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The three largest ancestries in Woodcroft 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 Woodcroft 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 Woodcroft'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
Woodcroft - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
English
4,97645.847.04,53142.543.4+445
Australian
4,46341.138.44,75744.642.2-294
map this data in atlas.idScottish9158.49.18678.18.2+48
map this data in atlas.idIrish7556.97.66766.37.1+79
German
6896.37.16295.96.8+60
Dutch
2582.42.32352.22.4+23
Italian
2492.32.62192.12.5+30
Polish
1731.61.11731.61.20
Greek
1211.10.9920.91.0+29
Welsh
890.80.9860.80.9+3
Chinese
740.70.7450.40.5+29
Lebanese
690.60.3570.50.3+13
Iranian
690.60.2570.50.2+12
Indian
680.60.5620.60.4+6
Filipino
580.50.6600.60.5-2
Maltese
570.50.4530.50.4+4
Pakistani
530.50.1100.10.0+43
New Zealander
510.50.5410.40.5+10
Croatian
460.40.3400.40.3+6
French
380.30.5470.40.5-9
South African
370.30.4120.10.3+25
Serbian
350.30.4390.40.4-4
Latvian
330.30.2170.20.2+16
Russian
310.30.2110.10.2+20
Spanish
280.30.3270.30.3+1
Hungarian
240.20.4260.20.3-2
Canadian
210.20.1120.10.1+9
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Woodcroft - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Not stated4273.94.74974.75.2-70

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% Polish, City of Onkaparinga: 1.1% Greek, City of Onkaparinga: 0.9% Welsh, City of Onkaparinga: 0.9% English, Woodcroft: 45.8% Australian, Woodcroft: 41.1% Scottish, Woodcroft: 8.4% Irish, Woodcroft: 6.9% German, Woodcroft: 6.3% Dutch, Woodcroft: 2.4% Italian, Woodcroft: 2.3% Polish, Woodcroft: 1.6% Greek, Woodcroft: 1.1% Welsh, Woodcroft: 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, Woodcroft: +445 Australian, Woodcroft: -294 Scottish, Woodcroft: +48 Irish, Woodcroft: +79 German, Woodcroft: +60 Dutch, Woodcroft: +23 Italian, Woodcroft: +30 Polish, Woodcroft: 0 Greek, Woodcroft: +29 Welsh, Woodcroft: +3
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 Woodcroft in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (4,976 people or 45.8%)
  • Australian (4,463 people or 41.1%)
  • Scottish (915 people or 8.4%)
  • Irish (755 people or 6.9%)
  • German (689 people or 6.3%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 11,798 responses in total, or 108.56% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (41.1% compared to 38.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (45.8% compared to 47.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+445 persons)
  • Australian (-294 persons)
  • Irish (+79 persons)
  • German (+60 persons)

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