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Semaphore Park Ward

Ancestry

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The three largest ancestries in Semaphore Park Ward 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 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.

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 Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
English
4,49638.029.24,37037.328.5+126
Australian
3,80632.226.13,87133.026.8-65
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,1209.57.58867.66.8+234
Scottish
1,0799.17.01,0669.16.5+13
map this data in atlas.idItalian9568.113.19147.813.3+42
German
8176.95.87956.85.5+22
Greek
3793.26.03923.36.2-13
Polish
2502.11.82712.31.9-21
Chinese
2251.93.21711.52.6+54
Croatian
1661.41.22031.71.2-37
Dutch
1621.41.01831.61.1-21
Ukrainian
1471.20.81271.10.9+20
Russian
1291.10.71301.10.8-1
Welsh
900.80.6790.70.5+11
Serbian
720.61.7840.71.8-12
French
720.60.4550.50.4+17
Filipino
700.61.1560.50.8+14
Indian
620.52.7670.62.0-5
Maltese
560.50.6610.50.6-5
Vietnamese
450.42.7380.32.4+7
Swedish
410.30.2510.40.2-10
Hungarian
380.30.4310.30.4+7
Danish
350.30.2250.20.2+10
Egyptian
330.30.2170.10.1+16
Bosnian
330.30.4320.30.3+1
Australian Aboriginal
280.20.3110.10.3+17
New Zealander
280.20.3290.20.3-1
Austrian
270.20.2210.20.2+6
Iranian
260.20.3160.10.1+10
Thai
250.20.2130.10.1+12
Maori
230.20.1190.20.2+4
Macedonian
220.20.4360.30.4-14
Inadequately Described
220.20.6260.20.5-4
Portuguese
200.20.4100.10.2+10
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
Not stated5434.65.05504.75.5-7

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% Polish, City of Charles Sturt: 1.8% Chinese, City of Charles Sturt: 3.2% Croatian, City of Charles Sturt: 1.2% English, Semaphore Park Ward: 38.0% Australian, Semaphore Park Ward: 32.2% Irish, Semaphore Park Ward: 9.5% Scottish, Semaphore Park Ward: 9.1% Italian, Semaphore Park Ward: 8.1% German, Semaphore Park Ward: 6.9% Greek, Semaphore Park Ward: 3.2% Polish, Semaphore Park Ward: 2.1% Chinese, Semaphore Park Ward: 1.9% Croatian, Semaphore Park Ward: 1.4%
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 Ward: +126 Australian, Semaphore Park Ward: -65 Irish, Semaphore Park Ward: +234 Scottish, Semaphore Park Ward: +13 Italian, Semaphore Park Ward: +42 German, Semaphore Park Ward: +22 Greek, Semaphore Park Ward: -13 Polish, Semaphore Park Ward: -21 Chinese, Semaphore Park Ward: +54 Croatian, Semaphore Park Ward: -37
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 Ward in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (4,496 people or 38.0%)
  • Australian (3,806 people or 32.2%)
  • Irish (1,120 people or 9.5%)
  • Scottish (1,079 people or 9.1%)
  • Italian (956 people or 8.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 11,457 responses in total, or 96.86% 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 (38.0% compared to 29.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (32.2% compared to 26.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (8.1% compared to 13.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Greek ancestry (3.2% 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 (+234 persons)
  • English (+126 persons)
  • Australian (-65 persons)
  • Chinese (+54 persons)

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