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The three largest ancestries in Parkside 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 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.

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
Parkside Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
English
2,19736.236.92,03234.735.8+165
Australian
1,66727.529.31,85331.631.0-186
map this data in atlas.idIrish61310.110.35769.89.7+37
map this data in atlas.idScottish5839.610.15669.79.3+18
Italian
4828.06.04718.15.9+11
German
4487.47.74547.87.6-6
Chinese
4126.86.02263.94.4+186
Greek
3435.75.43846.66.0-42
Indian
1342.22.4831.41.8+51
Dutch
671.11.2721.21.3-5
Polish
621.01.2681.21.1-5
Hungarian
370.60.4290.50.4+7
Korean
350.60.5240.40.6+11
Croatian
330.50.5370.60.5-4
Filipino
320.50.4100.20.3+22
Welsh
320.50.8510.90.8-19
French
300.50.7180.30.5+12
Vietnamese
290.50.5100.20.4+18
South African
270.50.3170.30.3+10
Lebanese
270.50.4290.50.5-2
Cypriot
260.40.3140.20.2+12
Nepalese
230.40.350.10.2+18
Sinhalese
230.40.5170.30.3+6
Serbian
220.40.3150.30.3+7
Russian
210.40.4220.40.4-1
American
210.30.4290.50.3-8
Maltese
200.30.3230.40.3-3
Iranian
200.30.4250.40.4-5
Ukrainian
200.30.5230.40.4-3
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
Not stated3555.94.92814.85.7+73

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% Italian, City of Unley: 6.0% German, City of Unley: 7.7% Chinese, City of Unley: 6.0% Greek, City of Unley: 5.4% Indian, City of Unley: 2.4% Dutch, City of Unley: 1.2% English, Parkside Ward: 36.2% Australian, Parkside Ward: 27.5% Irish, Parkside Ward: 10.1% Scottish, Parkside Ward: 9.6% Italian, Parkside Ward: 8.0% German, Parkside Ward: 7.4% Chinese, Parkside Ward: 6.8% Greek, Parkside Ward: 5.7% Indian, Parkside Ward: 2.2% Dutch, Parkside Ward: 1.1%
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, Parkside Ward: +165 Australian, Parkside Ward: -186 Irish, Parkside Ward: +37 Scottish, Parkside Ward: +18 Italian, Parkside Ward: +11 German, Parkside Ward: -6 Chinese, Parkside Ward: +186 Greek, Parkside Ward: -42 Indian, Parkside Ward: +51 Dutch, Parkside Ward: -5
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 Parkside Ward in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,197 people or 36.2%)
  • Australian (1,667 people or 27.5%)
  • Irish (613 people or 10.1%)
  • Scottish (583 people or 9.6%)
  • Italian (482 people or 8.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,542 responses in total, or 91.43% 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 (8.0% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (27.5% compared to 29.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+186 persons)
  • Australian (-186 persons)
  • English (+165 persons)
  • Indian (+51 persons)

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