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Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights

Ancestry

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The three largest ancestries in Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights 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 Rise - Seaford Heights 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 Rise - Seaford Heights'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 Rise - Seaford Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
English
3,22953.047.82,78951.847.0+440
Australian
2,10734.637.51,89335.238.4+214
map this data in atlas.idScottish5909.79.65189.69.1+72
map this data in atlas.idIrish5739.48.74007.47.6+173
German
3515.87.23817.17.1-30
Italian
1572.62.71222.32.6+35
Dutch
1101.82.2941.72.3+16
Welsh
791.31.0551.00.9+24
Chinese
550.91.0270.50.7+28
Polish
530.91.1500.91.1+3
Filipino
510.80.8380.70.6+13
South African
460.80.4280.50.4+18
Greek
440.70.9330.60.9+11
Croatian
360.60.4210.40.3+15
French
260.40.5300.60.5-4
Hungarian
230.40.4380.70.4-15
New Zealander
230.40.6320.60.5-9
Maori
220.40.390.20.3+13
Indian
220.40.8160.30.5+6
Spanish
200.30.3170.30.3+3
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
Not stated2924.85.42775.14.7+15

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% Welsh, City of Onkaparinga: 1.0% Chinese, City of Onkaparinga: 1.0% Polish, City of Onkaparinga: 1.1% English, Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights: 53.0% Australian, Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights: 34.6% Scottish, Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights: 9.7% Irish, Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights: 9.4% German, Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights: 5.8% Italian, Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights: 2.6% Dutch, Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights: 1.8% Welsh, Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights: 1.3% Chinese, Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights: 0.9% Polish, Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights: 0.9%
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 Rise - Seaford Heights: +440 Australian, Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights: +214 Scottish, Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights: +72 Irish, Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights: +173 German, Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights: -30 Italian, Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights: +35 Dutch, Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights: +16 Welsh, Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights: +24 Chinese, Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights: +28 Polish, Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights: +3
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 Rise - Seaford Heights in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (3,229 people or 53.0%)
  • Australian (2,107 people or 34.6%)
  • Scottish (590 people or 9.7%)
  • Irish (573 people or 9.4%)
  • German (351 people or 5.8%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 6,850 responses in total, or 112.51% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (53.0% compared to 47.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (34.6% compared to 37.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with German ancestry (5.8% compared to 7.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+440 persons)
  • Australian (+214 persons)
  • Irish (+173 persons)
  • Scottish (+72 persons)

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