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The three largest ancestries in Unley 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 Unley 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 Unley 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
Unley Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
English
61243.635.852539.233.3+87
Australian
39227.931.047735.736.7-85
map this data in atlas.idIrish14210.19.71148.59.2+28
map this data in atlas.idScottish1359.69.314610.98.5-11
Greek
1218.66.0947.06.2+27
German
1097.87.6906.76.9+19
Italian
785.65.9675.06.1+11
Chinese
493.54.4221.63.3+27
Indian
251.81.880.61.0+17

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

Ancestry - Totals
Unley Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Not stated614.35.7947.06.2-33

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% Greek, City of Unley: 6.0% German, City of Unley: 7.6% Italian, City of Unley: 5.9% Chinese, City of Unley: 4.4% Indian, City of Unley: 1.8% English, Unley Park: 43.6% Australian, Unley Park: 27.9% Irish, Unley Park: 10.1% Scottish, Unley Park: 9.6% Greek, Unley Park: 8.6% German, Unley Park: 7.8% Italian, Unley Park: 5.6% Chinese, Unley Park: 3.5% Indian, Unley Park: 1.8%
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, Unley Park: +87 Australian, Unley Park: -85 Irish, Unley Park: +28 Scottish, Unley Park: -11 Greek, Unley Park: +27 German, Unley Park: +19 Italian, Unley Park: +11 Chinese, Unley Park: +27 Indian, Unley Park: +17
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 Unley Park in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (612 people or 43.6%)
  • Australian (392 people or 27.9%)
  • Irish (142 people or 10.1%)
  • Scottish (135 people or 9.6%)
  • Greek (121 people or 8.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 1,402 responses in total, or 99.86% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (43.6% compared to 35.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (8.6% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (27.9% 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 (+87 persons)
  • Australian (-85 persons)

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