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The three largest ancestries in Christie Downs 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 Christie Downs 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 Christie Downs'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
Christie Downs - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
English
2,27144.247.02,06041.443.4+211
Australian
1,86836.338.41,98239.942.2-114
map this data in atlas.idScottish4568.99.14138.38.2+43
map this data in atlas.idIrish3857.57.63256.57.1+60
German
3476.87.12996.06.8+48
Dutch
1232.42.31332.72.4-10
Italian
901.82.6781.62.5+12
Polish
621.21.1470.91.2+15
Welsh
541.10.9611.20.9-7
Filipino
541.10.6440.90.5+10
Greek
420.80.9470.91.0-5
Indian
400.80.570.10.4+33
Chinese
380.70.7170.30.5+21
Inadequately Described
370.70.330.10.2+34
French
330.60.5270.50.5+6
Australian Aboriginal
250.50.2230.50.2+2
Maltese
250.50.4140.30.4+11
Serbian
240.50.4220.40.4+2
Maori
230.40.3270.50.3-4
Danish
200.40.2180.40.2+2
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Christie Downs - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Not stated4418.64.74118.35.2+30

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% Dutch, City of Onkaparinga: 2.3% Italian, City of Onkaparinga: 2.6% Polish, City of Onkaparinga: 1.1% Welsh, City of Onkaparinga: 0.9% Filipino, City of Onkaparinga: 0.6% English, Christie Downs: 44.2% Australian, Christie Downs: 36.3% Scottish, Christie Downs: 8.9% Irish, Christie Downs: 7.5% German, Christie Downs: 6.8% Dutch, Christie Downs: 2.4% Italian, Christie Downs: 1.8% Polish, Christie Downs: 1.2% Welsh, Christie Downs: 1.1% Filipino, Christie Downs: 1.1%
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, Christie Downs: +211 Australian, Christie Downs: -114 Scottish, Christie Downs: +43 Irish, Christie Downs: +60 German, Christie Downs: +48 Dutch, Christie Downs: -10 Italian, Christie Downs: +12 Polish, Christie Downs: +15 Welsh, Christie Downs: -7 Filipino, Christie Downs: +10
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 Christie Downs in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,271 people or 44.2%)
  • Australian (1,868 people or 36.3%)
  • Scottish (456 people or 8.9%)
  • Irish (385 people or 7.5%)
  • German (347 people or 6.8%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,327 responses in total, or 103.66% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Christie Downs and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (44.2% compared to 47.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (36.3% 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 (+211 persons)
  • Australian (-114 persons)
  • Irish (+60 persons)

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