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Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park

Religion

In Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park, the number of non Christians experienced the greatest change (+327) compared to the non religious and Christians in 2011.

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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's religion?'

Total population

Religion - Ranked by size
Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic1,91125.129.81,75225.230.3+159
Buddhism1,04713.72.997914.12.7+68
Anglican4886.49.85598.010.9-71
Uniting Church3284.36.83444.97.7-16
Islam2933.81.91562.21.2+137
Greek Orthodox2373.16.32273.36.5+10
Hinduism1512.01.0350.50.3+116
Christian,nfd1371.81.51001.41.2+37
Baptist1331.71.51211.71.7+12
Pentecostal1251.61.1831.21.2+42
Serbian Orthodox1141.51.21161.71.2-2
Lutheran1141.52.11171.72.3-3
Other Eastern Orthodox490.60.6320.50.7+17
Presbyterian and Reformed480.60.8771.11.0-29
Maronite Catholic280.40.1110.20.0+17
Seventh Day Adventist270.40.180.10.1+19
Jehova's Witnesses270.40.3400.60.3-13
Sikhism250.30.730.00.0+22
Other Protestant250.30.2100.10.2+15
Other Oriental Orthodox200.30.130.00.0+17
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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
Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park - 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 total3,86850.763.63,68653.066.8+182
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1,55420.47.01,22717.74.8+327
Non-classifiable religious belief
400.50.7420.60.7-2
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,42318.721.21,16216.717.8+261
Not stated
7439.77.583312.010.0-90

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% Buddhism, City of Charles Sturt: 2.9% Anglican, City of Charles Sturt: 9.8% Uniting Church, City of Charles Sturt: 6.8% Islam, City of Charles Sturt: 1.9% Greek Orthodox, City of Charles Sturt: 6.3% Hinduism, City of Charles Sturt: 1.0% Christian,nfd, City of Charles Sturt: 1.5% Baptist, City of Charles Sturt: 1.5% Pentecostal, City of Charles Sturt: 1.1% Western (Roman) Catholic, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 25.1% Buddhism, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 13.7% Anglican, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 6.4% Uniting Church, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 4.3% Islam, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 3.8% Greek Orthodox, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 3.1% Hinduism, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 2.0% Christian,nfd, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 1.8% Baptist, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 1.7% Pentecostal, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: 1.6%
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, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: +159 Buddhism, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: +68 Anglican, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: -71 Uniting Church, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: -16 Islam, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: +137 Greek Orthodox, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: +10 Hinduism, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: +116 Christian,nfd, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: +37 Baptist, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: +12 Pentecostal, Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park: +42
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 Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park in 2011 compared to the City of Charles Sturt shows that there was a similar proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 71.1% of the population nominated a religion, and 18.7% said they had no religion, compared with 70.6% and 21.2% respectively for the City of Charles Sturt.

The largest single religion in Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 25.1% of the population or 1,911 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 (13.7% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (25.1% compared to 29.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (6.4% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (3.1% compared to 6.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park between 2006 and 2011 were for those who nominated:

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+159 persons)
  • Islam (+137 persons)
  • Hinduism (+116 persons)
  • Anglican (-71 persons)