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The three largest ancestries in Elizabeth 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 Elizabeth 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 Elizabeth'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
Elizabeth - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
English
47144.645.042945.044.4+42
Australian
33131.436.632033.638.0+11
map this data in atlas.idScottish807.68.1646.78.0+16
map this data in atlas.idIrish656.26.7565.96.4+9
German
565.36.1707.35.8-14
Italian
242.34.0232.43.8+1
Dutch
242.32.0282.92.1-4
Filipino
222.10.830.30.6+19
Other Central Asian
222.10.170.70.0+15

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

Ancestry - Totals
Elizabeth - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
Not stated817.76.910010.58.0-19

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% Other Central Asian, City of Playford: 0.1% Filipino, City of Playford: 0.8% English, Elizabeth: 44.6% Australian, Elizabeth: 31.4% Scottish, Elizabeth: 7.6% Irish, Elizabeth: 6.2% German, Elizabeth: 5.3% Italian, Elizabeth: 2.3% Dutch, Elizabeth: 2.3% Other Central Asian, Elizabeth: 2.1% Filipino, Elizabeth: 2.1%
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, Elizabeth: +42 Australian, Elizabeth: +11 Scottish, Elizabeth: +16 Irish, Elizabeth: +9 German, Elizabeth: -14 Italian, Elizabeth: +1 Dutch, Elizabeth: -4 Other Central Asian, Elizabeth: +15 Filipino, Elizabeth: +19
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 Elizabeth in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (471 people or 44.6%)
  • Australian (331 people or 31.4%)
  • Scottish (80 people or 7.6%)
  • Irish (65 people or 6.2%)
  • German (56 people or 5.3%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 1,003 responses in total, or 94.98% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Other Central Asian ancestry (2.1% compared to 0.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Filipino ancestry (2.1% compared to 0.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (31.4% compared to 36.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (2.3% compared to 4.0%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Elizabeth between 2006 and 2011.

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