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The three largest ancestries in Villawood in 2016 were Vietnamese, Australian and Lebanese.

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 Villawood 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 Villawood'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
Villawood - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Fairfield City %Number%Fairfield City %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese50124.819.947424.616.6+27
Australian
25312.59.220910.99.8+44
Lebanese
24612.23.119310.12.9+52
map this data in atlas.idChinese24212.013.627014.013.3-29
English
1919.58.219410.18.4-3
Italian
552.76.0482.56.8+7
Irish
452.21.8593.11.9-15
Indian
371.81.0231.20.9+14
Scottish
371.91.4442.31.4-7
Arab not further described
331.61.1331.80.9-1
Samoan
321.61.3432.20.9-11
Syrian
291.50.6301.60.4-1
Turkish
291.40.7291.50.70
Khmer (Cambodian)
261.34.3261.43.70
Cook Islander
251.30.130.20.1+23
Iraqi
241.23.9361.92.7-12
Filipino
231.11.6281.51.6-6
Afghan
221.10.2181.00.1+3
German
211.11.0281.51.0-7
Greek
201.00.8181.00.9+1
Indonesian
201.00.2150.80.2+5
Tongan
201.00.750.30.5+15
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Villawood - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Fairfield City %Number%Fairfield City %2011 to 2016
Not stated1487.35.51296.77.4+19

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% Australian, Fairfield City: 9.2% Lebanese, Fairfield City: 3.1% Chinese, Fairfield City: 13.6% English, Fairfield City: 8.2% Italian, Fairfield City: 6.0% Irish, Fairfield City: 1.8% Scottish, Fairfield City: 1.4% Indian, Fairfield City: 1.0% Arab not further described, Fairfield City: 1.1% Vietnamese, Villawood: 24.8% Australian, Villawood: 12.5% Lebanese, Villawood: 12.2% Chinese, Villawood: 12.0% English, Villawood: 9.5% Italian, Villawood: 2.7% Irish, Villawood: 2.2% Scottish, Villawood: 1.9% Indian, Villawood: 1.8% Arab not further described, Villawood: 1.6%
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, Villawood: +27 Australian, Villawood: +44 Lebanese, Villawood: +52 Chinese, Villawood: -29 English, Villawood: -3 Italian, Villawood: +7 Irish, Villawood: -15 Scottish, Villawood: -7 Indian, Villawood: +14 Arab not further described, Villawood: -1
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 Villawood in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Vietnamese (501 people or 24.8%)
  • Australian (253 people or 12.5%)
  • Lebanese (246 people or 12.2%)
  • Chinese (242 people or 12.0%)
  • English (191 people or 9.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 1,433 responses in total, or 71.00% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Lebanese ancestry (12.2% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (24.8% compared to 19.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (12.5% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (2.7% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Lebanese (+52 persons)

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