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Hurstville (total)

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 Hurstville (total) in 2016 were Chinese, English and Nepalese.

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 Hurstville (total) 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 Hurstville (total)'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
Hurstville (total) - Total persons (Enumerated)20162006Change
AncestryNumber%Australia %Number%Australia %2006 to 2016
Chinese
16,16355.15.210,29845.43.4+5,865
English
2,1907.533.62,1749.631.6+17
Nepalese
2,1697.40.31800.80.0+1,990
Australian
1,6865.831.22,46310.937.1-776
Greek
9403.21.71,0754.71.8-135
Lebanese
6832.31.07443.30.9-61
Indian
6612.32.66012.71.2+60
Macedonian
6212.10.46512.90.4-30
map this data in atlas.idIrish5411.810.27133.19.1-173
Filipino
5311.81.33081.40.8+224
Italian
4851.74.35402.44.3-55
map this data in atlas.idScottish4451.58.65052.27.6-61
Indonesian
2881.00.32010.90.2+87
Croatian
2000.70.62641.20.6-64
Korean
1880.60.52120.90.3-24
German
1820.64.21920.84.1-10
Vietnamese
1760.61.3690.30.9+107
Maori
1740.60.63031.30.5-129
Egyptian
1540.50.21690.70.2-15
Bengali
1400.50.2370.20.1+103
Thai
1390.50.3530.20.2+86
Spanish
1180.40.51280.60.4-10
Maltese
950.30.81200.50.8-25
Serbian
880.30.41270.60.5-39
Japanese
770.30.3590.30.2+18
Malay
760.30.2370.20.1+39
Other Indian subcontinent
750.30.2370.20.1+39
Taiwanese
720.20.1320.10.0+40
New Zealander
680.20.9850.40.8-17
Inadequately Described
670.20.6480.20.3+19
Portuguese
650.20.3490.20.2+16
Sinhalese
640.20.6440.20.4+20
Russian
610.20.4680.30.3-7
Fijian
590.20.2500.20.1+9
Arab not further described
540.20.2410.20.1+14
Cypriot
540.20.1120.10.1+42
Samoan
510.20.3450.20.2+6
Polish
470.20.8690.30.8-22
Dutch
380.11.5480.21.6-10
Pakistani
370.10.3220.10.1+15
Colombian
350.10.1130.10.0+23
Syrian
350.10.1250.10.1+10
Bosnian
330.10.1300.10.1+2
Chilean
320.10.1250.10.1+7
French
300.10.6340.20.5-4
Other South American
290.10.1510.20.1-21
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Hurstville (total) - Total persons (Enumerated)20162006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Australia %Number%Australia %2006 to 2016
Not stated1,2044.17.01,6797.48.1-475

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Ancestry, 2016
Ancestry, 2016 Chinese, Australia: 5.2% English, Australia: 33.6% Nepalese, Australia: 0.3% Australian, Australia: 31.2% Greek, Australia: 1.7% Lebanese, Australia: 1.0% Indian, Australia: 2.6% Macedonian, Australia: 0.4% Irish, Australia: 10.2% Filipino, Australia: 1.3% Chinese, Hurstville (total): 55.1% English, Hurstville (total): 7.5% Nepalese, Hurstville (total): 7.4% Australian, Hurstville (total): 5.8% Greek, Hurstville (total): 3.2% Lebanese, Hurstville (total): 2.3% Indian, Hurstville (total): 2.3% Macedonian, Hurstville (total): 2.1% Irish, Hurstville (total): 1.8% Filipino, Hurstville (total): 1.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in ancestry, 2006 to 2016
Change in ancestry, 2006 to 2016 Chinese, Hurstville (total): +5,865 English, Hurstville (total): +17 Nepalese, Hurstville (total): +1,990 Australian, Hurstville (total): -776 Greek, Hurstville (total): -135 Lebanese, Hurstville (total): -61 Indian, Hurstville (total): +60 Macedonian, Hurstville (total): -30 Irish, Hurstville (total): -173 Filipino, Hurstville (total): +224
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the ancestry responses of the population in Hurstville (total) in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Chinese (16,163 people or 55.1%)
  • English (2,190 people or 7.5%)
  • Nepalese (2,169 people or 7.4%)
  • Australian (1,686 people or 5.8%)
  • Greek (940 people or 3.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 23,148 responses in total, or 78.93% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Hurstville (total) and Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (55.1% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (7.5% compared to 33.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (5.8% compared to 31.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (1.8% compared to 10.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2016 were:

  • Chinese (+5,865 persons)
  • Nepalese (+1,990 persons)
  • Australian (-776 persons)
  • Filipino (+224 persons)

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