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The three largest ancestries in Port Noarlunga South 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 Port Noarlunga South 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 Port Noarlunga South'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
Port Noarlunga South - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
English
1,20345.947.01,14846.643.4+55
Australian
1,01238.638.498239.942.2+30
map this data in atlas.idScottish2589.89.12239.18.2+35
map this data in atlas.idIrish2057.87.62108.57.1-5
German
1766.77.11716.96.8+5
Dutch
813.12.3632.62.4+18
Italian
803.12.6692.82.5+11
Greek
341.30.9140.61.0+20
Polish
291.11.1150.61.2+14
Maltese
220.80.490.40.4+13
Welsh
220.80.9271.10.9-5

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

Ancestry - Totals
Port Noarlunga South - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Not stated1315.04.71164.75.2+15

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% Dutch, City of Onkaparinga: 2.3% Italian, City of Onkaparinga: 2.6% Greek, City of Onkaparinga: 0.9% Polish, City of Onkaparinga: 1.1% Maltese, City of Onkaparinga: 0.4% English, Port Noarlunga South: 45.9% Australian, Port Noarlunga South: 38.6% Scottish, Port Noarlunga South: 9.8% Irish, Port Noarlunga South: 7.8% German, Port Noarlunga South: 6.7% Dutch, Port Noarlunga South: 3.1% Italian, Port Noarlunga South: 3.1% Greek, Port Noarlunga South: 1.3% Polish, Port Noarlunga South: 1.1% Maltese, Port Noarlunga South: 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, Port Noarlunga South: +55 Australian, Port Noarlunga South: +30 Scottish, Port Noarlunga South: +35 Irish, Port Noarlunga South: -5 German, Port Noarlunga South: +5 Dutch, Port Noarlunga South: +18 Italian, Port Noarlunga South: +11 Greek, Port Noarlunga South: +20 Polish, Port Noarlunga South: +14 Maltese, Port Noarlunga South: +13
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 Port Noarlunga South in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,203 people or 45.9%)
  • Australian (1,012 people or 38.6%)
  • Scottish (258 people or 9.8%)
  • Irish (205 people or 7.8%)
  • German (176 people or 6.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,854 responses in total, or 108.89% of all responses.

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

  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (45.9% 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 (+55 persons)

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