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Eastern Region Alliance area

Ancestry

The three largest ancestries in Eastern Region Alliance area in 2011 were English, Australian and Italian.

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 Eastern Region Alliance area 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 Eastern Region Alliance area'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
Eastern Region Alliance area - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
English
99,09734.835.893,63333.433.3+5,464
Australian
85,20730.031.095,56034.136.7-10,353
Italian
32,99911.65.932,63611.76.1+363
map this data in atlas.idScottish22,3537.99.320,4447.38.5+1,909
map this data in atlas.idIrish22,0867.89.720,9187.59.2+1,168
German
19,6176.97.619,0556.86.9+562
Chinese
11,6894.14.48,1382.93.3+3,551
Greek
9,6763.46.09,6353.46.2+41
Indian
5,4391.91.82,7411.01.0+2,698
Dutch
4,4621.61.34,5361.61.3-74
Polish
3,7551.31.13,8601.41.2-105
Welsh
2,0530.70.81,9830.70.7+70
Korean
1,6210.60.69110.30.3+710
Croatian
1,4450.50.51,4500.50.5-5
Lebanese
1,4130.50.51,3650.50.4+48
Vietnamese
1,3960.50.49270.30.2+469
Hungarian
1,3570.50.41,4220.50.4-65
Filipino
1,3390.50.39260.30.2+413
French
1,2540.40.51,2320.40.5+22
Russian
1,2320.40.41,1430.40.4+89
Maltese
1,2310.40.31,2280.40.3+3
Sinhalese
1,1880.40.38210.30.2+367
New Zealander
1,1430.40.51,1990.40.5-56
Serbian
1,1060.40.31,1290.40.3-23
Ukrainian
1,0920.40.41,1010.40.4-9
South African
1,0800.40.39210.30.4+159
Inadequately Described
9290.30.36450.20.3+284
Iranian
8190.30.46530.20.2+166
American
7990.30.37580.30.2+41
Austrian
7450.30.37510.30.2-6
Latvian
7300.30.48080.30.3-78
Spanish
6900.20.36620.20.1+28
Malay
6860.20.24460.20.2+240
Japanese
5880.20.34950.20.3+93
Danish
5560.20.35680.20.3-12
Cypriot
5080.20.22730.10.1+235
Swedish
4980.20.24810.20.2+17
Lithuanian
4610.20.25360.20.2-75
Canadian
4510.20.23830.10.2+68
Indonesian
4250.10.22640.10.2+161
Sudanese
4250.10.05060.20.1-81
Other Central Asian
4190.10.02660.10.0+153
Other Indian subcontinent
4120.10.11590.10.0+253
Thai
3810.10.22880.10.2+93
Bengali
3510.10.11020.00.1+249
Czech
3390.10.23400.10.2-1
Nepalese
3380.10.2520.00.1+286
Other Southern and East African
3300.10.12000.10.1+130
Finnish
3030.10.12930.10.1+10
Romanian
3020.10.12570.10.0+45
Norwegian
3010.10.12560.10.1+45
Afghan
2980.10.12050.10.1+93
Swiss
2930.10.22910.10.2+2
Maori
2890.10.12430.10.1+46
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Eastern Region Alliance area - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Not stated12,9434.55.715,3025.56.2-2,359

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% Italian, City of Unley: 5.9% Scottish, City of Unley: 9.3% Irish, City of Unley: 9.7% German, City of Unley: 7.6% Chinese, City of Unley: 4.4% Greek, City of Unley: 6.0% Indian, City of Unley: 1.8% Dutch, City of Unley: 1.3% English, Eastern Region Alliance area: 34.8% Australian, Eastern Region Alliance area: 30.0% Italian, Eastern Region Alliance area: 11.6% Scottish, Eastern Region Alliance area: 7.9% Irish, Eastern Region Alliance area: 7.8% German, Eastern Region Alliance area: 6.9% Chinese, Eastern Region Alliance area: 4.1% Greek, Eastern Region Alliance area: 3.4% Indian, Eastern Region Alliance area: 1.9% Dutch, Eastern Region Alliance area: 1.6%
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, Eastern Region Alliance area: +5,464 Australian, Eastern Region Alliance area: -10,353 Italian, Eastern Region Alliance area: +363 Scottish, Eastern Region Alliance area: +1,909 Irish, Eastern Region Alliance area: +1,168 German, Eastern Region Alliance area: +562 Chinese, Eastern Region Alliance area: +3,551 Greek, Eastern Region Alliance area: +41 Indian, Eastern Region Alliance area: +2,698 Dutch, Eastern Region Alliance area: -74
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 Eastern Region Alliance area in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (99,097 people or 34.8%)
  • Australian (85,207 people or 30.0%)
  • Italian (32,999 people or 11.6%)
  • Scottish (22,353 people or 7.9%)
  • Irish (22,086 people or 7.8%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 261,742 responses in total, or 92.00% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Eastern Region Alliance area and the City of Unley were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (11.6% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Greek ancestry (3.4% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (7.8% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (7.9% compared to 9.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-10,353 persons)
  • English (+5,464 persons)
  • Chinese (+3,551 persons)
  • Indian (+2,698 persons)

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