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The three largest ancestries in Seaford Meadows in 2011 were English, Australian and Scottish.

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 Seaford Meadows 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 Seaford Meadows'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
Seaford Meadows - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
English
79248.047.02351.243.4+769
Australian
58235.338.41738.142.2+565
map this data in atlas.idScottish1649.99.148.88.2+160
German
855.17.136.96.8+82
map this data in atlas.idIrish794.87.636.27.1+76
Italian
583.52.611.92.5+57
Dutch
301.82.312.32.4+29

Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Seaford Meadows - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Not stated1338.14.737.05.2+130

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, City of Onkaparinga: 47.0% Australian, City of Onkaparinga: 38.4% Scottish, City of Onkaparinga: 9.1% German, City of Onkaparinga: 7.1% Irish, City of Onkaparinga: 7.6% Italian, City of Onkaparinga: 2.6% Dutch, City of Onkaparinga: 2.3% English, Seaford Meadows: 48.0% Australian, Seaford Meadows: 35.3% Scottish, Seaford Meadows: 9.9% German, Seaford Meadows: 5.1% Irish, Seaford Meadows: 4.8% Italian, Seaford Meadows: 3.5% Dutch, Seaford Meadows: 1.8%
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, Seaford Meadows: +769 Australian, Seaford Meadows: +565 Scottish, Seaford Meadows: +160 German, Seaford Meadows: +82 Irish, Seaford Meadows: +76 Italian, Seaford Meadows: +57 Dutch, Seaford Meadows: +29
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 Seaford Meadows in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (792 people or 48.0%)
  • Australian (582 people or 35.3%)
  • Scottish (164 people or 9.9%)
  • German (85 people or 5.1%)
  • Irish (79 people or 4.8%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 1,702 responses in total, or 103.09% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Seaford Meadows and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (35.3% compared to 38.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Irish ancestry (4.8% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with German ancestry (5.1% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+769 persons)
  • Australian (+565 persons)
  • Scottish (+160 persons)
  • German (+82 persons)

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