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The three largest ancestries in Modbury 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 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.

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
Modbury - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2011 to 2016
English
1,75733.643.21,76436.042.3-6
Australian
1,37526.333.91,46529.935.2-90
map this data in atlas.idScottish3616.98.83366.98.1+25
map this data in atlas.idGerman3546.88.13597.37.8-5
Irish
3406.58.13016.17.3+40
Chinese
3336.42.12244.61.5+109
Indian
3126.01.91392.80.9+174
Italian
3045.87.13036.26.9+2
Greek
921.81.4781.61.4+14
Filipino
881.70.7591.20.5+29
Dutch
741.42.1811.72.1-7
Sinhalese
601.20.4330.70.2+27
Polish
561.11.5621.31.6-6
Nepalese
501.00.2150.30.0+35
Iranian
470.90.3130.30.1+35
Other Central Asian
460.90.3531.10.3-8
Inadequately Described
400.80.4450.90.3-5
Other Indian subcontinent
390.70.220.10.0+36
Welsh
320.61.0340.70.9-2
Korean
310.60.3180.40.2+13
Sudanese
290.60.1440.90.2-16
Serbian
280.60.4220.50.4+6
Australian Aboriginal
280.50.2140.30.1+13
Pakistani
270.50.1150.30.1+12
Kurdish
270.50.2180.40.2+9
Central and West African
260.50.130.10.1+23
Hungarian
260.50.5230.50.5+3
Lebanese
250.50.4210.40.4+5
Ukrainian
240.50.4130.30.4+11
Maltese
220.40.6240.50.5-2
Russian
200.40.4190.40.40
Other Southern and East African
200.40.170.10.1+14
Vietnamese
200.40.3330.70.2-13
Thai
190.40.1110.20.1+9
Malay
190.40.150.10.1+13
South African
160.30.4140.30.4+2
Punjabi
150.30.180.20.0+6
Danish
150.30.290.20.2+6
Spanish
140.30.470.10.2+8
Bengali
130.20.1290.60.1-16
Indonesian
110.20.1120.30.1-1
New Zealander
110.20.4100.20.3+1
Lithuanian
100.20.1130.30.1-3
Khmer (Cambodian)
100.20.180.20.1+2
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2011 to 2016
Not stated2324.43.92084.23.8+24

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% German, City of Tea Tree Gully: 8.1% Irish, City of Tea Tree Gully: 8.1% Chinese, City of Tea Tree Gully: 2.1% Indian, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.9% Italian, City of Tea Tree Gully: 7.1% Greek, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.4% Filipino, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.7% English, Modbury: 33.6% Australian, Modbury: 26.3% Scottish, Modbury: 6.9% German, Modbury: 6.8% Irish, Modbury: 6.5% Chinese, Modbury: 6.4% Indian, Modbury: 6.0% Italian, Modbury: 5.8% Greek, Modbury: 1.8% Filipino, Modbury: 1.7%
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, Modbury: -6 Australian, Modbury: -90 Scottish, Modbury: +25 German, Modbury: -5 Irish, Modbury: +40 Chinese, Modbury: +109 Indian, Modbury: +174 Italian, Modbury: +2 Greek, Modbury: +14 Filipino, Modbury: +29
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 Modbury in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,757 people or 33.6%)
  • Australian (1,375 people or 26.3%)
  • Scottish (361 people or 6.9%)
  • German (354 people or 6.8%)
  • Irish (340 people or 6.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 4,187 responses in total, or 80.05% 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 (6.4% compared to 2.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Indian ancestry (6.0% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (33.6% compared to 43.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (26.3% compared to 33.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Indian (+174 persons)
  • Chinese (+109 persons)
  • Australian (-90 persons)

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