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The three largest ancestries in Park Lands 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 Park Lands 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 Park Lands'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
Park Lands - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Chinese6218.016.69532.211.4-33
English4513.127.4206.827.6+25
Australian339.618.7196.423.5+14
Vietnamese226.40.751.70.4+17

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

Ancestry - Totals
Park Lands - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Not stated6318.311.28829.815.1-25

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% Vietnamese, City of Adelaide: 0.7% Chinese, Park Lands: 18.0% English, Park Lands: 13.1% Australian, Park Lands: 9.6% Vietnamese, Park Lands: 6.4%
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, Park Lands: -33 English, Park Lands: +25 Australian, Park Lands: +14 Vietnamese, Park Lands: +17
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 Park Lands in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Chinese (62 people or 18.0%)
  • English (45 people or 13.1%)
  • Australian (33 people or 9.6%)
  • Vietnamese (22 people or 6.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 162 responses in total, or 47.09% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Park Lands and the City of Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (6.4% compared to 0.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (18.0% compared to 16.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (13.1% compared to 27.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (9.6% compared to 18.7%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Park Lands between 2006 and 2011.

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