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The three largest ancestries in Onkaparinga Hills 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 Onkaparinga Hills 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 Onkaparinga Hills'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
Onkaparinga Hills - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
English
1,26547.747.01,29946.243.4-34
Australian
1,06140.038.41,23744.042.2-176
map this data in atlas.idIrish2228.47.61706.07.1+53
map this data in atlas.idScottish2107.99.11906.88.2+20
German
1937.37.11816.46.8+13
Italian
903.42.6832.92.5+8
Dutch
772.92.3853.02.4-8
Russian
230.90.2281.00.2-5
Welsh
210.80.9271.00.9-6

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

Ancestry - Totals
Onkaparinga Hills - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Not stated1325.04.7983.55.2+34

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% Italian, City of Onkaparinga: 2.6% Dutch, City of Onkaparinga: 2.3% Russian, City of Onkaparinga: 0.2% Welsh, City of Onkaparinga: 0.9% English, Onkaparinga Hills: 47.7% Australian, Onkaparinga Hills: 40.0% Irish, Onkaparinga Hills: 8.4% Scottish, Onkaparinga Hills: 7.9% German, Onkaparinga Hills: 7.3% Italian, Onkaparinga Hills: 3.4% Dutch, Onkaparinga Hills: 2.9% Russian, Onkaparinga Hills: 0.9% Welsh, Onkaparinga Hills: 0.8%
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, Onkaparinga Hills: -34 Australian, Onkaparinga Hills: -176 Irish, Onkaparinga Hills: +53 Scottish, Onkaparinga Hills: +20 German, Onkaparinga Hills: +13 Italian, Onkaparinga Hills: +8 Dutch, Onkaparinga Hills: -8 Russian, Onkaparinga Hills: -5 Welsh, Onkaparinga Hills: -6
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 Onkaparinga Hills in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,265 people or 47.7%)
  • Australian (1,061 people or 40.0%)
  • Irish (222 people or 8.4%)
  • Scottish (210 people or 7.9%)
  • German (193 people or 7.3%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,951 responses in total, or 111.28% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (40.0% compared to 38.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (7.9% compared to 9.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-176 persons)
  • Irish (+53 persons)

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