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The three largest ancestries in Semaphore Park in 2016 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 Semaphore Park 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 Semaphore Park'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
Semaphore Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
English
1,70439.529.21,65139.128.5+53
Australian
1,55036.026.11,55036.726.80
map this data in atlas.idIrish46610.87.53859.16.8+81
Scottish
43810.27.04159.86.5+23
German
2646.15.82786.65.5-14
map this data in atlas.idItalian1884.413.12155.113.3-27
Polish
922.11.81062.51.9-14
Greek
781.86.0932.26.2-15
Dutch
511.21.0631.51.1-12
Welsh
431.00.6210.50.5+22
Croatian
360.81.2370.91.2-1
French
350.80.4170.40.4+18
Chinese
280.63.2330.82.6-5
Russian
280.60.7300.70.8-2
Maltese
220.50.6160.40.6+6
Ukrainian
220.50.8220.50.90
Swedish
220.50.2240.60.2-2
Australian Aboriginal
220.50.380.20.3+14
Filipino
220.51.1240.60.8-2
Serbian
170.41.7180.41.8-1
New Zealander
160.40.3110.30.3+5
Bosnian
160.40.4110.30.3+5
Danish
140.30.230.10.2+11
Egyptian
140.30.200.00.1+14
Indian
140.32.7200.52.0-6
Maori
130.30.1130.30.20
Spanish
130.30.4140.30.3-1
Syrian
120.30.100.00.0+12
Macedonian
120.30.460.10.4+6
Iranian
110.30.330.10.1+8
Thai
100.20.230.10.1+7
Hungarian
100.20.460.10.4+4
Lebanese
100.20.360.10.3+4
Lithuanian
100.20.130.10.1+7
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Semaphore Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
Not stated2445.75.02987.05.5-54

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 Charles Sturt: 29.2% Australian, City of Charles Sturt: 26.1% Irish, City of Charles Sturt: 7.5% Scottish, City of Charles Sturt: 7.0% German, City of Charles Sturt: 5.8% Italian, City of Charles Sturt: 13.1% Polish, City of Charles Sturt: 1.8% Greek, City of Charles Sturt: 6.0% Dutch, City of Charles Sturt: 1.0% Welsh, City of Charles Sturt: 0.6% English, Semaphore Park: 39.5% Australian, Semaphore Park: 36.0% Irish, Semaphore Park: 10.8% Scottish, Semaphore Park: 10.2% German, Semaphore Park: 6.1% Italian, Semaphore Park: 4.4% Polish, Semaphore Park: 2.1% Greek, Semaphore Park: 1.8% Dutch, Semaphore Park: 1.2% Welsh, Semaphore Park: 1.0%
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, Semaphore Park: +53 Australian, Semaphore Park: 0 Irish, Semaphore Park: +81 Scottish, Semaphore Park: +23 German, Semaphore Park: -14 Italian, Semaphore Park: -27 Polish, Semaphore Park: -14 Greek, Semaphore Park: -15 Dutch, Semaphore Park: -12 Welsh, Semaphore Park: +22
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 Semaphore Park in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,704 people or 39.5%)
  • Australian (1,550 people or 36.0%)
  • Irish (466 people or 10.8%)
  • Scottish (438 people or 10.2%)
  • German (264 people or 6.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 4,422 responses in total, or 102.57% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Semaphore Park and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (39.5% compared to 29.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (36.0% compared to 26.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (4.4% compared to 13.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Greek ancestry (1.8% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Irish (+81 persons)
  • English (+53 persons)

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