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The three largest ancestries in the City of Tea Tree Gully 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 the City of Tea Tree Gully 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 the City of Tea Tree Gully'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
City of Tea Tree Gully - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
English
40,35642.337.338,38340.035.5+1,973
Australian
33,64935.232.337,28938.936.2-3,640
map this data in atlas.idScottish7,6958.17.87,3257.67.3+370
map this data in atlas.idGerman7,4707.86.87,3237.66.7+147
Irish
6,9487.37.66,4746.77.2+474
Italian
6,5566.96.96,3896.76.9+167
Dutch
2,0462.11.72,1652.31.7-119
Polish
1,5401.61.31,5221.61.4+18
Chinese
1,4171.52.91,0081.12.1+409
Greek
1,3581.42.81,4561.53.0-98
Indian
8710.91.64720.50.7+399
Welsh
8400.90.78150.80.7+25
Maltese
4990.50.55050.50.5-6
Hungarian
4990.50.44530.50.4+46
Filipino
4950.50.83700.40.6+125
Croatian
4150.40.54370.50.6-22
Serbian
4080.40.63600.40.6+48
South African
3970.40.33030.30.3+94
Russian
3870.40.43220.30.4+65
Lebanese
3660.40.43460.40.4+20
Ukrainian
3500.40.43690.40.4-19
French
3490.40.43570.40.4-8
New Zealander
3270.30.43570.40.4-30
Inadequately Described
3220.30.42030.20.3+119
Austrian
2840.30.22880.30.2-4
American
2520.30.22190.20.2+33
Other Central Asian
2420.30.11450.20.1+97
Spanish
2370.20.32810.30.3-44
Vietnamese
2210.21.32010.21.1+20
Danish
1780.20.21710.20.2+7
Sinhalese
1760.20.21260.10.2+50
Swedish
1640.20.21420.10.2+22
Latvian
1590.20.21820.20.2-23
Sudanese
1550.20.21580.20.2-3
Kurdish
1530.20.11600.20.0-7
Korean
1500.20.3830.10.2+67
Canadian
1390.10.1990.10.1+40
Finnish
1270.10.11330.10.1-6
Iranian
1260.10.21120.10.2+14
Australian Aboriginal
1240.10.21150.10.2+9
Lithuanian
1190.10.11310.10.1-12
Maori
1150.10.2970.10.2+18
Cypriot
1070.10.2630.10.1+44
Central and West African
1050.10.1370.00.1+68
Czech
1040.10.11090.10.1-5
Romanian
1040.10.1750.10.1+29
Thai
1040.10.1520.10.1+52
Japanese
1030.10.2790.10.1+24
Afghan
1000.10.2310.00.1+69
Malay
990.10.2720.10.1+27
Slovene
990.10.1830.10.1+16
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
City of Tea Tree Gully - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Not stated3,6493.85.44,2704.46.3-621

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 Adelaide: 37.3% Australian, Greater Adelaide: 32.3% Scottish, Greater Adelaide: 7.8% German, Greater Adelaide: 6.8% Irish, Greater Adelaide: 7.6% Italian, Greater Adelaide: 6.9% Dutch, Greater Adelaide: 1.7% Polish, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Chinese, Greater Adelaide: 2.9% Greek, Greater Adelaide: 2.8% English, City of Tea Tree Gully: 42.3% Australian, City of Tea Tree Gully: 35.2% Scottish, City of Tea Tree Gully: 8.1% German, City of Tea Tree Gully: 7.8% Irish, City of Tea Tree Gully: 7.3% Italian, City of Tea Tree Gully: 6.9% Dutch, City of Tea Tree Gully: 2.1% Polish, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.6% Chinese, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.5% Greek, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.4%
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, City of Tea Tree Gully: +1,973 Australian, City of Tea Tree Gully: -3,640 Scottish, City of Tea Tree Gully: +370 German, City of Tea Tree Gully: +147 Irish, City of Tea Tree Gully: +474 Italian, City of Tea Tree Gully: +167 Dutch, City of Tea Tree Gully: -119 Polish, City of Tea Tree Gully: +18 Chinese, City of Tea Tree Gully: +409 Greek, City of Tea Tree Gully: -98
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 City of Tea Tree Gully in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (40,356 people or 42.3%)
  • Australian (33,649 people or 35.2%)
  • Scottish (7,695 people or 8.1%)
  • German (7,470 people or 7.8%)
  • Irish (6,948 people or 7.3%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 96,118 responses in total, or 100.69% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in the City of Tea Tree Gully and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (42.3% compared to 37.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (35.2% compared to 32.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (1.5% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Greek ancestry (1.4% compared to 2.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-3,640 persons)
  • English (+1,973 persons)
  • Irish (+474 persons)
  • Chinese (+409 persons)

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