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The three largest ancestries in Clayfield 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 Clayfield 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 Clayfield'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
Clayfield - Total persons (Usual residence)20112001Change
AncestryNumber%Brisbane LGA %Number%Brisbane LGA %2001 to 2011
English3,67936.933.63,60440.736.8+76
Australian3,07730.931.13,09735.034.6-20
Irish1,67916.912.81,78220.114.9-102
Scottish1,24312.59.93874.43.7+857
German5225.25.34565.25.3+66
Italian3353.43.13023.43.0+33
Indian3193.22.5560.61.1+263
Chinese2963.05.51892.13.9+108
Dutch1541.51.51081.21.4+46
New Zealander1271.31.3961.11.0+32
Filipino1101.11.2740.80.7+37
Greek961.01.2820.91.4+14
Korean890.90.8490.60.3+40
Polish720.70.7500.60.7+22
Welsh700.70.7510.60.5+19
French650.70.7570.60.5+8
Japanese530.50.4330.40.3+20
Sinhalese520.50.5190.20.3+33
American500.50.4320.40.3+19
Papua New Guinean480.50.2350.40.2+13
Inadequately Described440.40.5250.30.4+20
South African420.40.7250.30.4+17
Serbian370.40.4190.20.4+18
Maori360.40.9510.60.6-15
Fijian350.40.360.10.1+29
Spanish340.30.5280.30.4+6
Hungarian310.30.3270.30.2+4
Danish310.30.5490.60.4-18
Russian300.30.4250.30.4+6
Samoan290.30.5110.10.3+18
Iranian290.30.200.00.1+29
Punjabi270.30.100.00.0+27
Canadian270.30.2120.10.2+15
Lebanese250.30.3100.10.2+15
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)240.20.2180.20.1+6
Thai240.20.2110.10.1+14
Vietnamese220.21.530.01.2+19
Malay220.20.200.00.1+22
Arab not further described220.20.180.10.0+14
Austrian220.20.2120.10.2+10
Swedish210.20.2150.20.2+6
Burmese peoples200.20.160.10.0+14
Indonesian190.20.2210.20.2-2
Taiwanese170.20.270.10.1+11
Nepalese170.20.100.00.0+17
Portuguese150.20.200.00.1+15
Colombian150.20.100.00.0+15
Croatian140.10.3180.20.3-4
Other Arab peoples140.10.100.00.0+14
Other Indian subcontinent130.10.200.00.0+13
Pakistani130.10.130.00.1+10
Tamil130.10.100.00.0+13
Bengali130.10.130.00.0+10
Czech130.10.130.00.1+10
Maltese130.10.2150.20.2-2
Macedonian130.10.140.00.1+9
Ukrainian120.10.260.10.2+6
Singaporean120.10.000.00.0+12
Norwegian110.10.1130.10.1-1
Mauritian110.10.100.00.0+11
Chilean100.10.100.00.1+10
Estonian100.10.030.00.0+7
Cypriot100.10.100.00.0+10
Other North American100.10.100.00.0+10
Tongan100.10.200.00.1+10
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Clayfield - Total persons (Usual residence)20112001Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Brisbane LGA %Number%Brisbane LGA %2001 to 2011
Not stated5465.56.25195.95.8+27

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% Italian, Brisbane LGA: 3.1% Indian, Brisbane LGA: 2.5% Chinese, Brisbane LGA: 5.5% Dutch, Brisbane LGA: 1.5% New Zealander, Brisbane LGA: 1.3% English, Clayfield: 36.9% Australian, Clayfield: 30.9% Irish, Clayfield: 16.9% Scottish, Clayfield: 12.5% German, Clayfield: 5.2% Italian, Clayfield: 3.4% Indian, Clayfield: 3.2% Chinese, Clayfield: 3.0% Dutch, Clayfield: 1.5% New Zealander, Clayfield: 1.3%
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, Clayfield: +76 Australian, Clayfield: -20 Irish, Clayfield: -102 Scottish, Clayfield: +857 German, Clayfield: +66 Italian, Clayfield: +33 Indian, Clayfield: +263 Chinese, Clayfield: +108 Dutch, Clayfield: +46 New Zealander, Clayfield: +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 Clayfield in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (3,679 people or 36.9%)
  • Australian (3,077 people or 30.9%)
  • Irish (1,679 people or 16.9%)
  • Scottish (1,243 people or 12.5%)
  • German (522 people or 5.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 10,200 responses in total, or 102.41% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (16.9% compared to 12.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (36.9% compared to 33.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (12.5% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (3.0% 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 (+857 persons)
  • Indian (+263 persons)
  • Chinese (+108 persons)
  • Irish (-102 persons)

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