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The three largest ancestries in Unley Park Ward in 2011 were English, Australian and Scottish.

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
2,40440.335.82,20736.233.3+196
Australian
1,81130.431.02,40039.436.7-589
map this data in atlas.idScottish5769.69.35579.18.5+19
map this data in atlas.idIrish5749.69.75368.89.2+38
German
4447.47.63926.46.9+51
Greek
4106.96.03405.66.2+70
Italian
3315.65.93385.56.1-7
Chinese
2213.74.41302.13.3+91
Indian
951.61.8701.11.0+25
Polish
591.01.1480.81.2+11
Dutch
581.01.3731.21.3-14
Welsh
520.90.8430.70.7+9
Russian
380.60.4170.30.4+21
Lebanese
360.60.5210.30.4+15
New Zealander
320.50.5180.30.5+14
Korean
320.50.6120.20.3+20
Hungarian
310.50.4250.40.4+7
Ukrainian
280.50.4300.50.4-3
Latvian
270.50.4150.20.3+12
Maltese
270.50.3220.40.3+5
Iranian
260.40.4120.20.2+14
French
260.40.5370.60.5-11
Vietnamese
260.40.480.10.2+18
Serbian
220.40.3110.20.3+10
Danish
220.40.3190.30.3+3
Norwegian
200.30.150.10.1+15
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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 stated2954.95.73335.56.2-38

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% Scottish, City of Unley: 9.3% Irish, City of Unley: 9.7% 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% Polish, City of Unley: 1.1% English, Unley Park Ward: 40.3% Australian, Unley Park Ward: 30.4% Scottish, Unley Park Ward: 9.6% Irish, Unley Park Ward: 9.6% German, Unley Park Ward: 7.4% Greek, Unley Park Ward: 6.9% Italian, Unley Park Ward: 5.6% Chinese, Unley Park Ward: 3.7% Indian, Unley Park Ward: 1.6% Polish, 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: +196 Australian, Unley Park Ward: -589 Scottish, Unley Park Ward: +19 Irish, Unley Park Ward: +38 German, Unley Park Ward: +51 Greek, Unley Park Ward: +70 Italian, Unley Park Ward: -7 Chinese, Unley Park Ward: +91 Indian, Unley Park Ward: +25 Polish, Unley Park Ward: +11
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 (2,404 people or 40.3%)
  • Australian (1,811 people or 30.4%)
  • Scottish (576 people or 9.6%)
  • Irish (574 people or 9.6%)
  • German (444 people or 7.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,809 responses in total, or 97.37% of all responses.

The major difference between the ancestries of the population in Unley Park Ward and the 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 (-589 persons)
  • English (+196 persons)
  • Chinese (+91 persons)
  • Greek (+70 persons)

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