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The three largest ancestries in Hills 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 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.

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)20112006Change
AncestryNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
English
4,50152.147.03,71045.643.4+791
Australian
3,26437.838.43,55943.742.2-294
map this data in atlas.idScottish8539.99.17379.08.2+116
map this data in atlas.idIrish6867.97.65066.27.1+180
German
6697.77.16157.56.8+54
Italian
3534.12.63684.52.5-15
Dutch
2242.62.32122.62.4+11
Welsh
600.70.9650.80.9-5
Greek
580.70.9770.91.0-19
Polish
440.51.1350.41.2+9
French
350.40.5330.40.5+2
South African
340.40.4100.10.3+24
New Zealander
310.40.5380.50.5-7
Danish
300.30.2220.30.2+8
American
290.30.3330.40.2-4
Chinese
200.20.7340.40.5-14
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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)20112006Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Not stated2863.34.72823.55.2+4

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% Welsh, City of Onkaparinga: 0.9% Greek, City of Onkaparinga: 0.9% Polish, City of Onkaparinga: 1.1% English, Hills South District: 52.1% Australian, Hills South District: 37.8% Scottish, Hills South District: 9.9% Irish, Hills South District: 7.9% German, Hills South District: 7.7% Italian, Hills South District: 4.1% Dutch, Hills South District: 2.6% Welsh, Hills South District: 0.7% Greek, Hills South District: 0.7% Polish, Hills South District: 0.5%
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 South District: +791 Australian, Hills South District: -294 Scottish, Hills South District: +116 Irish, Hills South District: +180 German, Hills South District: +54 Italian, Hills South District: -15 Dutch, Hills South District: +11 Welsh, Hills South District: -5 Greek, Hills South District: -19 Polish, Hills South District: +9
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 South District in 2011 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • English (4,501 people or 52.1%)
  • Australian (3,264 people or 37.8%)
  • Scottish (853 people or 9.9%)
  • Irish (686 people or 7.9%)
  • German (669 people or 7.7%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 9,973 responses in total, or 115.39% of all responses.

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

  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (52.1% compared to 47.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people with Italian ancestry (4.1% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • English (+791 persons)
  • Australian (-294 persons)
  • Irish (+180 persons)
  • Scottish (+116 persons)

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