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The three largest ancestries in Unley 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 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.

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
Unley Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
English
2,23435.736.92,08334.335.8+151
Australian
1,69827.129.31,76729.131.0-69
map this data in atlas.idIrish70611.310.35709.49.7+136
map this data in atlas.idScottish62610.010.15248.69.3+102
German
4637.47.73906.47.6+73
Italian
4477.16.04327.15.9+15
Greek
3936.35.44036.66.0-9
Chinese
3725.96.02904.84.4+81
Indian
1582.52.41111.81.8+47
Dutch
981.61.2691.11.3+29
Polish
761.21.2911.51.1-16
Welsh
510.80.8400.70.8+11
French
440.70.7450.70.5-1
Spanish
350.60.3280.50.3+6
New Zealander
320.50.4390.70.5-7
Ukrainian
290.50.5270.50.4+2
Japanese
270.40.4190.30.3+8
Korean
230.40.5310.50.6-8
Vietnamese
220.40.5220.40.4+1
Croatian
210.30.5310.50.5-10
American
200.30.4300.50.3-10
Iranian
200.30.4150.20.4+6
Latvian
200.30.4370.60.4-17
Russian
200.30.4250.40.4-5
Inadequately Described
190.30.4270.40.3-8
Pakistani
190.30.260.10.1+13
Hungarian
180.30.4210.40.4-3
Serbian
170.30.3150.30.3+2
Filipino
160.30.4200.30.3-4
Australian Aboriginal
140.20.130.10.1+10
Portuguese
140.20.140.10.1+9
South African
130.20.3200.30.3-8
Danish
130.20.3140.20.3-2
Cypriot
120.20.3190.30.2-7
Malay
120.20.2160.30.2-4
Nepalese
120.20.3130.20.20
Turkish
110.20.1150.20.1-4
Other Indian subcontinent
100.20.260.10.1+4
Lithuanian
100.20.2170.30.2-7
Austrian
100.20.3130.20.3-3
Canadian
100.20.2120.20.2-2
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
Not stated2644.24.94367.25.7-172

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% German, City of Unley: 7.7% Italian, City of Unley: 6.0% Greek, City of Unley: 5.4% Chinese, City of Unley: 6.0% Indian, City of Unley: 2.4% Dutch, City of Unley: 1.2% English, Unley Ward: 35.7% Australian, Unley Ward: 27.1% Irish, Unley Ward: 11.3% Scottish, Unley Ward: 10.0% German, Unley Ward: 7.4% Italian, Unley Ward: 7.1% Greek, Unley Ward: 6.3% Chinese, Unley Ward: 5.9% Indian, Unley Ward: 2.5% Dutch, Unley Ward: 1.6%
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, Unley Ward: +151 Australian, Unley Ward: -69 Irish, Unley Ward: +136 Scottish, Unley Ward: +102 German, Unley Ward: +73 Italian, Unley Ward: +15 Greek, Unley Ward: -9 Chinese, Unley Ward: +81 Indian, Unley Ward: +47 Dutch, Unley Ward: +29
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 Unley Ward in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,234 people or 35.7%)
  • Australian (1,698 people or 27.1%)
  • Irish (706 people or 11.3%)
  • Scottish (626 people or 10.0%)
  • German (463 people or 7.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,727 responses in total, or 91.41% 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 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (27.1% compared to 29.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (35.7% compared to 36.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+151 persons)
  • Irish (+136 persons)
  • Scottish (+102 persons)
  • Chinese (+81 persons)

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