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The three largest ancestries in Reynella 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 Reynella 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 Reynella'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
Reynella - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
English
1,92643.247.01,79540.543.4+131
Australian
1,68637.838.41,86642.142.2-180
map this data in atlas.idScottish4139.39.13598.18.2+54
map this data in atlas.idIrish3397.67.63076.97.1+32
German
3147.07.12766.26.8+38
Italian
1553.52.61754.02.5-20
Dutch
1022.32.31072.42.4-5
Polish
631.41.1611.41.2+2
Greek
481.10.9471.11.0+1
Chinese
410.90.7130.30.5+28
Croatian
390.90.3330.70.3+6
Lebanese
380.90.3260.60.3+12
Maori
350.80.380.20.3+27
Filipino
310.70.6210.50.5+10
Serbian
300.70.4240.50.4+6
French
280.60.5190.40.5+9
Welsh
240.50.9200.50.9+4
Hungarian
230.50.4210.50.3+2
Indian
220.50.590.20.4+13
Russian
200.40.2160.40.2+4
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Reynella - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Not stated2285.14.72876.55.2-59

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% Greek, City of Onkaparinga: 0.9% Chinese, City of Onkaparinga: 0.7% English, Reynella: 43.2% Australian, Reynella: 37.8% Scottish, Reynella: 9.3% Irish, Reynella: 7.6% German, Reynella: 7.0% Italian, Reynella: 3.5% Dutch, Reynella: 2.3% Polish, Reynella: 1.4% Greek, Reynella: 1.1% Chinese, Reynella: 0.9%
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, Reynella: +131 Australian, Reynella: -180 Scottish, Reynella: +54 Irish, Reynella: +32 German, Reynella: +38 Italian, Reynella: -20 Dutch, Reynella: -5 Polish, Reynella: +2 Greek, Reynella: +1 Chinese, Reynella: +28
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 Reynella in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,926 people or 43.2%)
  • Australian (1,686 people or 37.8%)
  • Scottish (413 people or 9.3%)
  • Irish (339 people or 7.6%)
  • German (314 people or 7.0%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 4,678 responses in total, or 104.93% of all responses.

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

  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (43.2% compared to 47.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-180 persons)
  • English (+131 persons)
  • Scottish (+54 persons)

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