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The three largest ancestries in Seaford Meadows in 2016 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.

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
Seaford Meadows - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
English
1,84347.747.879248.047.0+1,051
Australian
1,48938.537.558235.338.4+907
map this data in atlas.idScottish41410.79.61649.99.1+250
map this data in atlas.idIrish3188.28.7794.87.6+239
German
2666.97.2855.17.1+181
Italian
1153.02.7583.52.6+57
Dutch
751.92.2301.82.3+45
Filipino
601.60.8110.70.6+49
Indian
581.50.8150.90.5+43
Chinese
451.21.0191.20.7+26
Welsh
310.81.0100.60.9+21
South African
270.70.4110.70.4+16
New Zealander
270.70.690.50.5+18
Hungarian
240.60.470.40.4+17
Croatian
220.60.430.20.3+19
Polish
220.61.1171.01.1+5
Greek
200.50.960.40.9+14
Maltese
200.50.460.40.4+14
Maori
190.50.350.30.3+14
Australian Aboriginal
150.40.2120.70.2+3
Spanish
150.40.330.20.3+12
Assyrian/Chaldean
140.40.000.00.0+14
Jordanian
140.40.030.20.0+11
French
120.30.5110.70.5+1
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Seaford Meadows - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
Not stated2235.85.41338.14.7+90

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 Onkaparinga: 47.8% Australian, City of Onkaparinga: 37.5% Scottish, City of Onkaparinga: 9.6% Irish, City of Onkaparinga: 8.7% German, City of Onkaparinga: 7.2% Italian, City of Onkaparinga: 2.7% Dutch, City of Onkaparinga: 2.2% Filipino, City of Onkaparinga: 0.8% Indian, City of Onkaparinga: 0.8% Chinese, City of Onkaparinga: 1.0% English, Seaford Meadows: 47.7% Australian, Seaford Meadows: 38.5% Scottish, Seaford Meadows: 10.7% Irish, Seaford Meadows: 8.2% German, Seaford Meadows: 6.9% Italian, Seaford Meadows: 3.0% Dutch, Seaford Meadows: 1.9% Filipino, Seaford Meadows: 1.6% Indian, Seaford Meadows: 1.5% Chinese, Seaford Meadows: 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, Seaford Meadows: +1,051 Australian, Seaford Meadows: +907 Scottish, Seaford Meadows: +250 Irish, Seaford Meadows: +239 German, Seaford Meadows: +181 Italian, Seaford Meadows: +57 Dutch, Seaford Meadows: +45 Filipino, Seaford Meadows: +49 Indian, Seaford Meadows: +43 Chinese, Seaford Meadows: +26
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 Seaford Meadows in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,843 people or 47.7%)
  • Australian (1,489 people or 38.5%)
  • Scottish (414 people or 10.7%)
  • Irish (318 people or 8.2%)
  • German (266 people or 6.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 4,330 responses in total, or 112.09% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (10.7% compared to 9.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (38.5% compared to 37.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+1,051 persons)
  • Australian (+907 persons)
  • Scottish (+250 persons)
  • Irish (+239 persons)

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