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The three largest ancestries in Blakeview 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 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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's ancestry?'

Multi-response

Total population

Ancestry - Ranked by size
Blakeview - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
English
2,56150.945.02,14649.744.4+415
Australian
2,01740.036.61,80941.938.0+207
map this data in atlas.idScottish51810.38.14279.98.0+91
map this data in atlas.idIrish3827.66.72946.86.4+88
German
3507.06.12706.25.8+81
Italian
1623.24.01162.73.8+46
Dutch
1102.22.0872.02.1+23
Filipino
350.70.8340.80.6+1
Chinese
330.70.5140.30.4+19
Polish
320.60.7340.80.7-2
Welsh
310.60.7481.10.8-17
Russian
290.60.4100.20.4+19
Maltese
290.60.5120.30.5+17
Romanian
270.50.3230.50.2+4
Greek
240.51.1200.51.0+4
Inadequately Described
230.40.4120.30.3+11
Australian Aboriginal
230.50.5110.30.5+12
Sudanese
220.40.500.00.0+22
New Zealander
210.40.490.20.3+12
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
Not stated1432.86.92074.88.0-64

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 Playford: 45.0% Australian, City of Playford: 36.6% Scottish, City of Playford: 8.1% Irish, City of Playford: 6.7% German, City of Playford: 6.1% Italian, City of Playford: 4.0% Dutch, City of Playford: 2.0% Filipino, City of Playford: 0.8% Chinese, City of Playford: 0.5% Polish, City of Playford: 0.7% English, Blakeview: 50.9% Australian, Blakeview: 40.0% Scottish, Blakeview: 10.3% Irish, Blakeview: 7.6% German, Blakeview: 7.0% Italian, Blakeview: 3.2% Dutch, Blakeview: 2.2% Filipino, Blakeview: 0.7% Chinese, Blakeview: 0.7% Polish, Blakeview: 0.6%
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, Blakeview: +415 Australian, Blakeview: +207 Scottish, Blakeview: +91 Irish, Blakeview: +88 German, Blakeview: +81 Italian, Blakeview: +46 Dutch, Blakeview: +23 Filipino, Blakeview: +1 Chinese, Blakeview: +19 Polish, Blakeview: -2
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 Blakeview in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,561 people or 50.9%)
  • Australian (2,017 people or 40.0%)
  • Scottish (518 people or 10.3%)
  • Irish (382 people or 7.6%)
  • German (350 people or 7.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,828 responses in total, or 115.73% 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 (50.9% compared to 45.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (40.0% compared to 36.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (10.3% compared to 8.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+415 persons)
  • Australian (+207 persons)
  • Scottish (+91 persons)
  • Irish (+88 persons)

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