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Hills South 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 Hills South 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 Hills 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 Hills 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.

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
Hills South District - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
English
4,65151.747.84,50052.147.0+150
Australian
3,41438.037.53,26437.838.4+150
map this data in atlas.idScottish95210.69.68529.99.1+100
map this data in atlas.idIrish7678.58.76857.97.6+81
German
6457.27.26687.77.1-23
Italian
3183.52.73524.12.6-34
Dutch
1962.22.22232.62.3-28
Welsh
1001.11.0590.70.9+41
New Zealander
560.60.6310.40.5+25
Polish
530.61.1430.51.1+10
Greek
420.50.9580.70.9-16
French
330.40.5340.40.5-2
Chinese
220.21.0190.20.7+2
South African
220.30.4330.40.4-11
American
200.20.3280.30.3-8
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Hills South District - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
Not stated4264.75.42853.34.7+141

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% Welsh, City of Onkaparinga: 1.0% New Zealander, City of Onkaparinga: 0.6% Polish, City of Onkaparinga: 1.1% English, Hills South District: 51.7% Australian, Hills South District: 38.0% Scottish, Hills South District: 10.6% Irish, Hills South District: 8.5% German, Hills South District: 7.2% Italian, Hills South District: 3.5% Dutch, Hills South District: 2.2% Welsh, Hills South District: 1.1% New Zealander, Hills South District: 0.6% Polish, Hills South District: 0.6%
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, Hills South District: +150 Australian, Hills South District: +150 Scottish, Hills South District: +100 Irish, Hills South District: +81 German, Hills South District: -23 Italian, Hills South District: -34 Dutch, Hills South District: -28 Welsh, Hills South District: +41 New Zealander, Hills South District: +25 Polish, Hills South District: +10
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 Hills South District in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (4,651 people or 51.7%)
  • Australian (3,414 people or 38.0%)
  • Scottish (952 people or 10.6%)
  • Irish (767 people or 8.5%)
  • German (645 people or 7.2%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 10,429 responses in total, or 115.93% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (51.7% compared to 47.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Australian (+150 persons)
  • English (+150 persons)
  • Scottish (+100 persons)
  • Irish (+81 persons)

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