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The three largest ancestries in the City of Charles Sturt in 2011 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
English
29,95728.537.326,78926.735.5+3,168
Australian
28,10426.832.330,67030.536.2-2,566
map this data in atlas.idItalian13,95513.36.913,31213.26.9+643
map this data in atlas.idIrish7,1416.87.66,5756.57.2+566
Scottish
6,7936.57.85,9035.97.3+890
Greek
6,4736.22.86,3186.33.0+155
German
5,8195.56.85,4865.56.7+333
Chinese
2,7702.62.92,1492.12.1+621
Vietnamese
2,5172.41.32,0532.01.1+464
Indian
2,1102.01.66560.70.7+1,454
Polish
2,0011.91.32,0702.11.4-69
Serbian
1,8791.80.61,8121.80.6+67
Croatian
1,2251.20.51,2311.20.6-6
Dutch
1,1951.11.71,0641.11.7+131
Ukrainian
8940.90.49480.90.4-54
Russian
8230.80.47580.80.4+65
Filipino
7950.80.84810.50.6+314
Maltese
6410.60.56500.60.5-9
Welsh
5670.50.75410.50.7+26
Inadequately Described
4860.50.43570.40.3+129
Macedonian
4700.40.14500.40.1+20
Hungarian
4000.40.43850.40.4+15
French
3940.40.43930.40.4+1
Australian Aboriginal
3400.30.22760.30.2+64
Lebanese
3320.30.43140.30.4+18
Spanish
3230.30.32760.30.3+47
Cypriot
3190.30.21310.10.1+188
New Zealander
3170.30.42890.30.4+28
Bosnian
3080.30.13460.30.1-38
Portuguese
2460.20.12320.20.1+14
Bulgarian
2430.20.12290.20.1+14
Khmer (Cambodian)
2410.20.32040.20.3+37
Austrian
2280.20.22280.20.20
Central and West African
2140.20.1900.10.1+124
Swedish
2070.20.22170.20.2-10
South African
2030.20.31880.20.3+15
Afghan
1970.20.22160.20.1-19
Sudanese
1920.20.23010.30.2-109
Other Indian subcontinent
1920.20.2330.00.0+159
Other Southern and East African
1900.20.2830.10.1+107
Danish
1900.20.21840.20.2+6
Latvian
1890.20.21910.20.2-2
American
1880.20.21760.20.2+12
Maori
1800.20.21380.10.2+42
Albanian
1670.20.11380.10.0+29
Slovene
1640.20.11730.20.1-9
Somali
1590.20.0670.10.0+92
Sinhalese
1560.10.21030.10.2+53
Iranian
1530.10.21190.10.2+34
Other Central Asian
1360.10.1490.00.1+87
Arab not further described
1280.10.1420.00.0+86
Eritrean
1250.10.0380.00.0+87
Romanian
1240.10.11020.10.1+22
Thai
1210.10.1850.10.1+36
Canadian
1200.10.11240.10.1-4
Korean
1180.10.3760.10.2+42
Pakistani
1180.10.1440.00.0+74
Ethiopian
1120.10.0550.10.0+57
Lithuanian
1090.10.11300.10.1-21
Czech
1070.10.11070.10.10
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Not stated5,8035.55.46,7056.76.3-902

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, Greater Adelaide: 37.3% Australian, Greater Adelaide: 32.3% Italian, Greater Adelaide: 6.9% Irish, Greater Adelaide: 7.6% Scottish, Greater Adelaide: 7.8% Greek, Greater Adelaide: 2.8% German, Greater Adelaide: 6.8% Chinese, Greater Adelaide: 2.9% Vietnamese, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Indian, Greater Adelaide: 1.6% English, City of Charles Sturt: 28.5% Australian, City of Charles Sturt: 26.8% Italian, City of Charles Sturt: 13.3% Irish, City of Charles Sturt: 6.8% Scottish, City of Charles Sturt: 6.5% Greek, City of Charles Sturt: 6.2% German, City of Charles Sturt: 5.5% Chinese, City of Charles Sturt: 2.6% Vietnamese, City of Charles Sturt: 2.4% Indian, City of Charles Sturt: 2.0%
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, City of Charles Sturt: +3,168 Australian, City of Charles Sturt: -2,566 Italian, City of Charles Sturt: +643 Irish, City of Charles Sturt: +566 Scottish, City of Charles Sturt: +890 Greek, City of Charles Sturt: +155 German, City of Charles Sturt: +333 Chinese, City of Charles Sturt: +621 Vietnamese, City of Charles Sturt: +464 Indian, City of Charles Sturt: +1,454
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 City of Charles Sturt in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (29,957 people or 28.5%)
  • Australian (28,104 people or 26.8%)
  • Italian (13,955 people or 13.3%)
  • Irish (7,141 people or 6.8%)
  • Scottish (6,793 people or 6.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 85,950 responses in total, or 81.87% 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 (13.3% compared to 6.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (6.2% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (28.5% compared to 37.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (26.8% compared to 32.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+3,168 persons)
  • Australian (-2,566 persons)
  • Indian (+1,454 persons)
  • Scottish (+890 persons)

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