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The three largest ancestries in Black Forest in 2016 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 Black Forest 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 Black Forest'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
Black Forest - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
English
67735.036.967633.935.8+1
Australian
63232.629.365732.931.0-25
map this data in atlas.idIrish19810.210.320810.49.7-10
map this data in atlas.idScottish1658.510.11738.79.3-8
German
1437.47.71427.17.6+1
Greek
965.05.41155.86.0-19
Chinese
924.86.0753.84.4+17
Italian
884.56.0844.25.9+4
Indian
462.42.4482.41.8-2
Dutch
321.71.2442.21.3-12
Polish
291.51.2261.31.1+3

Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Black Forest - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
Not stated995.14.9864.35.7+13

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 Unley: 36.9% Australian, City of Unley: 29.3% Irish, City of Unley: 10.3% Scottish, City of Unley: 10.1% German, City of Unley: 7.7% Greek, City of Unley: 5.4% Chinese, City of Unley: 6.0% Italian, City of Unley: 6.0% Indian, City of Unley: 2.4% Dutch, City of Unley: 1.2% English, Black Forest: 35.0% Australian, Black Forest: 32.6% Irish, Black Forest: 10.2% Scottish, Black Forest: 8.5% German, Black Forest: 7.4% Greek, Black Forest: 5.0% Chinese, Black Forest: 4.8% Italian, Black Forest: 4.5% Indian, Black Forest: 2.4% Dutch, Black Forest: 1.7%
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, Black Forest: +1 Australian, Black Forest: -25 Irish, Black Forest: -10 Scottish, Black Forest: -8 German, Black Forest: +1 Greek, Black Forest: -19 Chinese, Black Forest: +17 Italian, Black Forest: +4 Indian, Black Forest: -2 Dutch, Black Forest: -12
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 Black Forest in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (677 people or 35.0%)
  • Australian (632 people or 32.6%)
  • Irish (198 people or 10.2%)
  • Scottish (165 people or 8.5%)
  • German (143 people or 7.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 1,815 responses in total, or 93.75% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Black Forest and City of Unley were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (32.6% compared to 29.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (35.0% compared to 36.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (8.5% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (4.5% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Black Forest between 2011 and 2016.

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