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The three largest ancestries in Central South 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 South 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 South 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 South District - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
English
9,51550.347.07,52348.143.4+1,992
Australian
6,78735.938.46,16939.442.2+618
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,7289.19.11,3178.48.2+411
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,4177.57.61,1447.37.1+273
German
1,2756.77.11,0536.76.8+222
Dutch
4722.52.33862.52.4+86
Italian
4262.32.63372.22.5+89
Welsh
2141.10.91781.10.9+36
Polish
1690.91.11240.81.2+45
Greek
1410.70.91060.71.0+35
Chinese
1040.60.7290.20.5+75
Filipino
1020.50.6480.30.5+54
French
930.50.51010.60.5-8
New Zealander
930.50.5800.50.5+13
Maltese
900.50.4440.30.4+46
Hungarian
830.40.4560.40.3+27
South African
700.40.4360.20.3+34
Maori
650.30.3420.30.3+23
Spanish
620.30.3480.30.3+14
Croatian
590.30.3360.20.3+23
Indian
530.30.5240.20.4+29
Inadequately Described
500.30.3290.20.2+21
Austrian
500.30.2310.20.2+19
Australian Aboriginal
470.20.2240.20.2+23
American
420.20.3240.20.2+18
Russian
420.20.290.10.2+33
Serbian
410.20.4480.30.4-7
Ukrainian
330.20.2210.10.2+12
Danish
330.20.2340.20.2-1
Lithuanian
300.20.1170.10.1+13
Canadian
280.10.1160.10.1+12
Norwegian
280.10.1150.10.1+13
Latvian
270.10.2200.10.2+7
Other British
230.10.190.10.1+14
Swedish
230.10.2260.20.2-3
Thai
220.10.130.00.1+19
Finnish
220.10.1180.10.1+4
Vietnamese
210.10.170.00.1+14
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Central South District - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Not stated1,1536.14.78405.45.2+313

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% Welsh, City of Onkaparinga: 0.9% Polish, City of Onkaparinga: 1.1% Greek, City of Onkaparinga: 0.9% English, Central South District: 50.3% Australian, Central South District: 35.9% Scottish, Central South District: 9.1% Irish, Central South District: 7.5% German, Central South District: 6.7% Dutch, Central South District: 2.5% Italian, Central South District: 2.3% Welsh, Central South District: 1.1% Polish, Central South District: 0.9% Greek, Central South District: 0.7%
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 South District: +1,992 Australian, Central South District: +618 Scottish, Central South District: +411 Irish, Central South District: +273 German, Central South District: +222 Dutch, Central South District: +86 Italian, Central South District: +89 Welsh, Central South District: +36 Polish, Central South District: +45 Greek, Central South District: +35
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 South District in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (9,515 people or 50.3%)
  • Australian (6,787 people or 35.9%)
  • Scottish (1,728 people or 9.1%)
  • Irish (1,417 people or 7.5%)
  • German (1,275 people or 6.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 20,722 responses in total, or 109.56% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (50.3% compared to 47.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (35.9% compared to 38.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+1,992 persons)
  • Australian (+618 persons)
  • Scottish (+411 persons)
  • Irish (+273 persons)

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