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The three largest ancestries in South East Corner in 2011 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
English
1,14132.427.41,08232.527.6+59
Australian
73220.818.789026.823.5-158
Chinese
37910.716.62256.811.4+154
map this data in atlas.idIrish3499.98.434410.38.6+5
map this data in atlas.idScottish3429.77.52768.37.3+66
German
2065.85.92006.06.0+6
Italian
1253.63.81123.43.6+13
Greek
852.42.1852.62.40
Indian
631.82.8571.72.8+6
Dutch
491.41.1431.31.2+6
Polish
421.21.0541.61.1-12
Korean
300.91.6441.31.3-14
Welsh
290.80.6391.20.7-10
Malay
260.71.0120.41.2+14
French
240.70.7341.00.7-10
Spanish
220.60.4150.50.3+7
American
210.60.590.30.3+12
Filipino
210.60.870.20.3+14
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Not stated47613.511.246514.015.1+11

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 English, City of Adelaide: 27.4% Australian, City of Adelaide: 18.7% Chinese, City of Adelaide: 16.6% Irish, City of Adelaide: 8.4% Scottish, City of Adelaide: 7.5% German, City of Adelaide: 5.9% Italian, City of Adelaide: 3.8% Greek, City of Adelaide: 2.1% Indian, City of Adelaide: 2.8% Dutch, City of Adelaide: 1.1% English, South East Corner: 32.4% Australian, South East Corner: 20.8% Chinese, South East Corner: 10.7% Irish, South East Corner: 9.9% Scottish, South East Corner: 9.7% German, South East Corner: 5.8% Italian, South East Corner: 3.6% Greek, South East Corner: 2.4% Indian, South East Corner: 1.8% Dutch, South East Corner: 1.4%
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 English, South East Corner: +59 Australian, South East Corner: -158 Chinese, South East Corner: +154 Irish, South East Corner: +5 Scottish, South East Corner: +66 German, South East Corner: +6 Italian, South East Corner: +13 Greek, South East Corner: 0 Indian, South East Corner: +6 Dutch, South East Corner: +6
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 South East Corner in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,141 people or 32.4%)
  • Australian (732 people or 20.8%)
  • Chinese (379 people or 10.7%)
  • Irish (349 people or 9.9%)
  • Scottish (342 people or 9.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,943 responses in total, or 83.53% 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 (32.4% compared to 27.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (9.7% compared to 7.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (20.8% compared to 18.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (10.7% compared to 16.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-158 persons)
  • Chinese (+154 persons)
  • Scottish (+66 persons)
  • English (+59 persons)

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