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The three largest ancestries in Elizabeth South 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 South 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 South'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 South - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
English
1,11040.745.01,15240.544.4-42
Australian
91733.636.61,06837.638.0-151
map this data in atlas.idScottish1896.98.12047.28.0-15
map this data in atlas.idIrish1806.66.71936.86.4-13
German
1515.56.11846.55.8-33
Italian
813.04.0963.43.8-15
Australian Aboriginal
461.70.5281.00.5+18
Dutch
401.52.0461.62.1-6
Afghan
351.30.400.00.0+35
Other Southern and East African
281.00.500.00.0+28
Serbian
250.90.4140.50.4+11
Central and West African
250.90.300.00.0+25
Polish
240.90.7160.60.7+8
Filipino
230.80.8240.80.6-1
Khmer (Cambodian)
220.80.5240.80.4-2
Welsh
210.80.7240.80.8-3
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Elizabeth South - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
Not stated29010.66.937813.38.0-88

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% Australian Aboriginal, City of Playford: 0.5% Dutch, City of Playford: 2.0% Afghan, City of Playford: 0.4% Other Southern and East African, City of Playford: 0.5% English, Elizabeth South: 40.7% Australian, Elizabeth South: 33.6% Scottish, Elizabeth South: 6.9% Irish, Elizabeth South: 6.6% German, Elizabeth South: 5.5% Italian, Elizabeth South: 3.0% Australian Aboriginal, Elizabeth South: 1.7% Dutch, Elizabeth South: 1.5% Afghan, Elizabeth South: 1.3% Other Southern and East African, Elizabeth South: 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 South: -42 Australian, Elizabeth South: -151 Scottish, Elizabeth South: -15 Irish, Elizabeth South: -13 German, Elizabeth South: -33 Italian, Elizabeth South: -15 Australian Aboriginal, Elizabeth South: +18 Dutch, Elizabeth South: -6 Afghan, Elizabeth South: +35 Other Southern and East African, Elizabeth South: +28
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 South in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,110 people or 40.7%)
  • Australian (917 people or 33.6%)
  • Scottish (189 people or 6.9%)
  • Irish (180 people or 6.6%)
  • German (151 people or 5.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,547 responses in total, or 93.31% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian Aboriginal ancestry (1.7% compared to 0.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (40.7% compared to 45.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (33.6% compared to 36.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (6.9% compared to 8.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-151 persons)

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