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The three largest ancestries in Fullarton Ward 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 Fullarton Ward 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 Fullarton Ward'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
Fullarton Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
English
2,58636.535.82,27132.633.3+315
Australian
2,28532.331.02,50135.936.7-215
map this data in atlas.idScottish6749.59.35978.68.5+78
map this data in atlas.idIrish6198.79.76419.29.2-22
German
5878.37.65017.26.9+86
Chinese
3735.34.43314.73.3+42
Italian
3194.55.93074.46.1+12
Greek
2573.66.02473.56.2+9
Indian
1341.91.8380.51.0+96
Dutch
931.31.3891.31.3+4
Korean
540.80.6310.40.3+23
Welsh
510.70.8350.50.7+17
Iranian
490.70.4260.40.2+23
Vietnamese
420.60.4120.20.2+30
Sinhalese
420.60.3160.20.2+26
Polish
390.61.1681.01.2-29
South African
350.50.3180.30.4+16
Lebanese
350.50.5310.40.4+4
American
320.50.3100.10.2+22
Croatian
310.40.5270.40.5+4
New Zealander
280.40.5430.60.5-15
Malay
270.40.2210.30.2+6
Filipino
260.40.3120.20.2+14
Japanese
260.40.3150.20.3+11
Maltese
250.30.3160.20.3+9
Ukrainian
230.30.4130.20.4+9
Cypriot
230.30.2120.20.1+11
Latvian
210.30.4200.30.3+2
Serbian
210.30.3200.30.3+1
Inadequately Described
210.30.3110.20.3+10
Hungarian
200.30.4290.40.4-9
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Fullarton Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Not stated4556.45.773910.66.2-284

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, Fullarton Ward: 36.5% Australian, Fullarton Ward: 32.3% Scottish, Fullarton Ward: 9.5% Irish, Fullarton Ward: 8.7% German, Fullarton Ward: 8.3% Chinese, Fullarton Ward: 5.3% Italian, Fullarton Ward: 4.5% Greek, Fullarton Ward: 3.6% Indian, Fullarton Ward: 1.9% Dutch, Fullarton Ward: 1.3%
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, Fullarton Ward: +315 Australian, Fullarton Ward: -215 Scottish, Fullarton Ward: +78 Irish, Fullarton Ward: -22 German, Fullarton Ward: +86 Chinese, Fullarton Ward: +42 Italian, Fullarton Ward: +12 Greek, Fullarton Ward: +9 Indian, Fullarton Ward: +96 Dutch, Fullarton Ward: +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 Fullarton Ward in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,586 people or 36.5%)
  • Australian (2,285 people or 32.3%)
  • Scottish (674 people or 9.5%)
  • Irish (619 people or 8.7%)
  • German (587 people or 8.3%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 6,751 responses in total, or 95.38% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (32.3% compared to 31.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Greek ancestry (3.6% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (4.5% 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 (+315 persons)
  • Australian (-215 persons)
  • Indian (+96 persons)
  • German (+86 persons)

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