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The three largest ancestries in Belair in 2011 were English, Australian and Scottish.

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 Belair 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 Belair'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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's ancestry?'

Multi-response

Total population

Ancestry - Ranked by size
Belair - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
English
2,03946.440.31,85042.337.5+189
Australian
1,55935.535.51,86442.640.3-305
map this data in atlas.idScottish52712.09.543910.08.2+88
map this data in atlas.idIrish4319.89.03768.68.2+55
German
3678.47.83337.67.3+34
Italian
992.33.91012.33.7-2
Dutch
882.01.7872.01.8+1
Chinese
731.72.8531.22.3+20
Welsh
451.00.8451.00.80
Polish
370.81.1370.81.10
French
360.80.6340.80.6+2
Greek
330.83.6340.83.7-1
American
310.70.3360.80.3-5
Danish
270.60.3180.40.3+9
South African
250.60.4250.60.40
New Zealander
230.50.5240.60.5-1
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Belair - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Not stated2225.13.61413.24.4+81

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Ancestry, 2011
Ancestry, 2011 English, City of Mitcham: 40.3% Australian, City of Mitcham: 35.5% Scottish, City of Mitcham: 9.5% Irish, City of Mitcham: 9.0% German, City of Mitcham: 7.8% Italian, City of Mitcham: 3.9% Dutch, City of Mitcham: 1.7% Chinese, City of Mitcham: 2.8% Welsh, City of Mitcham: 0.8% Polish, City of Mitcham: 1.1% English, Belair: 46.4% Australian, Belair: 35.5% Scottish, Belair: 12.0% Irish, Belair: 9.8% German, Belair: 8.4% Italian, Belair: 2.3% Dutch, Belair: 2.0% Chinese, Belair: 1.7% Welsh, Belair: 1.0% Polish, Belair: 0.8%
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, 2006 to 2011
Change in ancestry, 2006 to 2011 English, Belair: +189 Australian, Belair: -305 Scottish, Belair: +88 Irish, Belair: +55 German, Belair: +34 Italian, Belair: -2 Dutch, Belair: +1 Chinese, Belair: +20 Welsh, Belair: 0 Polish, Belair: 0
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 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 Belair in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,039 people or 46.4%)
  • Australian (1,559 people or 35.5%)
  • Scottish (527 people or 12.0%)
  • Irish (431 people or 9.8%)
  • German (367 people or 8.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 4,923 responses in total, or 112.06% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Belair and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (46.4% compared to 40.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (12.0% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Greek ancestry (0.8% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (2.3% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Australian (-305 persons)
  • English (+189 persons)
  • Scottish (+88 persons)
  • Irish (+55 persons)

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