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The three largest ancestries in Wakeley in 2016 were Vietnamese, Assyrian/Chaldean and Chinese.

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 Wakeley 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 Wakeley'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
Wakeley - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Fairfield City %Number%Fairfield City %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese88418.719.968114.616.6+203
Assyrian/Chaldean
83317.610.075216.17.8+81
map this data in atlas.idChinese64413.613.661513.213.3+29
Australian
3577.69.23838.29.8-26
English
2465.28.22936.38.4-47
Italian
2144.56.02415.26.8-27
Iraqi
2134.53.91272.72.7+86
Khmer (Cambodian)
1894.04.31282.73.7+61
Croatian
1743.71.81854.02.1-11
Serbian
1563.32.21483.22.5+8
Spanish
921.91.5851.81.6+7
Macedonian
901.90.81032.20.9-13
Irish
741.61.8741.61.90
Filipino
731.51.6711.51.6+2
Chilean
681.40.9471.01.0+21
Maltese
611.31.4821.81.7-21
Lebanese
601.33.1601.32.90
Greek
531.10.8451.00.9+8
Samoan
451.01.3110.20.9+34
Arab not further described
420.91.1571.20.9-15
Indian
390.81.0290.60.9+10
Scottish
390.81.4491.01.4-10
Syrian
340.70.690.20.4+25
Tongan
340.70.7300.60.5+4
Lao
300.61.2340.71.2-4
Armenian
290.60.5360.80.5-7
Uruguayan
280.60.4420.90.5-14
German
270.61.0440.91.0-17
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
260.60.4130.30.3+13
Argentinian
250.50.3150.30.3+10
Other South American
230.50.4451.00.5-22
Turkish
230.50.7210.40.7+2
Polish
220.50.6300.60.7-8
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Wakeley - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Fairfield City %Number%Fairfield City %2011 to 2016
Not stated2044.35.52745.97.4-70

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% Assyrian/Chaldean, Fairfield City: 10.0% Chinese, Fairfield City: 13.6% Australian, Fairfield City: 9.2% English, Fairfield City: 8.2% Italian, Fairfield City: 6.0% Iraqi, Fairfield City: 3.9% Khmer (Cambodian), Fairfield City: 4.3% Croatian, Fairfield City: 1.8% Serbian, Fairfield City: 2.2% Vietnamese, Wakeley: 18.7% Assyrian/Chaldean, Wakeley: 17.6% Chinese, Wakeley: 13.6% Australian, Wakeley: 7.6% English, Wakeley: 5.2% Italian, Wakeley: 4.5% Iraqi, Wakeley: 4.5% Khmer (Cambodian), Wakeley: 4.0% Croatian, Wakeley: 3.7% Serbian, Wakeley: 3.3%
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, Wakeley: +203 Assyrian/Chaldean, Wakeley: +81 Chinese, Wakeley: +29 Australian, Wakeley: -26 English, Wakeley: -47 Italian, Wakeley: -27 Iraqi, Wakeley: +86 Khmer (Cambodian), Wakeley: +61 Croatian, Wakeley: -11 Serbian, Wakeley: +8
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 Wakeley in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Vietnamese (884 people or 18.7%)
  • Assyrian/Chaldean (833 people or 17.6%)
  • Chinese (644 people or 13.6%)
  • Australian (357 people or 7.6%)
  • English (246 people or 5.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,964 responses in total, or 62.72% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Assyrian/Chaldean ancestry (17.6% compared to 10.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Croatian ancestry (3.7% compared to 1.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (5.2% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Lebanese ancestry (1.3% compared to 3.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Vietnamese (+203 persons)
  • Iraqi (+86 persons)
  • Assyrian/Chaldean (+81 persons)
  • Khmer (Cambodian) (+61 persons)

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