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The three largest ancestries in Redland City 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 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2006 to 2011
English
60,21343.436.751,55640.435.1+8,657
Australian
51,50537.134.652,65641.339.0-1,151
map this data in atlas.idIrish15,42111.111.513,05510.211.0+2,366
map this data in atlas.idScottish15,29011.09.812,5379.89.1+2,753
German
8,1985.95.97,2015.65.9+997
Italian
3,1132.22.52,6752.12.4+438
Dutch
2,8842.11.72,7342.11.7+150
New Zealander
2,5621.81.52,2271.71.4+335
Maori
1,8141.31.31,2401.00.9+574
Chinese
1,3901.03.41,1920.92.8+198
South African
1,3000.90.78640.70.5+436
Welsh
1,0570.80.79540.70.7+103
Polish
9360.70.78800.70.7+56
Greek
8840.60.88540.70.9+30
Filipino
8110.61.15300.40.8+281
Indian
7830.61.76380.51.1+145
French
7670.60.67280.60.6+39
Danish
6330.50.55320.40.5+101
Finnish
5580.40.24750.40.2+83
Russian
5250.40.34320.30.3+93
Maltese
5210.40.34810.40.3+40
Croatian
5110.40.34000.30.3+111
Spanish
4830.30.44070.30.4+76
American
4770.30.43880.30.3+89
Inadequately Described
4150.30.42800.20.3+135
Australian Aboriginal
4120.30.22860.20.2+126
Hungarian
3780.30.33090.20.3+69
Canadian
2830.20.22690.20.2+14
Serbian
2820.20.32870.20.3-5
Samoan
2790.20.82280.20.6+51
Austrian
2560.20.22380.20.2+18
Swedish
2470.20.22170.20.2+30
Lebanese
2340.20.22230.20.2+11
Papua New Guinean
2290.20.22120.20.2+17
Swiss
2190.20.12570.20.1-38
Sinhalese
2170.20.31380.10.2+79
Fijian
2090.20.31040.10.1+105
Portuguese
2050.10.12140.20.1-9
Thai
1830.10.21070.10.1+76
Norwegian
1810.10.11560.10.1+25
Vietnamese
1800.10.91280.10.8+52
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
1600.10.21450.10.1+15
Tongan
1590.10.21080.10.1+51
Japanese
1550.10.31280.10.2+27
Ukrainian
1440.10.11270.10.1+17
Turkish
1430.10.11800.10.1-37
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2006 to 2011
Not stated6,9575.06.47,8896.27.7-932

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, Greater Brisbane: 36.7% Australian, Greater Brisbane: 34.6% Irish, Greater Brisbane: 11.5% Scottish, Greater Brisbane: 9.8% German, Greater Brisbane: 5.9% Italian, Greater Brisbane: 2.5% Dutch, Greater Brisbane: 1.7% New Zealander, Greater Brisbane: 1.5% Maori, Greater Brisbane: 1.3% Chinese, Greater Brisbane: 3.4% English, Redland City: 43.4% Australian, Redland City: 37.1% Irish, Redland City: 11.1% Scottish, Redland City: 11.0% German, Redland City: 5.9% Italian, Redland City: 2.2% Dutch, Redland City: 2.1% New Zealander, Redland City: 1.8% Maori, Redland City: 1.3% Chinese, Redland City: 1.0%
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, Redland City: +8,657 Australian, Redland City: -1,151 Irish, Redland City: +2,366 Scottish, Redland City: +2,753 German, Redland City: +997 Italian, Redland City: +438 Dutch, Redland City: +150 New Zealander, Redland City: +335 Maori, Redland City: +574 Chinese, Redland City: +198
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 Redland City in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (60,213 people or 43.4%)
  • Australian (51,505 people or 37.1%)
  • Irish (15,421 people or 11.1%)
  • Scottish (15,290 people or 11.0%)
  • German (8,198 people or 5.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 150,627 responses in total, or 108.63% 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 (43.4% compared to 36.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (37.1% compared to 34.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (11.0% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (1.0% compared to 3.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+8,657 persons)
  • Scottish (+2,753 persons)
  • Irish (+2,366 persons)
  • Australian (-1,151 persons)

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