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Ancestry

The three largest ancestries in Northern Outer 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 Outer 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 Outer 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 Outer Brisbane - Total persons (Usual residence)20062001Change
AncestryNumber%Brisbane LGA %Number%Brisbane LGA %2001 to 2006
Australian74,96641.736.266,97339.334.6+7,992
English64,01535.632.567,32539.536.8-3,310
Irish22,90712.712.325,59115.014.9-2,684
Scottish17,1769.59.36,1413.63.7+11,035
German10,2035.75.39,5865.65.3+616
Italian6,6063.73.16,0863.63.0+519
Chinese3,7772.14.43,2851.93.9+492
Dutch2,5671.41.52,1811.31.4+385
New Zealander2,3201.31.31,6501.01.0+670
Indian2,2071.21.51,7011.01.1+506
Filipino1,9191.10.91,3020.80.7+617
Maori1,3000.70.79340.50.6+366
Polish1,2580.70.81,0530.60.7+205
Greek1,0930.61.31,0600.61.4+32
Welsh1,0770.60.78330.50.5+244
French9910.60.67910.50.5+200
Danish8760.50.56250.40.4+251
Samoan8310.50.45720.30.3+259
South African7710.40.65540.30.4+217
Spanish6400.40.54570.30.4+183
American5740.30.44050.20.3+169
Inadequately Described5230.30.36050.40.4-82
Hungarian4620.30.33590.20.2+103
Sinhalese4480.20.43730.20.3+75
Papua New Guinean4450.20.23500.20.2+95
Maltese4380.20.23820.20.2+56
Australian Aboriginal4260.20.21770.10.1+249
Croatian4220.20.32980.20.3+124
Russian4030.20.42960.20.4+107
Japanese3910.20.42450.10.3+146
Canadian3540.20.22030.10.2+150
Swedish3450.20.22580.20.2+87
Serbian3400.20.43280.20.4+12
Fijian3260.20.22560.20.1+70
Vietnamese2690.11.22800.21.2-11
Sudanese2670.10.2140.00.0+253
Austrian2600.10.22360.10.2+24
Swiss2440.10.21540.10.1+90
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)2310.10.12250.10.1+6
Thai2290.10.21820.10.1+47
Lebanese2180.10.31940.10.2+24
Korean2140.10.51230.10.3+91
Portuguese2120.10.22020.10.1+10
Norwegian2070.10.11620.10.1+45
Tongan2020.10.11130.10.1+89
Finnish1890.10.21150.10.2+74
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Northern Outer Brisbane - Total persons (Usual residence)20062001Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Brisbane LGA %Number%Brisbane LGA %2001 to 2006
Not stated12,2846.87.88,7355.15.8+3,549

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% Indian, Brisbane LGA: 1.5% Australian, Northern Outer Brisbane: 41.7% English, Northern Outer Brisbane: 35.6% Irish, Northern Outer Brisbane: 12.7% Scottish, Northern Outer Brisbane: 9.5% German, Northern Outer Brisbane: 5.7% Italian, Northern Outer Brisbane: 3.7% Chinese, Northern Outer Brisbane: 2.1% Dutch, Northern Outer Brisbane: 1.4% New Zealander, Northern Outer Brisbane: 1.3% Indian, Northern Outer Brisbane: 1.2%
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 Outer Brisbane: +7,992 English, Northern Outer Brisbane: -3,310 Irish, Northern Outer Brisbane: -2,684 Scottish, Northern Outer Brisbane: +11,035 German, Northern Outer Brisbane: +616 Italian, Northern Outer Brisbane: +519 Chinese, Northern Outer Brisbane: +492 Dutch, Northern Outer Brisbane: +385 New Zealander, Northern Outer Brisbane: +670 Indian, Northern Outer Brisbane: +506
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 Outer Brisbane in 2006 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (74,966 people or 41.7%)
  • English (64,015 people or 35.6%)
  • Irish (22,907 people or 12.7%)
  • Scottish (17,176 people or 9.5%)
  • German (10,203 people or 5.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 189,267 responses in total, or 105.16% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (41.7% compared to 36.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (35.6% compared to 32.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (2.1% compared to 4.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (0.1% compared to 1.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Scottish (+11,035 persons)
  • Australian (+7,992 persons)
  • English (-3,310 persons)
  • Irish (-2,684 persons)

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