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The three largest ancestries in Maslin Beach in 2011 were English, Australian and Irish.

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 Maslin 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 Maslin 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
Maslin Beach - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
English
58151.347.047244.443.4+109
Australian
37132.838.438436.142.2-13
map this data in atlas.idIrish1008.87.6938.77.1+7
map this data in atlas.idScottish1008.89.11019.58.2-1
German
797.07.1736.96.8+6
Dutch
332.92.3383.62.4-5

Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Maslin Beach - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Not stated897.94.7736.95.2+16

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% English, Maslin Beach: 51.3% Australian, Maslin Beach: 32.8% Scottish, Maslin Beach: 8.8% Irish, Maslin Beach: 8.8% German, Maslin Beach: 7.0% Dutch, Maslin Beach: 2.9%
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, Maslin Beach: +109 Australian, Maslin Beach: -13 Scottish, Maslin Beach: -1 Irish, Maslin Beach: +7 German, Maslin Beach: +6 Dutch, Maslin Beach: -5
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 Maslin Beach in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (581 people or 51.3%)
  • Australian (371 people or 32.8%)
  • Irish (100 people or 8.8%)
  • Scottish (100 people or 8.8%)
  • German (79 people or 7.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 1,231 responses in total, or 108.75% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (51.3% compared to 47.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (8.8% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (32.8% compared to 38.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • English (+109 persons)

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