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The three largest ancestries in Upper North Adelaide in 2011 were English, Australian and Irish.

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 Upper North Adelaide 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 Upper North Adelaide'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
Upper North Adelaide - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
English
1,54534.627.41,33031.327.6+215
Australian
1,10924.818.71,24229.223.5-133
map this data in atlas.idIrish48911.08.44219.98.6+68
map this data in atlas.idScottish4159.37.53388.07.3+77
German
3748.45.93668.66.0+8
Chinese
2285.116.62726.411.4-44
Indian
1934.32.81673.92.8+27
Italian
1904.33.81784.23.6+12
Greek
1122.52.1992.32.4+13
Dutch
541.21.1591.41.2-5
Polish
471.11.0481.11.1-1
French
390.90.7340.80.7+5
Maltese
320.70.3210.50.3+11
Welsh
290.60.6280.70.7+1
Japanese
270.60.6100.20.7+17
Vietnamese
240.50.7150.30.4+10
Inadequately Described
240.50.5100.20.4+14
Filipino
230.50.8150.40.3+8
Russian
220.50.4140.30.3+8
Sinhalese
200.40.6340.80.6-14
Ukrainian
200.40.2190.50.3+1
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Upper North Adelaide - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Not stated3898.711.23989.415.1-9

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% Irish, City of Adelaide: 8.4% Scottish, City of Adelaide: 7.5% German, City of Adelaide: 5.9% Chinese, City of Adelaide: 16.6% Indian, City of Adelaide: 2.8% Italian, City of Adelaide: 3.8% Greek, City of Adelaide: 2.1% Dutch, City of Adelaide: 1.1% English, Upper North Adelaide: 34.6% Australian, Upper North Adelaide: 24.8% Irish, Upper North Adelaide: 11.0% Scottish, Upper North Adelaide: 9.3% German, Upper North Adelaide: 8.4% Chinese, Upper North Adelaide: 5.1% Indian, Upper North Adelaide: 4.3% Italian, Upper North Adelaide: 4.3% Greek, Upper North Adelaide: 2.5% Dutch, Upper North Adelaide: 1.2%
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 English, Upper North Adelaide: +215 Australian, Upper North Adelaide: -133 Irish, Upper North Adelaide: +68 Scottish, Upper North Adelaide: +77 German, Upper North Adelaide: +8 Chinese, Upper North Adelaide: -44 Indian, Upper North Adelaide: +27 Italian, Upper North Adelaide: +12 Greek, Upper North Adelaide: +13 Dutch, Upper North Adelaide: -5
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 Upper North Adelaide in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,545 people or 34.6%)
  • Australian (1,109 people or 24.8%)
  • Irish (489 people or 11.0%)
  • Scottish (415 people or 9.3%)
  • German (374 people or 8.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 3,932 responses in total, or 88.06% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Upper North Adelaide and the City of Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (34.6% compared to 27.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (24.8% compared to 18.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (11.0% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (5.1% compared to 16.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+215 persons)
  • Australian (-133 persons)
  • Scottish (+77 persons)
  • Irish (+68 persons)

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