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West Beach - Henley Beach South

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 West Beach - Henley Beach South 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 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.

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
West Beach - Henley Beach South - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
English
2,21038.829.21,99838.828.5+212
Australian
1,73430.426.11,65132.026.8+83
map this data in atlas.idIrish5589.87.54498.76.8+109
Scottish
5058.97.04027.86.5+103
map this data in atlas.idItalian4598.113.13506.813.3+109
German
4347.65.84017.85.5+33
Greek
2294.06.01923.76.2+37
Indian
1232.22.7761.52.0+47
Polish
871.51.8601.21.9+27
Chinese
861.53.2771.52.6+9
Dutch
761.31.0541.01.1+22
Welsh
460.80.6300.60.5+16
Russian
390.70.7470.90.8-8
Croatian
330.61.2320.61.2+1
Cypriot
270.50.4300.60.3-3
French
240.40.4270.50.4-3
Filipino
230.41.1170.30.8+6
Ukrainian
230.40.8160.30.9+7
Punjabi
220.40.200.00.1+22
Pakistani
220.40.330.10.1+19
Danish
200.40.2250.50.2-5
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
Not stated2865.05.03226.25.5-36

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% Italian, City of Charles Sturt: 13.1% German, City of Charles Sturt: 5.8% Greek, City of Charles Sturt: 6.0% Indian, City of Charles Sturt: 2.7% Polish, City of Charles Sturt: 1.8% Chinese, City of Charles Sturt: 3.2% English, West Beach - Henley Beach South: 38.8% Australian, West Beach - Henley Beach South: 30.4% Irish, West Beach - Henley Beach South: 9.8% Scottish, West Beach - Henley Beach South: 8.9% Italian, West Beach - Henley Beach South: 8.1% German, West Beach - Henley Beach South: 7.6% Greek, West Beach - Henley Beach South: 4.0% Indian, West Beach - Henley Beach South: 2.2% Polish, West Beach - Henley Beach South: 1.5% Chinese, West Beach - Henley Beach South: 1.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016 English, West Beach - Henley Beach South: +212 Australian, West Beach - Henley Beach South: +83 Irish, West Beach - Henley Beach South: +109 Scottish, West Beach - Henley Beach South: +103 Italian, West Beach - Henley Beach South: +109 German, West Beach - Henley Beach South: +33 Greek, West Beach - Henley Beach South: +37 Indian, West Beach - Henley Beach South: +47 Polish, West Beach - Henley Beach South: +27 Chinese, West Beach - Henley Beach South: +9
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 West Beach - Henley Beach South in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,210 people or 38.8%)
  • Australian (1,734 people or 30.4%)
  • Irish (558 people or 9.8%)
  • Scottish (505 people or 8.9%)
  • Italian (459 people or 8.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,466 responses in total, or 95.93% 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 29.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (30.4% compared to 26.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (9.8% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (8.1% compared to 13.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+212 persons)
  • Irish (+109 persons)
  • Italian (+109 persons)
  • Scottish (+103 persons)

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