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Ancestry

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for the LGA or other primary area only. What's this?

The three largest ancestries in the City of Onkaparinga 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 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)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
English
79,72947.837.374,97547.037.3+4,754
Australian
62,58037.530.961,30838.432.3+1,272
map this data in atlas.idScottish16,0829.68.214,4779.17.8+1,605
map this data in atlas.idIrish14,4968.78.112,2087.67.6+2,288
German
12,0407.26.811,3197.16.8+721
Italian
4,4872.76.84,1202.66.9+367
Dutch
3,6952.21.63,7452.31.7-50
Polish
1,8861.11.31,7981.11.3+88
Welsh
1,7281.00.81,4670.90.7+261
Chinese
1,7221.03.91,1830.72.9+539
Greek
1,5840.92.71,5080.92.8+76
Indian
1,3690.82.48250.51.6+544
Filipino
1,3490.81.09840.60.8+365
New Zealander
9810.60.48520.50.4+129
French
8520.50.57210.50.4+131
South African
7380.40.36430.40.3+95
Inadequately Described
6690.40.64250.30.4+244
Maltese
6080.40.56540.40.5-46
Serbian
6010.40.65780.40.6+23
Hungarian
5900.40.45610.40.4+29
Croatian
5890.40.54900.30.5+99
Lebanese
5220.30.44880.30.4+34
Spanish
5160.30.44130.30.3+103
Maori
4950.30.25370.30.2-42
American
4560.30.24310.30.2+25
Russian
4330.30.43440.20.4+89
Austrian
3830.20.23660.20.2+17
Australian Aboriginal
3810.20.33260.20.2+55
Ukrainian
3520.20.42850.20.4+67
Danish
3420.20.23360.20.2+6
Swedish
3280.20.22860.20.2+42
Iranian
3160.20.32740.20.2+42
Latvian
2810.20.22600.20.2+21
Pakistani
2600.20.21700.10.1+90
Canadian
2590.20.12380.10.1+21
Indonesian
2260.10.21720.10.1+54
Czech
2220.10.12150.10.1+7
Thai
2170.10.21500.10.1+67
Vietnamese
2040.11.51320.11.3+72
Sinhalese
1950.10.31530.10.2+42
Norwegian
1860.10.12010.10.1-15
Korean
1760.10.31340.10.3+42
Portuguese
1740.10.11080.10.1+66
Swiss
1740.10.11310.10.1+43
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Not stated8,9385.45.37,5394.75.4+1,399

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% Dutch, Greater Adelaide: 1.6% Polish, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Welsh, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% Chinese, Greater Adelaide: 3.9% English, City of Onkaparinga: 47.8% Australian, City of Onkaparinga: 37.5% Scottish, City of Onkaparinga: 9.6% Irish, City of Onkaparinga: 8.7% German, City of Onkaparinga: 7.2% Italian, City of Onkaparinga: 2.7% Dutch, City of Onkaparinga: 2.2% Polish, City of Onkaparinga: 1.1% Welsh, City of Onkaparinga: 1.0% Chinese, City of Onkaparinga: 1.0%
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 Onkaparinga: +4,754 Australian, City of Onkaparinga: +1,272 Scottish, City of Onkaparinga: +1,605 Irish, City of Onkaparinga: +2,288 German, City of Onkaparinga: +721 Italian, City of Onkaparinga: +367 Dutch, City of Onkaparinga: -50 Polish, City of Onkaparinga: +88 Welsh, City of Onkaparinga: +261 Chinese, City of Onkaparinga: +539
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 Onkaparinga in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (79,729 people or 47.8%)
  • Australian (62,580 people or 37.5%)
  • Scottish (16,082 people or 9.6%)
  • Irish (14,496 people or 8.7%)
  • German (12,040 people or 7.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 184,927 responses in total, or 110.89% 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 (47.8% compared to 37.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (37.5% compared to 30.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (2.7% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Chinese ancestry (1.0% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+4,754 persons)
  • Irish (+2,288 persons)
  • Scottish (+1,605 persons)
  • Australian (+1,272 persons)

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