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In the City of Burnside, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+4,495) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

The City of Burnside's religion statistics provide an indicator of cultural identity and ethnicity when observed in conjunction with other key variables. Religion data reveal the major concentrations of religions as well as revealing the proportion of people with no religious affiliation. There are a number of reasons for different religious compositions across areas including the country of birth and ethnic background of the population, the age of the population (belief in religion is generally stronger, the older the population) and changes in values and belief systems.

The City of Burnside's religion statistics should be analysed in conjunction with other ethnicity statistics such as Country of Birth data and Language Spoken data to assist in identifying specific cultural and ethnic groups.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of individual religion 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 religion?'

Total population

Religion - Ranked by size
City of Burnside - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic8,55719.518.99,29422.021.3-737
Anglican5,45012.49.86,89916.412.6-1,449
Uniting Church2,7966.45.83,6158.67.6-819
Greek Orthodox1,1972.72.51,2903.12.8-93
Buddhism1,1772.72.29402.22.2+237
Hinduism8602.01.75581.31.1+302
Christian,nfd8361.92.87441.82.3+92
Lutheran6591.52.19042.13.1-245
Baptist5931.41.76241.51.8-31
Islam5641.32.13860.91.5+178
Presbyterian and Reformed4891.10.96021.41.1-113
Pentecostal2650.61.12770.71.2-12
Other Protestant1460.30.4530.10.2+93
Sikhism1300.30.61070.30.4+23
Judaism1130.30.11700.40.1-57
Baha'i890.20.1740.20.1+15
Other Non-Christian Religions820.20.1740.20.1+8
Jehova's Witnesses790.20.3790.20.40
Churches of Christ580.10.3560.10.3+2
Serbian Orthodox550.10.3600.10.3-5
Other Christian520.10.1750.20.1-23
Christadelphian500.10.2600.10.2-10
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)470.10.2560.10.2-9
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Excludes religions with fewer than 20 adherents, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Religion - Summary
City of Burnside - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total21,58249.148.224,92359.156.7-3,341
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total3,0717.07.22,3835.65.8+688
Non-classifiable religious belief
2290.50.72780.70.9-49
map this data in atlas.idNo religion15,74935.935.911,25426.728.1+4,495
Not stated
3,3047.58.03,3527.98.5-48

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Religion, 2016
Religion, 2016 Western (Roman) Catholic, Greater Adelaide: 18.9% Anglican, Greater Adelaide: 9.8% Uniting Church, Greater Adelaide: 5.8% Greek Orthodox, Greater Adelaide: 2.5% Buddhism, Greater Adelaide: 2.2% Hinduism, Greater Adelaide: 1.7% Christian,nfd, Greater Adelaide: 2.8% Lutheran, Greater Adelaide: 2.1% Baptist, Greater Adelaide: 1.7% Islam, Greater Adelaide: 2.1% Western (Roman) Catholic, City of Burnside: 19.5% Anglican, City of Burnside: 12.4% Uniting Church, City of Burnside: 6.4% Greek Orthodox, City of Burnside: 2.7% Buddhism, City of Burnside: 2.7% Hinduism, City of Burnside: 2.0% Christian,nfd, City of Burnside: 1.9% Lutheran, City of Burnside: 1.5% Baptist, City of Burnside: 1.4% Islam, City of Burnside: 1.3%
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 religion, 2011 to 2016
Change in religion, 2011 to 2016 Western (Roman) Catholic, City of Burnside: -737 Anglican, City of Burnside: -1,449 Uniting Church, City of Burnside: -819 Greek Orthodox, City of Burnside: -93 Buddhism, City of Burnside: +237 Hinduism, City of Burnside: +302 Christian,nfd, City of Burnside: +92 Lutheran, City of Burnside: -245 Baptist, City of Burnside: -31 Islam, City of Burnside: +178
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 religious affiliation of the population of the City of Burnside in 2016 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a similar proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 56.1% of the population nominated a religion, and 35.9% said they had no religion, compared with 55.4% and 35.9% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The largest single religion in the City of Burnside was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 19.5% of the population or 8,557 people as adherents.

The major difference between the religious affiliation for the population of the City of Burnside and Greater Adelaide was:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (12.4% compared to 9.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in the City of Burnside between 2011 and 2016 were for those who nominated:

  • Anglican (-1,449 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-819 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-737 persons)
  • Hinduism (+302 persons)
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