City of AdelaideCommunity profile
Skip to content

The three largest ancestries in CAD West 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 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Chinese
1,05334.616.636520.011.4+688
English
37912.427.425714.127.6+122
Australian
2528.318.71377.523.5+115
map this data in atlas.idIrish1063.58.4784.38.6+28
Korean
1033.41.6392.11.3+64
Indian
1023.42.8593.22.8+43
German
892.95.9482.66.0+41
Malay
732.41.0945.21.2-21
map this data in atlas.idScottish692.37.5663.67.3+3
Italian
682.23.8382.13.6+30
Other Arab peoples
421.40.670.40.1+35
Arab not further described
381.20.600.00.1+38
Filipino
290.90.830.20.3+26
Dutch
250.81.1150.81.2+10
Thai
250.80.4140.80.5+11
Vietnamese
240.80.780.40.4+16
Indonesian
240.80.330.20.3+21
Sinhalese
230.80.6120.70.6+11
Iranian
210.70.550.30.3+16
Japanese
210.70.6191.00.7+2
Greek
210.72.1120.72.4+9
Show me more!

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

Ancestry - Totals
CAD West - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Not stated59419.511.266336.315.1-69

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% Irish, City of Adelaide: 8.4% Korean, City of Adelaide: 1.6% Indian, City of Adelaide: 2.8% German, City of Adelaide: 5.9% Malay, City of Adelaide: 1.0% Scottish, City of Adelaide: 7.5% Italian, City of Adelaide: 3.8% Chinese, CAD West: 34.6% English, CAD West: 12.4% Australian, CAD West: 8.3% Irish, CAD West: 3.5% Korean, CAD West: 3.4% Indian, CAD West: 3.4% German, CAD West: 2.9% Malay, CAD West: 2.4% Scottish, CAD West: 2.3% Italian, CAD West: 2.2%
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 West: +688 English, CAD West: +122 Australian, CAD West: +115 Irish, CAD West: +28 Korean, CAD West: +64 Indian, CAD West: +43 German, CAD West: +41 Malay, CAD West: -21 Scottish, CAD West: +3 Italian, CAD West: +30
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 West in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Chinese (1,053 people or 34.6%)
  • English (379 people or 12.4%)
  • Australian (252 people or 8.3%)
  • Irish (106 people or 3.5%)
  • Korean (103 people or 3.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 1,893 responses in total, or 62.15% 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 (34.6% compared to 16.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (12.4% compared to 27.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (8.3% compared to 18.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (2.3% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+688 persons)
  • English (+122 persons)
  • Australian (+115 persons)
  • Korean (+64 persons)

To continue building your demographic story go to...