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The three largest ancestries in CAD West 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 West 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 West'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 West - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Chinese
1,71143.121.21,05334.616.6+658
English
41510.525.237812.427.4+37
Australian
2907.318.02528.318.7+38
Indian
1373.52.91023.42.8+35
map this data in atlas.idIrish1233.17.71053.58.4+18
map this data in atlas.idScottish952.46.9682.37.5+26
Vietnamese
912.31.3230.80.7+68
German
852.25.1892.95.9-4
Italian
812.14.0682.23.8+13
Korean
761.91.51023.41.6-26
Malay
521.30.7722.41.0-20
Filipino
391.00.7280.90.8+11
Other Arab peoples
371.00.5421.40.6-4
Greek
330.91.8200.72.1+13
Sinhalese
290.70.5230.80.6+6
Iranian
290.70.6200.70.5+9
Indonesian
270.70.3230.80.3+4
Dutch
200.51.0240.81.1-4
Japanese
200.50.7210.70.6-1
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
CAD West - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Not stated69217.411.359319.511.2+99

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% Indian, City of Adelaide: 2.9% Irish, City of Adelaide: 7.7% Scottish, City of Adelaide: 6.9% Vietnamese, City of Adelaide: 1.3% German, City of Adelaide: 5.1% Italian, City of Adelaide: 4.0% Korean, City of Adelaide: 1.5% Chinese, CAD West: 43.1% English, CAD West: 10.5% Australian, CAD West: 7.3% Indian, CAD West: 3.5% Irish, CAD West: 3.1% Scottish, CAD West: 2.4% Vietnamese, CAD West: 2.3% German, CAD West: 2.2% Italian, CAD West: 2.1% Korean, CAD West: 1.9%
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 West: +658 English, CAD West: +37 Australian, CAD West: +38 Indian, CAD West: +35 Irish, CAD West: +18 Scottish, CAD West: +26 Vietnamese, CAD West: +68 German, CAD West: -4 Italian, CAD West: +13 Korean, CAD West: -26
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 West in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Chinese (1,711 people or 43.1%)
  • English (415 people or 10.5%)
  • Australian (290 people or 7.3%)
  • Indian (137 people or 3.5%)
  • Irish (123 people or 3.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,676 responses in total, or 67.42% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (43.1% compared to 21.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (10.5% compared to 25.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (7.3% compared to 18.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (3.1% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+658 persons)
  • Vietnamese (+68 persons)

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