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The three largest ancestries in Reynella East 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 East 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 East'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 East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
English
97548.247.094144.643.4+34
Australian
79839.538.488842.142.2-90
map this data in atlas.idScottish1698.49.11677.98.2+2
map this data in atlas.idIrish1527.57.61728.27.1-20
German
1437.17.11436.86.80
Dutch
582.92.3612.92.4-3
Polish
381.91.1301.41.2+8
Italian
331.62.6512.42.5-18
South African
271.30.4100.50.3+17
Greek
241.20.9170.81.0+7
Pakistani
211.00.160.30.0+15
Welsh
201.00.9261.20.9-6
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Reynella East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Not stated512.54.7864.15.2-35

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% Polish, City of Onkaparinga: 1.1% Italian, City of Onkaparinga: 2.6% South African, City of Onkaparinga: 0.4% Greek, City of Onkaparinga: 0.9% English, Reynella East: 48.2% Australian, Reynella East: 39.5% Scottish, Reynella East: 8.4% Irish, Reynella East: 7.5% German, Reynella East: 7.1% Dutch, Reynella East: 2.9% Polish, Reynella East: 1.9% Italian, Reynella East: 1.6% South African, Reynella East: 1.3% Greek, Reynella East: 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, Reynella East: +34 Australian, Reynella East: -90 Scottish, Reynella East: +2 Irish, Reynella East: -20 German, Reynella East: 0 Dutch, Reynella East: -3 Polish, Reynella East: +8 Italian, Reynella East: -18 South African, Reynella East: +17 Greek, Reynella East: +7
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 East in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (975 people or 48.2%)
  • Australian (798 people or 39.5%)
  • Scottish (169 people or 8.4%)
  • Irish (152 people or 7.5%)
  • German (143 people or 7.1%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,237 responses in total, or 110.63% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (48.2% compared to 47.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (39.5% compared to 38.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-90 persons)

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