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The three largest ancestries in Unley Park 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 Unley Park 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 Unley Park 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
Unley Park Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
English
2,44440.335.82,27736.433.3+167
Australian
1,85330.531.02,45339.236.7-599
map this data in atlas.idIrish5849.69.75598.99.2+25
map this data in atlas.idScottish5669.39.35649.08.5+3
German
4527.57.64026.46.9+50
Greek
4126.86.03425.56.2+70
Italian
3465.75.93505.66.1-3
Chinese
2243.74.41352.23.3+89
Indian
921.51.8701.11.0+23
Dutch
601.01.3731.21.3-13
Polish
581.01.1520.81.2+6
Welsh
550.90.8440.70.7+11
Russian
400.70.4170.30.4+23
Lebanese
400.70.5210.30.4+19
Korean
350.60.6120.20.3+23
Hungarian
330.60.4220.40.4+11
New Zealander
320.50.5190.30.5+13
Latvian
300.50.4150.20.3+15
Maltese
260.40.3210.30.3+5
Iranian
260.40.4110.20.2+15
Ukrainian
260.40.4280.50.4-2
Vietnamese
250.40.470.10.2+18
French
240.40.5350.60.5-11
Serbian
220.40.3110.20.3+11
Norwegian
210.30.170.10.1+14
Danish
210.30.3190.30.3+2
Austrian
210.30.3140.20.2+7
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Unley Park Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Not stated2984.95.73465.56.2-48

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, Unley Park Ward: 40.3% Australian, Unley Park Ward: 30.5% Irish, Unley Park Ward: 9.6% Scottish, Unley Park Ward: 9.3% German, Unley Park Ward: 7.5% Greek, Unley Park Ward: 6.8% Italian, Unley Park Ward: 5.7% Chinese, Unley Park Ward: 3.7% Indian, Unley Park Ward: 1.5% Dutch, Unley Park Ward: 1.0%
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, Unley Park Ward: +167 Australian, Unley Park Ward: -599 Irish, Unley Park Ward: +25 Scottish, Unley Park Ward: +3 German, Unley Park Ward: +50 Greek, Unley Park Ward: +70 Italian, Unley Park Ward: -3 Chinese, Unley Park Ward: +89 Indian, Unley Park Ward: +23 Dutch, Unley Park Ward: -13
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 Unley Park Ward in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,444 people or 40.3%)
  • Australian (1,853 people or 30.5%)
  • Irish (584 people or 9.6%)
  • Scottish (566 people or 9.3%)
  • German (452 people or 7.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,899 responses in total, or 97.22% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (40.3% 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 (-599 persons)
  • English (+167 persons)
  • Chinese (+89 persons)
  • Greek (+70 persons)

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