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Ancestry

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The three largest ancestries in the City of West Torrens in 2016 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 the City of West Torrens 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 West Torrens'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 West Torrens - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
English
16,43928.437.315,31927.937.3+1,120
Australian
14,54325.130.914,57726.532.3-34
map this data in atlas.idItalian5,2289.06.85,0849.36.9+144
map this data in atlas.idGreek5,0298.72.75,0789.22.8-49
Irish
4,5397.88.14,2127.77.6+327
Scottish
3,9786.98.23,6756.77.8+303
Chinese
3,5306.13.92,8075.12.9+723
German
3,4916.06.83,2505.96.8+241
Indian
2,7414.72.41,8473.41.6+894
Filipino
7961.41.06111.10.8+185
Polish
7221.21.36951.31.3+27
Dutch
6201.11.66481.21.7-28
Vietnamese
4640.81.53470.61.3+117
Nepalese
4500.80.31090.20.1+341
Inadequately Described
4030.70.62490.50.4+154
Serbian
3690.60.63870.70.6-18
Cypriot
3550.60.22830.50.2+72
Other Indian subcontinent
3500.60.41620.30.2+188
Croatian
3410.60.53450.60.5-4
Punjabi
3360.60.2860.20.1+250
Maltese
3290.60.53140.60.5+15
Pakistani
3110.50.2990.20.1+212
Welsh
2940.50.82680.50.7+26
French
2820.50.52490.50.4+33
Lebanese
2770.50.42450.40.4+32
Bengali
2480.40.21560.30.1+92
Spanish
2370.40.41830.30.3+54
Russian
2300.40.41810.30.4+49
Iranian
2220.40.31460.30.2+76
Hungarian
1970.30.42100.40.4-13
Korean
1940.30.32050.40.3-11
New Zealander
1930.30.41840.30.4+9
Egyptian
1910.30.11250.20.1+66
Ukrainian
1830.30.41700.30.4+13
Afghan
1760.30.41460.30.2+30
Indonesian
1750.30.21240.20.1+51
Sinhalese
1730.30.31380.30.2+35
Malay
1710.30.21790.30.2-8
Bosnian
1560.30.21290.20.1+27
Thai
1560.30.21220.20.1+34
Khmer (Cambodian)
1450.30.41150.20.3+30
Japanese
1430.20.21220.20.2+21
Australian Aboriginal
1310.20.3940.20.2+37
Portuguese
1290.20.1820.10.1+47
Austrian
1220.20.21080.20.2+14
Danish
1210.20.2890.20.2+32
Central and West African
1210.20.21160.20.1+5
Ethiopian
1180.20.1610.10.0+57
Macedonian
1110.20.1940.20.1+17
Eritrean
1080.20.0380.10.0+70
Sudanese
1040.20.21030.20.2+1
Arab not further described
1030.20.11140.20.1-11
American
1020.20.21080.20.2-6
Latvian
990.20.21130.20.2-14
South African
990.20.31140.20.3-15
Canadian
980.20.1760.10.1+22
Other Southern and East African
870.20.2820.10.2+5
Lithuanian
800.10.1620.10.1+18
Romanian
780.10.1740.10.1+4
Slovene
770.10.1840.20.1-7
Iraqi
740.10.1680.10.1+6
Swedish
730.10.2790.10.2-6
Norwegian
700.10.1390.10.1+31
Maori
680.10.2730.10.2-5
Bulgarian
670.10.1530.10.1+14
Other South American
660.10.1480.10.1+18
Czech
640.10.1630.10.1+1
Brazilian
610.10.1390.10.0+22
Tamil
550.10.180.00.0+47
Finnish
480.10.1520.10.1-4
Colombian
440.10.0300.10.0+14
Palestinian
440.10.0180.00.0+26
Other Eastern European
430.10.1310.10.1+12
Chilean
420.10.1600.10.1-18
Estonian
420.10.1440.10.1-2
Other Central Asian
390.10.3900.20.1-51
Turkish
390.10.1370.10.1+2
Taiwanese
380.10.0330.10.0+5
Swiss
360.10.1400.10.1-4
Syrian
360.10.1140.00.0+22
Mexican
350.10.0200.00.0+15
Other British
350.10.1150.00.0+20
Fijian
350.10.1290.10.1+6
Albanian
340.10.1300.10.1+4
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
320.10.0300.10.0+2
Kurdish
290.10.1300.10.1-1
Belgian
280.00.1280.10.00
Slovak
250.00.1230.00.1+2
Papua New Guinean
240.00.030.00.0+21
Peruvian
230.00.0180.00.0+5
Other North American
230.00.1130.00.0+10
Burmese peoples
210.00.2110.00.1+10
Other Arab peoples
200.00.1250.00.0-5
Other Southern/South East European
200.00.000.00.0+20
Jewish
180.00.0220.00.0-4
Caribbean Islander
170.00.0180.00.0-1
Anglo-Indian
170.00.0240.00.0-7
Other South-East Asian
170.00.0130.00.0+4
Armenian
160.00.060.00.0+10
Jordanian
140.00.0140.00.00
Timorese
140.00.040.00.0+10
Singaporean
130.00.030.00.0+10
Somali
120.00.0200.00.0-8
Mauritian
120.00.0200.00.0-8
Cook Islander
120.00.0100.00.0+2
Salvadoran
110.00.0230.00.0-12
Samoan
100.00.0180.00.0-8
Other North-Western European
100.00.0160.00.0-6
Other Oceanian (inc. Melanesia & Micronesia)
100.00.070.00.0+3
Zimbabwean
100.00.0120.00.0-2
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
City of West Torrens - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Not stated3,0285.25.33,0745.65.4-46

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% Italian, Greater Adelaide: 6.8% Greek, Greater Adelaide: 2.7% Irish, Greater Adelaide: 8.1% Scottish, Greater Adelaide: 8.2% Chinese, Greater Adelaide: 3.9% German, Greater Adelaide: 6.8% Indian, Greater Adelaide: 2.4% Filipino, Greater Adelaide: 1.0% English, City of West Torrens: 28.4% Australian, City of West Torrens: 25.1% Italian, City of West Torrens: 9.0% Greek, City of West Torrens: 8.7% Irish, City of West Torrens: 7.8% Scottish, City of West Torrens: 6.9% Chinese, City of West Torrens: 6.1% German, City of West Torrens: 6.0% Indian, City of West Torrens: 4.7% Filipino, City of West Torrens: 1.4%
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 West Torrens: +1,120 Australian, City of West Torrens: -34 Italian, City of West Torrens: +144 Greek, City of West Torrens: -49 Irish, City of West Torrens: +327 Scottish, City of West Torrens: +303 Chinese, City of West Torrens: +723 German, City of West Torrens: +241 Indian, City of West Torrens: +894 Filipino, City of West Torrens: +185
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 West Torrens in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (16,439 people or 28.4%)
  • Australian (14,543 people or 25.1%)
  • Italian (5,228 people or 9.0%)
  • Greek (5,029 people or 8.7%)
  • Irish (4,539 people or 7.8%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 45,778 responses in total, or 79.06% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in the City of West Torrens and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Greek ancestry (8.7% compared to 2.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Indian ancestry (4.7% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (28.4% compared to 37.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (25.1% compared to 30.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+1,120 persons)
  • Indian (+894 persons)
  • Chinese (+723 persons)
  • Nepalese (+341 persons)

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