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The three largest ancestries in Blakeview 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 Blakeview 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 Blakeview'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
Blakeview - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2011 to 2016
English
3,40848.143.22,56050.945.0+848
Australian
2,83540.036.92,01640.036.6+818
map this data in atlas.idScottish71010.08.251710.38.1+192
map this data in atlas.idIrish5788.27.03827.66.7+197
German
4606.55.93507.06.1+110
Italian
2143.03.81613.24.0+53
Dutch
1111.61.61092.22.0+2
Indian
1041.50.7160.30.3+89
Sudanese
901.31.1220.40.5+68
Polish
761.10.7310.60.7+45
Filipino
711.00.9350.70.8+36
Chinese
550.80.7330.70.5+23
Inadequately Described
540.80.8220.40.4+32
Welsh
500.70.7300.60.7+19
Other Southern and East African
420.60.960.10.5+37
Greek
390.61.0240.51.1+15
Maltese
340.50.5280.60.5+6
New Zealander
330.50.4210.40.4+13
Central and West African
330.50.6120.20.3+21
Romanian
280.40.3260.50.3+2
South African
280.40.2150.30.2+13
Spanish
260.40.3150.30.2+11
French
260.40.3150.30.3+11
Zimbabwean
240.40.160.10.0+19
Russian
210.30.4280.60.4-8
Australian Aboriginal
210.30.6230.50.5-2
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Blakeview - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2011 to 2016
Not stated3444.97.21432.86.9+201

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 Playford: 43.2% Australian, City of Playford: 36.9% Scottish, City of Playford: 8.2% Irish, City of Playford: 7.0% German, City of Playford: 5.9% Italian, City of Playford: 3.8% Dutch, City of Playford: 1.6% Indian, City of Playford: 0.7% Sudanese, City of Playford: 1.1% Polish, City of Playford: 0.7% English, Blakeview: 48.1% Australian, Blakeview: 40.0% Scottish, Blakeview: 10.0% Irish, Blakeview: 8.2% German, Blakeview: 6.5% Italian, Blakeview: 3.0% Dutch, Blakeview: 1.6% Indian, Blakeview: 1.5% Sudanese, Blakeview: 1.3% Polish, Blakeview: 1.1%
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, Blakeview: +848 Australian, Blakeview: +818 Scottish, Blakeview: +192 Irish, Blakeview: +197 German, Blakeview: +110 Italian, Blakeview: +53 Dutch, Blakeview: +2 Indian, Blakeview: +89 Sudanese, Blakeview: +68 Polish, Blakeview: +45
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 Blakeview in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (3,408 people or 48.1%)
  • Australian (2,835 people or 40.0%)
  • Scottish (710 people or 10.0%)
  • Irish (578 people or 8.2%)
  • German (460 people or 6.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 7,991 responses in total, or 112.71% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Blakeview and the City of Playford were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (48.1% compared to 43.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (40.0% compared to 36.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (10.0% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (8.2% compared to 7.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+848 persons)
  • Australian (+818 persons)
  • Irish (+197 persons)
  • Scottish (+192 persons)

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