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The three largest ancestries in Elizabeth Downs 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 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
English
2,45747.945.02,36146.744.4+96
Australian
1,88436.736.62,01939.938.0-135
map this data in atlas.idScottish4458.78.14088.18.0+37
map this data in atlas.idIrish3627.16.72975.96.4+65
German
3466.76.13096.15.8+37
Italian
1052.04.0811.63.8+24
Dutch
1022.02.01122.22.1-10
Other Southern and East African
991.90.500.00.0+99
Greek
340.71.1230.51.0+11
Kurdish
330.60.1140.30.0+19
Filipino
310.60.8280.60.6+3
Welsh
300.60.7380.80.8-8
Inadequately Described
270.50.4100.20.3+17
French
260.50.3180.40.3+8
Australian Aboriginal
260.50.5460.90.5-20
Polish
250.50.7320.60.7-7
Romanian
230.40.3250.50.2-2
Serbian
200.40.4190.40.4+1
Maltese
200.40.5290.60.5-9
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
Not stated3486.86.93887.78.0-40

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 Southern and East African, City of Playford: 0.5% Greek, City of Playford: 1.1% Kurdish, City of Playford: 0.1% English, Elizabeth Downs: 47.9% Australian, Elizabeth Downs: 36.7% Scottish, Elizabeth Downs: 8.7% Irish, Elizabeth Downs: 7.1% German, Elizabeth Downs: 6.7% Italian, Elizabeth Downs: 2.0% Dutch, Elizabeth Downs: 2.0% Other Southern and East African, Elizabeth Downs: 1.9% Greek, Elizabeth Downs: 0.7% Kurdish, Elizabeth Downs: 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, Elizabeth Downs: +96 Australian, Elizabeth Downs: -135 Scottish, Elizabeth Downs: +37 Irish, Elizabeth Downs: +65 German, Elizabeth Downs: +37 Italian, Elizabeth Downs: +24 Dutch, Elizabeth Downs: -10 Other Southern and East African, Elizabeth Downs: +99 Greek, Elizabeth Downs: +11 Kurdish, Elizabeth Downs: +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 Downs in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,457 people or 47.9%)
  • Australian (1,884 people or 36.7%)
  • Scottish (445 people or 8.7%)
  • Irish (362 people or 7.1%)
  • German (346 people or 6.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,494 responses in total, or 107.12% 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 English ancestry (47.9% compared to 45.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Other Southern and East African ancestry (1.9% compared to 0.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (2.0% compared to 4.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-135 persons)
  • Other Southern and East African (+99 persons)
  • English (+96 persons)
  • Irish (+65 persons)

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