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Eastern Region Alliance area

Ancestry

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The three largest ancestries in Eastern Region Alliance area 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 Eastern Region Alliance area 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 Eastern Region Alliance area'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
Eastern Region Alliance area - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters %Number%City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters %2011 to 2016
English
103,41635.331.799,09734.830.7+4,319
Australian
82,41528.124.585,20730.026.4-2,792
map this data in atlas.idItalian33,62811.514.632,99911.615.2+629
map this data in atlas.idIrish24,3708.38.922,0867.88.4+2,284
Scottish
24,3258.38.222,3537.98.1+1,972
German
20,3376.96.619,6176.96.6+720
Chinese
16,8465.87.111,6894.15.5+5,157
Greek
9,5843.33.89,6763.43.8-92
Indian
8,2922.83.05,4391.92.3+2,853
Dutch
4,3191.51.24,4621.61.3-143
Polish
3,8061.31.13,7551.31.1+51
Welsh
2,2550.80.72,0530.70.7+202
Vietnamese
2,0340.70.91,3960.50.6+638
Korean
1,9620.70.81,6210.60.9+341
Filipino
1,9350.70.71,3390.50.4+596
Sinhalese
1,8760.60.61,1880.40.4+688
Croatian
1,5940.50.71,4450.50.5+149
French
1,4950.50.61,2540.40.5+241
Iranian
1,4690.50.68190.30.3+650
Lebanese
1,4570.50.41,4130.50.3+44
Maltese
1,3790.50.41,2310.40.3+148
Inadequately Described
1,3650.50.49290.30.4+436
Russian
1,3590.50.41,2320.40.4+127
Hungarian
1,3470.50.41,3570.50.5-10
Serbian
1,2390.40.31,1060.40.3+133
Ukrainian
1,2000.40.41,0920.40.4+108
New Zealander
1,1750.40.51,1430.40.5+32
South African
1,0340.40.31,0800.40.3-46
Spanish
9700.30.46900.20.2+280
Other Indian subcontinent
8010.30.34120.10.1+389
American
8010.30.47990.30.3+2
Malay
7490.30.46860.20.4+63
Latvian
7440.30.37300.30.3+14
Japanese
7350.30.35880.20.2+147
Austrian
7290.20.27450.30.2-16
Cypriot
6560.20.25080.20.2+148
Nepalese
5970.20.53380.10.3+259
Danish
5660.20.25560.20.2+10
Pakistani
5640.20.22290.10.1+335
Other Central Asian
5570.20.14190.10.1+138
Swedish
5470.20.24980.20.1+49
Bengali
5420.20.23510.10.1+191
Punjabi
5400.20.22470.10.1+293
Thai
5160.20.23810.10.2+135
Lithuanian
4700.20.24610.20.2+9
Indonesian
4690.20.24250.10.3+44
Canadian
4370.10.24510.20.2-14
Australian Aboriginal
3690.10.12830.10.1+86
Afghan
3550.10.12980.10.1+57
Other Southern and East African
3480.10.13300.10.1+18
Portuguese
3470.10.12470.10.1+100
Czech
3380.10.13390.10.1-1
Sudanese
3150.10.14250.10.2-110
Central and West African
3090.10.12580.10.1+51
Egyptian
3060.10.12530.10.1+53
Arab not further described
3060.10.22150.10.1+91
Romanian
3060.10.13020.10.1+4
Kurdish
3020.10.02170.10.0+85
Khmer (Cambodian)
2950.10.12150.10.0+80
Norwegian
2940.10.13010.10.1-7
Swiss
2870.10.12930.10.1-6
Finnish
2810.10.13030.10.1-22
Turkish
2750.10.12320.10.1+43
Slovene
2730.10.12580.10.1+15
Other Eastern European
2450.10.11600.10.1+85
Albanian
2420.10.01670.10.1+75
Tamil
2400.10.11870.10.1+53
Maori
2370.10.12890.10.1-52
Macedonian
2310.10.12220.10.1+9
Estonian
2300.10.12400.10.1-10
Bulgarian
2130.10.11860.10.1+27
Other South American
2100.10.11880.10.1+22
Slovak
2000.10.11750.10.1+25
Other British
1980.10.11580.10.1+40
Colombian
1900.10.11290.00.1+61
Chilean
1870.10.11500.10.0+37
Syrian
1850.10.01340.00.0+51
Bosnian
1840.10.11960.10.1-12
Jewish
1610.10.11250.00.0+36
Belgian
1540.10.11470.10.1+7
Taiwanese
1540.10.1560.00.0+98
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
1490.10.11220.00.1+27
Iraqi
1400.00.01410.00.0-1
Brazilian
1330.00.11040.00.0+29
Other North American
1320.00.11180.00.1+14
Zimbabwean
1260.00.0960.00.0+30
Other North-Western European
1190.00.01010.00.0+18
Argentinian
1180.00.01230.00.0-5
Fijian
1170.00.01230.00.0-6
Peruvian
1160.00.1920.00.0+24
Anglo-Indian
1120.00.01190.00.0-7
Mexican
1100.00.01340.00.1-24
Palestinian
990.00.0730.00.0+26
Other Southern/South East European
880.00.100.00.0+88
Ethiopian
870.00.0460.00.0+41
Burmese peoples
840.00.1860.00.0-2
Samoan
840.00.0830.00.0+1
Other Arab peoples
790.00.1700.00.0+9
Caribbean Islander
780.00.0470.00.0+31
Salvadoran
780.00.0710.00.0+7
Mauritian
760.00.0630.00.0+13
Lao
750.00.0520.00.0+23
Singaporean
690.00.0860.00.0-17
Armenian
640.00.0620.00.0+2
Other South-East Asian
520.00.0440.00.0+8
Papua New Guinean
500.00.0400.00.0+10
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
460.00.0470.00.0-1
Afrikaner
460.00.0730.00.0-27
Native American (Indian)
440.00.0230.00.0+21
Tongan
400.00.0490.00.1-9
Other Northern Asian
360.00.0220.00.0+14
Eritrean
300.00.0250.00.0+5
Timorese
230.00.0420.00.0-19
Other Polynesian
220.00.0180.00.0+4
Jordanian
220.00.0150.00.0+7
Cook Islander
210.00.0350.00.0-14
Uruguayan
180.00.0180.00.00
Australian South Sea Islander
130.00.000.00.0+13
Other Central American
130.00.0210.00.0-8
Torres Strait Islander
120.00.040.00.0+8
Somali
120.00.0180.00.0-6
Seychellois
110.00.0200.00.0-9
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Eastern Region Alliance area - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters %Number%City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters %2011 to 2016
Not stated12,4304.25.212,9434.55.4-513

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 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% German, City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters: 6.6% Chinese, City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters: 7.1% 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% English, Eastern Region Alliance area: 35.3% Australian, Eastern Region Alliance area: 28.1% Italian, Eastern Region Alliance area: 11.5% Irish, Eastern Region Alliance area: 8.3% Scottish, Eastern Region Alliance area: 8.3% German, Eastern Region Alliance area: 6.9% Chinese, Eastern Region Alliance area: 5.8% Greek, Eastern Region Alliance area: 3.3% Indian, Eastern Region Alliance area: 2.8% Dutch, Eastern Region Alliance area: 1.5%
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, Eastern Region Alliance area: +4,319 Australian, Eastern Region Alliance area: -2,792 Italian, Eastern Region Alliance area: +629 Irish, Eastern Region Alliance area: +2,284 Scottish, Eastern Region Alliance area: +1,972 German, Eastern Region Alliance area: +720 Chinese, Eastern Region Alliance area: +5,157 Greek, Eastern Region Alliance area: -92 Indian, Eastern Region Alliance area: +2,853 Dutch, Eastern Region Alliance area: -143
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 Eastern Region Alliance area in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (103,416 people or 35.3%)
  • Australian (82,415 people or 28.1%)
  • Italian (33,628 people or 11.5%)
  • Irish (24,370 people or 8.3%)
  • Scottish (24,325 people or 8.3%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 268,154 responses in total, or 91.53% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Eastern Region Alliance area and the City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (28.1% compared to 24.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (35.3% compared to 31.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (11.5% compared to 14.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (5.8% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Chinese (+5,157 persons)
  • English (+4,319 persons)
  • Indian (+2,853 persons)
  • Australian (-2,792 persons)

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