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The three largest ancestries in Forestville 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 Forestville 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 Forestville'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
Forestville - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
English
51338.035.844533.633.3+68
Australian
40730.131.043332.736.7-26
map this data in atlas.idIrish15711.69.714210.79.2+15
map this data in atlas.idScottish13710.19.31168.88.5+21
German
1259.37.6967.36.9+29
Greek
1057.86.01168.76.2-11
Italian
745.55.9796.06.1-5
Chinese
483.64.4372.83.3+11
Dutch
302.21.3201.51.3+10
Indian
261.91.830.21.0+23

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

Ancestry - Totals
Forestville - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Not stated503.75.7957.16.2-45

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% Dutch, City of Unley: 1.3% Indian, City of Unley: 1.8% English, Forestville: 38.0% Australian, Forestville: 30.1% Irish, Forestville: 11.6% Scottish, Forestville: 10.1% German, Forestville: 9.3% Greek, Forestville: 7.8% Italian, Forestville: 5.5% Chinese, Forestville: 3.6% Dutch, Forestville: 2.2% Indian, Forestville: 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, Forestville: +68 Australian, Forestville: -26 Irish, Forestville: +15 Scottish, Forestville: +21 German, Forestville: +29 Greek, Forestville: -11 Italian, Forestville: -5 Chinese, Forestville: +11 Dutch, Forestville: +10 Indian, Forestville: +23
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 Forestville in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (513 people or 38.0%)
  • Australian (407 people or 30.1%)
  • Irish (157 people or 11.6%)
  • Scottish (137 people or 10.1%)
  • German (125 people or 9.3%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 1,339 responses in total, or 99.19% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (38.0% compared to 35.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (11.6% compared to 9.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (7.8% compared to 6.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with German ancestry (9.3% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+68 persons)

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