Chinese, Fairfield City: 13.6% Iraqi, Fairfield City: 3.9% Vietnamese, Fairfield City: 19.9% Spanish, Fairfield City: 1.5% Maltese, Fairfield City: 1.4% Croatian, Fairfield City: 1.8% Assyrian/Chaldean, Bossley Park: 19.3% Italian, Bossley Park: 13.4% Australian, Bossley Park: 10.5% English, Bossley Park: 9.3% Chinese, Bossley Park: 6.4% Iraqi, Bossley Park: 6.2% Vietnamese, Bossley Park: 4.8% Spanish, Bossley Park: 3.2% Maltese, Bossley Park: 2.9% Croatian, Bossley Park: 2.7%
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 Assyrian/Chaldean, Bossley Park: +770 Italian, Bossley Park: -89 Australian, Bossley Park: -94 English, Bossley Park: +50 Chinese, Bossley Park: +47 Iraqi, Bossley Park: +336 Vietnamese, Bossley Park: +111 Spanish, Bossley Park: -4 Maltese, Bossley Park: -41 Croatian, Bossley Park: +17
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 Bossley Park in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Assyrian/Chaldean (2,820 people or 19.3%)
  • Italian (1,952 people or 13.4%)
  • Australian (1,537 people or 10.5%)
  • English (1,355 people or 9.3%)
  • Chinese (942 people or 6.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 8,606 responses in total, or 58.93% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Assyrian/Chaldean ancestry (19.3% compared to 10.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (13.4% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (4.8% compared to 19.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (6.4% compared to 13.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Assyrian/Chaldean (+770 persons)
  • Iraqi (+336 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+111 persons)
  • Australian (-94 persons)

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