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In Semaphore Park, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+535) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

Semaphore 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.

Semaphore 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
Semaphore Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic83419.426.696522.929.8-131
Anglican47611.17.565415.59.8-178
Uniting Church2836.64.93508.36.8-67
Christian,nfd1252.92.4801.91.5+45
Greek Orthodox751.75.7872.16.3-12
Baptist641.51.21092.61.5-45
Lutheran621.41.4821.92.1-20
Pentecostal581.41.0882.11.1-30
Islam521.22.3130.31.9+39
Presbyterian and Reformed390.90.7681.60.8-29
Other Protestant190.40.4120.30.2+7
Buddhism180.42.8250.62.9-7
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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
Semaphore 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 total2,06948.254.82,55860.663.6-489
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total952.27.6581.47.0+37
Non-classifiable religious belief
280.70.6320.80.7-4
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,70039.629.41,16527.621.2+535
Not stated
3598.47.74099.77.5-50

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% Anglican, City of Charles Sturt: 7.5% Uniting Church, City of Charles Sturt: 4.9% Christian,nfd, City of Charles Sturt: 2.4% Greek Orthodox, City of Charles Sturt: 5.7% Baptist, City of Charles Sturt: 1.2% Lutheran, City of Charles Sturt: 1.4% Pentecostal, City of Charles Sturt: 1.0% Islam, City of Charles Sturt: 2.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Charles Sturt: 0.7% Western (Roman) Catholic, Semaphore Park: 19.4% Anglican, Semaphore Park: 11.1% Uniting Church, Semaphore Park: 6.6% Christian,nfd, Semaphore Park: 2.9% Greek Orthodox, Semaphore Park: 1.7% Baptist, Semaphore Park: 1.5% Lutheran, Semaphore Park: 1.4% Pentecostal, Semaphore Park: 1.4% Islam, Semaphore Park: 1.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, Semaphore Park: 0.9%
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, Semaphore Park: -131 Anglican, Semaphore Park: -178 Uniting Church, Semaphore Park: -67 Christian,nfd, Semaphore Park: +45 Greek Orthodox, Semaphore Park: -12 Baptist, Semaphore Park: -45 Lutheran, Semaphore Park: -20 Pentecostal, Semaphore Park: -30 Islam, Semaphore Park: +39 Presbyterian and Reformed, Semaphore Park: -29
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 Semaphore Park in 2016 compared to the City of Charles Sturt shows that there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion and a higher proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 50.5% of the population nominated a religion, and 39.6% said they had no religion, compared with 62.4% and 29.4% respectively for the City of Charles Sturt.

The largest single religion in Semaphore Park was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 19.4% of the population or 834 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Semaphore Park and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (11.1% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (19.4% compared to 26.6%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (1.7% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (0.4% compared to 2.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-178 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-131 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-67 persons)
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