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The three largest ancestries in Water Gully Ward in 2011 were English, Australian and Italian.

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 Water Gully 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 Water Gully 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
Water Gully Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
English
5,92636.242.35,54333.940.0+383
Australian
5,31832.535.25,90236.138.9-583
Italian
2,21413.56.92,25713.86.7-43
map this data in atlas.idGerman1,2977.97.81,2727.87.6+26
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,2207.58.11,0996.77.6+121
Irish
1,1136.87.39836.06.7+130
Greek
4082.51.44402.71.5-32
Dutch
3161.92.13582.22.3-42
Chinese
2971.81.51921.21.1+105
Polish
2911.81.62831.71.6+7
Indian
1400.90.9580.40.5+82
Lebanese
1190.70.41060.60.4+13
Welsh
1190.70.9910.60.8+29
Hungarian
1170.70.5920.60.5+25
Serbian
970.60.4830.50.4+14
Russian
860.50.4700.40.3+16
Ukrainian
790.50.4670.40.4+12
Maltese
740.50.5840.50.5-10
Filipino
700.40.5530.30.4+17
Croatian
700.40.4680.40.5+2
French
590.40.4700.40.4-11
Inadequately Described
590.40.3360.20.2+23
Austrian
550.30.3570.30.3-2
Korean
550.30.2160.10.1+39
South African
530.30.4460.30.3+7
New Zealander
470.30.3540.30.4-7
Spanish
420.30.2390.20.3+3
American
420.30.3340.20.2+8
Sinhalese
400.20.2270.20.1+13
Lithuanian
390.20.1300.20.1+9
Kurdish
360.20.2220.10.2+14
Cypriot
270.20.1210.10.1+6
Other Southern and East African
240.10.1180.10.1+6
Vietnamese
240.10.2130.10.2+11
Romanian
230.10.1130.10.1+10
Malay
220.10.1210.10.1+1
Latvian
220.10.2290.20.2-7
Sudanese
210.10.2160.10.2+5
Bulgarian
200.10.180.00.0+12
Central and West African
200.10.130.00.0+17
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Water Gully Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
Not stated6634.13.88054.94.4-142

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% Italian, City of Tea Tree Gully: 6.9% German, City of Tea Tree Gully: 7.8% Scottish, City of Tea Tree Gully: 8.1% Irish, City of Tea Tree Gully: 7.3% Greek, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.4% Dutch, City of Tea Tree Gully: 2.1% Chinese, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.5% Polish, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.6% English, Water Gully Ward: 36.2% Australian, Water Gully Ward: 32.5% Italian, Water Gully Ward: 13.5% German, Water Gully Ward: 7.9% Scottish, Water Gully Ward: 7.5% Irish, Water Gully Ward: 6.8% Greek, Water Gully Ward: 2.5% Dutch, Water Gully Ward: 1.9% Chinese, Water Gully Ward: 1.8% Polish, Water Gully 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, Water Gully Ward: +383 Australian, Water Gully Ward: -583 Italian, Water Gully Ward: -43 German, Water Gully Ward: +26 Scottish, Water Gully Ward: +121 Irish, Water Gully Ward: +130 Greek, Water Gully Ward: -32 Dutch, Water Gully Ward: -42 Chinese, Water Gully Ward: +105 Polish, Water Gully Ward: +7
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 Water Gully Ward in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (5,926 people or 36.2%)
  • Australian (5,318 people or 32.5%)
  • Italian (2,214 people or 13.5%)
  • German (1,297 people or 7.9%)
  • Scottish (1,220 people or 7.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 15,975 responses in total, or 97.70% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (13.5% compared to 6.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (2.5% compared to 1.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (36.2% compared to 42.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (32.5% 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 (-583 persons)
  • English (+383 persons)
  • Irish (+130 persons)
  • Scottish (+121 persons)

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