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The three largest ancestries in Clarence Park 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 Clarence Park 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 Clarence Park'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
Clarence Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
English
90936.535.882934.733.3+80
Australian
81432.731.088337.036.7-69
map this data in atlas.idIrish25010.09.72199.29.2+31
map this data in atlas.idScottish2289.19.31757.38.5+53
German
2018.17.61596.76.9+42
Greek
1526.16.01506.36.2+2
Italian
1445.85.91325.56.1+12
Chinese
1014.14.4632.63.3+38
Indian
552.21.8190.81.0+36
Dutch
481.91.3472.01.3+1
Polish
291.21.1351.51.2-6
Croatian
200.80.5100.40.5+10
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Clarence Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Not stated1084.35.71185.06.2-10

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, Clarence Park: 36.5% Australian, Clarence Park: 32.7% Irish, Clarence Park: 10.0% Scottish, Clarence Park: 9.1% German, Clarence Park: 8.1% Greek, Clarence Park: 6.1% Italian, Clarence Park: 5.8% Chinese, Clarence Park: 4.1% Indian, Clarence Park: 2.2% Dutch, Clarence Park: 1.9%
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, Clarence Park: +80 Australian, Clarence Park: -69 Irish, Clarence Park: +31 Scottish, Clarence Park: +53 German, Clarence Park: +42 Greek, Clarence Park: +2 Italian, Clarence Park: +12 Chinese, Clarence Park: +38 Indian, Clarence Park: +36 Dutch, Clarence Park: +1
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 Clarence Park in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (909 people or 36.5%)
  • Australian (814 people or 32.7%)
  • Irish (250 people or 10.0%)
  • Scottish (228 people or 9.1%)
  • German (201 people or 8.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,402 responses in total, or 96.39% of all responses.

The major difference between the ancestries of the population in Clarence Park and the City of Unley was:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (32.7% compared to 31.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+80 persons)
  • Australian (-69 persons)
  • Scottish (+53 persons)

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