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The three largest ancestries in Old Noarlunga 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 Old Noarlunga 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 Old Noarlunga'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
Old Noarlunga - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
English
70052.147.061749.943.4+83
Australian
51838.638.451241.442.2+6
map this data in atlas.idIrish1158.57.61008.17.1+15
map this data in atlas.idScottish1128.39.11038.38.2+9
German
997.47.11008.16.8-1
Dutch
443.32.3423.42.4+2
Italian
282.12.6241.92.5+4

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

Ancestry - Totals
Old Noarlunga - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Not stated564.24.7443.65.2+12

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% Irish, City of Onkaparinga: 7.6% Scottish, City of Onkaparinga: 9.1% German, City of Onkaparinga: 7.1% Dutch, City of Onkaparinga: 2.3% Italian, City of Onkaparinga: 2.6% English, Old Noarlunga: 52.1% Australian, Old Noarlunga: 38.6% Irish, Old Noarlunga: 8.5% Scottish, Old Noarlunga: 8.3% German, Old Noarlunga: 7.4% Dutch, Old Noarlunga: 3.3% Italian, Old Noarlunga: 2.1%
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, Old Noarlunga: +83 Australian, Old Noarlunga: +6 Irish, Old Noarlunga: +15 Scottish, Old Noarlunga: +9 German, Old Noarlunga: -1 Dutch, Old Noarlunga: +2 Italian, Old Noarlunga: +4
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 Old Noarlunga in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (700 people or 52.1%)
  • Australian (518 people or 38.6%)
  • Irish (115 people or 8.5%)
  • Scottish (112 people or 8.3%)
  • German (99 people or 7.4%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 1,544 responses in total, or 114.82% of all responses.

The major difference between the ancestries of the population in Old Noarlunga and the City of Onkaparinga was:

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (52.1% compared to 47.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+83 persons)

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