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Woodville South - Beverley and District

Religion

In Woodville South - Beverley and District, the number of non Christians experienced the greatest change (+328) compared to the non religious and Christians in 2011.

Woodville South - Beverley and District'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.

Woodville South - Beverley and District'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
Woodville South - Beverley and District - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic2,54929.429.82,49329.530.3+56
Greek Orthodox8429.76.384410.06.5-2
Anglican6507.59.87408.810.9-90
Uniting Church5246.06.85977.17.7-73
Buddhism2362.72.91902.22.7+46
Islam2292.61.91631.91.2+66
Lutheran1691.92.11611.92.3+8
Christian,nfd1511.71.5911.11.2+60
Sikhism1421.60.700.00.0+142
Serbian Orthodox1301.51.21331.61.2-3
Hinduism871.01.0270.30.3+60
Presbyterian and Reformed851.00.8480.61.0+36
Baptist820.91.51161.41.7-34
Pentecostal760.91.11031.21.2-27
Other Eastern Orthodox610.70.6500.60.7+11
Churches of Christ300.30.3320.40.3-3
Jehova's Witnesses250.30.3330.40.3-8
Other Oriental Orthodox230.30.190.10.0+14
Salvation Army200.20.2150.20.2+5
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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
Woodville South - Beverley and District - 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 total5,48863.263.65,53465.566.8-46
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total7398.57.04114.94.8+328
Non-classifiable religious belief
851.00.7720.90.7+13
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,84521.321.21,65519.617.8+191
Not stated
5256.07.57799.210.0-254

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% Greek Orthodox, City of Charles Sturt: 6.3% Anglican, City of Charles Sturt: 9.8% Uniting Church, City of Charles Sturt: 6.8% 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% Sikhism, City of Charles Sturt: 0.7% Serbian Orthodox, City of Charles Sturt: 1.2% Western (Roman) Catholic, Woodville South - Beverley and District: 29.4% Greek Orthodox, Woodville South - Beverley and District: 9.7% Anglican, Woodville South - Beverley and District: 7.5% Uniting Church, Woodville South - Beverley and District: 6.0% Buddhism, Woodville South - Beverley and District: 2.7% Islam, Woodville South - Beverley and District: 2.6% Lutheran, Woodville South - Beverley and District: 1.9% Christian,nfd, Woodville South - Beverley and District: 1.7% Sikhism, Woodville South - Beverley and District: 1.6% Serbian Orthodox, Woodville South - Beverley and District: 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, Woodville South - Beverley and District: +56 Greek Orthodox, Woodville South - Beverley and District: -2 Anglican, Woodville South - Beverley and District: -90 Uniting Church, Woodville South - Beverley and District: -73 Buddhism, Woodville South - Beverley and District: +46 Islam, Woodville South - Beverley and District: +66 Lutheran, Woodville South - Beverley and District: +8 Christian,nfd, Woodville South - Beverley and District: +60 Sikhism, Woodville South - Beverley and District: +142 Serbian Orthodox, Woodville South - Beverley and District: -3
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 Woodville South - Beverley and District in 2011 compared to the City of Charles Sturt shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a similar proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 71.7% of the population nominated a religion, and 21.3% said they had no religion, compared with 70.6% and 21.2% respectively for the City of Charles Sturt.

The largest single religion in Woodville South - Beverley and District was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 29.4% of the population or 2,549 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Woodville South - Beverley and District and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (9.7% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (7.5% compared to 9.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Woodville South - Beverley and District between 2006 and 2011 were for those who nominated:

  • Sikhism (+142 persons)
  • Anglican (-90 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-73 persons)
  • Islam (+66 persons)