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The three largest ancestries in Black Forest 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 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
English
67633.935.863034.133.3+46
Australian
65732.931.074140.136.7-84
map this data in atlas.idIrish20810.49.71658.99.2+43
map this data in atlas.idScottish1738.79.31669.08.5+7
German
1427.17.61216.66.9+21
Greek
1155.86.01256.86.2-10
Italian
844.25.9975.36.1-13
Chinese
753.84.4502.73.3+25
Indian
482.41.890.51.0+39
Dutch
442.21.3301.61.3+14
Polish
261.31.1321.71.2-6
Lebanese
211.10.560.30.4+15
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Black Forest - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Not stated864.35.7673.66.2+19

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 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% English, Black Forest: 33.9% Australian, Black Forest: 32.9% Irish, Black Forest: 10.4% Scottish, Black Forest: 8.7% German, Black Forest: 7.1% Greek, Black Forest: 5.8% Italian, Black Forest: 4.2% Chinese, Black Forest: 3.8% Indian, Black Forest: 2.4% Dutch, Black Forest: 2.2%
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, Black Forest: +46 Australian, Black Forest: -84 Irish, Black Forest: +43 Scottish, Black Forest: +7 German, Black Forest: +21 Greek, Black Forest: -10 Italian, Black Forest: -13 Chinese, Black Forest: +25 Indian, Black Forest: +39 Dutch, Black Forest: +14
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 Black Forest in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (676 people or 33.9%)
  • Australian (657 people or 32.9%)
  • Irish (208 people or 10.4%)
  • Scottish (173 people or 8.7%)
  • German (142 people or 7.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 1,856 responses in total, or 93.08% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (32.9% compared to 31.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (33.9% compared to 35.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (4.2% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • Australian (-84 persons)

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