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The three largest ancestries in Elizabeth East 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 East 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 East'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 East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
English
1,97045.945.02,03347.044.4-63
Australian
1,43833.536.61,56336.238.0-125
map this data in atlas.idScottish3698.68.13959.18.0-26
map this data in atlas.idIrish2986.96.73127.26.4-14
German
2375.56.12355.45.8+2
Italian
821.94.01052.43.8-23
Afghan
791.80.490.20.0+70
Dutch
781.82.0781.82.10
Filipino
581.40.8210.50.6+37
Polish
380.90.7380.90.70
Welsh
300.70.7400.90.8-10
Vietnamese
250.60.9150.30.9+10
Lebanese
250.60.190.20.1+16
Greek
250.61.1290.71.0-4
Australian Aboriginal
240.60.5290.70.5-5
Maltese
220.50.5200.50.5+2
Chinese
210.50.5160.40.4+5
Inadequately Described
200.50.410.00.3+19
Maori
200.50.3150.40.2+5
Other Southern and East African
200.50.500.00.0+20
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Elizabeth East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
Not stated3859.06.93257.58.0+60

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% Afghan, City of Playford: 0.4% Dutch, City of Playford: 2.0% Filipino, City of Playford: 0.8% Polish, City of Playford: 0.7% English, Elizabeth East: 45.9% Australian, Elizabeth East: 33.5% Scottish, Elizabeth East: 8.6% Irish, Elizabeth East: 6.9% German, Elizabeth East: 5.5% Italian, Elizabeth East: 1.9% Afghan, Elizabeth East: 1.8% Dutch, Elizabeth East: 1.8% Filipino, Elizabeth East: 1.4% Polish, Elizabeth East: 0.9%
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 East: -63 Australian, Elizabeth East: -125 Scottish, Elizabeth East: -26 Irish, Elizabeth East: -14 German, Elizabeth East: +2 Italian, Elizabeth East: -23 Afghan, Elizabeth East: +70 Dutch, Elizabeth East: 0 Filipino, Elizabeth East: +37 Polish, Elizabeth East: 0
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 East in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,970 people or 45.9%)
  • Australian (1,438 people or 33.5%)
  • Scottish (369 people or 8.6%)
  • Irish (298 people or 6.9%)
  • German (237 people or 5.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 4,312 responses in total, or 100.47% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Afghan ancestry (1.8% compared to 0.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (33.5% compared to 36.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (1.9% 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 (-125 persons)
  • Afghan (+70 persons)
  • English (-63 persons)

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