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The three largest ancestries in Redland City in 2016 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 Redland City 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 Redland City'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
Redland City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2011 to 2016
English
66,72745.437.160,21343.436.7+6,514
Australian
52,52435.732.351,50537.134.6+1,019
map this data in atlas.idIrish18,66012.712.315,42111.111.5+3,239
map this data in atlas.idScottish17,91212.210.315,29011.09.8+2,622
German
9,2746.36.08,1985.95.9+1,076
Italian
3,5272.42.63,1132.22.5+414
Dutch
2,9592.01.62,8842.11.7+75
New Zealander
2,8281.91.62,5621.81.5+266
Maori
1,9511.31.41,8141.31.3+137
Chinese
1,8371.24.41,3901.03.4+447
South African
1,5371.00.61,3000.90.7+237
Welsh
1,2930.90.71,0570.80.7+236
Indian
1,2010.82.47830.61.7+418
Polish
1,0580.70.79360.70.7+122
Filipino
1,0550.71.38110.61.1+244
Greek
1,0160.70.88840.60.8+132
French
9840.70.77670.60.6+217
Danish
7230.50.46330.50.5+90
Inadequately Described
6360.40.74150.30.4+221
Spanish
5920.40.64830.30.4+109
Russian
5860.40.45250.40.3+61
Finnish
5760.40.25580.40.2+18
Maltese
5540.40.35210.40.3+33
Croatian
5480.40.35110.40.3+37
American
4720.30.34770.30.4-5
Australian Aboriginal
4630.30.34120.30.2+51
Hungarian
4270.30.33780.30.3+49
Samoan
3690.31.02790.20.8+90
Serbian
3560.20.32820.20.3+74
Swedish
3300.20.22470.20.2+83
Canadian
3160.20.22830.20.2+33
Fijian
2880.20.32090.20.3+79
Thai
2760.20.21830.10.2+93
Sinhalese
2620.20.42170.20.3+45
Austrian
2580.20.22560.20.2+2
Lebanese
2570.20.22340.20.2+23
Portuguese
2560.20.22050.10.1+51
Papua New Guinean
2490.20.32290.20.2+20
Ukrainian
2420.20.11440.10.1+98
Swiss
2380.20.12190.20.1+19
Vietnamese
2260.21.11800.10.9+46
Japanese
2260.20.31550.10.3+71
Norwegian
2160.10.11810.10.1+35
Tongan
2060.10.21590.10.2+47
Czech
1710.10.11360.10.1+35
Indonesian
1630.10.21320.10.2+31
Cook Islander
1610.10.2980.10.2+63
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Redland City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2011 to 2016
Not stated7,2544.96.56,9575.06.4+297

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Ancestry, 2016
Ancestry, 2016 English, Greater Brisbane: 37.1% Australian, Greater Brisbane: 32.3% Irish, Greater Brisbane: 12.3% Scottish, Greater Brisbane: 10.3% German, Greater Brisbane: 6.0% Italian, Greater Brisbane: 2.6% Dutch, Greater Brisbane: 1.6% New Zealander, Greater Brisbane: 1.6% Maori, Greater Brisbane: 1.4% Chinese, Greater Brisbane: 4.4% English, Redland City: 45.4% Australian, Redland City: 35.7% Irish, Redland City: 12.7% Scottish, Redland City: 12.2% German, Redland City: 6.3% Italian, Redland City: 2.4% Dutch, Redland City: 2.0% New Zealander, Redland City: 1.9% Maori, Redland City: 1.3% Chinese, Redland City: 1.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016 English, Redland City: +6,514 Australian, Redland City: +1,019 Irish, Redland City: +3,239 Scottish, Redland City: +2,622 German, Redland City: +1,076 Italian, Redland City: +414 Dutch, Redland City: +75 New Zealander, Redland City: +266 Maori, Redland City: +137 Chinese, Redland City: +447
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Redland City in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (66,727 people or 45.4%)
  • Australian (52,524 people or 35.7%)
  • Irish (18,660 people or 12.7%)
  • Scottish (17,912 people or 12.2%)
  • German (9,274 people or 6.3%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 165,097 responses in total, or 112.30% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Redland City and Greater Brisbane were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (45.4% compared to 37.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (35.7% compared to 32.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (12.2% compared to 10.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (1.2% compared to 4.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • English (+6,514 persons)
  • Irish (+3,239 persons)
  • Scottish (+2,622 persons)
  • German (+1,076 persons)

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