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Central North District

Ancestry

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

The three largest ancestries in Central North 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 Central North 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 Central North 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
Central North District - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
English
34,25046.647.832,58645.847.0+1,664
Australian
27,96038.137.527,29438.338.4+666
map this data in atlas.idScottish6,9039.49.66,4139.09.1+490
map this data in atlas.idIrish6,3318.68.75,3377.57.6+994
German
5,0976.97.24,8546.87.1+243
Italian
1,8082.52.71,6312.32.6+176
Dutch
1,6082.22.21,6692.32.3-61
Polish
8601.21.19121.31.1-52
Filipino
7611.00.85730.80.6+188
Chinese
6890.91.05070.70.7+182
Welsh
6870.91.06630.90.9+24
Indian
6730.90.84280.60.5+246
Greek
6490.90.95790.80.9+70
New Zealander
3910.50.63760.50.5+15
French
3250.40.53290.50.5-4
Lebanese
3180.40.32980.40.3+20
Inadequately Described
2540.30.42030.30.3+51
Maltese
2530.30.43070.40.4-54
Hungarian
2410.30.42870.40.4-46
Croatian
2410.30.42620.40.3-21
Maori
2250.30.33110.40.3-86
Australian Aboriginal
2100.30.21970.30.2+13
South African
1830.20.41670.20.4+16
Serbian
1790.20.43090.40.4-129
Spanish
1750.20.31940.30.3-20
American
1650.20.31660.20.3-1
Pakistani
1580.20.2830.10.1+75
Russian
1570.20.31480.20.2+9
Iranian
1430.20.21350.20.2+8
Danish
1140.20.21660.20.2-52
Indonesian
1070.10.1820.10.1+25
Ukrainian
1030.10.21240.20.2-22
Vietnamese
1010.10.1980.10.1+3
Thai
970.10.1710.10.1+26
Austrian
940.10.21560.20.2-62
Czech
750.10.1860.10.1-11
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Central North District - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
Not stated4,4186.05.43,9115.54.7+507

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% Polish, City of Onkaparinga: 1.1% Filipino, City of Onkaparinga: 0.8% Chinese, City of Onkaparinga: 1.0% English, Central North District: 46.6% Australian, Central North District: 38.1% Scottish, Central North District: 9.4% Irish, Central North District: 8.6% German, Central North District: 6.9% Italian, Central North District: 2.5% Dutch, Central North District: 2.2% Polish, Central North District: 1.2% Filipino, Central North District: 1.0% Chinese, Central North District: 0.9%
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, Central North District: +1,664 Australian, Central North District: +666 Scottish, Central North District: +490 Irish, Central North District: +994 German, Central North District: +243 Italian, Central North District: +176 Dutch, Central North District: -61 Polish, Central North District: -52 Filipino, Central North District: +188 Chinese, Central North District: +182
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 Central North District in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (34,250 people or 46.6%)
  • Australian (27,960 people or 38.1%)
  • Scottish (6,903 people or 9.4%)
  • Irish (6,331 people or 8.6%)
  • German (5,097 people or 6.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 80,541 responses in total, or 109.63% of all responses.

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

  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (46.6% compared to 47.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+1,664 persons)
  • Irish (+994 persons)
  • Australian (+666 persons)
  • Scottish (+490 persons)

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