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The three largest ancestries in Wetherill Park in 2016 were Assyrian/Chaldean, Australian and Italian.

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 Wetherill 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 Wetherill 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
Wetherill Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Fairfield City %Number%Fairfield City %2011 to 2016
Assyrian/Chaldean
81713.310.05178.57.8+300
Australian
76712.59.275312.49.8+15
Italian
71811.76.078513.06.8-68
English
64710.68.25789.68.4+69
map this data in atlas.idChinese3515.713.63255.413.3+26
Iraqi
2844.63.91572.62.7+128
map this data in atlas.idVietnamese2574.219.91863.116.6+71
Croatian
2353.81.82634.32.1-28
Maltese
2083.41.42464.11.7-39
Spanish
2003.31.52273.71.6-26
Irish
1642.71.81602.71.9+4
Chilean
1492.40.91202.01.0+28
Lebanese
1402.33.1931.52.9+47
Filipino
1382.31.61422.31.6-4
Turkish
1362.20.71091.80.7+27
Macedonian
1352.20.81392.30.9-4
Serbian
1312.12.21242.12.5+7
Scottish
1232.01.41322.21.4-9
Greek
1031.70.8931.50.9+10
Indian
1021.71.0841.40.9+18
Khmer (Cambodian)
691.14.3560.93.7+13
German
591.01.0831.41.0-24
Arab not further described
591.01.1510.80.9+8
Armenian
490.80.5641.10.5-15
Egyptian
490.80.3510.80.2-2
Uruguayan
490.80.4681.10.5-19
Bosnian
470.80.3310.50.3+16
Russian
410.70.5410.70.50
Iranian
410.70.5500.80.3-9
Polish
390.60.6681.10.7-29
Fijian
390.60.6470.80.5-8
Portuguese
370.60.3490.80.3-12
Samoan
340.61.3420.70.9-8
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
300.50.4310.50.3-1
Other South American
290.50.4641.10.5-35
Syrian
280.50.6190.30.4+9
Argentinian
260.40.3360.60.3-10
Jordanian
260.40.2190.30.2+7
Inadequately Described
220.40.5150.20.3+7
Lao
220.41.2170.31.2+5
Mauritian
210.30.1220.40.2-1
French
200.30.2250.40.2-5
Peruvian
200.30.2280.50.2-8
Maori
170.30.4400.70.5-23
Dutch
160.30.2240.40.2-8
New Zealander
130.20.3250.40.2-12
Indonesian
130.20.280.10.2+5
Palestinian
130.20.2100.20.2+3
Hungarian
120.20.2190.30.2-7
Finnish
110.20.0100.20.0+1
Other North American
110.20.1140.20.1-3
Ukrainian
110.20.2160.30.2-5
Tongan
110.20.7240.40.5-13
Thai
100.20.630.00.4+7
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Wetherill Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Fairfield City %Number%Fairfield City %2011 to 2016
Not stated2574.25.54146.97.4-158

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% Australian, Fairfield City: 9.2% Italian, Fairfield City: 6.0% English, Fairfield City: 8.2% Chinese, Fairfield City: 13.6% Iraqi, Fairfield City: 3.9% Vietnamese, Fairfield City: 19.9% Croatian, Fairfield City: 1.8% Maltese, Fairfield City: 1.4% Spanish, Fairfield City: 1.5% Assyrian/Chaldean, Wetherill Park: 13.3% Australian, Wetherill Park: 12.5% Italian, Wetherill Park: 11.7% English, Wetherill Park: 10.6% Chinese, Wetherill Park: 5.7% Iraqi, Wetherill Park: 4.6% Vietnamese, Wetherill Park: 4.2% Croatian, Wetherill Park: 3.8% Maltese, Wetherill Park: 3.4% Spanish, Wetherill Park: 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 Assyrian/Chaldean, Wetherill Park: +300 Australian, Wetherill Park: +15 Italian, Wetherill Park: -68 English, Wetherill Park: +69 Chinese, Wetherill Park: +26 Iraqi, Wetherill Park: +128 Vietnamese, Wetherill Park: +71 Croatian, Wetherill Park: -28 Maltese, Wetherill Park: -39 Spanish, Wetherill Park: -26
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 Wetherill Park in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Assyrian/Chaldean (817 people or 13.3%)
  • Australian (767 people or 12.5%)
  • Italian (718 people or 11.7%)
  • English (647 people or 10.6%)
  • Chinese (351 people or 5.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 3,300 responses in total, or 53.92% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (11.7% compared to 6.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Assyrian/Chaldean ancestry (13.3% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (4.2% compared to 19.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (5.7% 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 (+300 persons)
  • Iraqi (+128 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+71 persons)
  • English (+69 persons)

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