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The three largest ancestries in Canley Vale 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 Vale 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 Vale'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 Vale - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Fairfield City %Number%Fairfield City %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese3,44733.719.92,77629.416.6+672
map this data in atlas.idChinese2,68326.313.62,41025.613.3+273
English
6686.58.26727.18.4-3
Australian
6396.39.25385.79.8+101
Khmer (Cambodian)
5855.74.35135.43.7+72
Filipino
1801.81.61231.31.6+57
Iraqi
1731.73.91061.12.7+67
Serbian
1701.72.21992.12.5-29
Assyrian/Chaldean
1661.610.01811.97.8-15
Thai
1501.50.6630.70.4+87
Irish
1431.41.81141.21.9+29
Italian
1161.16.01491.66.8-33
Spanish
1161.11.5901.01.6+26
Lao
1131.11.2800.91.2+33
Samoan
991.01.3860.90.9+13
Russian
981.00.51051.10.5-6
Lebanese
930.93.1700.82.9+23
Scottish
920.91.4630.71.4+29
Tongan
670.70.7400.40.5+27
Arab not further described
640.61.1640.70.90
Polish
620.60.61071.10.7-45
Iranian
550.50.5190.20.3+36
Indian
530.51.0410.40.9+12
Central and West African
510.50.2220.20.1+29
German
470.51.0720.81.0-25
Chilean
460.50.9570.61.0-11
Maori
350.40.4390.40.5-3
Inadequately Described
340.30.5350.40.3-1
Croatian
300.31.8350.42.1-6
Macedonian
300.30.8500.50.9-20
Greek
290.30.8310.30.9-2
Bosnian
260.30.3120.10.3+14
Maltese
260.31.4280.31.7-2
Turkish
260.30.7460.50.7-20
Other South American
220.20.4160.20.5+6
Burmese peoples
210.20.3150.20.2+5
Fijian
210.20.6430.50.5-22
Egyptian
200.20.3110.10.2+9
Other Northern Asian
200.20.020.00.0+18
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Canley Vale - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Fairfield City %Number%Fairfield City %2011 to 2016
Not stated6676.55.58268.87.4-160

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% Filipino, Fairfield City: 1.6% Iraqi, Fairfield City: 3.9% Serbian, Fairfield City: 2.2% Assyrian/Chaldean, Fairfield City: 10.0% Thai, Fairfield City: 0.6% Vietnamese, Canley Vale: 33.7% Chinese, Canley Vale: 26.3% English, Canley Vale: 6.5% Australian, Canley Vale: 6.3% Khmer (Cambodian), Canley Vale: 5.7% Filipino, Canley Vale: 1.8% Iraqi, Canley Vale: 1.7% Serbian, Canley Vale: 1.7% Assyrian/Chaldean, Canley Vale: 1.6% Thai, Canley Vale: 1.5%
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 Vale: +672 Chinese, Canley Vale: +273 English, Canley Vale: -3 Australian, Canley Vale: +101 Khmer (Cambodian), Canley Vale: +72 Filipino, Canley Vale: +57 Iraqi, Canley Vale: +67 Serbian, Canley Vale: -29 Assyrian/Chaldean, Canley Vale: -15 Thai, Canley Vale: +87
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 Vale in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Vietnamese (3,447 people or 33.7%)
  • Chinese (2,683 people or 26.3%)
  • English (668 people or 6.5%)
  • Australian (639 people or 6.3%)
  • Khmer (Cambodian) (585 people or 5.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 8,022 responses in total, or 78.55% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (33.7% compared to 19.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (26.3% compared to 13.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Assyrian/Chaldean ancestry (1.6% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (1.1% 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 (+672 persons)
  • Chinese (+273 persons)
  • Australian (+101 persons)
  • Thai (+87 persons)

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