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The three largest ancestries in Cabramatta in 2016 were Vietnamese, Chinese and Khmer (Cambodian).

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 Cabramatta 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 Cabramatta'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
Cabramatta - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Fairfield City %Number%Fairfield City %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese8,30738.219.96,24630.316.6+2,060
map this data in atlas.idChinese6,15128.313.66,10629.613.3+45
Khmer (Cambodian)
2,0439.44.31,8098.83.7+234
English
1,1615.38.21,0815.28.4+79
Australian
9644.49.28994.49.8+64
Serbian
4382.02.26223.02.5-184
Thai
3511.60.62291.10.4+122
Samoan
3471.61.32071.00.9+140
Lao
3261.51.22951.41.2+31
Filipino
2421.11.61450.71.6+97
Italian
2050.96.02371.26.8-32
Russian
2030.90.52031.00.50
German
1420.71.01010.51.0+41
Irish
1390.61.81991.01.9-60
Scottish
1340.61.41080.51.4+26
Tongan
1340.60.7700.30.5+64
Fijian
1220.60.6750.40.5+47
Central and West African
1040.50.2470.20.1+57
Inadequately Described
950.40.5700.30.3+25
Spanish
930.41.51110.51.6-18
Assyrian/Chaldean
900.410.0560.37.8+33
Indian
870.41.0820.40.9+5
Iraqi
850.43.9690.32.7+16
Chilean
790.40.9610.31.0+18
Polish
770.40.61070.50.7-30
Macedonian
720.30.8700.30.9+2
Maori
720.30.4930.50.5-22
Croatian
700.31.8720.32.1-2
Burmese peoples
570.30.360.00.2+51
Lebanese
550.33.1520.32.9+3
Arab not further described
530.21.1280.10.9+25
Turkish
510.20.7700.30.7-19
Timorese
450.20.2410.20.2+4
Indonesian
340.20.2390.20.2-5
Iranian
340.20.5250.10.3+9
Hmong
340.20.160.00.0+28
Malay
320.10.1160.10.0+16
Greek
310.10.8440.20.9-13
Cook Islander
310.10.100.00.1+31
Pakistani
260.10.280.00.1+18
Korean
240.10.160.00.1+18
Ukrainian
230.10.2410.20.2-18
Maltese
220.11.4180.11.7+4
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Cabramatta - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Fairfield City %Number%Fairfield City %2011 to 2016
Not stated1,3376.15.52,17710.57.4-839

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% Khmer (Cambodian), Fairfield City: 4.3% English, Fairfield City: 8.2% Australian, Fairfield City: 9.2% Serbian, Fairfield City: 2.2% Thai, Fairfield City: 0.6% Samoan, Fairfield City: 1.3% Lao, Fairfield City: 1.2% Filipino, Fairfield City: 1.6% Vietnamese, Cabramatta: 38.2% Chinese, Cabramatta: 28.3% Khmer (Cambodian), Cabramatta: 9.4% English, Cabramatta: 5.3% Australian, Cabramatta: 4.4% Serbian, Cabramatta: 2.0% Thai, Cabramatta: 1.6% Samoan, Cabramatta: 1.6% Lao, Cabramatta: 1.5% Filipino, Cabramatta: 1.1%
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, Cabramatta: +2,060 Chinese, Cabramatta: +45 Khmer (Cambodian), Cabramatta: +234 English, Cabramatta: +79 Australian, Cabramatta: +64 Serbian, Cabramatta: -184 Thai, Cabramatta: +122 Samoan, Cabramatta: +140 Lao, Cabramatta: +31 Filipino, Cabramatta: +97
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 Cabramatta in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Vietnamese (8,307 people or 38.2%)
  • Chinese (6,151 people or 28.3%)
  • Khmer (Cambodian) (2,043 people or 9.4%)
  • English (1,161 people or 5.3%)
  • Australian (964 people or 4.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 18,626 responses in total, or 85.63% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (38.2% compared to 19.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (28.3% compared to 13.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Khmer (Cambodian) ancestry (9.4% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Assyrian/Chaldean ancestry (0.4% 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 (+2,060 persons)
  • Khmer (Cambodian) (+234 persons)
  • Serbian (-184 persons)
  • Samoan (+140 persons)

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