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The three largest ancestries in Northern District 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 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
English
18,28145.447.016,37440.543.4+1,907
Australian
15,90539.538.417,99544.542.2-2,090
map this data in atlas.idScottish3,6569.19.13,2027.98.2+454
German
3,0837.77.12,9957.46.8+88
map this data in atlas.idIrish3,0797.67.62,8387.07.1+241
Italian
1,1412.82.61,1142.82.5+27
Dutch
9092.32.39232.32.4-14
Polish
5991.51.15991.51.20
Greek
5241.30.95621.41.0-38
Chinese
4861.20.73350.80.5+151
Welsh
3490.90.93220.80.9+27
Indian
2980.70.52460.60.4+52
South African
2790.70.41840.50.3+95
Filipino
2230.60.62110.50.5+12
French
2060.50.51900.50.5+16
New Zealander
1960.50.52360.60.5-40
Maltese
1660.40.41450.40.4+21
Serbian
1590.40.42080.50.4-49
Lebanese
1370.30.31640.40.3-27
Iranian
1340.30.21110.30.2+23
American
1320.30.31020.30.2+30
Croatian
1190.30.31520.40.3-33
Ukrainian
1160.30.21320.30.2-16
Hungarian
1150.30.41330.30.3-18
Austrian
1130.30.2830.20.2+30
Russian
960.20.2930.20.2+3
Danish
910.20.2870.20.2+4
Latvian
900.20.2790.20.2+11
Inadequately Described
890.20.3740.20.2+15
Sinhalese
850.20.1480.10.1+37
Canadian
820.20.1750.20.1+7
Maori
780.20.3640.20.3+14
Spanish
770.20.3890.20.3-12
Korean
740.20.1350.10.1+39
Norwegian
730.20.1650.20.1+8
Czech
720.20.1430.10.1+29
Japanese
670.20.1500.10.1+17
Pakistani
660.20.1260.10.0+40
Indonesian
630.20.1360.10.1+27
Swedish
610.20.2830.20.2-22
Estonian
450.10.1450.10.10
Lithuanian
430.10.1450.10.1-2
Swiss
430.10.1530.10.1-10
Thai
420.10.1140.00.1+28
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Not stated1,1252.84.71,5483.85.2-423

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% German, City of Onkaparinga: 7.1% Irish, City of Onkaparinga: 7.6% 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, Northern District: 45.4% Australian, Northern District: 39.5% Scottish, Northern District: 9.1% German, Northern District: 7.7% Irish, Northern District: 7.6% Italian, Northern District: 2.8% Dutch, Northern District: 2.3% Polish, Northern District: 1.5% Greek, Northern District: 1.3% Chinese, Northern District: 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, Northern District: +1,907 Australian, Northern District: -2,090 Scottish, Northern District: +454 German, Northern District: +88 Irish, Northern District: +241 Italian, Northern District: +27 Dutch, Northern District: -14 Polish, Northern District: 0 Greek, Northern District: -38 Chinese, Northern District: +151
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 Northern District in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (18,281 people or 45.4%)
  • Australian (15,905 people or 39.5%)
  • Scottish (3,656 people or 9.1%)
  • German (3,083 people or 7.7%)
  • Irish (3,079 people or 7.6%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 44,004 responses in total, or 109.28% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (39.5% compared to 38.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (45.4% 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 (-2,090 persons)
  • English (+1,907 persons)
  • Scottish (+454 persons)
  • Irish (+241 persons)

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