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The three largest ancestries in Clayfield 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 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)20062001Change
AncestryNumber%Brisbane LGA %Number%Brisbane LGA %2001 to 2006
Australian3,52537.036.23,09735.034.6+428
English3,34935.232.53,60440.736.8-255
Irish1,69617.812.31,78220.114.9-86
Scottish1,12811.99.33874.43.7+741
German4775.05.34565.25.3+21
Italian3273.43.13023.43.0+25
Chinese2352.54.41892.13.9+46
Dutch1291.41.51081.21.4+21
New Zealander941.01.3961.11.0-2
Greek921.01.3820.91.4+10
Filipino890.90.9740.80.7+15
Polish770.80.8500.60.7+27
Welsh750.80.7510.60.5+24
Indian740.81.5560.61.1+18
Maori630.70.7510.60.6+12
Danish570.60.5490.60.4+8
Korean560.60.5490.60.3+7
Japanese550.60.4330.40.3+22
French550.60.6570.60.5-2
American500.50.4320.40.3+18
Spanish490.50.5280.30.4+21
Papua New Guinean490.50.2350.40.2+14
Inadequately Described370.40.3250.30.4+12
Fijian370.40.260.10.1+31
South African340.40.6250.30.4+9
Russian320.30.4250.30.4+7
Lebanese270.30.3100.10.2+17
Sudanese250.30.230.00.0+22
Serbian230.20.4190.20.4+4
Sinhalese220.20.4190.20.3+3
Taiwanese220.20.270.10.1+15
Hungarian220.20.3270.30.2-5
Indonesian210.20.2210.20.20
Canadian200.20.2120.10.2+8
Norwegian200.20.1130.10.1+7
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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)20062001Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Brisbane LGA %Number%Brisbane LGA %2001 to 2006
Not stated6967.37.85195.95.8+177

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% Greek, Brisbane LGA: 1.3% Australian, Clayfield: 37.0% English, Clayfield: 35.2% Irish, Clayfield: 17.8% Scottish, Clayfield: 11.9% German, Clayfield: 5.0% Italian, Clayfield: 3.4% Chinese, Clayfield: 2.5% Dutch, Clayfield: 1.4% New Zealander, Clayfield: 1.0% Greek, Clayfield: 1.0%
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, Clayfield: +428 English, Clayfield: -255 Irish, Clayfield: -86 Scottish, Clayfield: +741 German, Clayfield: +21 Italian, Clayfield: +25 Chinese, Clayfield: +46 Dutch, Clayfield: +21 New Zealander, Clayfield: -2 Greek, Clayfield: +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 Clayfield in 2006 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (3,525 people or 37.0%)
  • English (3,349 people or 35.2%)
  • Irish (1,696 people or 17.8%)
  • Scottish (1,128 people or 11.9%)
  • German (477 people or 5.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 10,175 responses in total, or 106.90% 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 (17.8% compared to 12.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (35.2% compared to 32.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (11.9% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (2.5% 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 (+741 persons)
  • Australian (+428 persons)
  • English (-255 persons)
  • Irish (-86 persons)

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