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The three largest ancestries in CAD East in 2016 were Chinese, English and Australian.

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 CAD East 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 CAD East'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
CAD East - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Chinese
95534.421.271930.916.6+236
English
47817.225.243518.727.4+43
Australian
2769.918.027611.918.7-1
map this data in atlas.idIrish1405.07.71114.88.4+28
map this data in atlas.idScottish1395.06.91205.27.5+19
German
1023.75.11024.45.9+1
Italian
1003.64.0652.83.8+35
Indian
782.82.9622.72.8+16
Korean
762.71.5612.71.6+14
Arab not further described
481.70.5452.00.6+2
Japanese
421.50.7200.90.6+22
Other Arab peoples
351.30.5381.70.6-4
Dutch
311.11.0180.81.1+13
Spanish
281.00.7261.10.4+2
Vietnamese
271.01.3200.90.7+7
Malay
230.80.7261.21.0-4
Greek
220.81.8251.12.1-3
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
CAD East - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Not stated31211.211.324810.711.2+63

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 Chinese, City of Adelaide: 21.2% English, City of Adelaide: 25.2% Australian, City of Adelaide: 18.0% Irish, City of Adelaide: 7.7% Scottish, City of Adelaide: 6.9% German, City of Adelaide: 5.1% Italian, City of Adelaide: 4.0% Indian, City of Adelaide: 2.9% Korean, City of Adelaide: 1.5% Arab not further described, City of Adelaide: 0.5% Chinese, CAD East: 34.4% English, CAD East: 17.2% Australian, CAD East: 9.9% Irish, CAD East: 5.0% Scottish, CAD East: 5.0% German, CAD East: 3.7% Italian, CAD East: 3.6% Indian, CAD East: 2.8% Korean, CAD East: 2.7% Arab not further described, CAD East: 1.7%
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 Chinese, CAD East: +236 English, CAD East: +43 Australian, CAD East: -1 Irish, CAD East: +28 Scottish, CAD East: +19 German, CAD East: +1 Italian, CAD East: +35 Indian, CAD East: +16 Korean, CAD East: +14 Arab not further described, CAD East: +2
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 CAD East in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Chinese (955 people or 34.4%)
  • English (478 people or 17.2%)
  • Australian (276 people or 9.9%)
  • Irish (140 people or 5.0%)
  • Scottish (139 people or 5.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 1,988 responses in total, or 71.54% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in CAD East and the City of Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (34.4% compared to 21.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (9.9% compared to 18.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (17.2% compared to 25.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (5.0% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • Chinese (+236 persons)

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