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The three largest ancestries in Sandgate in 2011 were English, Australian and Irish.

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 Sandgate 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 Sandgate'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
Sandgate - Total persons (Usual residence)20112001Change
AncestryNumber%Brisbane LGA %Number%Brisbane LGA %2001 to 2011
English2,68441.133.62,64044.336.8+44
Australian2,33535.831.12,24937.834.6+86
Irish1,14117.512.81,06217.814.9+79
Scottish78812.19.92263.83.7+562
German3575.55.33405.75.3+17
Dutch1111.71.5981.61.4+13
Italian1011.53.1841.43.0+17
New Zealander781.21.3530.91.0+25
Maori610.90.9420.70.6+19
Polish500.80.7180.30.7+32
Welsh450.70.7210.40.5+24
French450.70.7220.40.5+23
Chinese450.75.5380.63.9+7
Greek390.61.2390.71.40
Danish340.50.5360.60.4-2
Filipino310.51.2230.40.7+8
Finnish290.40.240.10.2+25
American260.40.4130.20.3+13
Japanese240.40.490.20.3+15
Indian220.32.5220.41.10
Canadian190.30.2100.20.2+9
Russian190.30.460.10.4+13
Croatian180.30.390.20.3+9
Fijian180.30.3140.20.1+4
Inadequately Described170.30.5230.40.4-6
Austrian170.30.2130.20.2+4
Swedish150.20.2150.30.20
Lithuanian140.20.090.20.0+5
Indonesian140.20.200.00.2+14
Latvian130.20.160.10.1+7
Swiss130.20.2170.30.1-4
Serbian130.20.490.20.4+4
South African130.20.730.10.4+10
Norwegian110.20.160.10.1+5
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Sandgate - Total persons (Usual residence)20112001Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Brisbane LGA %Number%Brisbane LGA %2001 to 2011
Not stated66010.16.23135.35.8+347

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2001 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Ancestry, 2011
Ancestry, 2011 English, Brisbane LGA: 33.6% Australian, Brisbane LGA: 31.1% Irish, Brisbane LGA: 12.8% Scottish, Brisbane LGA: 9.9% German, Brisbane LGA: 5.3% Dutch, Brisbane LGA: 1.5% Italian, Brisbane LGA: 3.1% New Zealander, Brisbane LGA: 1.3% Maori, Brisbane LGA: 0.9% Polish, Brisbane LGA: 0.7% English, Sandgate: 41.1% Australian, Sandgate: 35.8% Irish, Sandgate: 17.5% Scottish, Sandgate: 12.1% German, Sandgate: 5.5% Dutch, Sandgate: 1.7% Italian, Sandgate: 1.5% New Zealander, Sandgate: 1.2% Maori, Sandgate: 0.9% Polish, Sandgate: 0.8%
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, 2001 to 2011
Change in ancestry, 2001 to 2011 English, Sandgate: +44 Australian, Sandgate: +86 Irish, Sandgate: +79 Scottish, Sandgate: +562 German, Sandgate: +17 Dutch, Sandgate: +13 Italian, Sandgate: +17 New Zealander, Sandgate: +25 Maori, Sandgate: +19 Polish, Sandgate: +32
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2001 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 Sandgate in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,684 people or 41.1%)
  • Australian (2,335 people or 35.8%)
  • Irish (1,141 people or 17.5%)
  • Scottish (788 people or 12.1%)
  • German (357 people or 5.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 7,305 responses in total, or 111.95% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Sandgate and Brisbane LGA were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (41.1% compared to 33.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (35.8% compared to 31.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (17.5% compared to 12.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (0.7% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2001 and 2011 were:

  • Scottish (+562 persons)
  • Australian (+86 persons)
  • Irish (+79 persons)

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