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The three largest ancestries in Southern 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 Southern 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 Southern 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
Southern District - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
English
7,02949.747.04,24144.343.4+2,788
Australian
5,48738.838.43,98741.642.2+1,500
map this data in atlas.idScottish1,2929.19.17968.38.2+496
map this data in atlas.idIrish1,1678.37.67317.67.1+436
German
9476.77.16556.86.8+292
Italian
3752.72.62482.62.5+127
Dutch
2912.12.32152.22.4+76
Greek
1351.00.9941.01.0+41
Welsh
1300.90.9890.90.9+41
Polish
830.61.1490.51.2+34
French
790.60.5680.70.5+11
South African
720.50.4270.30.3+45
Maltese
710.50.4230.20.4+48
New Zealander
700.50.5630.70.5+7
Maori
620.40.3290.30.3+33
Swedish
600.40.2330.30.2+27
Filipino
580.40.6310.30.5+27
Chinese
530.40.7210.20.5+32
Croatian
420.30.3190.20.3+23
Australian Aboriginal
420.30.2230.20.2+19
Serbian
420.30.4220.20.4+20
Danish
410.30.2330.30.2+8
American
410.30.3120.10.2+29
Hungarian
400.30.4220.20.3+18
Spanish
390.30.3440.50.3-5
Belgian
270.20.100.00.1+27
Canadian
270.20.1140.10.1+13
Inadequately Described
240.20.3260.30.2-2
Indian
240.20.580.10.4+16
Russian
240.20.2140.10.2+10
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Southern District - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Not stated8235.84.77377.75.2+86

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% Italian, City of Onkaparinga: 2.6% Dutch, City of Onkaparinga: 2.3% Greek, City of Onkaparinga: 0.9% Welsh, City of Onkaparinga: 0.9% Polish, City of Onkaparinga: 1.1% English, Southern District: 49.7% Australian, Southern District: 38.8% Scottish, Southern District: 9.1% Irish, Southern District: 8.3% German, Southern District: 6.7% Italian, Southern District: 2.7% Dutch, Southern District: 2.1% Greek, Southern District: 1.0% Welsh, Southern District: 0.9% Polish, Southern District: 0.6%
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, Southern District: +2,788 Australian, Southern District: +1,500 Scottish, Southern District: +496 Irish, Southern District: +436 German, Southern District: +292 Italian, Southern District: +127 Dutch, Southern District: +76 Greek, Southern District: +41 Welsh, Southern District: +41 Polish, Southern District: +34
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 Southern District in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (7,029 people or 49.7%)
  • Australian (5,487 people or 38.8%)
  • Scottish (1,292 people or 9.1%)
  • Irish (1,167 people or 8.3%)
  • German (947 people or 6.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 15,922 responses in total, or 112.58% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (49.7% 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 (+2,788 persons)
  • Australian (+1,500 persons)
  • Scottish (+496 persons)
  • Irish (+436 persons)

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