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The three largest ancestries in St Johns Park in 2016 were Vietnamese, Chinese and Australian.

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 St Johns Park 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 St Johns Park'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
St Johns Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Fairfield City %Number%Fairfield City %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese1,45623.919.91,06417.916.6+392
map this data in atlas.idChinese1,28121.013.61,15819.413.3+123
Australian
4477.39.23916.69.8+56
Italian
4136.86.04627.86.8-49
Assyrian/Chaldean
3846.310.02644.47.8+120
English
3786.28.23696.28.4+9
Croatian
3766.21.83666.12.1+10
Khmer (Cambodian)
3405.64.32724.63.7+68
Serbian
1933.22.22384.02.5-45
Macedonian
1312.20.81742.90.9-43
Lao
1151.91.2971.61.2+18
Filipino
1081.81.61232.11.6-15
Spanish
1001.61.5961.61.6+4
Iraqi
901.53.9941.62.7-4
Irish
771.31.81071.81.9-30
Armenian
761.20.5821.40.5-6
German
671.11.0450.81.0+22
Maltese
581.01.4681.11.7-10
Scottish
550.91.4450.81.4+10
Samoan
510.81.3340.60.9+17
Lebanese
440.73.1591.02.9-15
Maori
430.70.4170.30.5+26
Thai
380.60.6150.30.4+23
Turkish
360.60.7300.50.7+6
Indian
340.61.0310.50.9+3
Chilean
300.50.9460.81.0-16
Arab not further described
300.51.1120.20.9+18
Greek
290.50.8340.60.9-5
Russian
260.40.5210.40.5+5
Uruguayan
250.40.4240.40.5+1
Fijian
220.40.6170.30.5+5
New Zealander
210.30.390.20.2+12
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
210.30.4250.40.3-4
Bosnian
200.30.3130.20.3+7
Inadequately Described
180.30.570.10.3+11
Tongan
180.30.7130.20.5+5
Iranian
170.30.5220.40.3-5
Other South American
170.30.4280.50.5-11
Argentinian
160.30.3190.30.3-3
Ukrainian
160.30.2170.30.2-1
Palestinian
150.20.2200.30.2-5
Polish
150.20.6240.40.7-9
Mauritian
150.20.1180.30.2-3
Egyptian
140.20.330.10.2+11
French
140.20.290.20.2+5
Indonesian
120.20.270.10.2+5
Kurdish
110.20.100.00.1+11
Portuguese
110.20.3130.20.3-2
Slovene
110.20.1170.30.2-6
Japanese
100.20.130.10.1+7
Hungarian
100.20.2280.50.2-18
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
St Johns Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Fairfield City %Number%Fairfield City %2011 to 2016
Not stated2494.15.53305.57.4-81

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% Australian, Fairfield City: 9.2% Italian, Fairfield City: 6.0% Assyrian/Chaldean, Fairfield City: 10.0% English, Fairfield City: 8.2% Croatian, Fairfield City: 1.8% Khmer (Cambodian), Fairfield City: 4.3% Serbian, Fairfield City: 2.2% Macedonian, Fairfield City: 0.8% Vietnamese, St Johns Park: 23.9% Chinese, St Johns Park: 21.0% Australian, St Johns Park: 7.3% Italian, St Johns Park: 6.8% Assyrian/Chaldean, St Johns Park: 6.3% English, St Johns Park: 6.2% Croatian, St Johns Park: 6.2% Khmer (Cambodian), St Johns Park: 5.6% Serbian, St Johns Park: 3.2% Macedonian, St Johns Park: 2.2%
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, St Johns Park: +392 Chinese, St Johns Park: +123 Australian, St Johns Park: +56 Italian, St Johns Park: -49 Assyrian/Chaldean, St Johns Park: +120 English, St Johns Park: +9 Croatian, St Johns Park: +10 Khmer (Cambodian), St Johns Park: +68 Serbian, St Johns Park: -45 Macedonian, St Johns Park: -43
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 St Johns Park in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Vietnamese (1,456 people or 23.9%)
  • Chinese (1,281 people or 21.0%)
  • Australian (447 people or 7.3%)
  • Italian (413 people or 6.8%)
  • Assyrian/Chaldean (384 people or 6.3%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 3,981 responses in total, or 65.39% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in St Johns Park and Fairfield City were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (21.0% compared to 13.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Croatian ancestry (6.2% compared to 1.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (23.9% compared to 19.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Assyrian/Chaldean ancestry (6.3% 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 (+392 persons)
  • Chinese (+123 persons)
  • Assyrian/Chaldean (+120 persons)
  • Khmer (Cambodian) (+68 persons)

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