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Playford North Urban Renewal area

Ancestry

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

The three largest ancestries in Playford North Urban Renewal area 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 Playford North Urban Renewal area 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 Playford North Urban Renewal area'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
Playford North Urban Renewal area - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2011 to 2016
English
6,74841.543.25,56543.345.0+1,183
Australian
6,06937.336.94,95138.536.6+1,118
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,2307.68.29477.48.1+283
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,0356.47.08406.56.7+195
German
9525.95.97245.66.1+229
Italian
4422.73.83152.54.0+127
Sudanese
3021.91.11741.40.5+128
Dutch
2491.51.62011.62.0+48
Other Southern and East African
2161.30.9980.80.5+117
Central and West African
2001.20.6340.30.3+166
Afghan
1941.20.91050.80.4+89
Inadequately Described
1851.10.8490.40.4+137
Filipino
1591.00.91130.90.8+46
Khmer (Cambodian)
1470.90.6480.40.5+99
Indian
1450.90.7300.20.3+115
Greek
1340.81.01080.81.1+26
Chinese
1250.80.7820.60.5+43
Vietnamese
1240.81.0900.70.9+33
Other Central Asian
950.60.5310.20.1+64
Australian Aboriginal
950.60.6660.50.5+28
Welsh
840.50.7600.50.7+23
New Zealander
820.50.4480.40.4+34
Russian
600.40.4370.30.4+23
Serbian
520.30.4410.30.4+11
Indonesian
510.30.170.10.1+44
Polish
500.30.7670.50.7-17
Maori
480.30.2610.50.3-13
Hungarian
470.30.3260.20.3+21
Romanian
440.30.3270.20.3+17
Croatian
400.20.3430.30.3-3
Lao
350.20.1150.10.1+20
Tamil
340.20.100.00.0+34
Pakistani
330.20.130.00.0+30
Burmese peoples
310.20.320.00.1+29
Spanish
300.20.3340.30.2-4
Salvadoran
270.20.190.10.1+18
Maltese
270.20.5390.30.5-11
French
240.20.3370.30.3-13
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Playford North Urban Renewal area - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2011 to 2016
Not stated1,3778.57.21,2449.76.9+133

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% Sudanese, City of Playford: 1.1% Dutch, City of Playford: 1.6% Other Southern and East African, City of Playford: 0.9% Central and West African, City of Playford: 0.6% English, Playford North Urban Renewal area: 41.5% Australian, Playford North Urban Renewal area: 37.3% Scottish, Playford North Urban Renewal area: 7.6% Irish, Playford North Urban Renewal area: 6.4% German, Playford North Urban Renewal area: 5.9% Italian, Playford North Urban Renewal area: 2.7% Sudanese, Playford North Urban Renewal area: 1.9% Dutch, Playford North Urban Renewal area: 1.5% Other Southern and East African, Playford North Urban Renewal area: 1.3% Central and West African, Playford North Urban Renewal area: 1.2%
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, Playford North Urban Renewal area: +1,183 Australian, Playford North Urban Renewal area: +1,118 Scottish, Playford North Urban Renewal area: +283 Irish, Playford North Urban Renewal area: +195 German, Playford North Urban Renewal area: +229 Italian, Playford North Urban Renewal area: +127 Sudanese, Playford North Urban Renewal area: +128 Dutch, Playford North Urban Renewal area: +48 Other Southern and East African, Playford North Urban Renewal area: +117 Central and West African, Playford North Urban Renewal area: +166
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 Playford North Urban Renewal area in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (6,748 people or 41.5%)
  • Australian (6,069 people or 37.3%)
  • Scottish (1,230 people or 7.6%)
  • Irish (1,035 people or 6.4%)
  • German (952 people or 5.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 16,034 responses in total, or 98.55% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Playford North Urban Renewal area and the City of Playford were:

  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (41.5% compared to 43.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (2.7% compared to 3.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+1,183 persons)
  • Australian (+1,118 persons)
  • Scottish (+283 persons)
  • German (+229 persons)

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