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Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East

Ancestry

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

The three largest ancestries in Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East in 2016 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 Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East 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 Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East'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
Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2011 to 2016
English
4,66547.043.24,51845.742.3+147
Australian
3,81238.433.93,86539.135.2-53
map this data in atlas.idScottish9439.58.88398.58.1+104
Irish
8528.68.17007.17.3+152
map this data in atlas.idGerman7908.08.16786.97.8+112
Italian
5425.57.15215.36.9+21
Dutch
2312.32.12322.32.1-1
Polish
1741.81.51801.81.6-6
Greek
1051.11.41261.31.4-21
Welsh
930.91.0630.60.9+30
Indian
740.71.9690.70.9+5
Chinese
660.72.1560.61.5+10
Maltese
650.70.6610.60.5+4
Filipino
560.60.7180.20.5+38
Croatian
500.50.4470.50.4+3
Inadequately Described
420.40.4280.30.3+14
South African
370.40.4610.60.4-24
Spanish
330.30.4290.30.2+4
Russian
300.30.4440.40.4-14
Serbian
260.30.4310.30.4-5
Salvadoran
210.20.0130.10.0+8
French
210.20.4350.40.4-14
Ukrainian
210.20.4220.20.4-1
Vietnamese
210.20.3240.20.2-3
Iranian
200.20.330.00.1+17
New Zealander
200.20.4390.40.3-19
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2011 to 2016
Not stated3213.23.93073.13.8+14

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, City of Tea Tree Gully: 43.2% Australian, City of Tea Tree Gully: 33.9% Scottish, City of Tea Tree Gully: 8.8% Irish, City of Tea Tree Gully: 8.1% German, City of Tea Tree Gully: 8.1% Italian, City of Tea Tree Gully: 7.1% Dutch, City of Tea Tree Gully: 2.1% Polish, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.5% Greek, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.4% Welsh, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.0% English, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: 47.0% Australian, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: 38.4% Scottish, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: 9.5% Irish, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: 8.6% German, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: 8.0% Italian, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: 5.5% Dutch, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: 2.3% Polish, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: 1.8% Greek, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: 1.1% Welsh, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: 0.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016 English, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: +147 Australian, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: -53 Scottish, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: +104 Irish, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: +152 German, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: +112 Italian, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: +21 Dutch, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: -1 Polish, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: -6 Greek, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: -21 Welsh, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: +30
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 Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (4,665 people or 47.0%)
  • Australian (3,812 people or 38.4%)
  • Scottish (943 people or 9.5%)
  • Irish (852 people or 8.6%)
  • German (790 people or 8.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 11,062 responses in total, or 111.53% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East and the City of Tea Tree Gully were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (38.4% compared to 33.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (47.0% compared to 43.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (5.5% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (0.7% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Irish (+152 persons)
  • English (+147 persons)
  • German (+112 persons)
  • Scottish (+104 persons)

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