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Ancestry

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

The three largest ancestries in the City of Charles Sturt in 2016 were English, Australian and Italian.

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 the City of Charles Sturt 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 the City of Charles Sturt'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
City of Charles Sturt - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
English
32,59529.237.329,95728.537.3+2,638
Australian
29,18426.130.928,10426.832.3+1,080
map this data in atlas.idItalian14,64913.16.813,95513.36.9+694
map this data in atlas.idIrish8,3907.58.17,1416.87.6+1,249
Scottish
7,8397.08.26,7936.57.8+1,046
Greek
6,6866.02.76,4736.22.8+213
German
6,4465.86.85,8195.56.8+627
Chinese
3,6223.23.92,7702.62.9+852
Vietnamese
3,0552.71.52,5172.41.3+538
Indian
2,9622.72.42,1102.01.6+852
Polish
2,0351.81.32,0011.91.3+34
Serbian
1,9481.70.61,8791.80.6+69
Croatian
1,3331.20.51,2251.20.5+108
Filipino
1,1821.11.07950.80.8+387
Dutch
1,1521.01.61,1951.11.7-43
Ukrainian
9270.80.48940.90.4+33
Russian
8250.70.48230.80.4+2
Maltese
7190.60.56410.60.5+78
Inadequately Described
7160.60.64860.50.4+230
Welsh
6960.60.85670.50.7+129
French
4850.40.53940.40.4+91
Cypriot
4440.40.23190.30.2+125
Macedonian
4400.40.14700.40.1-30
Hungarian
4290.40.44000.40.4+29
Spanish
4220.40.43230.30.3+99
Portuguese
4010.40.12460.20.1+155
Bosnian
3970.40.23080.30.1+89
New Zealander
3800.30.43170.30.4+63
Other Indian subcontinent
3750.30.41920.20.2+183
Australian Aboriginal
3630.30.33400.30.2+23
Pakistani
3560.30.21180.10.1+238
Lebanese
3550.30.43320.30.4+23
Khmer (Cambodian)
3250.30.42410.20.3+84
Iranian
3180.30.31530.10.2+165
South African
2790.20.32030.20.3+76
Afghan
2760.20.41970.20.2+79
Central and West African
2720.20.22140.20.1+58
Sudanese
2690.20.21920.20.2+77
Punjabi
2650.20.21000.10.1+165
Swedish
2490.20.22070.20.2+42
Austrian
2460.20.22280.20.2+18
Thai
2430.20.21210.10.1+122
Sinhalese
2240.20.31560.10.2+68
American
2210.20.21880.20.2+33
Bulgarian
2200.20.12430.20.1-23
Danish
2140.20.21900.20.2+24
Other Southern and East African
2050.20.21900.20.2+15
Albanian
2000.20.11670.20.1+33
Ethiopian
1990.20.11120.10.0+87
Somali
1870.20.01590.20.0+28
Egyptian
1860.20.11030.10.1+83
Latvian
1840.20.21890.20.2-5
Arab not further described
1830.20.11280.10.1+55
Eritrean
1730.20.01250.10.0+48
Slovene
1730.20.11640.20.1+9
Malay
1640.10.21030.10.2+61
Korean
1630.10.31180.10.3+45
Romanian
1600.10.11240.10.1+36
Maori
1550.10.21800.20.2-25
Canadian
1500.10.11200.10.1+30
Indonesian
1480.10.2980.10.1+50
Nepalese
1400.10.3730.10.1+67
Norwegian
1370.10.11040.10.1+33
Other Central Asian
1360.10.31360.10.10
Japanese
1320.10.2980.10.2+34
Lithuanian
1250.10.11090.10.1+16
Other Eastern European
1170.10.1810.10.1+36
Bengali
1160.10.2530.10.1+63
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
City of Charles Sturt - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Not stated5,5975.05.35,8035.55.4-206

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, Greater Adelaide: 37.3% Australian, Greater Adelaide: 30.9% Italian, Greater Adelaide: 6.8% Irish, Greater Adelaide: 8.1% Scottish, Greater Adelaide: 8.2% Greek, Greater Adelaide: 2.7% German, Greater Adelaide: 6.8% Chinese, Greater Adelaide: 3.9% Vietnamese, Greater Adelaide: 1.5% Indian, Greater Adelaide: 2.4% English, City of Charles Sturt: 29.2% Australian, City of Charles Sturt: 26.1% Italian, City of Charles Sturt: 13.1% Irish, City of Charles Sturt: 7.5% Scottish, City of Charles Sturt: 7.0% Greek, City of Charles Sturt: 6.0% German, City of Charles Sturt: 5.8% Chinese, City of Charles Sturt: 3.2% Vietnamese, City of Charles Sturt: 2.7% Indian, City of Charles Sturt: 2.7%
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, City of Charles Sturt: +2,638 Australian, City of Charles Sturt: +1,080 Italian, City of Charles Sturt: +694 Irish, City of Charles Sturt: +1,249 Scottish, City of Charles Sturt: +1,046 Greek, City of Charles Sturt: +213 German, City of Charles Sturt: +627 Chinese, City of Charles Sturt: +852 Vietnamese, City of Charles Sturt: +538 Indian, City of Charles Sturt: +852
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 City of Charles Sturt in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (32,595 people or 29.2%)
  • Australian (29,184 people or 26.1%)
  • Italian (14,649 people or 13.1%)
  • Irish (8,390 people or 7.5%)
  • Scottish (7,839 people or 7.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 92,657 responses in total, or 82.90% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in the City of Charles Sturt and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (13.1% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (6.0% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (29.2% compared to 37.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (26.1% compared to 30.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • English (+2,638 persons)
  • Irish (+1,249 persons)
  • Australian (+1,080 persons)
  • Scottish (+1,046 persons)

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