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The three largest ancestries in Aldinga Beach 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 Aldinga Beach 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 Aldinga Beach'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
Aldinga Beach - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
English
4,80249.647.02,56343.043.4+2,239
Australian
3,83339.638.42,52242.342.2+1,311
map this data in atlas.idScottish8428.79.14747.98.2+368
map this data in atlas.idIrish7828.17.64417.47.1+341
German
6536.77.14177.06.8+236
Italian
2252.32.61732.92.5+52
Dutch
2022.12.31372.32.4+65
Welsh
860.90.9681.10.9+18
Greek
790.80.9400.71.0+39
New Zealander
590.60.5380.60.5+21
Polish
570.61.1240.41.2+33
South African
560.60.4210.40.3+35
Maori
550.60.3220.40.3+33
Maltese
520.50.4120.20.4+40
French
520.50.5400.70.5+12
Filipino
440.50.6130.20.5+31
Australian Aboriginal
360.40.2160.30.2+20
Chinese
350.40.760.10.5+29
Swedish
350.40.2210.40.2+14
Serbian
350.40.4160.30.4+19
Spanish
330.30.3310.50.3+2
Danish
320.30.2220.40.2+10
Hungarian
310.30.4190.30.3+12
Croatian
240.20.3100.20.3+14
American
210.20.3120.20.2+9
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Aldinga Beach - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Not stated5655.84.74998.45.2+66

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, 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% Welsh, City of Onkaparinga: 0.9% Greek, City of Onkaparinga: 0.9% New Zealander, City of Onkaparinga: 0.5% English, Aldinga Beach: 49.6% Australian, Aldinga Beach: 39.6% Scottish, Aldinga Beach: 8.7% Irish, Aldinga Beach: 8.1% German, Aldinga Beach: 6.7% Italian, Aldinga Beach: 2.3% Dutch, Aldinga Beach: 2.1% Welsh, Aldinga Beach: 0.9% Greek, Aldinga Beach: 0.8% New Zealander, Aldinga Beach: 0.6%
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, Aldinga Beach: +2,239 Australian, Aldinga Beach: +1,311 Scottish, Aldinga Beach: +368 Irish, Aldinga Beach: +341 German, Aldinga Beach: +236 Italian, Aldinga Beach: +52 Dutch, Aldinga Beach: +65 Welsh, Aldinga Beach: +18 Greek, Aldinga Beach: +39 New Zealander, Aldinga Beach: +21
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 Aldinga Beach in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (4,802 people or 49.6%)
  • Australian (3,833 people or 39.6%)
  • Scottish (842 people or 8.7%)
  • Irish (782 people or 8.1%)
  • German (653 people or 6.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 10,912 responses in total, or 112.66% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Aldinga Beach and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (49.6% compared to 47.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (39.6% compared to 38.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+2,239 persons)
  • Australian (+1,311 persons)
  • Scottish (+368 persons)
  • Irish (+341 persons)

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