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Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park

Ancestry

The three largest ancestries in Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park in 2011 were English, Australian and Italian.

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 Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park 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 Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park'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
Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
English
44734.445.044734.744.40
Australian
34526.636.639931.038.0-53
Italian
13310.24.014211.03.8-9
German
695.36.1473.75.8+22
map this data in atlas.idScottish685.28.1594.68.0+9
Vietnamese
665.10.9473.70.9+19
map this data in atlas.idIrish544.26.7423.36.4+13
Greek
473.61.1423.21.0+5
Khmer (Cambodian)
433.30.5413.20.4+2
Dutch
241.82.0221.72.1+2

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

Ancestry - Totals
Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
Not stated1027.96.91209.38.0-17

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% Italian, City of Playford: 4.0% German, City of Playford: 6.1% Scottish, City of Playford: 8.1% Vietnamese, City of Playford: 0.9% Irish, City of Playford: 6.7% Greek, City of Playford: 1.1% Khmer (Cambodian), City of Playford: 0.5% Dutch, City of Playford: 2.0% English, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 34.4% Australian, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 26.6% Italian, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 10.2% German, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 5.3% Scottish, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 5.2% Vietnamese, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 5.1% Irish, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 4.2% Greek, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 3.6% Khmer (Cambodian), Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 3.3% Dutch, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 1.8%
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, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 0 Australian, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: -53 Italian, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: -9 German, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: +22 Scottish, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: +9 Vietnamese, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: +19 Irish, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: +13 Greek, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: +5 Khmer (Cambodian), Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: +2 Dutch, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: +2
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 Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (447 people or 34.4%)
  • Australian (345 people or 26.6%)
  • Italian (133 people or 10.2%)
  • German (69 people or 5.3%)
  • Scottish (68 people or 5.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 1,062 responses in total, or 81.72% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park and the City of Playford were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (10.2% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Vietnamese ancestry (5.1% compared to 0.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (34.4% compared to 45.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (26.6% compared to 36.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-53 persons)

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