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The three largest ancestries in Liverpool City in 2016 were Australian, English 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 Liverpool City 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 Liverpool City'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
Liverpool City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Australian
33,88016.623.533,03018.325.7+850
English
28,62414.025.326,99115.025.8+1,633
map this data in atlas.idItalian13,6086.74.212,9307.24.2+678
map this data in atlas.idIndian13,2386.54.010,3955.82.9+2,843
Lebanese
12,1936.03.39,2705.13.2+2,923
Vietnamese
10,7265.22.27,2864.01.8+3,440
Chinese
10,4685.110.17,6454.28.2+2,823
Irish
7,5103.78.66,7683.88.3+742
Iraqi
6,2443.10.53,4601.90.3+2,784
Serbian
5,9712.90.65,6853.20.6+286
Scottish
5,9262.96.45,2842.96.3+642
Filipino
5,5702.72.14,9662.81.9+604
Assyrian/Chaldean
5,4242.70.63,0901.70.5+2,334
Greek
4,5962.22.43,9432.22.6+653
Fijian
4,1932.10.53,4911.90.5+702
Maltese
3,2511.61.23,2961.81.2-45
German
3,0371.52.52,8111.62.5+226
Arab not further described
2,9061.40.41,8821.00.3+1,024
Croatian
2,8311.40.82,5251.40.8+306
Samoan
2,8231.40.52,2421.20.4+581
Spanish
2,8101.40.82,5341.40.7+276
Macedonian
2,8071.40.52,3461.30.6+461
Khmer (Cambodian)
2,5021.20.31,7110.90.3+791
Egyptian
2,0931.00.51,4740.80.5+619
Turkish
1,9370.90.51,6510.90.5+286
Lao
1,8350.90.21,5660.90.1+269
Pakistani
1,8100.90.51,1850.70.3+625
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
1,7670.90.21,0290.60.1+738
Chilean
1,7310.80.31,4340.80.3+297
Polish
1,6450.80.81,7331.00.8-88
Inadequately Described
1,4990.70.68020.40.4+697
Maori
1,3040.60.51,2110.70.5+93
Portuguese
1,1800.60.58650.50.4+315
Bosnian
1,1210.50.11,0020.60.1+119
Bengali
9750.50.64760.30.4+499
Other Indian subcontinent
9750.50.38350.50.2+140
New Zealander
9430.50.87050.40.8+238
Tongan
9280.50.36230.30.3+305
Syrian
8740.40.25130.30.2+361
Iranian
8660.40.55100.30.3+356
Central and West African
8470.40.24970.30.1+350
Other South American
8180.40.27080.40.2+110
Kurdish
8140.40.16300.30.1+184
Indonesian
8110.40.55410.30.4+270
Dutch
7790.40.97750.41.0+4
Thai
7590.40.54870.30.4+272
Palestinian
7560.40.24330.20.1+323
French
7480.40.75760.30.6+172
Uruguayan
6870.30.16010.30.1+86
Sinhalese
6530.30.66170.30.5+36
Russian
6470.30.55000.30.5+147
Nepalese
6070.30.72030.10.4+404
Timorese
6020.30.05380.30.0+64
Mauritian
5620.30.26160.30.2-54
Cypriot
5540.30.23950.20.2+159
Hungarian
5480.30.45650.30.4-17
Sudanese
5310.30.14630.30.1+68
Peruvian
5140.30.14260.20.1+88
Australian Aboriginal
4810.20.24080.20.2+73
South African
4480.20.64410.20.6+7
Afghan
4030.20.33330.20.2+70
Argentinian
4020.20.13780.20.1+24
Welsh
3510.20.54030.20.5-52
Salvadoran
3170.20.02580.10.0+59
Ukrainian
3060.10.22450.10.2+61
Cook Islander
3030.10.11940.10.1+109
Jordanian
3030.10.12620.10.1+41
Zimbabwean
3020.10.11820.10.0+120
Romanian
2960.10.12590.10.1+37
Punjabi
2940.10.11210.10.1+173
Other Arab peoples
2750.10.11250.10.1+150
Armenian
2650.10.31960.10.3+69
Korean
2550.11.31480.11.1+107
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
2420.10.12520.10.1-10
Other Polynesian
2370.10.11440.10.1+93
Malay
2360.10.21720.10.1+64
Other Central Asian
2330.10.1930.10.1+140
Burmese peoples
2270.10.1990.10.1+128
Austrian
2180.10.22200.10.2-2
Other North American
2160.10.11610.10.0+55
Slovene
2150.10.12370.10.1-22
American
2140.10.31970.10.3+17
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Liverpool City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Not stated15,2547.56.314,7908.27.0+464

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 Australian, Greater Sydney: 23.5% English, Greater Sydney: 25.3% Italian, Greater Sydney: 4.2% Indian, Greater Sydney: 4.0% Lebanese, Greater Sydney: 3.3% Vietnamese, Greater Sydney: 2.2% Chinese, Greater Sydney: 10.1% Irish, Greater Sydney: 8.6% Iraqi, Greater Sydney: 0.5% Serbian, Greater Sydney: 0.6% Australian, Liverpool City: 16.6% English, Liverpool City: 14.0% Italian, Liverpool City: 6.7% Indian, Liverpool City: 6.5% Lebanese, Liverpool City: 6.0% Vietnamese, Liverpool City: 5.2% Chinese, Liverpool City: 5.1% Irish, Liverpool City: 3.7% Iraqi, Liverpool City: 3.1% Serbian, Liverpool City: 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 Australian, Liverpool City: +850 English, Liverpool City: +1,633 Italian, Liverpool City: +678 Indian, Liverpool City: +2,843 Lebanese, Liverpool City: +2,923 Vietnamese, Liverpool City: +3,440 Chinese, Liverpool City: +2,823 Irish, Liverpool City: +742 Iraqi, Liverpool City: +2,784 Serbian, Liverpool City: +286
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 Liverpool City in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (33,880 people or 16.6%)
  • English (28,624 people or 14.0%)
  • Italian (13,608 people or 6.7%)
  • Indian (13,238 people or 6.5%)
  • Lebanese (12,193 people or 6.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 101,543 responses in total, or 49.70% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Liverpool City and Greater Sydney were:

  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (14.0% compared to 25.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (16.6% compared to 23.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (5.1% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (3.7% compared to 8.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Vietnamese (+3,440 persons)
  • Lebanese (+2,923 persons)
  • Indian (+2,843 persons)
  • Chinese (+2,823 persons)

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