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The three largest ancestries in Hills North District in 2011 were English, Australian and Irish.

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 Hills 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 Hills 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
Hills North District - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
English
3,07448.547.02,78944.443.4+285
Australian
2,60841.238.42,83845.242.2-230
map this data in atlas.idIrish5648.97.64697.57.1+96
map this data in atlas.idScottish5448.69.14527.28.2+92
German
4947.87.14296.86.8+65
Dutch
1792.82.31883.02.4-9
Italian
1772.82.61852.92.5-8
Welsh
470.70.9621.00.9-15
Polish
400.61.1631.01.2-23
French
380.60.580.10.5+30
New Zealander
370.60.5380.60.5-1
Greek
350.60.9440.71.0-9
Russian
310.50.2350.60.2-4
Hungarian
290.50.4270.40.3+2
Austrian
230.40.2300.50.2-7
American
210.30.3150.20.2+6
Filipino
210.30.6200.30.5+1
Chinese
200.30.7120.20.5+8
Serbian
200.30.4100.20.4+10
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Hills North District - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Not stated2183.44.72233.65.2-5

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% Irish, City of Onkaparinga: 7.6% Scottish, City of Onkaparinga: 9.1% 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% French, City of Onkaparinga: 0.5% English, Hills North District: 48.5% Australian, Hills North District: 41.2% Irish, Hills North District: 8.9% Scottish, Hills North District: 8.6% German, Hills North District: 7.8% Dutch, Hills North District: 2.8% Italian, Hills North District: 2.8% Welsh, Hills North District: 0.7% Polish, Hills North District: 0.6% French, Hills North 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, Hills North District: +285 Australian, Hills North District: -230 Irish, Hills North District: +96 Scottish, Hills North District: +92 German, Hills North District: +65 Dutch, Hills North District: -9 Italian, Hills North District: -8 Welsh, Hills North District: -15 Polish, Hills North District: -23 French, Hills North District: +30
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 Hills North District in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (3,074 people or 48.5%)
  • Australian (2,608 people or 41.2%)
  • Irish (564 people or 8.9%)
  • Scottish (544 people or 8.6%)
  • German (494 people or 7.8%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 7,284 responses in total, or 115.04% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (41.2% compared to 38.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (48.5% compared to 47.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Irish ancestry (8.9% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+285 persons)
  • Australian (-230 persons)
  • Irish (+96 persons)
  • Scottish (+92 persons)

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