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Ancestry

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The three largest ancestries in the City of Tea Tree Gully 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 the City of Tea Tree Gully 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 the City of Tea Tree Gully'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
City of Tea Tree Gully - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
English
42,17043.237.340,35642.337.3+1,814
Australian
33,13433.930.933,64935.232.3-515
map this data in atlas.idScottish8,6308.88.27,6958.17.8+935
Irish
7,8998.18.16,9487.37.6+951
map this data in atlas.idGerman7,8688.16.87,4707.86.8+398
Italian
6,9397.16.86,5566.96.9+383
Chinese
2,0882.13.91,4171.52.9+671
Dutch
2,0092.11.62,0462.11.7-37
Indian
1,8501.92.48710.91.6+979
Polish
1,4741.51.31,5401.61.3-66
Greek
1,3951.42.71,3581.42.8+37
Welsh
9571.00.88400.90.7+117
Filipino
7190.71.04950.50.8+224
Maltese
5760.60.54990.50.5+77
Hungarian
4720.50.44990.50.4-27
Croatian
4330.40.54150.40.5+18
Serbian
4260.40.64080.40.6+18
Inadequately Described
4220.40.63220.30.4+100
Russian
4160.40.43870.40.4+29
Ukrainian
4030.40.43500.40.4+53
Lebanese
3710.40.43660.40.4+5
Sinhalese
3660.40.31760.20.2+190
South African
3620.40.33970.40.3-35
French
3610.40.53490.40.4+12
Spanish
3480.40.42370.20.3+111
New Zealander
3470.40.43270.30.4+20
Korean
3370.30.31500.20.3+187
Other Central Asian
3010.30.32420.30.1+59
Iranian
2710.30.31260.10.2+145
Vietnamese
2560.31.52210.21.3+35
Austrian
2540.30.22840.30.2-30
American
2250.20.22520.30.2-27
Kurdish
2040.20.11530.20.1+51
Swedish
1740.20.21640.20.2+10
Danish
1730.20.21780.20.2-5
Other Indian subcontinent
1700.20.4460.00.2+124
Nepalese
1690.20.3410.00.1+128
Australian Aboriginal
1620.20.31240.10.2+38
Latvian
1480.20.21590.20.2-11
Cypriot
1400.10.21070.10.2+33
Thai
1370.10.21040.10.1+33
Bengali
1230.10.2850.10.1+38
Japanese
1220.10.21030.10.2+19
Finnish
1170.10.11270.10.1-10
Canadian
1140.10.11390.10.1-25
Romanian
1120.10.11040.10.1+8
Pakistani
1120.10.2550.10.1+57
Punjabi
1110.10.2380.00.1+73
Czech
1090.10.11040.10.1+5
Indonesian
1090.10.2880.10.1+21
Central and West African
1060.10.21050.10.1+1
Other Southern and East African
1060.10.2770.10.2+29
Lithuanian
1040.10.11190.10.1-15
Maori
1030.10.21150.10.2-12
Malay
1020.10.2990.10.2+3
Afghan
1020.10.41000.10.2+2
Norwegian
990.10.1820.10.1+17
Portuguese
980.10.1770.10.1+21
Khmer (Cambodian)
980.10.4840.10.3+14
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
City of Tea Tree Gully - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Not stated3,7803.95.33,6493.85.4+131

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, Greater Adelaide: 37.3% Australian, Greater Adelaide: 30.9% Scottish, Greater Adelaide: 8.2% Irish, Greater Adelaide: 8.1% German, Greater Adelaide: 6.8% Italian, Greater Adelaide: 6.8% Chinese, Greater Adelaide: 3.9% Dutch, Greater Adelaide: 1.6% Indian, Greater Adelaide: 2.4% Polish, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% English, City of Tea Tree Gully: 43.2% Australian, City of Tea Tree Gully: 33.9% Scottish, City of Tea Tree Gully: 8.8% Irish, City of Tea Tree Gully: 8.1% German, City of Tea Tree Gully: 8.1% Italian, City of Tea Tree Gully: 7.1% Chinese, City of Tea Tree Gully: 2.1% Dutch, City of Tea Tree Gully: 2.1% Indian, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.9% Polish, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.5%
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, City of Tea Tree Gully: +1,814 Australian, City of Tea Tree Gully: -515 Scottish, City of Tea Tree Gully: +935 Irish, City of Tea Tree Gully: +951 German, City of Tea Tree Gully: +398 Italian, City of Tea Tree Gully: +383 Chinese, City of Tea Tree Gully: +671 Dutch, City of Tea Tree Gully: -37 Indian, City of Tea Tree Gully: +979 Polish, City of Tea Tree Gully: -66
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 City of Tea Tree Gully in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (42,170 people or 43.2%)
  • Australian (33,134 people or 33.9%)
  • Scottish (8,630 people or 8.8%)
  • Irish (7,899 people or 8.1%)
  • German (7,868 people or 8.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 99,701 responses in total, or 102.02% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in the City of Tea Tree Gully and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (43.2% compared to 37.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (33.9% compared to 30.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (2.1% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Greek ancestry (1.4% compared to 2.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+1,814 persons)
  • Indian (+979 persons)
  • Irish (+951 persons)
  • Scottish (+935 persons)

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