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The three largest ancestries in Canley Heights in 2016 were Vietnamese, Chinese and English.

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 Canley 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 Canley 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
Canley Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Fairfield City %Number%Fairfield City %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese4,07837.119.93,18630.516.6+892
map this data in atlas.idChinese2,45322.313.62,28821.913.3+165
English
9608.78.28768.48.4+84
Australian
9068.29.28528.29.8+54
Khmer (Cambodian)
7967.24.37026.73.7+94
Assyrian/Chaldean
2372.210.01941.97.8+43
Samoan
2141.91.31891.80.9+25
Italian
1961.86.02192.16.8-23
Serbian
1891.72.22322.22.5-43
Iraqi
1871.73.9790.82.7+108
Scottish
1541.41.41241.21.4+30
Irish
1361.21.81761.71.9-40
German
1361.21.01041.01.0+32
Lao
1161.11.21191.11.2-3
Thai
980.90.6670.60.4+31
Fijian
940.90.6410.40.5+53
Filipino
940.91.61031.01.6-9
Lebanese
890.83.1780.72.9+11
Spanish
880.81.5790.81.6+9
Tongan
810.70.7590.60.5+22
Maori
720.70.4890.90.5-17
Macedonian
600.50.8710.70.9-11
Maltese
580.51.4620.61.7-4
Chilean
580.50.9550.51.0+3
Arab not further described
570.51.1230.20.9+34
Cook Islander
440.40.1190.20.1+25
Croatian
440.41.8680.72.1-24
Greek
360.30.8320.30.9+4
Russian
360.30.5570.50.5-21
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
350.30.1280.30.1+7
Peruvian
300.30.2220.20.2+8
Inadequately Described
290.30.5550.50.3-26
Sudanese
290.30.2150.10.1+14
Indian
280.31.0330.30.9-5
Polish
270.20.6590.60.7-32
Iranian
240.20.5100.10.3+14
Portuguese
210.20.3230.20.3-2
Jordanian
210.20.2200.20.2+1
Turkish
180.20.790.10.7+9
Argentinian
170.20.3100.10.3+7
Other South American
160.10.4290.30.5-13
Palestinian
150.10.260.10.2+9
Other North American
140.10.1100.10.1+4
French
140.10.290.10.2+5
Indonesian
130.10.2140.10.2-1
Bosnian
130.10.3210.20.3-8
Syrian
130.10.630.00.4+10
Australian Aboriginal
120.10.1150.10.1-3
Uruguayan
110.10.4410.40.5-30
Timorese
100.10.270.10.2+3
Armenian
100.10.560.10.5+4
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Canley Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Fairfield City %Number%Fairfield City %2011 to 2016
Not stated5394.95.58227.97.4-283

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% English, Fairfield City: 8.2% Australian, Fairfield City: 9.2% Khmer (Cambodian), Fairfield City: 4.3% Assyrian/Chaldean, Fairfield City: 10.0% Samoan, Fairfield City: 1.3% Italian, Fairfield City: 6.0% Serbian, Fairfield City: 2.2% Iraqi, Fairfield City: 3.9% Vietnamese, Canley Heights: 37.1% Chinese, Canley Heights: 22.3% English, Canley Heights: 8.7% Australian, Canley Heights: 8.2% Khmer (Cambodian), Canley Heights: 7.2% Assyrian/Chaldean, Canley Heights: 2.2% Samoan, Canley Heights: 1.9% Italian, Canley Heights: 1.8% Serbian, Canley Heights: 1.7% Iraqi, Canley Heights: 1.7%
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 Vietnamese, Canley Heights: +892 Chinese, Canley Heights: +165 English, Canley Heights: +84 Australian, Canley Heights: +54 Khmer (Cambodian), Canley Heights: +94 Assyrian/Chaldean, Canley Heights: +43 Samoan, Canley Heights: +25 Italian, Canley Heights: -23 Serbian, Canley Heights: -43 Iraqi, Canley Heights: +108
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 Canley Heights in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Vietnamese (4,078 people or 37.1%)
  • Chinese (2,453 people or 22.3%)
  • English (960 people or 8.7%)
  • Australian (906 people or 8.2%)
  • Khmer (Cambodian) (796 people or 7.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 9,193 responses in total, or 83.64% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (37.1% compared to 19.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (22.3% compared to 13.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Assyrian/Chaldean ancestry (2.2% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (1.8% 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 (+892 persons)
  • Chinese (+165 persons)
  • Iraqi (+108 persons)
  • Khmer (Cambodian) (+94 persons)

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