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The three largest ancestries in Unley 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 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 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 Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
English
2,08334.335.81,96132.933.3+122
Australian
1,76729.131.02,09635.236.7-329
map this data in atlas.idIrish5709.49.75519.39.2+19
map this data in atlas.idScottish5248.69.35349.08.5-10
Italian
4327.15.94617.86.1-29
Greek
4036.66.04307.26.2-27
German
3906.47.63986.76.9-8
Chinese
2904.84.41903.23.3+101
Indian
1111.81.8761.31.0+35
Polish
911.51.1911.51.20
Dutch
691.11.3611.01.3+7
French
450.70.5300.50.5+14
Welsh
400.70.8440.80.7-4
New Zealander
390.70.5300.50.5+9
Latvian
370.60.4270.50.3+10
Korean
310.50.6150.30.3+16
Croatian
310.50.5280.50.5+3
American
300.50.3210.40.2+9
Spanish
280.50.3240.40.1+5
Ukrainian
270.50.4300.50.4-3
Inadequately Described
270.40.3220.40.3+4
Russian
250.40.4280.50.4-3
Vietnamese
220.40.490.20.2+13
Hungarian
210.40.4180.30.4+3
Filipino
200.30.3170.30.2+3
South African
200.30.3200.30.40
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Unley Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Not stated4367.25.72894.96.2+147

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% Greek, City of Unley: 6.0% German, City of Unley: 7.6% Chinese, City of Unley: 4.4% Indian, City of Unley: 1.8% Polish, City of Unley: 1.1% English, Unley Ward: 34.3% Australian, Unley Ward: 29.1% Irish, Unley Ward: 9.4% Scottish, Unley Ward: 8.6% Italian, Unley Ward: 7.1% Greek, Unley Ward: 6.6% German, Unley Ward: 6.4% Chinese, Unley Ward: 4.8% Indian, Unley Ward: 1.8% Polish, Unley Ward: 1.5%
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 Ward: +122 Australian, Unley Ward: -329 Irish, Unley Ward: +19 Scottish, Unley Ward: -10 Italian, Unley Ward: -29 Greek, Unley Ward: -27 German, Unley Ward: -8 Chinese, Unley Ward: +101 Indian, Unley Ward: +35 Polish, Unley Ward: 0
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 Ward in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,083 people or 34.3%)
  • Australian (1,767 people or 29.1%)
  • Irish (570 people or 9.4%)
  • Scottish (524 people or 8.6%)
  • Italian (432 people or 7.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,376 responses in total, or 88.54% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (7.1% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (29.1% compared to 31.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (34.3% compared to 35.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with German ancestry (6.4% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-329 persons)
  • English (+122 persons)
  • Chinese (+101 persons)

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