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The three largest ancestries in Old Guildford in 2016 were Lebanese, Australian 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 Old Guildford 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 Old Guildford'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
Old Guildford - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Fairfield City %Number%Fairfield City %2011 to 2016
Lebanese
1,09641.63.192135.52.9+175
Australian
37714.39.233112.89.8+46
English
2148.18.22579.98.4-43
map this data in atlas.idChinese1485.613.61696.513.3-21
Syrian
933.50.6843.20.4+9
Arab not further described
793.01.11003.90.9-21
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese692.619.9692.716.60
Italian
632.46.0421.66.8+21
Iraqi
602.33.9341.32.7+26
Afghan
542.10.2311.20.1+23
Burmese peoples
441.70.3592.30.2-15
Irish
441.71.8572.21.9-13
Scottish
441.71.4261.01.4+18
Turkish
421.60.7351.40.7+7
Indian
361.41.0220.80.9+14
Palestinian
351.30.2291.10.2+6
Tongan
331.30.7170.70.5+16
Pakistani
321.20.270.30.1+25
Fijian
301.10.6291.10.5+1
Iranian
291.10.5110.40.3+18
Filipino
281.11.6411.61.6-13
Samoan
281.11.340.20.9+24
Maltese
210.81.4200.81.7+1
German
200.81.0251.01.0-5
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Old Guildford - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Fairfield City %Number%Fairfield City %2011 to 2016
Not stated1495.75.51997.77.4-50

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 Lebanese, Fairfield City: 3.1% Australian, Fairfield City: 9.2% English, Fairfield City: 8.2% Chinese, Fairfield City: 13.6% Syrian, Fairfield City: 0.6% Arab not further described, Fairfield City: 1.1% Vietnamese, Fairfield City: 19.9% Italian, Fairfield City: 6.0% Iraqi, Fairfield City: 3.9% Afghan, Fairfield City: 0.2% Lebanese, Old Guildford: 41.6% Australian, Old Guildford: 14.3% English, Old Guildford: 8.1% Chinese, Old Guildford: 5.6% Syrian, Old Guildford: 3.5% Arab not further described, Old Guildford: 3.0% Vietnamese, Old Guildford: 2.6% Italian, Old Guildford: 2.4% Iraqi, Old Guildford: 2.3% Afghan, Old Guildford: 2.1%
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 Lebanese, Old Guildford: +175 Australian, Old Guildford: +46 English, Old Guildford: -43 Chinese, Old Guildford: -21 Syrian, Old Guildford: +9 Arab not further described, Old Guildford: -21 Vietnamese, Old Guildford: 0 Italian, Old Guildford: +21 Iraqi, Old Guildford: +26 Afghan, Old Guildford: +23
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 Old Guildford in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Lebanese (1,096 people or 41.6%)
  • Australian (377 people or 14.3%)
  • English (214 people or 8.1%)
  • Chinese (148 people or 5.6%)
  • Syrian (93 people or 3.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 1,928 responses in total, or 73.20% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Lebanese ancestry (41.6% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (14.3% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (2.6% compared to 19.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (5.6% compared to 13.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • Lebanese (+175 persons)

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