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West Beach - Henley Beach South

Ancestry

The three largest ancestries in West Beach - Henley Beach South 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 West Beach - Henley Beach South 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 West Beach - Henley Beach South'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
West Beach - Henley Beach South - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
English
1,99838.828.51,68934.926.7+309
Australian
1,65132.026.81,72535.630.5-74
map this data in atlas.idIrish4498.76.84599.56.5-10
Scottish
4027.86.53857.95.9+17
German
4017.85.53968.25.5+5
map this data in atlas.idItalian3506.813.33156.513.2+35
Greek
1923.76.21903.96.3+2
Chinese
771.52.6521.12.1+25
Indian
761.52.0220.50.7+54
Polish
601.21.9581.22.1+2
Dutch
541.01.1631.31.1-9
Russian
470.90.8471.00.80
Croatian
320.61.2280.61.2+4
Cypriot
300.60.360.10.1+24
Welsh
300.60.5440.90.5-14
French
270.50.4230.50.4+4
Danish
250.50.2190.40.2+6
Serbian
210.41.8210.41.80
New Zealander
210.40.3200.40.3+1
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
West Beach - Henley Beach South - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Not stated3226.25.53276.76.7-5

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% Irish, City of Charles Sturt: 6.8% Scottish, City of Charles Sturt: 6.5% German, City of Charles Sturt: 5.5% Italian, City of Charles Sturt: 13.3% Greek, City of Charles Sturt: 6.2% Chinese, City of Charles Sturt: 2.6% Indian, City of Charles Sturt: 2.0% Polish, City of Charles Sturt: 1.9% English, West Beach - Henley Beach South: 38.8% Australian, West Beach - Henley Beach South: 32.0% Irish, West Beach - Henley Beach South: 8.7% Scottish, West Beach - Henley Beach South: 7.8% German, West Beach - Henley Beach South: 7.8% Italian, West Beach - Henley Beach South: 6.8% Greek, West Beach - Henley Beach South: 3.7% Chinese, West Beach - Henley Beach South: 1.5% Indian, West Beach - Henley Beach South: 1.5% Polish, West Beach - Henley Beach South: 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, West Beach - Henley Beach South: +309 Australian, West Beach - Henley Beach South: -74 Irish, West Beach - Henley Beach South: -10 Scottish, West Beach - Henley Beach South: +17 German, West Beach - Henley Beach South: +5 Italian, West Beach - Henley Beach South: +35 Greek, West Beach - Henley Beach South: +2 Chinese, West Beach - Henley Beach South: +25 Indian, West Beach - Henley Beach South: +54 Polish, West Beach - Henley Beach South: +2
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 West Beach - Henley Beach South in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,998 people or 38.8%)
  • Australian (1,651 people or 32.0%)
  • Irish (449 people or 8.7%)
  • Scottish (402 people or 7.8%)
  • German (401 people or 7.8%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 4,901 responses in total, or 95.07% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in West Beach - Henley Beach South and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (38.8% compared to 28.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (32.0% compared to 26.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (6.8% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Greek ancestry (3.7% 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 (+309 persons)
  • Australian (-74 persons)
  • Indian (+54 persons)

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