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Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair

Religion

In Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair, the number of non Christians experienced the greatest change (+198) compared to the non religious and Christians in 2011.

Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair'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.

Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair'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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's religion?'

Total population

Religion - Ranked by size
Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic1,90731.529.81,80631.130.3+101
Anglican5038.39.860310.410.9-100
Uniting Church3345.56.83806.57.7-46
Greek Orthodox3105.16.33315.76.5-21
Buddhism1752.92.91412.42.7+34
Islam1642.71.91021.81.2+62
Lutheran1552.62.11632.82.3-8
Christian,nfd1182.01.5821.41.2+36
Baptist1071.81.51131.91.7-6
Hinduism911.51.0270.50.3+64
Pentecostal721.21.1681.21.2+4
Serbian Orthodox661.11.2510.91.2+15
Sikhism440.70.700.00.0+44
Other Eastern Orthodox410.70.6170.30.7+24
Presbyterian and Reformed280.50.8350.61.0-7
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)200.30.260.10.2+14
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. 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
Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total3,75162.063.63,74064.566.8+11
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total5228.67.03245.64.8+198
Non-classifiable religious belief
540.90.7340.60.7+20
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,25520.721.21,08618.717.8+169
Not stated
4697.87.561810.710.0-149

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Religion, 2011
Religion, 2011 Western (Roman) Catholic, City of Charles Sturt: 29.8% Anglican, City of Charles Sturt: 9.8% Uniting Church, City of Charles Sturt: 6.8% Greek Orthodox, City of Charles Sturt: 6.3% Buddhism, City of Charles Sturt: 2.9% Islam, City of Charles Sturt: 1.9% Lutheran, City of Charles Sturt: 2.1% Christian,nfd, City of Charles Sturt: 1.5% Baptist, City of Charles Sturt: 1.5% Hinduism, City of Charles Sturt: 1.0% Western (Roman) Catholic, Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair: 31.5% Anglican, Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair: 8.3% Uniting Church, Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair: 5.5% Greek Orthodox, Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair: 5.1% Buddhism, Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair: 2.9% Islam, Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair: 2.7% Lutheran, Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair: 2.6% Christian,nfd, Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair: 2.0% Baptist, Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair: 1.8% Hinduism, Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair: 1.5%
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 religion, 2006 to 2011
Change in religion, 2006 to 2011 Western (Roman) Catholic, Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair: +101 Anglican, Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair: -100 Uniting Church, Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair: -46 Greek Orthodox, Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair: -21 Buddhism, Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair: +34 Islam, Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair: +62 Lutheran, Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair: -8 Christian,nfd, Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair: +36 Baptist, Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair: -6 Hinduism, Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair: +64
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 religious affiliation of the population of Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair in 2011 compared to the City of Charles Sturt shows that there was a similar proportion of people who professed a religion as well as a similar proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 70.6% of the population nominated a religion, and 20.7% said they had no religion, compared with 70.6% and 21.2% respectively for the City of Charles Sturt.

The largest single religion in Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 31.5% of the population or 1,907 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (31.5% compared to 29.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (8.3% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Uniting Church (5.5% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (5.1% compared to 6.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair between 2006 and 2011 were for those who nominated:

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+101 persons)
  • Anglican (-100 persons)
  • Hinduism (+64 persons)
  • Islam (+62 persons)