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The three largest ancestries in Elizabeth Vale in 2016 were English, Australian and Other Indian subcontinent.

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 Vale 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 Vale'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 Vale - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2011 to 2016
English
1,29235.943.21,50644.845.0-213
Australian
1,11431.036.91,05331.336.6+61
Other Indian subcontinent
2557.10.7321.00.1+223
map this data in atlas.idIrish2386.67.02497.46.7-11
map this data in atlas.idScottish2386.68.22557.68.1-17
German
1674.65.91935.86.1-26
Nepalese
1494.10.300.00.0+149
Italian
952.63.8862.64.0+9
Afghan
631.80.9240.70.4+38
Burmese peoples
561.60.370.20.1+50
Dutch
411.21.6571.72.0-16
Other Central Asian
411.20.520.10.1+39
Welsh
381.10.7361.10.7+2
Indian
290.80.7260.80.3+3
Serbian
290.80.4140.40.4+15
Filipino
290.80.9351.00.8-5
Central and West African
260.70.6100.30.3+15
Syrian
260.70.200.00.0+26
Other Southern and East African
260.70.9170.50.5+9
Inadequately Described
230.70.870.20.4+17
Vietnamese
210.61.0160.50.9+4
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Elizabeth Vale - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2011 to 2016
Not stated2998.37.22577.76.9+42

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% Other Indian subcontinent, City of Playford: 0.7% Scottish, City of Playford: 8.2% Irish, City of Playford: 7.0% German, City of Playford: 5.9% Nepalese, City of Playford: 0.3% Italian, City of Playford: 3.8% Afghan, City of Playford: 0.9% Burmese peoples, City of Playford: 0.3% English, Elizabeth Vale: 35.9% Australian, Elizabeth Vale: 31.0% Other Indian subcontinent, Elizabeth Vale: 7.1% Scottish, Elizabeth Vale: 6.6% Irish, Elizabeth Vale: 6.6% German, Elizabeth Vale: 4.6% Nepalese, Elizabeth Vale: 4.1% Italian, Elizabeth Vale: 2.6% Afghan, Elizabeth Vale: 1.8% Burmese peoples, Elizabeth Vale: 1.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016 English, Elizabeth Vale: -213 Australian, Elizabeth Vale: +61 Other Indian subcontinent, Elizabeth Vale: +223 Scottish, Elizabeth Vale: -17 Irish, Elizabeth Vale: -11 German, Elizabeth Vale: -26 Nepalese, Elizabeth Vale: +149 Italian, Elizabeth Vale: +9 Afghan, Elizabeth Vale: +38 Burmese peoples, Elizabeth Vale: +50
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 Vale in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,292 people or 35.9%)
  • Australian (1,114 people or 31.0%)
  • Other Indian subcontinent (255 people or 7.1%)
  • Irish (238 people or 6.6%)
  • Scottish (238 people or 6.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 3,137 responses in total, or 87.29% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Other Indian subcontinent ancestry (7.1% compared to 0.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Nepalese ancestry (4.1% compared to 0.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (35.9% compared to 43.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (31.0% compared to 36.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Other Indian subcontinent (+223 persons)
  • English (-213 persons)
  • Nepalese (+149 persons)
  • Australian (+61 persons)

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