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The three largest ancestries in Semaphore Park in 2011 were English, Australian and Scottish.

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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
English
1,65139.128.51,45834.326.7+193
Australian
1,55036.726.81,64138.630.5-91
Scottish
4159.86.53819.05.9+34
map this data in atlas.idIrish3859.16.83668.66.5+19
German
2786.65.52646.25.5+14
map this data in atlas.idItalian2155.113.31784.213.2+37
Polish
1062.51.91022.42.1+4
Greek
932.26.2872.06.3+6
Dutch
631.51.1461.11.1+17
Croatian
370.91.2380.91.2-1
Chinese
330.82.6471.12.1-14
Russian
300.70.8180.40.8+12
Swedish
240.60.2150.40.2+9
Filipino
240.60.8240.60.50
Ukrainian
220.50.9230.50.9-1
Welsh
210.50.5360.80.5-15
Indian
200.52.0110.30.7+9
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Not stated2987.05.53768.86.7-78

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 Charles Sturt: 28.5% Australian, City of Charles Sturt: 26.8% Scottish, City of Charles Sturt: 6.5% Irish, City of Charles Sturt: 6.8% German, City of Charles Sturt: 5.5% Italian, City of Charles Sturt: 13.3% Polish, City of Charles Sturt: 1.9% Greek, City of Charles Sturt: 6.2% Dutch, City of Charles Sturt: 1.1% Croatian, City of Charles Sturt: 1.2% English, Semaphore Park: 39.1% Australian, Semaphore Park: 36.7% Scottish, Semaphore Park: 9.8% Irish, Semaphore Park: 9.1% German, Semaphore Park: 6.6% Italian, Semaphore Park: 5.1% Polish, Semaphore Park: 2.5% Greek, Semaphore Park: 2.2% Dutch, Semaphore Park: 1.5% Croatian, Semaphore Park: 0.9%
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, Semaphore Park: +193 Australian, Semaphore Park: -91 Scottish, Semaphore Park: +34 Irish, Semaphore Park: +19 German, Semaphore Park: +14 Italian, Semaphore Park: +37 Polish, Semaphore Park: +4 Greek, Semaphore Park: +6 Dutch, Semaphore Park: +17 Croatian, Semaphore Park: -1
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 Semaphore Park in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,651 people or 39.1%)
  • Australian (1,550 people or 36.7%)
  • Scottish (415 people or 9.8%)
  • Irish (385 people or 9.1%)
  • German (278 people or 6.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 4,279 responses in total, or 101.23% 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 (39.1% compared to 28.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (36.7% compared to 26.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (5.1% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Greek ancestry (2.2% compared to 6.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+193 persons)
  • Australian (-91 persons)

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