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The three largest ancestries in Sellicks Beach in 2016 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 Sellicks Beach 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 Sellicks Beach'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.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of ancestry groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's ancestry?'

Multi-response

Total population

Ancestry - Ranked by size
Sellicks Beach - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
English
1,30850.147.81,18450.747.0+124
Australian
1,01438.937.582235.238.4+192
map this data in atlas.idIrish2389.18.71968.47.6+42
map this data in atlas.idScottish2077.99.62169.29.1-9
German
1756.77.21506.47.1+25
Italian
1084.12.71004.32.6+8
Dutch
552.12.2361.52.3+19
Greek
361.40.9361.50.90
Polish
341.31.1200.91.1+14
French
251.00.5120.50.5+13
Welsh
200.81.0200.90.90
Serbian
110.40.440.20.4+7
Filipino
110.40.8110.50.60
Chinese
110.41.0150.60.7-4
American
100.40.350.20.3+5
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Sellicks Beach - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
Not stated1947.45.41295.54.7+65

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Ancestry, 2016
Ancestry, 2016 English, City of Onkaparinga: 47.8% Australian, City of Onkaparinga: 37.5% Irish, City of Onkaparinga: 8.7% Scottish, City of Onkaparinga: 9.6% German, City of Onkaparinga: 7.2% Italian, City of Onkaparinga: 2.7% Dutch, City of Onkaparinga: 2.2% Greek, City of Onkaparinga: 0.9% Polish, City of Onkaparinga: 1.1% French, City of Onkaparinga: 0.5% English, Sellicks Beach: 50.1% Australian, Sellicks Beach: 38.9% Irish, Sellicks Beach: 9.1% Scottish, Sellicks Beach: 7.9% German, Sellicks Beach: 6.7% Italian, Sellicks Beach: 4.1% Dutch, Sellicks Beach: 2.1% Greek, Sellicks Beach: 1.4% Polish, Sellicks Beach: 1.3% French, Sellicks Beach: 1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016 English, Sellicks Beach: +124 Australian, Sellicks Beach: +192 Irish, Sellicks Beach: +42 Scottish, Sellicks Beach: -9 German, Sellicks Beach: +25 Italian, Sellicks Beach: +8 Dutch, Sellicks Beach: +19 Greek, Sellicks Beach: 0 Polish, Sellicks Beach: +14 French, Sellicks Beach: +13
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Sellicks Beach in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (1,308 people or 50.1%)
  • Australian (1,014 people or 38.9%)
  • Irish (238 people or 9.1%)
  • Scottish (207 people or 7.9%)
  • German (175 people or 6.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 2,942 responses in total, or 112.72% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (50.1% compared to 47.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (4.1% compared to 2.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (38.9% compared to 37.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Scottish ancestry (7.9% compared to 9.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Australian (+192 persons)
  • English (+124 persons)

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