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

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 South East Corner 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 South East Corner'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
South East Corner - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2011 to 2016
English
1,15832.325.21,14132.427.4+17
Australian
73220.518.073220.818.70
Chinese
42311.821.237810.716.6+45
map this data in atlas.idIrish40111.27.73489.98.4+52
map this data in atlas.idScottish3549.96.93429.77.5+12
German
2176.15.12055.85.9+12
Italian
1524.34.01253.63.8+27
Indian
812.32.9631.82.8+19
Greek
681.91.8852.42.1-17
Polish
591.60.9411.21.0+17
Spanish
391.10.7210.60.4+17
Dutch
280.81.0481.41.1-20
Korean
270.81.5300.91.6-3
Welsh
270.80.6290.80.6-2
Vietnamese
220.61.370.20.7+14
French
220.60.6240.70.7-2
Russian
210.60.560.20.4+15
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
South East Corner - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Not stated3429.611.347513.511.2-133

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 English, City of Adelaide: 25.2% Australian, City of Adelaide: 18.0% Chinese, City of Adelaide: 21.2% 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% Greek, City of Adelaide: 1.8% Polish, City of Adelaide: 0.9% English, South East Corner: 32.3% Australian, South East Corner: 20.5% Chinese, South East Corner: 11.8% Irish, South East Corner: 11.2% Scottish, South East Corner: 9.9% German, South East Corner: 6.1% Italian, South East Corner: 4.3% Indian, South East Corner: 2.3% Greek, South East Corner: 1.9% Polish, South East Corner: 1.6%
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 English, South East Corner: +17 Australian, South East Corner: 0 Chinese, South East Corner: +45 Irish, South East Corner: +52 Scottish, South East Corner: +12 German, South East Corner: +12 Italian, South East Corner: +27 Indian, South East Corner: +19 Greek, South East Corner: -17 Polish, South East Corner: +17
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 South East Corner in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,158 people or 32.3%)
  • Australian (732 people or 20.5%)
  • Chinese (423 people or 11.8%)
  • Irish (401 people or 11.2%)
  • Scottish (354 people or 9.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 3,068 responses in total, or 85.73% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (32.3% compared to 25.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (11.2% compared to 7.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (9.9% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (11.8% compared to 21.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Irish (+52 persons)

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