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The three largest ancestries in Parkside 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 Parkside 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 Parkside'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
Parkside - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
English
1,65735.335.81,50232.633.3+155
Australian
1,44830.931.01,60634.836.7-158
map this data in atlas.idIrish50810.89.74539.89.2+55
map this data in atlas.idScottish4629.89.34058.88.5+57
German
3788.17.63206.96.9+58
Italian
3778.05.93597.86.1+18
Greek
3226.96.03607.86.2-38
Chinese
1853.94.41112.43.3+74
Polish
701.51.1711.51.2-1
Indian
661.41.8410.91.0+25
Dutch
561.21.3651.41.3-9
Welsh
400.80.8370.80.7+3
American
350.70.3210.50.2+14
New Zealander
330.70.5210.50.5+12
Croatian
320.70.5190.40.5+13
Inadequately Described
290.60.3110.20.3+18
Swiss
250.50.2130.30.2+12
Ukrainian
230.50.4130.30.4+10
Korean
230.50.670.20.3+16
Russian
220.50.4260.60.4-4
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Parkside - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Not stated2014.35.72345.16.2-33

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% Italian, City of Unley: 5.9% Greek, City of Unley: 6.0% Chinese, City of Unley: 4.4% Polish, City of Unley: 1.1% Indian, City of Unley: 1.8% English, Parkside: 35.3% Australian, Parkside: 30.9% Irish, Parkside: 10.8% Scottish, Parkside: 9.8% German, Parkside: 8.1% Italian, Parkside: 8.0% Greek, Parkside: 6.9% Chinese, Parkside: 3.9% Polish, Parkside: 1.5% Indian, Parkside: 1.4%
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, Parkside: +155 Australian, Parkside: -158 Irish, Parkside: +55 Scottish, Parkside: +57 German, Parkside: +58 Italian, Parkside: +18 Greek, Parkside: -38 Chinese, Parkside: +74 Polish, Parkside: -1 Indian, Parkside: +25
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 Parkside in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,657 people or 35.3%)
  • Australian (1,448 people or 30.9%)
  • Irish (508 people or 10.8%)
  • Scottish (462 people or 9.8%)
  • German (378 people or 8.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 4,453 responses in total, or 94.91% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (8.0% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (10.8% compared to 9.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-158 persons)
  • English (+155 persons)
  • Chinese (+74 persons)
  • German (+58 persons)

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