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Georges River Council

Ancestry

The three largest ancestries in the Georges River Council in 2011 were Chinese, Australian and English.

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 the Georges River Council 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 the Georges River Council'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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's ancestry?'

Multi-response

Total population

Ancestry - Ranked by size
Georges River Council - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Chinese
32,56924.28.224,99019.87.1+7,579
Australian
24,66818.325.729,28123.229.5-4,613
English
24,03217.825.823,44818.624.6+583
Greek
10,6317.92.610,0518.02.7+580
map this data in atlas.idIrish8,3736.28.38,0966.47.9+277
map this data in atlas.idScottish5,9894.46.35,7634.65.9+226
Italian
5,7164.24.25,5584.44.2+157
Lebanese
4,2803.23.23,9553.13.1+324
Macedonian
3,9783.00.63,5122.80.5+466
Indian
2,6832.02.92,2961.82.2+387
Croatian
2,1381.60.82,0201.60.8+118
German
2,0891.62.52,0861.72.5+3
Filipino
1,9501.41.91,5691.21.6+381
Nepalese
1,8031.30.43300.30.1+1,473
Egyptian
1,5671.20.51,1910.90.4+376
Maori
1,0990.80.51,2201.00.6-122
Maltese
9870.71.29660.81.3+21
Spanish
9030.70.77490.60.7+153
Vietnamese
8920.71.86150.51.6+276
Indonesian
8390.60.45970.50.3+241
New Zealander
7810.60.87030.60.8+78
Serbian
7240.50.66890.50.7+35
Portuguese
7110.50.45680.40.4+143
Dutch
6360.51.05960.51.0+40
Korean
6240.51.15720.50.9+52
Cypriot
6200.50.22060.20.1+413
Russian
5660.40.54800.40.5+86
Bengali
5610.40.42420.20.3+319
Polish
5410.40.85350.40.8+5
Fijian
4960.40.53060.20.2+190
French
4860.40.64510.40.6+35
Thai
4420.30.42770.20.2+165
Welsh
4250.30.53840.30.5+41
Japanese
4130.30.32920.20.3+121
Inadequately Described
3970.30.43330.30.3+64
Hungarian
3910.30.43900.30.50
Tongan
3380.30.32590.20.2+79
South African
3210.20.62960.20.5+25
Samoan
3160.20.42730.20.4+43
Other South American
3100.20.22180.20.2+92
Chilean
3090.20.33120.20.3-3
Bosnian
2980.20.12750.20.1+23
Arab not further described
2930.20.32140.20.3+79
Turkish
2760.20.52690.20.5+7
American
2550.20.32300.20.3+25
Other Indian subcontinent
2350.20.21350.10.1+100
Sinhalese
2320.20.52060.20.5+26
Austrian
1850.10.21920.20.2-7
Pakistani
1830.10.31320.10.2+51
Peruvian
1780.10.11560.10.1+22
Syrian
1710.10.21220.10.1+49
Danish
1680.10.21880.10.2-20
Malay
1660.10.11580.10.1+8
Czech
1560.10.21750.10.2-19
Uruguayan
1560.10.11660.10.1-10
Iranian
1530.10.31230.10.2+30
Brazilian
1510.10.1940.10.1+57
Ukrainian
1470.10.21570.10.2-10
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
1450.10.13320.30.1-187
Canadian
1420.10.21130.10.2+29
Colombian
1420.10.11280.10.1+14
Mauritian
1400.10.21440.10.1-4
Armenian
1360.10.31250.10.3+11
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Georges River Council - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Not stated6,8905.17.08,8827.09.1-1,993

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Ancestry, 2011
Ancestry, 2011 Chinese, Greater Sydney: 8.2% Australian, Greater Sydney: 25.7% English, Greater Sydney: 25.8% Greek, Greater Sydney: 2.6% Irish, Greater Sydney: 8.3% Scottish, Greater Sydney: 6.3% Italian, Greater Sydney: 4.2% Lebanese, Greater Sydney: 3.2% Macedonian, Greater Sydney: 0.6% Indian, Greater Sydney: 2.9% Chinese, Georges River Council: 24.2% Australian, Georges River Council: 18.3% English, Georges River Council: 17.8% Greek, Georges River Council: 7.9% Irish, Georges River Council: 6.2% Scottish, Georges River Council: 4.4% Italian, Georges River Council: 4.2% Lebanese, Georges River Council: 3.2% Macedonian, Georges River Council: 3.0% Indian, Georges River Council: 2.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in ancestry, 2006 to 2011
Change in ancestry, 2006 to 2011 Chinese, Georges River Council: +7,579 Australian, Georges River Council: -4,613 English, Georges River Council: +583 Greek, Georges River Council: +580 Irish, Georges River Council: +277 Scottish, Georges River Council: +226 Italian, Georges River Council: +157 Lebanese, Georges River Council: +324 Macedonian, Georges River Council: +466 Indian, Georges River Council: +387
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 Georges River Council in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Chinese (32,569 people or 24.2%)
  • Australian (24,668 people or 18.3%)
  • English (24,032 people or 17.8%)
  • Greek (10,631 people or 7.9%)
  • Irish (8,373 people or 6.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 100,273 responses in total, or 74.46% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in the Georges River Council and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (24.2% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (7.9% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (17.8% compared to 25.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (18.3% compared to 25.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Chinese (+7,579 persons)
  • Australian (-4,613 persons)
  • Nepalese (+1,473 persons)
  • English (+583 persons)

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