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The three largest ancestries in Ridgehaven 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 Ridgehaven 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 Ridgehaven'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
Ridgehaven - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2011 to 2016
English
1,79745.043.21,71144.142.3+86
Australian
1,35634.033.91,31533.935.2+41
map this data in atlas.idScottish3609.08.83218.38.1+39
map this data in atlas.idGerman3498.78.13709.57.8-21
Irish
3458.68.13037.87.3+42
Italian
2476.27.12245.86.9+23
Dutch
942.42.11062.72.1-12
Chinese
711.82.1160.41.5+55
Indian
641.61.9270.70.9+37
Polish
471.21.5441.11.6+3
Filipino
451.10.7320.80.5+13
Greek
350.91.4411.11.4-6
Welsh
330.81.0421.10.9-9
Spanish
260.70.4100.30.2+16
Hungarian
260.70.5190.50.5+7
Lebanese
250.60.4160.40.4+9
Cypriot
200.50.1100.30.1+10
Austrian
170.40.330.10.3+14
French
170.40.4250.60.4-8
South African
160.40.4130.30.4+3
Ukrainian
150.40.4100.30.4+5
Maltese
140.40.6230.60.5-9
Finnish
130.30.160.20.1+7
Samoan
120.30.000.00.0+12
Danish
100.30.2130.30.2-3
Iranian
100.30.370.20.1+3
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Ridgehaven - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2011 to 2016
Not stated1844.63.91945.03.8-10

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% Italian, City of Tea Tree Gully: 7.1% Dutch, City of Tea Tree Gully: 2.1% Chinese, City of Tea Tree Gully: 2.1% Indian, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.9% Polish, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.5% English, Ridgehaven: 45.0% Australian, Ridgehaven: 34.0% Scottish, Ridgehaven: 9.0% German, Ridgehaven: 8.7% Irish, Ridgehaven: 8.6% Italian, Ridgehaven: 6.2% Dutch, Ridgehaven: 2.4% Chinese, Ridgehaven: 1.8% Indian, Ridgehaven: 1.6% Polish, Ridgehaven: 1.2%
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, Ridgehaven: +86 Australian, Ridgehaven: +41 Scottish, Ridgehaven: +39 German, Ridgehaven: -21 Irish, Ridgehaven: +42 Italian, Ridgehaven: +23 Dutch, Ridgehaven: -12 Chinese, Ridgehaven: +55 Indian, Ridgehaven: +37 Polish, Ridgehaven: +3
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 Ridgehaven in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,797 people or 45.0%)
  • Australian (1,356 people or 34.0%)
  • Scottish (360 people or 9.0%)
  • German (349 people or 8.7%)
  • Irish (345 people or 8.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 4,207 responses in total, or 105.39% of all responses.

The major difference between the ancestries of the population in Ridgehaven and the City of Tea Tree Gully was:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (45.0% compared to 43.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+86 persons)
  • Chinese (+55 persons)

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