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Ancestry

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

The three largest ancestries in the Georges River Council area in 2016 were Chinese, English 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 the Georges River Council area 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 area'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
Georges River Council area - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Chinese
40,87827.810.132,56924.28.2+8,309
English
23,94316.325.324,03217.825.8-89
Australian
22,69215.523.524,66818.325.7-1,976
Greek
10,8547.42.410,6317.92.6+223
map this data in atlas.idIrish8,7055.98.68,3736.28.3+332
map this data in atlas.idScottish6,0584.16.45,9894.46.3+69
Italian
5,9754.14.25,7164.24.2+259
Nepalese
5,1753.50.71,8031.30.4+3,372
Lebanese
4,9933.43.34,2803.23.2+713
Macedonian
4,2032.90.53,9783.00.6+225
Indian
3,4432.34.02,6832.02.9+760
Filipino
2,9102.02.11,9501.41.9+960
German
2,2141.52.52,0891.62.5+125
Croatian
2,0911.40.82,1381.60.8-47
Egyptian
1,8071.20.51,5671.20.5+240
Vietnamese
1,3971.02.28920.71.8+505
Indonesian
1,0930.70.58390.60.4+254
Spanish
1,0550.70.89030.70.7+152
Maori
1,0360.70.51,0990.80.5-63
Maltese
9790.71.29870.71.2-8
Bengali
9700.70.65610.40.4+409
Portuguese
8780.60.57110.50.4+167
Serbian
8440.60.67240.50.6+120
New Zealander
8180.60.87810.60.8+37
Cypriot
7810.50.26200.50.2+161
Thai
7740.50.54420.30.4+332
Korean
7120.51.36240.51.1+88
Inadequately Described
6490.40.63970.30.4+252
Russian
5980.40.55660.40.5+32
Polish
5980.40.85410.40.8+57
French
5780.40.74860.40.6+92
Dutch
5410.40.96360.51.0-95
Fijian
5210.40.54960.40.5+25
Japanese
5050.30.44130.30.3+92
Welsh
4070.30.54250.30.5-18
Samoan
4030.30.53160.20.4+87
Chilean
3900.30.33090.20.3+81
Hungarian
3850.30.43910.30.4-6
Arab not further described
3830.30.42930.20.3+90
Other South American
3390.20.23100.20.2+29
South African
3340.20.63210.20.6+13
Tongan
3300.20.33380.30.3-8
Turkish
3250.20.52760.20.5+49
Malay
3060.20.21660.10.1+140
Sinhalese
3020.20.62320.20.5+70
Bosnian
2950.20.12980.20.1-3
Other Indian subcontinent
2730.20.32350.20.2+38
Colombian
2550.20.11420.10.1+113
Brazilian
2500.20.21510.10.1+99
Ukrainian
2450.20.21470.10.2+98
Peruvian
2440.20.11780.10.1+66
Pakistani
2430.20.51830.10.3+60
American
2380.20.32550.20.3-17
Syrian
2370.20.21710.10.2+66
Iranian
2110.10.51530.10.3+58
Austrian
2020.10.21850.10.2+17
Taiwanese
1970.10.1710.10.1+126
Australian Aboriginal
1920.10.21270.10.2+65
Danish
1640.10.21680.10.2-4
Armenian
1610.10.31360.10.3+25
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
1580.10.21450.10.1+13
Palestinian
1570.10.21170.10.1+40
Cook Islander
1530.10.1940.10.1+59
Mauritian
1530.10.21400.10.2+13
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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 area - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Not stated6,7444.66.36,8905.17.0-146

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 Chinese, Greater Sydney: 10.1% English, Greater Sydney: 25.3% Australian, Greater Sydney: 23.5% Greek, Greater Sydney: 2.4% Irish, Greater Sydney: 8.6% Scottish, Greater Sydney: 6.4% Italian, Greater Sydney: 4.2% Nepalese, Greater Sydney: 0.7% Lebanese, Greater Sydney: 3.3% Macedonian, Greater Sydney: 0.5% Chinese, Georges River Council area: 27.8% English, Georges River Council area: 16.3% Australian, Georges River Council area: 15.5% Greek, Georges River Council area: 7.4% Irish, Georges River Council area: 5.9% Scottish, Georges River Council area: 4.1% Italian, Georges River Council area: 4.1% Nepalese, Georges River Council area: 3.5% Lebanese, Georges River Council area: 3.4% Macedonian, Georges River Council area: 2.9%
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 Chinese, Georges River Council area: +8,309 English, Georges River Council area: -89 Australian, Georges River Council area: -1,976 Greek, Georges River Council area: +223 Irish, Georges River Council area: +332 Scottish, Georges River Council area: +69 Italian, Georges River Council area: +259 Nepalese, Georges River Council area: +3,372 Lebanese, Georges River Council area: +713 Macedonian, Georges River Council area: +225
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 Georges River Council area in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Chinese (40,878 people or 27.8%)
  • English (23,943 people or 16.3%)
  • Australian (22,692 people or 15.5%)
  • Greek (10,854 people or 7.4%)
  • Irish (8,705 people or 5.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 107,072 responses in total, or 72.92% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (27.8% compared to 10.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (7.4% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (16.3% compared to 25.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (15.5% compared to 23.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+8,309 persons)
  • Nepalese (+3,372 persons)
  • Australian (-1,976 persons)
  • Filipino (+960 persons)

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