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The three largest ancestries in the City of Unley in 2011 were English, Australian and Irish.

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 the City of Unley 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 the City of Unley'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
City of Unley - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
English
13,18635.837.311,98133.335.5+1,205
Australian
11,42831.032.313,19036.736.2-1,762
map this data in atlas.idIrish3,5789.77.63,3189.27.2+260
map this data in atlas.idScottish3,4249.37.83,0708.57.3+354
German
2,7957.66.82,4686.96.7+327
Greek
2,2166.02.82,2356.23.0-19
Italian
2,1575.96.92,1896.16.9-32
Chinese
1,6294.42.91,1793.32.1+450
Indian
6501.81.63561.00.7+294
Dutch
4881.31.74661.31.7+22
Polish
4201.11.34341.21.4-14
Welsh
2910.80.72480.70.7+43
Korean
2050.60.31010.30.2+104
French
1970.50.41780.50.4+19
New Zealander
1840.50.41820.50.4+2
Croatian
1840.50.51650.50.6+19
Lebanese
1670.50.41370.40.4+30
Iranian
1530.40.2890.20.2+64
Russian
1440.40.41500.40.4-6
Latvian
1430.40.21190.30.2+24
Hungarian
1430.40.41260.40.4+17
Ukrainian
1420.40.41550.40.4-13
Vietnamese
1360.41.3760.21.1+60
American
1280.30.2850.20.2+43
Sinhalese
1250.30.2820.20.2+43
South African
1160.30.31260.40.3-10
Filipino
1100.30.8820.20.6+28
Maltese
1080.30.51250.30.5-17
Danish
1080.30.21000.30.2+8
Inadequately Described
1070.30.41020.30.3+5
Serbian
1070.30.61050.30.6+2
Spanish
980.30.3530.10.3+45
Japanese
950.30.21100.30.1-15
Austrian
930.30.2850.20.2+8
Indonesian
890.20.1580.20.1+31
Cypriot
830.20.2530.10.1+30
Canadian
800.20.1580.20.1+22
Malay
740.20.2680.20.1+6
Swedish
700.20.2720.20.2-2
Nepalese
690.20.1200.10.0+49
Lithuanian
670.20.1730.20.1-6
Swiss
670.20.1660.20.1+1
Thai
650.20.1580.20.1+7
Czech
630.20.1640.20.1-1
Other Southern and East African
520.10.2490.10.1+3
Bengali
500.10.1190.10.0+31
Norwegian
460.10.1380.10.1+8
Estonian
420.10.1500.10.1-8
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
City of Unley - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Not stated2,1115.75.42,2276.26.3-116

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, Greater Adelaide: 37.3% Australian, Greater Adelaide: 32.3% Irish, Greater Adelaide: 7.6% Scottish, Greater Adelaide: 7.8% German, Greater Adelaide: 6.8% Greek, Greater Adelaide: 2.8% Italian, Greater Adelaide: 6.9% Chinese, Greater Adelaide: 2.9% Indian, Greater Adelaide: 1.6% Dutch, Greater Adelaide: 1.7% English, City of Unley: 35.8% Australian, City of Unley: 31.0% Irish, City of Unley: 9.7% Scottish, City of Unley: 9.3% German, City of Unley: 7.6% Greek, City of Unley: 6.0% Italian, City of Unley: 5.9% Chinese, City of Unley: 4.4% Indian, City of Unley: 1.8% Dutch, City of Unley: 1.3%
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, City of Unley: +1,205 Australian, City of Unley: -1,762 Irish, City of Unley: +260 Scottish, City of Unley: +354 German, City of Unley: +327 Greek, City of Unley: -19 Italian, City of Unley: -32 Chinese, City of Unley: +450 Indian, City of Unley: +294 Dutch, City of Unley: +22
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 City of Unley in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (13,186 people or 35.8%)
  • Australian (11,428 people or 31.0%)
  • Irish (3,578 people or 9.7%)
  • Scottish (3,424 people or 9.3%)
  • German (2,795 people or 7.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 34,411 responses in total, or 93.40% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in the City of Unley and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (6.0% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (9.7% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (4.4% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (35.8% compared to 37.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-1,762 persons)
  • English (+1,205 persons)
  • Chinese (+450 persons)
  • Scottish (+354 persons)

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