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Clarence Park Ward

Ancestry

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The three largest ancestries in Clarence Park Ward 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 Clarence Park 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 Clarence Park 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.

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
Clarence Park Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
English
2,15637.136.92,45936.435.8-303
Australian
1,94333.429.32,18532.331.0-242
map this data in atlas.idIrish61310.510.35888.79.7+25
map this data in atlas.idScottish5489.410.16519.69.3-104
German
4638.07.75668.47.6-102
Italian
3225.56.02894.35.9+33
Greek
3155.45.42333.56.0+82
Chinese
2233.96.03635.44.4-139
Indian
1262.22.41342.01.8-8
Dutch
931.61.2891.31.3+3
Polish
591.01.2360.51.1+24
Sinhalese
400.70.5420.60.3-1
New Zealander
360.60.4250.40.5+11
French
340.60.7170.30.5+17
Ukrainian
320.60.5210.30.4+11
South African
310.50.3320.50.3-2
Vietnamese
300.50.5400.60.4-9
Welsh
260.50.8480.70.8-22
Croatian
250.40.5300.50.5-6
Nepalese
220.40.300.00.2+22
Korean
220.40.5500.70.6-28
Latvian
210.40.4180.30.4+3
Maltese
200.30.3210.30.3-2
Iranian
200.30.4480.70.4-28
Filipino
190.30.4250.40.3-6
Lebanese
190.30.4310.50.5-12
Japanese
170.30.4250.40.3-9
Danish
160.30.3160.20.30
Inadequately Described
150.30.4190.30.3-5
Indonesian
150.30.2120.20.2+2
Pakistani
150.30.250.10.1+10
Russian
150.30.4170.30.4-1
Spanish
140.30.390.10.3+6
Cypriot
140.20.3230.30.2-9
Austrian
140.30.390.10.3+5
Hungarian
130.20.4170.30.4-4
American
100.20.4320.50.3-21
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Clarence Park Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
Not stated2504.34.94446.65.7-194

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% German, City of Unley: 7.7% Italian, City of Unley: 6.0% Greek, City of Unley: 5.4% Chinese, City of Unley: 6.0% Indian, City of Unley: 2.4% Dutch, City of Unley: 1.2% English, Clarence Park Ward: 37.1% Australian, Clarence Park Ward: 33.4% Irish, Clarence Park Ward: 10.5% Scottish, Clarence Park Ward: 9.4% German, Clarence Park Ward: 8.0% Italian, Clarence Park Ward: 5.5% Greek, Clarence Park Ward: 5.4% Chinese, Clarence Park Ward: 3.9% Indian, Clarence Park Ward: 2.2% Dutch, Clarence Park Ward: 1.6%
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, Clarence Park Ward: -303 Australian, Clarence Park Ward: -242 Irish, Clarence Park Ward: +25 Scottish, Clarence Park Ward: -104 German, Clarence Park Ward: -102 Italian, Clarence Park Ward: +33 Greek, Clarence Park Ward: +82 Chinese, Clarence Park Ward: -139 Indian, Clarence Park Ward: -8 Dutch, Clarence Park Ward: +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 Clarence Park Ward in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,156 people or 37.1%)
  • Australian (1,943 people or 33.4%)
  • Irish (613 people or 10.5%)
  • Scottish (548 people or 9.4%)
  • German (463 people or 8.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,723 responses in total, or 98.43% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (33.4% compared to 29.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (3.9% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (-303 persons)
  • Australian (-242 persons)
  • Chinese (-139 persons)
  • Scottish (-104 persons)

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