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The three largest ancestries in Semaphore Park Ward 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 Ward 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 Ward'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 Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
English
4,37037.328.53,94433.226.7+426
Australian
3,87133.026.84,45637.530.5-585
Scottish
1,0669.16.59277.85.9+139
map this data in atlas.idItalian9147.813.38607.213.2+54
map this data in atlas.idIrish8867.66.89027.66.5-16
German
7956.85.56825.75.5+113
Greek
3923.36.23843.26.3+8
Polish
2712.31.92452.12.1+26
Croatian
2031.71.21901.61.2+13
Dutch
1831.61.11291.11.1+54
Chinese
1711.52.61901.62.1-19
Russian
1301.10.81090.90.8+21
Ukrainian
1271.10.91341.10.9-7
Serbian
840.71.8910.81.8-7
Welsh
790.70.5870.70.5-8
Indian
670.62.0440.40.7+23
Maltese
610.50.6450.40.6+16
Filipino
560.50.8320.30.5+24
French
550.50.4520.40.4+3
Swedish
510.40.2460.40.2+5
Vietnamese
380.32.4540.52.0-16
Macedonian
360.30.4280.20.4+8
Lebanese
340.30.3380.30.3-4
Bosnian
320.30.3220.20.3+10
Hungarian
310.30.4500.40.4-19
Spanish
300.30.3230.20.3+7
South African
290.20.2340.30.2-5
Latvian
290.20.2220.20.2+7
New Zealander
290.20.3480.40.3-19
Bulgarian
280.20.2220.20.2+6
Inadequately Described
260.20.5240.20.4+2
Danish
250.20.2270.20.2-2
Cypriot
230.20.3210.20.1+2
Czech
210.20.1150.10.1+6
Austrian
210.20.2270.20.2-6
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Semaphore Park Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Not stated5504.75.57336.26.7-183

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% Italian, City of Charles Sturt: 13.3% Irish, City of Charles Sturt: 6.8% German, City of Charles Sturt: 5.5% Greek, City of Charles Sturt: 6.2% Polish, City of Charles Sturt: 1.9% Croatian, City of Charles Sturt: 1.2% Dutch, City of Charles Sturt: 1.1% English, Semaphore Park Ward: 37.3% Australian, Semaphore Park Ward: 33.0% Scottish, Semaphore Park Ward: 9.1% Italian, Semaphore Park Ward: 7.8% Irish, Semaphore Park Ward: 7.6% German, Semaphore Park Ward: 6.8% Greek, Semaphore Park Ward: 3.3% Polish, Semaphore Park Ward: 2.3% Croatian, Semaphore Park Ward: 1.7% Dutch, Semaphore Park Ward: 1.6%
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 Ward: +426 Australian, Semaphore Park Ward: -585 Scottish, Semaphore Park Ward: +139 Italian, Semaphore Park Ward: +54 Irish, Semaphore Park Ward: -16 German, Semaphore Park Ward: +113 Greek, Semaphore Park Ward: +8 Polish, Semaphore Park Ward: +26 Croatian, Semaphore Park Ward: +13 Dutch, Semaphore Park Ward: +54
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 Ward in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (4,370 people or 37.3%)
  • Australian (3,871 people or 33.0%)
  • Scottish (1,066 people or 9.1%)
  • Italian (914 people or 7.8%)
  • Irish (886 people or 7.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 11,107 responses in total, or 94.72% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (37.3% compared to 28.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (33.0% compared to 26.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (7.8% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Greek ancestry (3.3% compared to 6.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-585 persons)
  • English (+426 persons)
  • Scottish (+139 persons)
  • German (+113 persons)

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