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The three largest ancestries in Balmoral Ward 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 Balmoral Ward 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 Balmoral Ward'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
Balmoral Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
English
5,82637.042.35,65236.040.0+174
Australian
5,02731.935.25,70036.338.9-673
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,1777.58.11,1357.27.6+42
map this data in atlas.idGerman1,1717.47.81,2047.77.6-33
Italian
1,1327.26.91,0926.96.7+40
Irish
1,0626.77.39776.26.7+85
Chinese
4442.81.53272.11.1+117
Indian
3102.00.9920.60.5+218
Greek
3011.91.43402.21.5-39
Dutch
2791.82.13021.92.3-23
Polish
1981.31.62081.31.6-10
Other Central Asian
1901.20.3810.50.2+109
Filipino
1480.90.51090.70.4+39
Welsh
1150.70.91130.70.8+2
Inadequately Described
1050.70.3740.50.2+31
Vietnamese
920.60.2790.50.2+13
Lebanese
800.50.4940.60.4-14
Maltese
790.50.5670.40.5+12
Hungarian
780.50.5750.50.5+3
Sinhalese
760.50.2290.20.1+47
Croatian
660.40.4660.40.50
Sudanese
650.40.2880.60.2-23
Austrian
640.40.3650.40.3-1
Ukrainian
630.40.4560.40.4+7
French
620.40.4490.30.4+13
Serbian
560.40.4460.30.4+10
Australian Aboriginal
550.30.1400.30.1+15
Russian
540.30.4520.30.3+2
South African
430.30.4430.30.30
Afghan
430.30.1100.10.0+33
Kurdish
420.30.2450.30.2-3
New Zealander
410.30.3650.40.4-24
American
400.30.3290.20.2+11
Spanish
400.30.2560.40.3-16
Iranian
370.20.1260.20.1+11
Danish
360.20.2360.20.20
Korean
350.20.2220.10.1+13
Indonesian
340.20.1190.10.1+15
Malay
330.20.1140.10.1+19
Bengali
330.20.130.00.0+30
Turkish
330.20.1100.10.0+23
Khmer (Cambodian)
310.20.1350.20.1-4
Bosnian
300.20.1250.20.1+5
Other Indian subcontinent
250.20.000.00.0+25
Pakistani
240.20.160.00.0+18
Finnish
240.20.1160.10.1+8
Punjabi
240.20.000.00.0+24
Cypriot
230.10.1170.10.1+6
Portuguese
210.10.1120.10.1+9
Thai
200.10.1120.10.1+8
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Balmoral Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
Not stated6654.23.88765.64.4-211

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% Chinese, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.5% Indian, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.9% Greek, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.4% Dutch, City of Tea Tree Gully: 2.1% English, Balmoral Ward: 37.0% Australian, Balmoral Ward: 31.9% Scottish, Balmoral Ward: 7.5% German, Balmoral Ward: 7.4% Italian, Balmoral Ward: 7.2% Irish, Balmoral Ward: 6.7% Chinese, Balmoral Ward: 2.8% Indian, Balmoral Ward: 2.0% Greek, Balmoral Ward: 1.9% Dutch, Balmoral Ward: 1.8%
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, Balmoral Ward: +174 Australian, Balmoral Ward: -673 Scottish, Balmoral Ward: +42 German, Balmoral Ward: -33 Italian, Balmoral Ward: +40 Irish, Balmoral Ward: +85 Chinese, Balmoral Ward: +117 Indian, Balmoral Ward: +218 Greek, Balmoral Ward: -39 Dutch, Balmoral Ward: -23
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 Balmoral Ward in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (5,826 people or 37.0%)
  • Australian (5,027 people or 31.9%)
  • Scottish (1,177 people or 7.5%)
  • German (1,171 people or 7.4%)
  • Italian (1,132 people or 7.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 14,333 responses in total, or 91.01% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (2.8% compared to 1.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Indian ancestry (2.0% compared to 0.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (37.0% compared to 42.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (31.9% compared to 35.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-673 persons)
  • Indian (+218 persons)
  • English (+174 persons)
  • Chinese (+117 persons)

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