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The three largest ancestries in Elizabeth Downs 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 Elizabeth Downs 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 Downs'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
Elizabeth Downs - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2011 to 2016
English
2,27345.043.22,45747.945.0-184
Australian
2,02540.136.91,88436.736.6+141
map this data in atlas.idScottish4168.28.24458.78.1-29
map this data in atlas.idIrish3597.17.03627.16.7-3
German
2745.45.93466.76.1-72
Italian
1032.03.81052.04.0-2
Dutch
941.91.61022.02.0-8
Other Southern and East African
901.80.9991.90.5-9
Australian Aboriginal
621.20.6260.50.5+36
Central and West African
561.10.6130.30.3+43
Inadequately Described
491.00.8270.50.4+22
Filipino
410.80.9310.60.8+10
Welsh
350.70.7300.60.7+5
Other Central Asian
340.70.500.00.1+34
Greek
340.71.0340.71.10
Romanian
320.60.3230.40.3+9
Khmer (Cambodian)
280.60.680.20.5+20
New Zealander
260.50.4150.30.4+11
Kurdish
250.50.1330.60.1-8
Afghan
250.50.9160.30.4+9
Polish
200.40.7250.50.7-5
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Elizabeth Downs - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2011 to 2016
Not stated3767.47.23486.86.9+28

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% Other Southern and East African, City of Playford: 0.9% Australian Aboriginal, City of Playford: 0.6% Central and West African, City of Playford: 0.6% English, Elizabeth Downs: 45.0% Australian, Elizabeth Downs: 40.1% Scottish, Elizabeth Downs: 8.2% Irish, Elizabeth Downs: 7.1% German, Elizabeth Downs: 5.4% Italian, Elizabeth Downs: 2.0% Dutch, Elizabeth Downs: 1.9% Other Southern and East African, Elizabeth Downs: 1.8% Australian Aboriginal, Elizabeth Downs: 1.2% Central and West African, Elizabeth Downs: 1.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016 English, Elizabeth Downs: -184 Australian, Elizabeth Downs: +141 Scottish, Elizabeth Downs: -29 Irish, Elizabeth Downs: -3 German, Elizabeth Downs: -72 Italian, Elizabeth Downs: -2 Dutch, Elizabeth Downs: -8 Other Southern and East African, Elizabeth Downs: -9 Australian Aboriginal, Elizabeth Downs: +36 Central and West African, Elizabeth Downs: +43
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 Elizabeth Downs in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,273 people or 45.0%)
  • Australian (2,025 people or 40.1%)
  • Scottish (416 people or 8.2%)
  • Irish (359 people or 7.1%)
  • German (274 people or 5.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,347 responses in total, or 105.80% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (40.1% compared to 36.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (45.0% compared to 43.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (2.0% compared to 3.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (-184 persons)
  • Australian (+141 persons)
  • German (-72 persons)

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