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The three largest ancestries in Smithfield in 2016 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 Smithfield 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 Smithfield'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
Smithfield - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2011 to 2016
English
92641.043.293541.845.0-9
Australian
77534.336.979735.736.6-22
map this data in atlas.idScottish1757.88.21788.08.1-3
map this data in atlas.idIrish1305.87.01386.26.7-8
German
1165.15.91376.26.1-21
Italian
743.33.8823.74.0-8
Afghan
693.10.9331.50.4+36
Sudanese
582.61.1261.20.5+31
Central and West African
401.80.640.20.3+37
Dutch
381.71.6291.32.0+9
Greek
331.51.0221.01.1+11
Other Central Asian
311.40.580.40.1+23
Other Southern and East African
261.20.9271.20.5-1
Filipino
241.10.9221.00.8+2
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Smithfield - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2011 to 2016
Not stated2129.47.21828.26.9+29

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% Scottish, City of Playford: 8.2% Irish, City of Playford: 7.0% German, City of Playford: 5.9% Italian, City of Playford: 3.8% Afghan, City of Playford: 0.9% Sudanese, City of Playford: 1.1% Central and West African, City of Playford: 0.6% Dutch, City of Playford: 1.6% English, Smithfield: 41.0% Australian, Smithfield: 34.3% Scottish, Smithfield: 7.8% Irish, Smithfield: 5.8% German, Smithfield: 5.1% Italian, Smithfield: 3.3% Afghan, Smithfield: 3.1% Sudanese, Smithfield: 2.6% Central and West African, Smithfield: 1.8% Dutch, Smithfield: 1.7%
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, Smithfield: -9 Australian, Smithfield: -22 Scottish, Smithfield: -3 Irish, Smithfield: -8 German, Smithfield: -21 Italian, Smithfield: -8 Afghan, Smithfield: +36 Sudanese, Smithfield: +31 Central and West African, Smithfield: +37 Dutch, Smithfield: +9
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 Smithfield in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (926 people or 41.0%)
  • Australian (775 people or 34.3%)
  • Scottish (175 people or 7.8%)
  • Irish (130 people or 5.8%)
  • German (116 people or 5.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,122 responses in total, or 94.01% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Afghan ancestry (3.1% compared to 0.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Sudanese ancestry (2.6% compared to 1.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (34.3% compared to 36.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (41.0% compared to 43.2%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Smithfield between 2011 and 2016.

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