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The three largest ancestries in Christies 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 Christies 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 Christies 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
Christies Beach - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
English
2,44947.947.02,22246.643.4+227
Australian
1,77134.638.41,64034.442.2+130
map this data in atlas.idScottish54110.69.14489.48.2+93
map this data in atlas.idIrish4218.27.63928.27.1+29
German
3086.07.12886.06.8+20
Dutch
1322.62.31052.22.4+27
Italian
971.92.6631.32.5+33
Welsh
651.30.9701.50.9-5
New Zealander
491.00.5210.40.5+28
Polish
430.81.1471.01.2-4
Maori
380.70.3240.50.3+14
Filipino
290.60.6250.50.5+4
Greek
270.50.9390.81.0-11
French
220.40.5160.30.5+6
Lebanese
200.40.3160.30.3+4
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Christies Beach - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Not stated3727.34.73296.95.2+43

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% Welsh, City of Onkaparinga: 0.9% New Zealander, City of Onkaparinga: 0.5% Polish, City of Onkaparinga: 1.1% English, Christies Beach: 47.9% Australian, Christies Beach: 34.6% Scottish, Christies Beach: 10.6% Irish, Christies Beach: 8.2% German, Christies Beach: 6.0% Dutch, Christies Beach: 2.6% Italian, Christies Beach: 1.9% Welsh, Christies Beach: 1.3% New Zealander, Christies Beach: 1.0% Polish, Christies Beach: 0.8%
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, Christies Beach: +227 Australian, Christies Beach: +130 Scottish, Christies Beach: +93 Irish, Christies Beach: +29 German, Christies Beach: +20 Dutch, Christies Beach: +27 Italian, Christies Beach: +33 Welsh, Christies Beach: -5 New Zealander, Christies Beach: +28 Polish, Christies Beach: -4
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 Christies Beach in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (2,449 people or 47.9%)
  • Australian (1,771 people or 34.6%)
  • Scottish (541 people or 10.6%)
  • Irish (421 people or 8.2%)
  • German (308 people or 6.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 5,490 responses in total, or 107.39% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (10.6% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (34.6% compared to 38.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with German ancestry (6.0% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+227 persons)
  • Australian (+130 persons)
  • Scottish (+93 persons)

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