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The three largest ancestries in Bowen Hills in 2006 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 Bowen Hills 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 Bowen Hills'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
Bowen Hills - Total persons (Usual residence)20062001Change
AncestryNumber%Brisbane LGA %Number%Brisbane LGA %2001 to 2006
English51532.532.527330.536.8+242
Australian45328.536.223826.634.6+215
Irish22814.412.311613.014.9+112
Scottish1469.29.3374.13.7+109
German1016.45.3455.05.3+56
Chinese553.54.4242.73.9+31
Italian523.33.1465.13.0+6
Dutch251.61.5171.91.4+8
Indian241.51.540.41.1+20
New Zealander201.31.3101.11.0+10
Polish201.30.8171.90.7+3

Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Bowen Hills - Total persons (Usual residence)20062001Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Brisbane LGA %Number%Brisbane LGA %2001 to 2006
Not stated25115.87.816518.45.8+86

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 English, Brisbane LGA: 32.5% Australian, Brisbane LGA: 36.2% Irish, Brisbane LGA: 12.3% Scottish, Brisbane LGA: 9.3% German, Brisbane LGA: 5.3% Chinese, Brisbane LGA: 4.4% Italian, Brisbane LGA: 3.1% Dutch, Brisbane LGA: 1.5% Indian, Brisbane LGA: 1.5% New Zealander, Brisbane LGA: 1.3% English, Bowen Hills: 32.5% Australian, Bowen Hills: 28.5% Irish, Bowen Hills: 14.4% Scottish, Bowen Hills: 9.2% German, Bowen Hills: 6.4% Chinese, Bowen Hills: 3.5% Italian, Bowen Hills: 3.3% Dutch, Bowen Hills: 1.6% Indian, Bowen Hills: 1.5% New Zealander, Bowen Hills: 1.3%
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 English, Bowen Hills: +242 Australian, Bowen Hills: +215 Irish, Bowen Hills: +112 Scottish, Bowen Hills: +109 German, Bowen Hills: +56 Chinese, Bowen Hills: +31 Italian, Bowen Hills: +6 Dutch, Bowen Hills: +8 Indian, Bowen Hills: +20 New Zealander, Bowen Hills: +10
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 Bowen Hills in 2006 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (515 people or 32.5%)
  • Australian (453 people or 28.5%)
  • Irish (228 people or 14.4%)
  • Scottish (146 people or 9.2%)
  • German (101 people or 6.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 1,443 responses in total, or 90.93% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (14.4% compared to 12.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with German ancestry (6.4% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (28.5% compared to 36.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+242 persons)
  • Australian (+215 persons)
  • Irish (+112 persons)
  • Scottish (+109 persons)

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