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The three largest ancestries in Unley in 2016 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 Unley 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 Unley'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.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of ancestry groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's ancestry?'

Multi-response

Total population

Ancestry - Ranked by size
Unley - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
English
1,36234.836.91,27633.835.8+86
Australian
1,08327.629.31,13930.131.0-56
map this data in atlas.idIrish40410.310.33368.99.7+67
map this data in atlas.idScottish3619.210.13168.49.3+45
Italian
3178.16.03258.65.9-8
Greek
2837.25.42737.26.0+10
German
2827.27.72436.47.6+39
Chinese
2626.76.02125.64.4+51
Indian
912.32.4461.21.8+45
Dutch
511.31.2481.31.3+3
Polish
471.21.2401.11.1+7
French
391.00.7371.00.5+1
Ukrainian
260.70.5170.40.4+9
Welsh
260.70.8240.70.8+2
Pakistani
230.60.230.10.1+20
Latvian
200.50.4280.70.4-8
Russian
190.50.4110.30.4+7
New Zealander
180.50.4160.40.5+1
Iranian
170.40.4150.40.4+1
Filipino
170.40.4170.40.30
Croatian
170.40.5220.60.5-5
Vietnamese
160.40.5100.30.4+6
Portuguese
140.40.100.00.1+14
Inadequately Described
140.40.4140.40.30
American
130.30.4220.60.3-9
Malay
130.30.260.20.2+6
Spanish
120.30.3170.40.3-5
Korean
110.30.5220.60.6-11
Lithuanian
100.30.2160.40.2-7
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Unley - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
Not stated1473.84.92085.55.7-61

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Ancestry, 2016
Ancestry, 2016 English, City of Unley: 36.9% Australian, City of Unley: 29.3% Irish, City of Unley: 10.3% Scottish, City of Unley: 10.1% Italian, City of Unley: 6.0% Greek, City of Unley: 5.4% German, City of Unley: 7.7% Chinese, City of Unley: 6.0% Indian, City of Unley: 2.4% Dutch, City of Unley: 1.2% English, Unley: 34.8% Australian, Unley: 27.6% Irish, Unley: 10.3% Scottish, Unley: 9.2% Italian, Unley: 8.1% Greek, Unley: 7.2% German, Unley: 7.2% Chinese, Unley: 6.7% Indian, Unley: 2.3% Dutch, Unley: 1.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016 English, Unley: +86 Australian, Unley: -56 Irish, Unley: +67 Scottish, Unley: +45 Italian, Unley: -8 Greek, Unley: +10 German, Unley: +39 Chinese, Unley: +51 Indian, Unley: +45 Dutch, Unley: +3
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Unley in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,362 people or 34.8%)
  • Australian (1,083 people or 27.6%)
  • Irish (404 people or 10.3%)
  • Scottish (361 people or 9.2%)
  • Italian (317 people or 8.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 3,527 responses in total, or 90.03% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (8.1% compared to 6.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (7.2% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (34.8% compared to 36.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (27.6% compared to 29.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • English (+86 persons)
  • Irish (+67 persons)
  • Australian (-56 persons)
  • Chinese (+51 persons)

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