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The three largest ancestries in Surrey Downs 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 Surrey Downs 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 Surrey Downs'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
Surrey Downs - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
English
1,53346.842.31,59947.140.0-66
Australian
1,24638.135.21,40541.438.9-159
map this data in atlas.idGerman2878.87.82738.07.6+14
Irish
2537.77.32407.16.7+13
map this data in atlas.idScottish2487.68.12838.37.6-35
Italian
1163.56.9942.86.7+22
Dutch
802.42.1772.32.3+3
Polish
351.11.6411.21.6-6
Greek
341.01.4361.11.5-2
South African
270.80.4150.40.3+12
Welsh
270.80.9150.40.8+12
Indian
250.80.950.10.5+20
Chinese
230.71.5180.51.1+5
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Surrey Downs - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
Not stated1835.63.81354.04.4+48

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% Irish, City of Tea Tree Gully: 7.3% Scottish, City of Tea Tree Gully: 8.1% Italian, City of Tea Tree Gully: 6.9% Dutch, City of Tea Tree Gully: 2.1% Polish, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.6% Greek, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.4% South African, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.4% English, Surrey Downs: 46.8% Australian, Surrey Downs: 38.1% German, Surrey Downs: 8.8% Irish, Surrey Downs: 7.7% Scottish, Surrey Downs: 7.6% Italian, Surrey Downs: 3.5% Dutch, Surrey Downs: 2.4% Polish, Surrey Downs: 1.1% Greek, Surrey Downs: 1.0% South African, Surrey Downs: 0.8%
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, Surrey Downs: -66 Australian, Surrey Downs: -159 German, Surrey Downs: +14 Irish, Surrey Downs: +13 Scottish, Surrey Downs: -35 Italian, Surrey Downs: +22 Dutch, Surrey Downs: +3 Polish, Surrey Downs: -6 Greek, Surrey Downs: -2 South African, Surrey Downs: +12
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 Surrey Downs in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,533 people or 46.8%)
  • Australian (1,246 people or 38.1%)
  • German (287 people or 8.8%)
  • Irish (253 people or 7.7%)
  • Scottish (248 people or 7.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 3,567 responses in total, or 108.95% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (46.8% compared to 42.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (38.1% compared to 35.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (3.5% compared to 6.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-159 persons)
  • English (-66 persons)

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