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The three largest ancestries in the City of Onkaparinga 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 the City of Onkaparinga 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 Onkaparinga'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
City of Onkaparinga - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
English
74,97547.037.364,98543.435.5+9,990
Australian
61,30838.432.363,19842.236.2-1,890
map this data in atlas.idScottish14,4779.17.812,2178.27.3+2,260
map this data in atlas.idIrish12,2087.67.610,5627.17.2+1,646
German
11,3197.16.810,1626.86.7+1,157
Italian
4,1202.66.93,8012.56.9+319
Dutch
3,7452.31.73,5812.41.7+164
Polish
1,7981.11.31,7401.21.4+58
Greek
1,5080.92.81,5041.03.0+4
Welsh
1,4670.90.71,3950.90.7+72
Chinese
1,1830.72.97450.52.1+438
Filipino
9840.60.87770.50.6+207
New Zealander
8520.50.48020.50.4+50
Indian
8250.51.65530.40.7+272
French
7210.50.46950.50.4+26
Maltese
6540.40.55310.40.5+123
South African
6430.40.33910.30.3+252
Serbian
5780.40.66190.40.6-41
Hungarian
5610.40.44780.30.4+83
Maori
5370.30.24180.30.2+119
Croatian
4900.30.55110.30.6-21
Lebanese
4880.30.44500.30.4+38
American
4310.30.23620.20.2+69
Inadequately Described
4250.30.42810.20.3+144
Spanish
4130.30.34030.30.3+10
Austrian
3660.20.23660.20.20
Russian
3440.20.42680.20.4+76
Danish
3360.20.23590.20.2-23
Australian Aboriginal
3260.20.23070.20.2+19
Swedish
2860.20.22730.20.2+13
Ukrainian
2850.20.42950.20.4-10
Iranian
2740.20.22410.20.2+33
Latvian
2600.20.22420.20.2+18
Canadian
2380.10.12130.10.1+25
Czech
2150.10.11790.10.1+36
Norwegian
2010.10.11880.10.1+13
Indonesian
1720.10.11240.10.1+48
Pakistani
1700.10.1400.00.0+130
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
City of Onkaparinga - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Not stated7,5394.75.47,7835.26.3-244

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, Greater Adelaide: 37.3% Australian, Greater Adelaide: 32.3% Scottish, Greater Adelaide: 7.8% Irish, Greater Adelaide: 7.6% German, Greater Adelaide: 6.8% Italian, Greater Adelaide: 6.9% Dutch, Greater Adelaide: 1.7% Polish, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Greek, Greater Adelaide: 2.8% Welsh, Greater Adelaide: 0.7% English, City of Onkaparinga: 47.0% Australian, City of Onkaparinga: 38.4% Scottish, City of Onkaparinga: 9.1% Irish, City of Onkaparinga: 7.6% German, City of Onkaparinga: 7.1% Italian, City of Onkaparinga: 2.6% Dutch, City of Onkaparinga: 2.3% Polish, City of Onkaparinga: 1.1% Greek, City of Onkaparinga: 0.9% Welsh, City of Onkaparinga: 0.9%
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, City of Onkaparinga: +9,990 Australian, City of Onkaparinga: -1,890 Scottish, City of Onkaparinga: +2,260 Irish, City of Onkaparinga: +1,646 German, City of Onkaparinga: +1,157 Italian, City of Onkaparinga: +319 Dutch, City of Onkaparinga: +164 Polish, City of Onkaparinga: +58 Greek, City of Onkaparinga: +4 Welsh, City of Onkaparinga: +72
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 City of Onkaparinga in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (74,975 people or 47.0%)
  • Australian (61,308 people or 38.4%)
  • Scottish (14,477 people or 9.1%)
  • Irish (12,208 people or 7.6%)
  • German (11,319 people or 7.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 174,287 responses in total, or 109.21% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (47.0% compared to 37.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (38.4% compared to 32.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (2.6% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (0.7% compared to 2.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • English (+9,990 persons)
  • Scottish (+2,260 persons)
  • Australian (-1,890 persons)
  • Irish (+1,646 persons)

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