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Ancestry

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The three largest ancestries in the City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters in 2016 were English, Australian and Italian.

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 City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters 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 City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters'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
City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
English
11,20531.737.310,71930.737.3+486
Australian
8,67024.530.99,21426.432.3-544
map this data in atlas.idItalian5,17214.66.85,29115.26.9-119
map this data in atlas.idIrish3,1378.98.12,9198.47.6+218
Scottish
2,9178.28.22,8418.17.8+76
Chinese
2,5157.13.91,9365.52.9+579
German
2,3406.66.82,2976.66.8+43
Greek
1,3313.82.71,3343.82.8-3
Indian
1,0693.02.47942.31.6+275
Dutch
4181.21.64421.31.7-24
Polish
4021.11.33961.11.3+6
Vietnamese
3170.91.52080.61.3+109
Korean
2950.80.32970.90.3-2
Welsh
2440.70.82280.70.7+16
Croatian
2410.70.51870.50.5+54
Filipino
2400.71.01490.40.8+91
French
2180.60.51730.50.4+45
Iranian
2110.60.31000.30.2+111
Sinhalese
2050.60.31490.40.2+56
Nepalese
1690.50.3910.30.1+78
New Zealander
1640.50.41790.50.4-15
Hungarian
1570.40.41630.50.4-6
Russian
1490.40.41420.40.4+7
Inadequately Described
1410.40.61400.40.4+1
Maltese
1370.40.51200.30.5+17
Lebanese
1280.40.41170.30.4+11
Malay
1260.40.21230.40.2+3
American
1260.40.21140.30.2+12
Ukrainian
1260.40.41320.40.4-6
Spanish
1250.40.4820.20.3+43
Japanese
1220.30.2820.20.2+40
South African
1140.30.31110.30.3+3
Serbian
1130.30.61080.30.6+5
Latvian
1120.30.2940.30.2+18
Other Indian subcontinent
950.30.4450.10.2+50
Pakistani
880.20.2290.10.1+59
Austrian
860.20.2850.20.2+1
Cypriot
850.20.2720.20.2+13
Danish
780.20.2720.20.2+6
Canadian
750.20.1600.20.1+15
Thai
750.20.2640.20.1+11
Punjabi
700.20.2450.10.1+25
Bengali
650.20.2410.10.1+24
Lithuanian
630.20.1580.20.1+5
Swedish
630.20.2520.10.2+11
Arab not further described
580.20.1190.10.1+39
Indonesian
540.20.21140.30.1-60
Czech
510.10.1510.10.10
Portuguese
500.10.1240.10.1+26
Colombian
490.10.0230.10.0+26
Afghan
470.10.4430.10.2+4
Swiss
440.10.1310.10.1+13
Other Southern and East African
400.10.2350.10.2+5
Australian Aboriginal
400.10.3230.10.2+17
Estonian
400.10.1380.10.1+2
Romanian
390.10.1510.10.1-12
Central and West African
370.10.2390.10.1-2
Norwegian
360.10.1360.10.10
Other Central Asian
340.10.3220.10.1+12
Bulgarian
310.10.1200.10.1+11
Maori
300.10.2420.10.2-12
Slovene
290.10.1230.10.1+6
Other South American
280.10.1200.10.1+8
Belgian
280.10.1180.10.0+10
Brazilian
280.10.1170.00.0+11
Chilean
270.10.1170.00.1+10
Bosnian
270.10.2270.10.10
Macedonian
270.10.1280.10.1-1
Turkish
270.10.1220.10.1+5
Other Eastern European
260.10.1300.10.1-4
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
260.10.0210.10.0+5
Other North American
250.10.1190.10.0+6
Jewish
250.10.0160.00.0+9
Finnish
250.10.1310.10.1-6
Khmer (Cambodian)
240.10.4140.00.3+10
Other British
210.10.1180.10.0+3
Slovak
210.10.1190.10.1+2
Burmese peoples
200.10.270.00.1+13
Other Arab peoples
190.10.1160.00.0+3
Peruvian
190.10.0120.00.0+7
Other Southern/South East European
190.10.000.00.0+19
Taiwanese
190.10.080.00.0+11
Tamil
190.10.1330.10.0-14
Sudanese
180.10.2620.20.2-44
Egyptian
180.10.1190.10.1-1
Albanian
170.00.1260.10.1-9
Iraqi
160.00.1140.00.1+2
Other North-Western European
150.00.0170.00.0-2
Palestinian
150.00.030.00.0+12
Tongan
140.00.0220.10.0-8
Mauritian
140.00.090.00.0+5
Lao
140.00.160.00.1+8
Ethiopian
140.00.130.00.0+11
Zimbabwean
130.00.0110.00.0+2
Argentinian
120.00.0140.00.0-2
Armenian
110.00.060.00.0+5
Caribbean Islander
100.00.070.00.0+3
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Not stated1,8485.25.31,8895.45.4-41

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% Italian, Greater Adelaide: 6.8% Irish, Greater Adelaide: 8.1% Scottish, Greater Adelaide: 8.2% Chinese, Greater Adelaide: 3.9% German, Greater Adelaide: 6.8% Greek, Greater Adelaide: 2.7% Indian, Greater Adelaide: 2.4% Dutch, Greater Adelaide: 1.6% English, City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters: 31.7% Australian, City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters: 24.5% Italian, City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters: 14.6% Irish, City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters: 8.9% Scottish, City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters: 8.2% Chinese, City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters: 7.1% German, City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters: 6.6% Greek, City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters: 3.8% Indian, City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters: 3.0% Dutch, City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters: 1.2%
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, City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters: +486 Australian, City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters: -544 Italian, City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters: -119 Irish, City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters: +218 Scottish, City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters: +76 Chinese, City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters: +579 German, City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters: +43 Greek, City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters: -3 Indian, City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters: +275 Dutch, City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters: -24
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 City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (11,205 people or 31.7%)
  • Australian (8,670 people or 24.5%)
  • Italian (5,172 people or 14.6%)
  • Irish (3,137 people or 8.9%)
  • Scottish (2,917 people or 8.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 31,101 responses in total, or 87.95% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in the City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (14.6% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (7.1% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (24.5% compared to 30.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (31.7% compared to 37.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+579 persons)
  • Australian (-544 persons)
  • English (+486 persons)
  • Indian (+275 persons)

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