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The three largest ancestries in Prairiewood in 2016 were Assyrian/Chaldean, Italian and Vietnamese.

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 Prairiewood 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 Prairiewood'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
Prairiewood - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Fairfield City %Number%Fairfield City %2011 to 2016
Assyrian/Chaldean
51816.010.040113.37.8+117
Italian
37711.66.039413.16.8-17
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese35010.819.92608.616.6+90
map this data in atlas.idChinese2939.113.62307.613.3+63
Australian
2868.89.231210.49.8-26
English
2186.78.22638.78.4-45
Croatian
1404.31.81816.02.1-41
Iraqi
1223.83.9551.82.7+67
Spanish
882.71.5943.11.6-6
Lebanese
812.53.1852.82.9-4
Maltese
772.41.4983.31.7-21
Khmer (Cambodian)
662.04.3742.53.7-8
Filipino
662.01.6521.71.6+14
Irish
642.01.8692.31.9-5
Turkish
591.80.7301.00.7+29
Serbian
581.82.2592.02.5-1
Macedonian
471.50.8391.30.9+8
Scottish
451.41.4341.11.4+11
Chilean
441.40.9521.71.0-8
Indian
391.21.0311.00.9+8
Greek
391.20.8581.90.9-19
Polish
361.10.6401.30.7-4
Lao
341.11.2270.91.2+7
German
290.91.0200.71.0+9
Arab not further described
270.81.1160.50.9+11
Samoan
260.81.3150.50.9+11
Palestinian
210.60.2200.70.2+1
Armenian
190.60.580.30.5+11
Inadequately Described
190.60.560.20.3+13
Uruguayan
180.60.4240.80.5-6
Portuguese
170.50.360.20.3+11
Russian
170.50.5160.50.5+1
French
160.50.240.10.2+12
Jordanian
150.50.2100.30.2+5
Syrian
150.50.690.30.4+6
Thai
140.40.6170.60.4-3
Peruvian
130.40.2280.90.2-15
Argentinian
130.40.3160.50.3-3
Egyptian
110.30.380.30.2+3
Sudanese
110.30.2120.40.1-1
Slovene
100.30.1140.50.2-4
Iranian
100.30.5150.50.3-5
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Prairiewood - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Fairfield City %Number%Fairfield City %2011 to 2016
Not stated1334.15.51183.97.4+15

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% Vietnamese, Fairfield City: 19.9% Chinese, Fairfield City: 13.6% Australian, Fairfield City: 9.2% English, Fairfield City: 8.2% Croatian, Fairfield City: 1.8% Iraqi, Fairfield City: 3.9% Spanish, Fairfield City: 1.5% Lebanese, Fairfield City: 3.1% Assyrian/Chaldean, Prairiewood: 16.0% Italian, Prairiewood: 11.6% Vietnamese, Prairiewood: 10.8% Chinese, Prairiewood: 9.1% Australian, Prairiewood: 8.8% English, Prairiewood: 6.7% Croatian, Prairiewood: 4.3% Iraqi, Prairiewood: 3.8% Spanish, Prairiewood: 2.7% Lebanese, Prairiewood: 2.5%
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 Assyrian/Chaldean, Prairiewood: +117 Italian, Prairiewood: -17 Vietnamese, Prairiewood: +90 Chinese, Prairiewood: +63 Australian, Prairiewood: -26 English, Prairiewood: -45 Croatian, Prairiewood: -41 Iraqi, Prairiewood: +67 Spanish, Prairiewood: -6 Lebanese, Prairiewood: -4
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 Prairiewood in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Assyrian/Chaldean (518 people or 16.0%)
  • Italian (377 people or 11.6%)
  • Vietnamese (350 people or 10.8%)
  • Chinese (293 people or 9.1%)
  • Australian (286 people or 8.8%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 1,824 responses in total, or 56.35% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Assyrian/Chaldean ancestry (16.0% compared to 10.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (11.6% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (10.8% compared to 19.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (9.1% 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 (+117 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+90 persons)
  • Iraqi (+67 persons)
  • Chinese (+63 persons)

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