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Ancestry

The three largest ancestries in Northern Inner Brisbane in 2006 were Australian, English 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 Northern Inner Brisbane 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 Northern Inner Brisbane'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
Northern Inner Brisbane - Total persons (Usual residence)20062001Change
AncestryNumber%Brisbane LGA %Number%Brisbane LGA %2001 to 2006
Australian45,79839.436.240,17636.634.6+5,622
English40,45034.832.543,38839.636.8-2,938
Irish19,40516.712.321,33119.514.9-1,926
Scottish12,55110.89.34,6144.23.7+7,937
German6,5085.65.36,0565.55.3+452
Italian4,9724.33.14,6454.23.0+327
Chinese2,0821.84.41,8191.73.9+263
Dutch1,6801.41.51,3641.21.4+316
New Zealander1,3911.21.31,1391.01.0+252
Polish9330.80.87360.70.7+197
Welsh9280.80.76170.60.5+311
Indian8800.81.56360.61.1+244
Greek8770.81.38600.81.4+17
Filipino8380.70.97170.70.7+121
French6920.60.65930.50.5+99
Maori6640.60.75530.50.6+111
Danish6400.60.54870.40.4+153
American5040.40.43700.30.3+134
Spanish4310.40.54170.40.4+14
Japanese3770.30.42230.20.3+154
South African3740.30.62460.20.4+128
Russian3690.30.42910.30.4+78
Inadequately Described3260.30.33510.30.4-25
Papua New Guinean3210.30.22300.20.2+91
Maltese2990.30.22130.20.2+86
Croatian2820.20.32140.20.3+68
Swedish2820.20.21980.20.2+84
Korean2810.20.51820.20.3+99
Canadian2780.20.21600.10.2+118
Hungarian2700.20.32950.30.2-25
Lebanese2380.20.31830.20.2+55
Sinhalese2310.20.42090.20.3+22
Serbian2300.20.42280.20.4+2
Austrian2250.20.21220.10.2+103
Samoan1930.20.41710.20.3+22
Swiss1920.20.21340.10.1+58
Australian Aboriginal1870.20.2850.10.1+102
Portuguese1800.20.2980.10.1+82
Thai1780.20.21230.10.1+55
Vietnamese1740.11.21410.11.2+33
Indonesian1700.10.2940.10.2+76
Fijian1600.10.21180.10.1+42
Norwegian1580.10.11470.10.1+11
Sudanese1540.10.290.00.0+145
Finnish1490.10.21170.10.2+32
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)1480.10.11460.10.1+2
Ukrainian1320.10.2750.10.2+57
Czech1220.10.1800.10.1+42
Latvian1190.10.11220.10.1-3
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Northern Inner Brisbane - Total persons (Usual residence)20062001Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Brisbane LGA %Number%Brisbane LGA %2001 to 2006
Not stated8,7437.57.86,1705.65.8+2,573

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2001 and 2006. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Ancestry, 2006
Ancestry, 2006 Australian, Brisbane LGA: 36.2% English, Brisbane LGA: 32.5% Irish, Brisbane LGA: 12.3% Scottish, Brisbane LGA: 9.3% German, Brisbane LGA: 5.3% Italian, Brisbane LGA: 3.1% Chinese, Brisbane LGA: 4.4% Dutch, Brisbane LGA: 1.5% New Zealander, Brisbane LGA: 1.3% Polish, Brisbane LGA: 0.8% Australian, Northern Inner Brisbane: 39.4% English, Northern Inner Brisbane: 34.8% Irish, Northern Inner Brisbane: 16.7% Scottish, Northern Inner Brisbane: 10.8% German, Northern Inner Brisbane: 5.6% Italian, Northern Inner Brisbane: 4.3% Chinese, Northern Inner Brisbane: 1.8% Dutch, Northern Inner Brisbane: 1.4% New Zealander, Northern Inner Brisbane: 1.2% Polish, Northern Inner Brisbane: 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in ancestry, 2001 to 2006
Change in ancestry, 2001 to 2006 Australian, Northern Inner Brisbane: +5,622 English, Northern Inner Brisbane: -2,938 Irish, Northern Inner Brisbane: -1,926 Scottish, Northern Inner Brisbane: +7,937 German, Northern Inner Brisbane: +452 Italian, Northern Inner Brisbane: +327 Chinese, Northern Inner Brisbane: +263 Dutch, Northern Inner Brisbane: +316 New Zealander, Northern Inner Brisbane: +252 Polish, Northern Inner Brisbane: +197
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2001 and 2006 (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 Northern Inner Brisbane in 2006 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (45,798 people or 39.4%)
  • English (40,450 people or 34.8%)
  • Irish (19,405 people or 16.7%)
  • Scottish (12,551 people or 10.8%)
  • German (6,508 people or 5.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 124,712 responses in total, or 107.29% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (16.7% compared to 12.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (39.4% compared to 36.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (34.8% compared to 32.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (1.8% compared to 4.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2001 and 2006 were:

  • Scottish (+7,937 persons)
  • Australian (+5,622 persons)
  • English (-2,938 persons)
  • Irish (-1,926 persons)

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