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The three largest ancestries in O'Sullivan Beach 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 O'Sullivan 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 O'Sullivan 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
O'Sullivan Beach - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
English
94447.947.085943.743.4+85
Australian
77039.138.480040.742.2-30
map this data in atlas.idScottish1758.99.11507.68.2+25
map this data in atlas.idIrish1567.97.61447.37.1+12
German
1557.97.11397.16.8+16
Italian
472.42.6371.92.5+10
Dutch
351.82.3452.32.4-10
Polish
231.21.1180.91.2+5

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

Ancestry - Totals
O'Sullivan Beach - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Not stated944.84.71567.95.2-62

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% English, O'Sullivan Beach: 47.9% Australian, O'Sullivan Beach: 39.1% Scottish, O'Sullivan Beach: 8.9% Irish, O'Sullivan Beach: 7.9% German, O'Sullivan Beach: 7.9% Italian, O'Sullivan Beach: 2.4% Dutch, O'Sullivan Beach: 1.8% Polish, O'Sullivan Beach: 1.2%
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, O'Sullivan Beach: +85 Australian, O'Sullivan Beach: -30 Scottish, O'Sullivan Beach: +25 Irish, O'Sullivan Beach: +12 German, O'Sullivan Beach: +16 Italian, O'Sullivan Beach: +10 Dutch, O'Sullivan Beach: -10 Polish, O'Sullivan 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 O'Sullivan Beach in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (944 people or 47.9%)
  • Australian (770 people or 39.1%)
  • Scottish (175 people or 8.9%)
  • Irish (156 people or 7.9%)
  • German (155 people or 7.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,200 responses in total, or 111.68% of all responses.

There were no major differences between O'Sullivan Beach and City of Onkaparinga in 2011.

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+85 persons)

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