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District Council of Mount Barker

Ancestry

The three largest ancestries in the District Council of Mount Barker in 2011 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
English
13,80246.437.310,93041.435.5+2,872
Australian
12,04440.532.311,94845.236.2+96
map this data in atlas.idGerman3,59112.16.82,90111.06.7+690
map this data in atlas.idScottish2,8579.67.82,2268.47.3+631
Irish
2,4808.37.61,9517.47.2+529
Dutch
7982.71.76882.61.7+110
Italian
7472.56.96672.56.9+80
Welsh
2780.90.71970.70.7+81
Polish
2460.81.32070.81.4+39
New Zealander
1970.70.41130.40.4+84
French
1610.50.41400.50.4+21
Greek
1500.52.81510.63.0-1
Hungarian
1160.40.4680.30.4+48
South African
1110.40.3780.30.3+33
American
1070.40.2630.20.2+44
Chinese
1060.42.9960.42.1+10
Filipino
920.30.8470.20.6+45
Maltese
910.30.5660.20.5+25
Inadequately Described
850.30.4510.20.3+34
Danish
800.30.2660.20.2+14
Indian
760.31.6460.20.7+30
Spanish
730.20.3300.10.3+43
Swedish
700.20.2510.20.2+19
Croatian
650.20.5540.20.6+11
Austrian
650.20.2650.20.20
Serbian
580.20.6610.20.6-3
Russian
550.20.4520.20.4+3
Canadian
530.20.1560.20.1-3
Ukrainian
520.20.4380.10.4+14
Japanese
470.20.2240.10.1+23
Maori
440.10.2500.20.2-6
Czech
430.10.1330.10.1+10
Latvian
410.10.2380.10.2+3
Swiss
360.10.1350.10.1+1
Norwegian
350.10.1230.10.1+12
Lithuanian
350.10.1280.10.1+7
Finnish
330.10.1170.10.1+16
Sinhalese
300.10.270.00.2+23
Belgian
300.10.030.00.0+27
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Not stated1,1633.95.41,4965.76.3-333

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, Greater Adelaide: 37.3% Australian, Greater Adelaide: 32.3% German, Greater Adelaide: 6.8% Scottish, Greater Adelaide: 7.8% Irish, Greater Adelaide: 7.6% Dutch, Greater Adelaide: 1.7% Italian, Greater Adelaide: 6.9% Welsh, Greater Adelaide: 0.7% Polish, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% New Zealander, Greater Adelaide: 0.4% English, District Council of Mount Barker: 46.4% Australian, District Council of Mount Barker: 40.5% German, District Council of Mount Barker: 12.1% Scottish, District Council of Mount Barker: 9.6% Irish, District Council of Mount Barker: 8.3% Dutch, District Council of Mount Barker: 2.7% Italian, District Council of Mount Barker: 2.5% Welsh, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.9% Polish, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.8% New Zealander, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.7%
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, District Council of Mount Barker: +2,872 Australian, District Council of Mount Barker: +96 German, District Council of Mount Barker: +690 Scottish, District Council of Mount Barker: +631 Irish, District Council of Mount Barker: +529 Dutch, District Council of Mount Barker: +110 Italian, District Council of Mount Barker: +80 Welsh, District Council of Mount Barker: +81 Polish, District Council of Mount Barker: +39 New Zealander, District Council of Mount Barker: +84
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 District Council of Mount Barker in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (13,802 people or 46.4%)
  • Australian (12,044 people or 40.5%)
  • German (3,591 people or 12.1%)
  • Scottish (2,857 people or 9.6%)
  • Irish (2,480 people or 8.3%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 34,774 responses in total, or 116.83% 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 English ancestry (46.4% compared to 37.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (40.5% compared to 32.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with German ancestry (12.1% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (2.5% compared to 6.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+2,872 persons)
  • German (+690 persons)
  • Scottish (+631 persons)
  • Irish (+529 persons)

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