City of AdelaideCommunity profile
Skip to content

The three largest ancestries in CAD East in 2011 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Chinese
72030.916.629721.711.4+423
English
43518.727.428420.827.6+151
Australian
27711.918.722116.223.5+56
map this data in atlas.idScottish1205.27.5755.57.3+45
map this data in atlas.idIrish1124.88.4685.08.6+44
German
1024.45.9664.86.0+36
Italian
662.83.8453.33.6+21
Indian
632.72.8493.62.8+14
Korean
622.71.6523.81.3+10
Arab not further described
462.00.630.20.1+43
Other Arab peoples
391.70.630.20.1+36
Filipino
331.40.860.40.3+27
Malay
271.21.0312.31.2-4
Sinhalese
261.10.670.50.6+19
Spanish
261.10.490.70.3+17
Greek
261.12.1282.02.4-2
Thai
220.90.4120.90.5+10
Vietnamese
200.90.780.60.4+12
Japanese
200.90.6131.00.7+7
Show me more!

Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
CAD East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Not stated24910.711.216512.115.1+84

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 Chinese, City of Adelaide: 16.6% English, City of Adelaide: 27.4% Australian, City of Adelaide: 18.7% Scottish, City of Adelaide: 7.5% Irish, City of Adelaide: 8.4% German, City of Adelaide: 5.9% Italian, City of Adelaide: 3.8% Indian, City of Adelaide: 2.8% Korean, City of Adelaide: 1.6% Arab not further described, City of Adelaide: 0.6% Chinese, CAD East: 30.9% English, CAD East: 18.7% Australian, CAD East: 11.9% Scottish, CAD East: 5.2% Irish, CAD East: 4.8% German, CAD East: 4.4% Italian, CAD East: 2.8% Indian, CAD East: 2.7% Korean, CAD East: 2.7% Arab not further described, CAD East: 2.0%
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 Chinese, CAD East: +423 English, CAD East: +151 Australian, CAD East: +56 Scottish, CAD East: +45 Irish, CAD East: +44 German, CAD East: +36 Italian, CAD East: +21 Indian, CAD East: +14 Korean, CAD East: +10 Arab not further described, CAD East: +43
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 CAD East in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Chinese (720 people or 30.9%)
  • English (435 people or 18.7%)
  • Australian (277 people or 11.9%)
  • Scottish (120 people or 5.2%)
  • Irish (112 people or 4.8%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 1,664 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 (30.9% compared to 16.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (18.7% compared to 27.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (11.9% compared to 18.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (4.8% compared to 8.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+423 persons)
  • English (+151 persons)
  • Australian (+56 persons)

To continue building your demographic story go to...