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The three largest ancestries in Parkside 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 Parkside 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 Parkside 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
Parkside Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
English
2,03234.735.81,79431.933.3+238
Australian
1,85331.631.02,03536.236.7-182
map this data in atlas.idIrish5769.89.75059.09.2+71
map this data in atlas.idScottish5669.79.34488.08.5+117
Italian
4718.15.94678.36.1+5
German
4547.87.63646.56.9+90
Greek
3846.66.04027.26.2-18
Chinese
2263.94.41352.43.3+91
Indian
831.41.8551.01.0+27
Dutch
721.21.3801.41.3-9
Polish
681.21.1651.21.2+3
Welsh
510.90.8430.80.7+8
Croatian
370.60.5280.50.5+9
New Zealander
320.60.5240.40.5+9
Hungarian
290.50.4280.50.4+2
American
290.50.3210.40.2+8
Lebanese
290.50.5270.50.4+1
Swiss
270.50.2190.30.2+8
Iranian
250.40.4220.40.2+3
Korean
240.40.690.20.3+15
Maltese
230.40.3390.70.3-16
Ukrainian
230.40.4180.30.4+5
Russian
220.40.4340.60.4-11
Inadequately Described
210.40.3100.20.3+11
Austrian
200.30.3180.30.2+1
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Parkside Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Not stated2814.85.72895.26.2-8

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% Italian, City of Unley: 5.9% German, City of Unley: 7.6% Greek, City of Unley: 6.0% Chinese, City of Unley: 4.4% Indian, City of Unley: 1.8% Dutch, City of Unley: 1.3% English, Parkside Ward: 34.7% Australian, Parkside Ward: 31.6% Irish, Parkside Ward: 9.8% Scottish, Parkside Ward: 9.7% Italian, Parkside Ward: 8.1% German, Parkside Ward: 7.8% Greek, Parkside Ward: 6.6% Chinese, Parkside Ward: 3.9% Indian, Parkside Ward: 1.4% Dutch, Parkside Ward: 1.2%
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, Parkside Ward: +238 Australian, Parkside Ward: -182 Irish, Parkside Ward: +71 Scottish, Parkside Ward: +117 Italian, Parkside Ward: +5 German, Parkside Ward: +90 Greek, Parkside Ward: -18 Chinese, Parkside Ward: +91 Indian, Parkside Ward: +27 Dutch, Parkside Ward: -9
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 Parkside Ward in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,032 people or 34.7%)
  • Australian (1,853 people or 31.6%)
  • Irish (576 people or 9.8%)
  • Scottish (566 people or 9.7%)
  • Italian (471 people or 8.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,498 responses in total, or 93.88% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (8.1% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (34.7% compared to 35.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+238 persons)
  • Australian (-182 persons)
  • Scottish (+117 persons)
  • Chinese (+91 persons)

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