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Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park

Religion

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In Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+722) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park'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.

Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park'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
Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic1,81622.226.61,91125.129.8-95
Buddhism1,08513.32.81,04713.72.9+38
Islam4155.12.32933.81.9+122
Anglican3774.67.54886.49.8-111
Christian,nfd2382.92.41371.81.5+101
Greek Orthodox2342.95.72373.16.3-3
Uniting Church2152.64.93284.36.8-113
Hinduism1992.41.31512.01.0+48
Baptist1071.31.21331.71.5-26
Serbian Orthodox971.21.01141.51.2-17
Lutheran881.11.41141.52.1-26
Pentecostal750.91.01251.61.1-50
Other Protestant570.70.4250.30.2+32
Sikhism550.70.9250.30.7+30
Other Eastern Catholic540.70.2150.20.1+39
Presbyterian and Reformed370.50.7480.60.8-11
Other Oriental Orthodox360.40.2200.30.1+16
Seventh Day Adventist210.30.1270.40.1-6
Jehova's Witnesses180.20.3270.40.3-9
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)150.20.160.10.2+9
Other Eastern Orthodox140.20.2490.60.6-35
Salvation Army100.10.160.10.2+4
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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
Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total3,53643.254.83,86850.763.6-332
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1,76721.67.61,55420.47.0+213
Non-classifiable religious belief
530.60.6400.50.7+13
map this data in atlas.idNo religion2,14526.229.41,42318.721.2+722
Not stated
6518.07.77439.77.5-92

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, City of Charles Sturt: 26.6% Buddhism, City of Charles Sturt: 2.8% Islam, City of Charles Sturt: 2.3% Anglican, City of Charles Sturt: 7.5% Christian,nfd, City of Charles Sturt: 2.4% Greek Orthodox, City of Charles Sturt: 5.7% Uniting Church, City of Charles Sturt: 4.9% Hinduism, City of Charles Sturt: 1.3% Baptist, City of Charles Sturt: 1.2% Serbian Orthodox, City of Charles Sturt: 1.0% Western (Roman) Catholic, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 22.2% Buddhism, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 13.3% Islam, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 5.1% Anglican, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 4.6% Christian,nfd, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 2.9% Greek Orthodox, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 2.9% Uniting Church, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 2.6% Hinduism, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 2.4% Baptist, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 1.3% Serbian Orthodox, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 1.2%
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, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: -95 Buddhism, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: +38 Islam, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: +122 Anglican, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: -111 Christian,nfd, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: +101 Greek Orthodox, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: -3 Uniting Church, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: -113 Hinduism, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: +48 Baptist, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: -26 Serbian Orthodox, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: -17
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 Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park in 2016 compared to the City of Charles Sturt shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 64.8% of the population nominated a religion, and 26.2% said they had no religion, compared with 62.4% and 29.4% respectively for the City of Charles Sturt.

The largest single religion in Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 22.2% of the population or 1,816 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Buddhism (13.3% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (22.2% compared to 26.6%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (2.9% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (4.6% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park between 2011 and 2016 were for those who nominated:

  • Islam (+122 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-113 persons)
  • Anglican (-111 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+101 persons)
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