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The three largest ancestries in Happy Valley 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 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
English
5,28446.747.04,70140.943.4+583
Australian
4,60940.738.45,27946.042.2-670
map this data in atlas.idScottish9858.79.19067.98.2+79
German
8617.67.18547.46.8+7
map this data in atlas.idIrish8557.57.67556.67.1+100
Dutch
2882.52.32552.22.4+33
Italian
2812.52.62532.22.5+28
Polish
1381.21.11080.91.2+30
Chinese
1191.10.7770.70.5+42
Greek
1010.90.91281.11.0-27
Filipino
810.70.6590.50.5+22
Welsh
720.60.9830.70.9-11
French
630.60.5550.50.5+8
South African
530.50.4410.40.3+12
Serbian
460.40.4580.50.4-12
New Zealander
420.40.5520.50.5-10
Maltese
390.30.4370.30.4+2
Maori
360.30.3280.20.3+8
Ukrainian
360.30.2360.30.20
Indian
330.30.5330.30.40
Hungarian
290.30.4240.20.3+5
Inadequately Described
280.20.3270.20.2+1
Norwegian
270.20.1130.10.1+14
Spanish
270.20.3180.20.3+9
American
260.20.3260.20.20
Croatian
240.20.3240.20.30
Czech
220.20.1100.10.1+12
Russian
210.20.2150.10.2+6
Lebanese
200.20.3450.40.3-25
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Not stated3172.84.75564.85.2-239

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% German, City of Onkaparinga: 7.1% Irish, City of Onkaparinga: 7.6% Dutch, City of Onkaparinga: 2.3% Italian, City of Onkaparinga: 2.6% Polish, City of Onkaparinga: 1.1% Chinese, City of Onkaparinga: 0.7% Greek, City of Onkaparinga: 0.9% English, Happy Valley: 46.7% Australian, Happy Valley: 40.7% Scottish, Happy Valley: 8.7% German, Happy Valley: 7.6% Irish, Happy Valley: 7.5% Dutch, Happy Valley: 2.5% Italian, Happy Valley: 2.5% Polish, Happy Valley: 1.2% Chinese, Happy Valley: 1.1% Greek, Happy Valley: 0.9%
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, Happy Valley: +583 Australian, Happy Valley: -670 Scottish, Happy Valley: +79 German, Happy Valley: +7 Irish, Happy Valley: +100 Dutch, Happy Valley: +33 Italian, Happy Valley: +28 Polish, Happy Valley: +30 Chinese, Happy Valley: +42 Greek, Happy Valley: -27
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 Happy Valley in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (5,284 people or 46.7%)
  • Australian (4,609 people or 40.7%)
  • Scottish (985 people or 8.7%)
  • German (861 people or 7.6%)
  • Irish (855 people or 7.5%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 12,594 responses in total, or 111.21% of all responses.

The major difference between the ancestries of the population in Happy Valley and the City of Onkaparinga was:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (40.7% compared to 38.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-670 persons)
  • English (+583 persons)
  • Irish (+100 persons)
  • Scottish (+79 persons)

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