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The three largest ancestries in Modbury in 2011 were English, Australian and German.

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 Modbury 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 Modbury'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
Modbury - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
English
1,76436.042.31,82537.040.0-60
Australian
1,46529.935.21,68934.338.9-224
map this data in atlas.idGerman3607.37.83467.07.6+14
map this data in atlas.idScottish3376.98.13507.17.6-14
Italian
3036.26.92996.16.7+4
Irish
3016.17.33146.46.7-13
Chinese
2254.61.51773.61.1+47
Indian
1392.80.9440.90.5+96
Dutch
821.72.1982.02.3-17
Greek
791.61.4941.91.5-15
Polish
631.31.6531.11.6+10
Filipino
601.20.5450.90.4+15
Other Central Asian
541.10.3230.50.2+31
Inadequately Described
460.90.3270.50.2+19
Sudanese
450.90.2611.20.2-16
Welsh
350.70.9491.00.8-14
Sinhalese
340.70.2190.40.1+15
Vietnamese
330.70.270.10.2+26
Bengali
290.60.130.10.0+26
Maltese
250.50.5140.30.5+11
French
230.50.4160.30.4+7
Hungarian
230.50.5240.50.5-1
Serbian
230.50.4190.40.4+4
Lebanese
210.40.4140.30.4+7
Russian
200.40.4280.60.3-8
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Modbury - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
Not stated2084.23.82605.34.4-52

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 Tea Tree Gully: 42.3% Australian, City of Tea Tree Gully: 35.2% German, City of Tea Tree Gully: 7.8% Scottish, City of Tea Tree Gully: 8.1% Italian, City of Tea Tree Gully: 6.9% Irish, City of Tea Tree Gully: 7.3% Chinese, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.5% Indian, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.9% Dutch, City of Tea Tree Gully: 2.1% Greek, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.4% English, Modbury: 36.0% Australian, Modbury: 29.9% German, Modbury: 7.3% Scottish, Modbury: 6.9% Italian, Modbury: 6.2% Irish, Modbury: 6.1% Chinese, Modbury: 4.6% Indian, Modbury: 2.8% Dutch, Modbury: 1.7% Greek, Modbury: 1.6%
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, Modbury: -60 Australian, Modbury: -224 German, Modbury: +14 Scottish, Modbury: -14 Italian, Modbury: +4 Irish, Modbury: -13 Chinese, Modbury: +47 Indian, Modbury: +96 Dutch, Modbury: -17 Greek, Modbury: -15
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 Modbury in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,764 people or 36.0%)
  • Australian (1,465 people or 29.9%)
  • German (360 people or 7.3%)
  • Scottish (337 people or 6.9%)
  • Italian (303 people or 6.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 4,229 responses in total, or 86.20% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (4.6% compared to 1.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Indian ancestry (2.8% compared to 0.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (36.0% compared to 42.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (29.9% compared to 35.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-224 persons)
  • Indian (+96 persons)
  • English (-60 persons)

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