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Ancestry

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The three largest ancestries in the District Council of Mount Barker in 2016 were English, Australian and German.

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 the District Council of Mount Barker 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 the District Council of Mount Barker'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
District Council of Mount Barker - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
English
15,34645.937.313,80246.437.3+1,544
Australian
13,79741.330.912,04440.532.3+1,753
map this data in atlas.idGerman3,96911.96.83,59112.16.8+378
map this data in atlas.idScottish3,2799.88.22,8579.67.8+422
Irish
2,8178.48.12,4808.37.6+337
Italian
8822.66.87472.56.9+135
Dutch
8502.51.67982.71.7+52
Polish
2760.81.32460.81.3+30
Welsh
2760.80.82780.90.7-2
French
2200.70.51610.50.4+59
Greek
1880.62.71500.52.8+38
Chinese
1810.53.91060.42.9+75
Filipino
1680.51.0920.30.8+76
Indian
1600.52.4760.31.6+84
New Zealander
1430.40.41970.70.4-54
South African
1330.40.31110.40.3+22
Danish
1080.30.2800.30.2+28
Inadequately Described
1010.30.6850.30.4+16
Maltese
950.30.5910.30.5+4
Hungarian
920.30.41160.40.4-24
American
890.30.21070.40.2-18
Russian
790.20.4550.20.4+24
Swedish
790.20.2700.20.2+9
Spanish
780.20.4730.20.3+5
Croatian
760.20.5650.20.5+11
Australian Aboriginal
730.20.3280.10.2+45
Japanese
690.20.2470.20.2+22
Austrian
660.20.2650.20.2+1
Latvian
640.20.2410.10.2+23
Ukrainian
640.20.4520.20.4+12
Serbian
630.20.6580.20.6+5
Canadian
630.20.1530.20.1+10
Sinhalese
620.20.3300.10.2+32
Thai
510.20.2290.10.1+22
Norwegian
450.10.1350.10.1+10
Malay
450.10.2200.10.2+25
Swiss
420.10.1360.10.1+6
Maori
410.10.2440.10.2-3
Lebanese
400.10.4290.10.4+11
Indonesian
400.10.2130.00.1+27
Czech
390.10.1430.10.1-4
Korean
350.10.3150.10.3+20
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
District Council of Mount Barker - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Not stated1,7825.35.31,1633.95.4+619

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, Greater Adelaide: 37.3% Australian, Greater Adelaide: 30.9% German, Greater Adelaide: 6.8% Scottish, Greater Adelaide: 8.2% Irish, Greater Adelaide: 8.1% Italian, Greater Adelaide: 6.8% Dutch, Greater Adelaide: 1.6% Welsh, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% Polish, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% French, Greater Adelaide: 0.5% English, District Council of Mount Barker: 45.9% Australian, District Council of Mount Barker: 41.3% German, District Council of Mount Barker: 11.9% Scottish, District Council of Mount Barker: 9.8% Irish, District Council of Mount Barker: 8.4% Italian, District Council of Mount Barker: 2.6% Dutch, District Council of Mount Barker: 2.5% Welsh, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.8% Polish, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.8% French, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.7%
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, District Council of Mount Barker: +1,544 Australian, District Council of Mount Barker: +1,753 German, District Council of Mount Barker: +378 Scottish, District Council of Mount Barker: +422 Irish, District Council of Mount Barker: +337 Italian, District Council of Mount Barker: +135 Dutch, District Council of Mount Barker: +52 Welsh, District Council of Mount Barker: -2 Polish, District Council of Mount Barker: +30 French, District Council of Mount Barker: +59
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 District Council of Mount Barker in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (15,346 people or 45.9%)
  • Australian (13,797 people or 41.3%)
  • German (3,969 people or 11.9%)
  • Scottish (3,279 people or 9.8%)
  • Irish (2,817 people or 8.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 39,208 responses in total, or 117.39% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in the District Council of Mount Barker and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (41.3% compared to 30.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (45.9% compared to 37.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with German ancestry (11.9% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (2.6% compared to 6.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (+1,753 persons)
  • English (+1,544 persons)
  • Scottish (+422 persons)
  • German (+378 persons)

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