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The three largest ancestries in Northern District in 2016 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 Northern District 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 Northern District'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
Northern District - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
English
18,83146.947.818,28145.447.0+550
Australian
14,45436.037.515,90539.538.4-1,451
map this data in atlas.idScottish3,9429.89.63,6569.19.1+286
map this data in atlas.idIrish3,5638.98.73,0797.67.6+484
German
3,2878.27.23,0837.77.1+204
Italian
1,1923.02.71,1412.82.6+51
Dutch
8972.22.29092.32.3-12
Chinese
6981.71.04861.20.7+212
Polish
5401.31.15991.51.1-59
Greek
5321.30.95241.30.9+8
Indian
4651.20.82980.70.5+167
Welsh
4301.11.03490.90.9+81
Filipino
3050.80.82230.60.6+82
South African
2610.60.42790.70.4-18
New Zealander
2220.60.61960.50.5+26
French
1970.50.52060.50.5-9
Serbian
1640.40.41590.40.4+5
Hungarian
1300.30.41150.30.4+15
Iranian
1230.30.21340.30.2-11
Croatian
1220.30.41190.30.3+3
Lebanese
1120.30.31370.30.3-25
Inadequately Described
1020.30.4890.20.3+13
Korean
970.20.1740.20.1+23
Ukrainian
970.20.21160.30.2-19
Maltese
950.20.41660.40.4-71
Spanish
930.20.3770.20.3+16
American
910.20.31320.30.3-41
Russian
880.20.3960.20.2-8
Austrian
750.20.21130.30.2-38
Sinhalese
740.20.1850.20.1-11
Pakistani
700.20.2660.20.1+4
Portuguese
650.20.1350.10.1+30
Czech
590.10.1720.20.1-13
Canadian
580.10.2820.20.1-24
Indonesian
560.10.1630.20.1-7
Latvian
500.10.2900.20.2-40
Other Southern and East African
490.10.1250.10.1+24
Swedish
410.10.2610.20.2-20
Danish
380.10.2910.20.2-53
Maori
370.10.3780.20.3-41
Japanese
360.10.1670.20.1-31
Malay
340.10.190.00.0+25
Romanian
340.10.1310.10.1+3
Vietnamese
320.10.1250.10.1+7
Norwegian
310.10.1730.20.1-42
Swiss
270.10.1430.10.1-16
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
240.10.080.00.0+16
Cypriot
240.10.1350.10.1-11
Thai
230.10.1420.10.1-19
Albanian
210.10.080.00.0+13
Estonian
210.10.0450.10.1-24
Bosnian
200.00.0240.10.0-4
Slovak
200.00.1360.10.1-16
Slovene
190.00.1330.10.1-14
Other British
190.00.1190.00.10
Turkish
170.00.070.00.0+10
Afrikaner
170.00.060.00.0+11
Australian Aboriginal
170.00.2190.00.2-2
Zimbabwean
170.00.0170.00.00
Central and West African
160.00.0120.00.0+4
Chilean
160.00.1110.00.1+5
Salvadoran
160.00.0180.00.0-2
Other Arab peoples
160.00.0130.00.0+3
Lithuanian
160.00.1430.10.1-27
Macedonian
160.00.0380.10.0-22
Egyptian
150.00.1210.10.1-6
Belgian
150.00.1290.10.1-14
Fijian
140.00.190.00.1+5
Finnish
130.00.1250.10.1-12
Nepalese
120.00.070.00.0+5
Kurdish
110.00.0180.00.0-7
Other Indian subcontinent
110.00.0170.00.0-6
Peruvian
110.00.040.00.0+7
Syrian
110.00.030.00.0+8
Khmer (Cambodian)
110.00.0170.00.0-6
Arab not further described
110.00.090.00.0+2
Tamil
100.00.030.00.0+7
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Northern District - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
Not stated1,4453.65.41,1252.84.7+320

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% Scottish, City of Onkaparinga: 9.6% Irish, City of Onkaparinga: 8.7% German, City of Onkaparinga: 7.2% Italian, City of Onkaparinga: 2.7% Dutch, City of Onkaparinga: 2.2% Chinese, City of Onkaparinga: 1.0% Polish, City of Onkaparinga: 1.1% Greek, City of Onkaparinga: 0.9% English, Northern District: 46.9% Australian, Northern District: 36.0% Scottish, Northern District: 9.8% Irish, Northern District: 8.9% German, Northern District: 8.2% Italian, Northern District: 3.0% Dutch, Northern District: 2.2% Chinese, Northern District: 1.7% Polish, Northern District: 1.3% Greek, Northern District: 1.3%
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, Northern District: +550 Australian, Northern District: -1,451 Scottish, Northern District: +286 Irish, Northern District: +484 German, Northern District: +204 Italian, Northern District: +51 Dutch, Northern District: -12 Chinese, Northern District: +212 Polish, Northern District: -59 Greek, Northern District: +8
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 Northern District in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (18,831 people or 46.9%)
  • Australian (14,454 people or 36.0%)
  • Scottish (3,942 people or 9.8%)
  • Irish (3,563 people or 8.9%)
  • German (3,287 people or 8.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 44,077 responses in total, or 109.72% of all responses.

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

  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (36.0% compared to 37.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (-1,451 persons)
  • English (+550 persons)
  • Irish (+484 persons)
  • Scottish (+286 persons)

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