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The three largest ancestries in Morphett Vale 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 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.

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
Morphett Vale - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
English
10,72546.447.810,21245.247.0+513
Australian
8,70037.737.58,70938.638.4-9
map this data in atlas.idScottish2,1659.49.62,0088.99.1+157
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,9848.68.71,6887.57.6+296
German
1,6887.37.21,5546.97.1+134
Italian
5822.52.75552.52.6+27
Dutch
4662.02.24882.22.3-22
Polish
2641.11.12811.21.1-17
Indian
2451.10.81680.70.5+77
Chinese
2401.01.01880.80.7+52
Greek
2251.00.92020.90.9+23
Filipino
2030.90.81830.80.6+20
Welsh
1980.91.02050.90.9-7
New Zealander
1370.60.61140.50.5+23
Lebanese
1250.50.31000.40.3+25
Inadequately Described
1030.40.4850.40.3+18
French
930.40.51080.50.5-15
Maltese
850.40.4970.40.4-12
Hungarian
820.40.41040.50.4-22
Croatian
720.30.4800.40.3-8
Maori
700.30.31120.50.3-42
Serbian
670.30.41150.50.4-48
Russian
660.30.3340.20.2+32
Pakistani
640.30.2300.10.1+34
Australian Aboriginal
630.30.2620.30.2+1
American
630.30.3610.30.3+2
Spanish
480.20.3680.30.3-20
Vietnamese
480.20.1290.10.1+19
Iranian
420.20.2470.20.2-5
Danish
420.20.2560.20.2-14
Indonesian
410.20.1250.10.1+16
Ukrainian
360.20.2360.20.20
Sinhalese
320.10.1250.10.1+7
Thai
310.10.1210.10.1+10
Other Indian subcontinent
300.10.000.00.0+30
Austrian
300.10.2650.30.2-35
Latvian
290.10.2330.10.2-4
Egyptian
280.10.180.00.1+20
South African
280.10.4470.20.4-19
Portuguese
250.10.1180.10.1+7
Romanian
240.10.1210.10.1+3
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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)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
Not stated1,3365.85.41,3105.84.7+26

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% Polish, City of Onkaparinga: 1.1% Indian, City of Onkaparinga: 0.8% Chinese, City of Onkaparinga: 1.0% English, Morphett Vale: 46.4% Australian, Morphett Vale: 37.7% Scottish, Morphett Vale: 9.4% Irish, Morphett Vale: 8.6% German, Morphett Vale: 7.3% Italian, Morphett Vale: 2.5% Dutch, Morphett Vale: 2.0% Polish, Morphett Vale: 1.1% Indian, Morphett Vale: 1.1% Chinese, Morphett Vale: 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, Morphett Vale: +513 Australian, Morphett Vale: -9 Scottish, Morphett Vale: +157 Irish, Morphett Vale: +296 German, Morphett Vale: +134 Italian, Morphett Vale: +27 Dutch, Morphett Vale: -22 Polish, Morphett Vale: -17 Indian, Morphett Vale: +77 Chinese, Morphett Vale: +52
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 Morphett Vale in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (10,725 people or 46.4%)
  • Australian (8,700 people or 37.7%)
  • Scottish (2,165 people or 9.4%)
  • Irish (1,984 people or 8.6%)
  • German (1,688 people or 7.3%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 25,262 responses in total, or 109.37% 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 (46.4% compared to 47.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+513 persons)
  • Irish (+296 persons)
  • Scottish (+157 persons)
  • German (+134 persons)

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