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The three largest ancestries in Elizabeth Grove in 2011 were English, Australian and Irish.

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 Grove 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 Grove'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 Grove - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
English
1,00142.045.099443.644.4+7
Australian
81334.136.687538.438.0-62
map this data in atlas.idIrish1867.86.71968.66.4-10
map this data in atlas.idScottish1837.78.11777.88.0+6
German
1275.36.11476.45.8-20
Italian
682.94.0783.43.8-10
Dutch
522.22.0482.12.1+4
Central and West African
401.70.300.00.0+40
Other Southern and East African
241.00.500.00.0+24
Welsh
241.00.7200.90.8+4
Romanian
231.00.360.30.2+17

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

Ancestry - Totals
Elizabeth Grove - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
Not stated23910.06.922910.08.0+10

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% Irish, City of Playford: 6.7% Scottish, City of Playford: 8.1% German, City of Playford: 6.1% Italian, City of Playford: 4.0% Dutch, City of Playford: 2.0% Central and West African, City of Playford: 0.3% Welsh, City of Playford: 0.7% Other Southern and East African, City of Playford: 0.5% English, Elizabeth Grove: 42.0% Australian, Elizabeth Grove: 34.1% Irish, Elizabeth Grove: 7.8% Scottish, Elizabeth Grove: 7.7% German, Elizabeth Grove: 5.3% Italian, Elizabeth Grove: 2.9% Dutch, Elizabeth Grove: 2.2% Central and West African, Elizabeth Grove: 1.7% Welsh, Elizabeth Grove: 1.0% Other Southern and East African, Elizabeth Grove: 1.0%
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 Grove: +7 Australian, Elizabeth Grove: -62 Irish, Elizabeth Grove: -10 Scottish, Elizabeth Grove: +6 German, Elizabeth Grove: -20 Italian, Elizabeth Grove: -10 Dutch, Elizabeth Grove: +4 Central and West African, Elizabeth Grove: +40 Welsh, Elizabeth Grove: +4 Other Southern and East African, Elizabeth Grove: +24
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 Grove in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,001 people or 42.0%)
  • Australian (813 people or 34.1%)
  • Irish (186 people or 7.8%)
  • Scottish (183 people or 7.7%)
  • German (127 people or 5.3%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,310 responses in total, or 96.98% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Central and West African ancestry (1.7% compared to 0.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (42.0% compared to 45.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (34.1% compared to 36.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (2.9% compared to 4.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • Australian (-62 persons)

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