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The three largest ancestries in Goodwood South Ward 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 Goodwood South 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 Goodwood South 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
Goodwood South Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
English
2,04535.235.81,90333.833.3+142
Australian
1,99034.231.02,20739.236.7-217
map this data in atlas.idIrish59610.39.75329.49.2+64
map this data in atlas.idScottish5449.49.34648.28.5+80
German
4487.77.63896.96.9+59
Greek
3355.86.03325.96.2+3
Italian
3205.55.93025.46.1+17
Chinese
2053.54.41322.43.3+73
Indian
1111.91.8370.71.0+74
Dutch
1101.91.3981.71.3+12
Polish
741.31.1881.61.2-14
Lebanese
350.60.5210.40.4+14
Welsh
320.50.8440.80.7-12
Latvian
300.50.4180.30.3+12
Ukrainian
300.50.4260.50.4+4
Vietnamese
270.50.4160.30.2+11
French
270.50.5240.40.5+3
Maltese
260.50.3220.40.3+4
Sinhalese
250.40.3140.20.2+11
Croatian
250.40.5170.30.5+8
New Zealander
230.40.5320.60.5-9
Hungarian
200.30.4190.30.4+1
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Goodwood South Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Not stated2534.35.72825.06.2-29

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% Greek, City of Unley: 6.0% Italian, City of Unley: 5.9% Chinese, City of Unley: 4.4% Indian, City of Unley: 1.8% Dutch, City of Unley: 1.3% English, Goodwood South Ward: 35.2% Australian, Goodwood South Ward: 34.2% Irish, Goodwood South Ward: 10.3% Scottish, Goodwood South Ward: 9.4% German, Goodwood South Ward: 7.7% Greek, Goodwood South Ward: 5.8% Italian, Goodwood South Ward: 5.5% Chinese, Goodwood South Ward: 3.5% Indian, Goodwood South Ward: 1.9% Dutch, Goodwood South Ward: 1.9%
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, Goodwood South Ward: +142 Australian, Goodwood South Ward: -217 Irish, Goodwood South Ward: +64 Scottish, Goodwood South Ward: +80 German, Goodwood South Ward: +59 Greek, Goodwood South Ward: +3 Italian, Goodwood South Ward: +17 Chinese, Goodwood South Ward: +73 Indian, Goodwood South Ward: +74 Dutch, Goodwood South Ward: +12
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 Goodwood South Ward in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,045 people or 35.2%)
  • Australian (1,990 people or 34.2%)
  • Irish (596 people or 10.3%)
  • Scottish (544 people or 9.4%)
  • German (448 people or 7.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,623 responses in total, or 96.76% of all responses.

The major difference between the ancestries of the population in Goodwood South Ward and the City of Unley was:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (34.2% compared to 31.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-217 persons)
  • English (+142 persons)
  • Scottish (+80 persons)
  • Indian (+74 persons)

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