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The three largest ancestries in Smithfield Plains 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 Smithfield Plains 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 Plains'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
Smithfield Plains - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
English
1,05545.745.01,06742.144.4-12
Australian
88038.136.61,02840.538.0-149
map this data in atlas.idScottish1627.08.11967.78.0-34
map this data in atlas.idIrish1335.86.71345.36.4-1
German
1144.96.11445.75.8-31
Italian
391.74.0341.33.8+5
Afghan
391.70.400.00.0+39
Dutch
351.52.0652.62.1-30
Other Southern and East African
291.30.500.00.0+29
Australian Aboriginal
261.10.5240.90.5+2

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

Ancestry - Totals
Smithfield Plains - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
Not stated25110.96.936214.38.0-111

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% Afghan, City of Playford: 0.4% Dutch, City of Playford: 2.0% Other Southern and East African, City of Playford: 0.5% Australian Aboriginal, City of Playford: 0.5% English, Smithfield Plains: 45.7% Australian, Smithfield Plains: 38.1% Scottish, Smithfield Plains: 7.0% Irish, Smithfield Plains: 5.8% German, Smithfield Plains: 4.9% Italian, Smithfield Plains: 1.7% Afghan, Smithfield Plains: 1.7% Dutch, Smithfield Plains: 1.5% Other Southern and East African, Smithfield Plains: 1.3% Australian Aboriginal, Smithfield Plains: 1.1%
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, Smithfield Plains: -12 Australian, Smithfield Plains: -149 Scottish, Smithfield Plains: -34 Irish, Smithfield Plains: -1 German, Smithfield Plains: -31 Italian, Smithfield Plains: +5 Afghan, Smithfield Plains: +39 Dutch, Smithfield Plains: -30 Other Southern and East African, Smithfield Plains: +29 Australian Aboriginal, Smithfield Plains: +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 Smithfield Plains in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,055 people or 45.7%)
  • Australian (880 people or 38.1%)
  • Scottish (162 people or 7.0%)
  • Irish (133 people or 5.8%)
  • German (114 people or 4.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,344 responses in total, or 101.55% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (38.1% compared to 36.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Afghan ancestry (1.7% compared to 0.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (1.7% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with German ancestry (4.9% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-149 persons)

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