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The three largest ancestries in Surrey Downs 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 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.

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
Surrey Downs - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2011 to 2016
English
1,62249.243.21,53346.842.3+89
Australian
1,39242.333.91,24638.135.2+146
map this data in atlas.idScottish3269.98.82487.68.1+78
Irish
3019.18.12537.77.3+48
map this data in atlas.idGerman2828.68.12878.87.8-5
Italian
1314.07.11163.56.9+15
Dutch
682.12.1802.42.1-12
Greek
331.01.4341.01.4-1
Polish
331.01.5351.11.6-2
Indian
310.91.9250.80.9+6
Inadequately Described
230.70.4100.30.3+13
Welsh
230.71.0270.80.9-4
Chinese
190.62.1230.71.5-4
Kurdish
160.50.240.10.2+12
Maltese
150.50.6150.50.50
South African
140.40.4270.80.4-13
New Zealander
110.30.4180.50.3-7
Norwegian
110.30.130.10.1+8
French
110.30.4140.40.4-3
Other Eastern European
100.30.100.00.0+10
Korean
100.30.300.00.2+10
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2011 to 2016
Not stated1033.13.91835.63.8-80

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% Irish, City of Tea Tree Gully: 8.1% German, City of Tea Tree Gully: 8.1% Italian, City of Tea Tree Gully: 7.1% Dutch, City of Tea Tree Gully: 2.1% Polish, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.5% Greek, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.4% Indian, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.9% English, Surrey Downs: 49.2% Australian, Surrey Downs: 42.3% Scottish, Surrey Downs: 9.9% Irish, Surrey Downs: 9.1% German, Surrey Downs: 8.6% Italian, Surrey Downs: 4.0% Dutch, Surrey Downs: 2.1% Polish, Surrey Downs: 1.0% Greek, Surrey Downs: 1.0% Indian, Surrey Downs: 0.9%
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, Surrey Downs: +89 Australian, Surrey Downs: +146 Scottish, Surrey Downs: +78 Irish, Surrey Downs: +48 German, Surrey Downs: -5 Italian, Surrey Downs: +15 Dutch, Surrey Downs: -12 Polish, Surrey Downs: -2 Greek, Surrey Downs: -1 Indian, Surrey Downs: +6
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 Surrey Downs in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,622 people or 49.2%)
  • Australian (1,392 people or 42.3%)
  • Scottish (326 people or 9.9%)
  • Irish (301 people or 9.1%)
  • German (282 people or 8.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 3,923 responses in total, or 119.10% 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 Australian ancestry (42.3% compared to 33.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (49.2% compared to 43.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (4.0% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (0.6% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (+146 persons)
  • English (+89 persons)
  • Scottish (+78 persons)

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