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The three largest ancestries in Goodwood 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 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
English
2,15334.635.81,91332.133.3+241
Australian
1,80229.031.02,06234.636.7-260
map this data in atlas.idIrish63110.29.75619.49.2+70
map this data in atlas.idScottish5849.49.34958.38.5+90
German
4827.87.64407.46.9+42
Greek
4567.36.04838.16.2-28
Italian
3175.15.93245.46.1-6
Chinese
3165.14.42684.53.3+48
Indian
1252.01.8781.31.0+47
Dutch
1011.61.3861.51.3+15
Polish
671.11.1841.41.2-17
Welsh
580.90.8400.70.7+18
Indonesian
390.60.2190.30.2+20
French
380.60.5510.90.5-13
Filipino
360.60.3190.30.2+17
Ukrainian
350.60.4310.50.4+4
New Zealander
340.60.5340.60.50
Russian
340.60.4300.50.4+4
Korean
330.50.6120.20.3+22
Vietnamese
330.50.4230.40.2+10
Croatian
320.50.5350.60.5-3
Hungarian
280.50.4290.50.4-1
Inadequately Described
270.40.3190.30.3+8
Danish
260.40.340.10.3+22
Bengali
230.40.1120.20.1+11
Serbian
230.40.3340.60.3-12
Sinhalese
220.40.3220.40.2+1
Latvian
220.40.4100.20.3+11
Cypriot
200.30.250.10.1+16
American
200.30.3140.20.2+6
Iranian
200.30.4140.20.2+5
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Not stated3996.45.73165.36.2+84

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 Ward: 34.6% Australian, Goodwood Ward: 29.0% Irish, Goodwood Ward: 10.2% Scottish, Goodwood Ward: 9.4% German, Goodwood Ward: 7.8% Greek, Goodwood Ward: 7.3% Italian, Goodwood Ward: 5.1% Chinese, Goodwood Ward: 5.1% Indian, Goodwood Ward: 2.0% Dutch, Goodwood Ward: 1.6%
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 Ward: +241 Australian, Goodwood Ward: -260 Irish, Goodwood Ward: +70 Scottish, Goodwood Ward: +90 German, Goodwood Ward: +42 Greek, Goodwood Ward: -28 Italian, Goodwood Ward: -6 Chinese, Goodwood Ward: +48 Indian, Goodwood Ward: +47 Dutch, Goodwood Ward: +15
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 Ward in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,153 people or 34.6%)
  • Australian (1,802 people or 29.0%)
  • Irish (631 people or 10.2%)
  • Scottish (584 people or 9.4%)
  • German (482 people or 7.8%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,652 responses in total, or 90.89% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (7.3% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (29.0% compared to 31.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (34.6% compared to 35.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-260 persons)
  • English (+241 persons)
  • Scottish (+90 persons)
  • Irish (+70 persons)

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