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The three largest ancestries in Morphett Vale 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 Morphett Vale 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 Morphett Vale'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
Morphett Vale - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
English
10,21245.247.010,05343.643.4+159
Australian
8,70938.638.49,58141.642.2-872
map this data in atlas.idScottish2,0088.99.11,8578.18.2+151
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,6887.57.61,6467.17.1+42
German
1,5546.97.11,5466.76.8+8
Italian
5552.52.65202.32.5+35
Dutch
4882.22.35052.22.4-17
Polish
2811.21.12851.21.2-4
Welsh
2050.90.91930.80.9+12
Greek
2020.90.92271.01.0-25
Chinese
1880.80.7970.40.5+91
Filipino
1830.80.61160.50.5+67
Indian
1680.70.5700.30.4+98
Serbian
1150.50.41200.50.4-5
New Zealander
1140.50.51200.50.5-6
Maori
1120.50.31140.50.3-2
French
1080.50.5970.40.5+11
Hungarian
1040.50.4880.40.3+16
Lebanese
1000.40.31090.50.3-9
Maltese
970.40.4680.30.4+29
Inadequately Described
850.40.3580.30.2+27
Croatian
800.40.3800.30.30
Spanish
680.30.3420.20.3+26
Austrian
650.30.2530.20.2+12
Australian Aboriginal
620.30.2510.20.2+11
American
610.30.3540.20.2+7
Danish
560.20.2340.10.2+22
Iranian
470.20.2270.10.2+20
South African
470.20.4300.10.3+17
Ukrainian
360.20.2640.30.2-28
Swedish
340.20.2280.10.2+6
Russian
340.20.2210.10.2+13
Latvian
330.10.2380.20.2-5
Cypriot
330.10.1130.10.0+20
Fijian
320.10.100.00.0+32
Pakistani
300.10.170.00.0+23
Vietnamese
290.10.1280.10.1+1
Slovak
270.10.1110.00.1+16
Sinhalese
250.10.1190.10.1+6
Indonesian
250.10.1330.10.1-8
Norwegian
230.10.1310.10.1-8
Finnish
230.10.1210.10.1+2
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Morphett Vale - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Not stated1,3105.84.71,3135.75.2-3

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% Italian, City of Onkaparinga: 2.6% Dutch, City of Onkaparinga: 2.3% Polish, City of Onkaparinga: 1.1% Welsh, City of Onkaparinga: 0.9% Greek, City of Onkaparinga: 0.9% English, Morphett Vale: 45.2% Australian, Morphett Vale: 38.6% Scottish, Morphett Vale: 8.9% Irish, Morphett Vale: 7.5% German, Morphett Vale: 6.9% Italian, Morphett Vale: 2.5% Dutch, Morphett Vale: 2.2% Polish, Morphett Vale: 1.2% Welsh, Morphett Vale: 0.9% Greek, Morphett Vale: 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, Morphett Vale: +159 Australian, Morphett Vale: -872 Scottish, Morphett Vale: +151 Irish, Morphett Vale: +42 German, Morphett Vale: +8 Italian, Morphett Vale: +35 Dutch, Morphett Vale: -17 Polish, Morphett Vale: -4 Welsh, Morphett Vale: +12 Greek, Morphett Vale: -25
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 Morphett Vale in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (10,212 people or 45.2%)
  • Australian (8,709 people or 38.6%)
  • Scottish (2,008 people or 8.9%)
  • Irish (1,688 people or 7.5%)
  • German (1,554 people or 6.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 24,171 responses in total, or 107.10% of all responses.

The major difference between the ancestries of the population in Morphett Vale and the City of Onkaparinga was:

  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (45.2% compared to 47.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-872 persons)
  • English (+159 persons)
  • Scottish (+151 persons)
  • Indian (+98 persons)

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