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The three largest ancestries in Goodwood 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 Goodwood 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 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
Goodwood Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
English
2,16233.336.92,03234.335.8+130
Australian
1,71626.429.31,71428.931.0+2
map this data in atlas.idIrish66510.310.360610.29.7+60
map this data in atlas.idScottish65110.010.15419.19.3+110
German
4877.57.74647.87.6+23
Chinese
4346.76.03065.24.4+128
Greek
3926.05.44257.26.0-32
Italian
2934.56.02985.05.9-4
Indian
2103.22.41212.01.8+90
Dutch
901.41.2991.71.3-9
Polish
841.31.2621.11.1+22
Welsh
520.80.8581.00.8-6
Bengali
510.80.3230.40.1+28
French
490.80.7330.60.5+16
Russian
440.70.4340.60.4+10
Inadequately Described
360.60.4250.40.3+11
Croatian
340.50.5300.50.5+3
Ukrainian
340.50.5310.50.4+3
Nepalese
320.50.3110.20.2+21
New Zealander
320.50.4310.50.50
Vietnamese
300.50.5280.50.4+3
Sinhalese
280.40.5220.40.3+6
American
270.40.4200.30.3+7
Indonesian
250.40.2380.60.2-13
Korean
240.40.5330.60.6-10
Filipino
240.40.4360.60.3-11
Iranian
230.40.4200.30.4+3
Serbian
210.30.3230.40.3-2
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Goodwood Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
Not stated3926.04.93906.65.7+1

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% Chinese, City of Unley: 6.0% Greek, City of Unley: 5.4% Italian, City of Unley: 6.0% Indian, City of Unley: 2.4% Dutch, City of Unley: 1.2% English, Goodwood Ward: 33.3% Australian, Goodwood Ward: 26.4% Irish, Goodwood Ward: 10.3% Scottish, Goodwood Ward: 10.0% German, Goodwood Ward: 7.5% Chinese, Goodwood Ward: 6.7% Greek, Goodwood Ward: 6.0% Italian, Goodwood Ward: 4.5% Indian, Goodwood Ward: 3.2% Dutch, Goodwood Ward: 1.4%
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, Goodwood Ward: +130 Australian, Goodwood Ward: +2 Irish, Goodwood Ward: +60 Scottish, Goodwood Ward: +110 German, Goodwood Ward: +23 Chinese, Goodwood Ward: +128 Greek, Goodwood Ward: -32 Italian, Goodwood Ward: -4 Indian, Goodwood Ward: +90 Dutch, Goodwood Ward: -9
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 Goodwood Ward in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,162 people or 33.3%)
  • Australian (1,716 people or 26.4%)
  • Irish (665 people or 10.3%)
  • Scottish (651 people or 10.0%)
  • German (487 people or 7.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,681 responses in total, or 87.50% of all responses.

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

  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (33.3% compared to 36.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (26.4% compared to 29.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (4.5% 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 (+130 persons)
  • Chinese (+128 persons)
  • Scottish (+110 persons)
  • Indian (+90 persons)

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