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The three largest ancestries in Central North 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 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
English
32,58645.847.030,26743.543.4+2,319
Australian
27,29438.338.428,66141.242.2-1,367
map this data in atlas.idScottish6,4139.09.15,7828.38.2+631
map this data in atlas.idIrish5,3387.57.64,8467.07.1+492
German
4,8556.87.14,4296.46.8+426
Dutch
1,6692.32.31,6722.42.4-3
Italian
1,6322.32.61,5242.22.5+108
Polish
9121.31.18511.21.2+61
Welsh
6630.90.96550.90.9+8
Greek
5790.80.95790.81.00
Filipino
5730.80.64200.60.5+153
Chinese
5070.70.73010.40.5+206
Indian
4280.60.52190.30.4+209
New Zealander
3760.50.53540.50.5+22
French
3290.50.53010.40.5+28
Maori
3110.40.32630.40.3+48
Serbian
3090.40.43320.50.4-23
Maltese
3070.40.42500.40.4+58
Lebanese
2980.40.32750.40.3+24
Hungarian
2870.40.42480.40.3+39
Croatian
2620.40.32410.30.3+21
Inadequately Described
2030.30.31370.20.2+66
Australian Aboriginal
1970.30.21870.30.2+10
Spanish
1950.30.31990.30.3-4
American
1670.20.31370.20.2+30
South African
1670.20.41150.20.3+52
Danish
1660.20.21730.20.2-7
Austrian
1560.20.21620.20.2-6
Russian
1480.20.2850.10.2+63
Iranian
1350.20.21000.10.2+35
Ukrainian
1250.20.21340.20.2-10
Latvian
1120.20.21150.20.2-3
Vietnamese
980.10.1400.10.1+58
Swedish
930.10.21060.20.2-13
Czech
870.10.1820.10.1+5
Slovak
860.10.1600.10.1+26
Pakistani
830.10.1170.00.0+66
Indonesian
820.10.1790.10.1+3
Canadian
820.10.1770.10.1+5
Cypriot
810.10.1340.00.0+47
Finnish
810.10.1720.10.1+8
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Not stated3,9115.54.74,1055.95.2-194

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% Welsh, City of Onkaparinga: 0.9% Greek, City of Onkaparinga: 0.9% English, Central North District: 45.8% Australian, Central North District: 38.3% Scottish, Central North District: 9.0% Irish, Central North District: 7.5% German, Central North District: 6.8% Dutch, Central North District: 2.3% Italian, Central North District: 2.3% Polish, Central North District: 1.3% Welsh, Central North District: 0.9% Greek, Central North District: 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, Central North District: +2,319 Australian, Central North District: -1,367 Scottish, Central North District: +631 Irish, Central North District: +492 German, Central North District: +426 Dutch, Central North District: -3 Italian, Central North District: +108 Polish, Central North District: +61 Welsh, Central North District: +8 Greek, Central North District: 0
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 Central North District in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (32,586 people or 45.8%)
  • Australian (27,294 people or 38.3%)
  • Scottish (6,413 people or 9.0%)
  • Irish (5,338 people or 7.5%)
  • German (4,855 people or 6.8%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 76,486 responses in total, or 107.45% 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 (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 (+2,319 persons)
  • Australian (-1,367 persons)
  • Scottish (+631 persons)
  • Irish (+492 persons)

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