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The three largest ancestries in Happy Valley 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 Happy Valley 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 Happy Valley'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.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of ancestry groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's ancestry?'

Multi-response

Total population

Ancestry - Ranked by size
Happy Valley - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
English
5,46448.647.85,28546.747.0+179
Australian
4,28938.137.54,61040.738.4-321
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,0969.79.69858.79.1+111
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,0179.08.78557.57.6+162
German
9038.07.28617.67.1+42
Italian
2992.72.72812.52.6+18
Dutch
2872.62.22882.52.3-1
Chinese
1351.21.01191.10.7+16
Welsh
1121.01.0720.60.9+40
Greek
1101.00.91010.90.9+9
Polish
1030.91.11381.21.1-35
Filipino
970.90.8810.70.6+16
Indian
820.70.8330.30.5+49
New Zealander
600.50.6420.40.5+18
South African
590.50.4530.50.4+6
Croatian
390.30.4240.20.3+15
French
370.30.5630.60.5-26
Serbian
360.30.4460.40.4-10
Maltese
320.30.4390.30.4-7
Pakistani
270.20.2100.10.1+17
Spanish
220.20.3270.20.3-5
American
220.20.3260.20.3-4
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Happy Valley - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
Not stated3833.45.43172.84.7+66

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, 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% Chinese, City of Onkaparinga: 1.0% Welsh, City of Onkaparinga: 1.0% Greek, City of Onkaparinga: 0.9% English, Happy Valley: 48.6% Australian, Happy Valley: 38.1% Scottish, Happy Valley: 9.7% Irish, Happy Valley: 9.0% German, Happy Valley: 8.0% Italian, Happy Valley: 2.7% Dutch, Happy Valley: 2.6% Chinese, Happy Valley: 1.2% Welsh, Happy Valley: 1.0% Greek, Happy Valley: 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, Happy Valley: +179 Australian, Happy Valley: -321 Scottish, Happy Valley: +111 Irish, Happy Valley: +162 German, Happy Valley: +42 Italian, Happy Valley: +18 Dutch, Happy Valley: -1 Chinese, Happy Valley: +16 Welsh, Happy Valley: +40 Greek, Happy Valley: +9
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 Happy Valley in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (5,464 people or 48.6%)
  • Australian (4,289 people or 38.1%)
  • Scottish (1,096 people or 9.7%)
  • Irish (1,017 people or 9.0%)
  • German (903 people or 8.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 12,769 responses in total, or 113.48% of all responses.

There were no major differences between Happy Valley and City of Onkaparinga in 2016.

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-321 persons)
  • English (+179 persons)
  • Irish (+162 persons)
  • Scottish (+111 persons)

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