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The three largest ancestries in Modbury North 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 Modbury North 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 North'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 North - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
English
2,28541.142.32,29341.140.0-8
Australian
1,90334.335.22,10337.738.9-200
map this data in atlas.idScottish4478.08.14498.17.6-2
map this data in atlas.idGerman4057.37.84297.77.6-24
Italian
3686.66.93205.76.7+48
Irish
3396.17.33546.36.7-15
Polish
1402.51.61071.91.6+33
Dutch
1252.32.11252.22.30
Chinese
1232.21.5400.71.1+83
Greek
691.21.4901.61.5-21
Indian
551.00.9220.40.5+33
Welsh
531.00.9410.70.8+12
Filipino
420.80.5240.40.4+18
Croatian
400.70.4310.60.5+9
Lebanese
310.60.4190.30.4+12
Hungarian
270.50.5230.40.5+4
Other Central Asian
260.50.370.10.2+19
Latvian
260.50.2220.40.2+4
Maltese
250.50.5150.30.5+10
Serbian
250.50.4230.40.4+2
Korean
210.40.240.10.1+17
French
210.40.4250.40.4-4
Ukrainian
200.40.4180.30.4+2
Vietnamese
200.40.2180.30.2+2
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Modbury North - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
Not stated2444.43.82354.24.4+9

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% Scottish, City of Tea Tree Gully: 8.1% German, City of Tea Tree Gully: 7.8% Italian, City of Tea Tree Gully: 6.9% Irish, City of Tea Tree Gully: 7.3% Polish, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.6% Dutch, City of Tea Tree Gully: 2.1% Chinese, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.5% Greek, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.4% English, Modbury North: 41.1% Australian, Modbury North: 34.3% Scottish, Modbury North: 8.0% German, Modbury North: 7.3% Italian, Modbury North: 6.6% Irish, Modbury North: 6.1% Polish, Modbury North: 2.5% Dutch, Modbury North: 2.3% Chinese, Modbury North: 2.2% Greek, Modbury North: 1.2%
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 North: -8 Australian, Modbury North: -200 Scottish, Modbury North: -2 German, Modbury North: -24 Italian, Modbury North: +48 Irish, Modbury North: -15 Polish, Modbury North: +33 Dutch, Modbury North: 0 Chinese, Modbury North: +83 Greek, Modbury North: -21
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 North in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,285 people or 41.1%)
  • Australian (1,903 people or 34.3%)
  • Scottish (447 people or 8.0%)
  • German (405 people or 7.3%)
  • Italian (368 people or 6.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,408 responses in total, or 97.37% of all responses.

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

  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (6.1% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (41.1% compared to 42.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-200 persons)
  • Chinese (+83 persons)

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