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The three largest ancestries in Hillbank 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 Hillbank 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 Hillbank'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
Hillbank - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
English
2,23949.045.02,06844.244.4+171
Australian
1,59834.936.61,77838.038.0-180
map this data in atlas.idScottish4058.98.14289.18.0-23
map this data in atlas.idIrish3738.26.73126.76.4+61
German
3146.96.12535.45.8+61
Italian
2104.64.01563.33.8+54
Dutch
1312.92.01362.92.1-5
Polish
611.30.7791.70.7-18
Greek
491.11.1220.51.0+27
Welsh
461.00.7410.90.8+5
Maltese
441.00.5531.10.5-9
Filipino
330.70.8150.30.6+18
Russian
280.60.4390.80.4-11
South African
260.60.2220.50.1+4
Indian
240.50.3140.30.2+10
Croatian
210.50.3380.80.3-17
Chinese
200.40.5260.60.4-6
New Zealander
200.40.470.10.3+13
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Hillbank - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
Not stated1653.66.92224.78.0-57

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% Polish, City of Playford: 0.7% Greek, City of Playford: 1.1% Welsh, City of Playford: 0.7% English, Hillbank: 49.0% Australian, Hillbank: 34.9% Scottish, Hillbank: 8.9% Irish, Hillbank: 8.2% German, Hillbank: 6.9% Italian, Hillbank: 4.6% Dutch, Hillbank: 2.9% Polish, Hillbank: 1.3% Greek, Hillbank: 1.1% Welsh, Hillbank: 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, Hillbank: +171 Australian, Hillbank: -180 Scottish, Hillbank: -23 Irish, Hillbank: +61 German, Hillbank: +61 Italian, Hillbank: +54 Dutch, Hillbank: -5 Polish, Hillbank: -18 Greek, Hillbank: +27 Welsh, Hillbank: +5
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 Hillbank in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,239 people or 49.0%)
  • Australian (1,598 people or 34.9%)
  • Scottish (405 people or 8.9%)
  • Irish (373 people or 8.2%)
  • German (314 people or 6.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 4,929 responses in total, or 107.79% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (49.0% compared to 45.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (8.2% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (34.9% compared to 36.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-180 persons)
  • English (+171 persons)
  • German (+61 persons)
  • Irish (+61 persons)

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