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The three largest ancestries in Myrtle Bank in 2011 were English, Australian and Scottish.

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 Myrtle Bank 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 Myrtle Bank'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
Myrtle Bank - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
English
1,18440.335.81,00035.433.3+184
Australian
93231.731.01,04437.036.7-112
map this data in atlas.idScottish32110.99.32569.18.5+65
map this data in atlas.idIrish2719.29.72579.19.2+14
German
2438.37.61826.46.9+61
Chinese
1053.64.4782.83.3+27
Italian
973.35.91093.96.1-12
Greek
943.26.0792.86.2+15
Indian
541.81.8160.61.0+38
Dutch
301.01.3260.91.3+4
Welsh
291.00.860.20.7+23
Vietnamese
210.70.400.00.2+21
Polish
210.71.1301.11.2-9
Iranian
200.70.4190.70.2+1
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Myrtle Bank - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Not stated1946.65.734012.06.2-146

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% Scottish, City of Unley: 9.3% Irish, City of Unley: 9.7% German, City of Unley: 7.6% Chinese, City of Unley: 4.4% Italian, City of Unley: 5.9% Greek, City of Unley: 6.0% Indian, City of Unley: 1.8% Dutch, City of Unley: 1.3% English, Myrtle Bank: 40.3% Australian, Myrtle Bank: 31.7% Scottish, Myrtle Bank: 10.9% Irish, Myrtle Bank: 9.2% German, Myrtle Bank: 8.3% Chinese, Myrtle Bank: 3.6% Italian, Myrtle Bank: 3.3% Greek, Myrtle Bank: 3.2% Indian, Myrtle Bank: 1.8% Dutch, Myrtle Bank: 1.0%
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, Myrtle Bank: +184 Australian, Myrtle Bank: -112 Scottish, Myrtle Bank: +65 Irish, Myrtle Bank: +14 German, Myrtle Bank: +61 Chinese, Myrtle Bank: +27 Italian, Myrtle Bank: -12 Greek, Myrtle Bank: +15 Indian, Myrtle Bank: +38 Dutch, Myrtle Bank: +4
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 Myrtle Bank in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,184 people or 40.3%)
  • Australian (932 people or 31.7%)
  • Scottish (321 people or 10.9%)
  • Irish (271 people or 9.2%)
  • German (243 people or 8.3%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,951 responses in total, or 100.41% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (40.3% compared to 35.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (10.9% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Greek ancestry (3.2% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (3.3% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+184 persons)
  • Australian (-112 persons)
  • Scottish (+65 persons)
  • German (+61 persons)

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