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Woodville South - Beverley and District

Religion

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In Woodville South - Beverley and District, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+777) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

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.

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
Woodville South - Beverley and District - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic2,29525.726.62,54929.429.8-253
Greek Orthodox7938.95.78429.76.3-49
Anglican5205.87.56497.59.8-130
Uniting Church4044.54.95246.06.8-119
Islam2582.92.32282.61.9+30
Buddhism2112.42.82362.72.9-25
Christian,nfd1561.82.41501.71.5+6
Sikhism1501.70.91421.60.7+8
Lutheran1121.31.41681.92.1-56
Serbian Orthodox991.11.01291.51.2-31
Hinduism971.11.3871.01.0+10
Pentecostal720.81.0760.91.1-4
Baptist650.71.2820.91.5-17
Presbyterian and Reformed340.40.7841.00.8-50
Other Oriental Orthodox300.30.2230.30.1+8
Other Protestant280.30.490.10.2+19
Other Eastern Catholic250.30.2110.10.1+13
Other Eastern Orthodox200.20.2600.70.6-41
Salvation Army190.20.1200.20.20
Jehova's Witnesses180.20.3250.30.3-7
Churches of Christ110.10.2290.30.3-19
Other Non-Christian Religions100.10.130.00.1+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
Woodville South - Beverley and District - 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 total4,72852.954.85,48863.263.6-760
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total7408.37.67398.57.0+1
Non-classifiable religious belief
560.60.6851.00.7-29
map this data in atlas.idNo religion2,62229.329.41,84521.321.2+777
Not stated
6887.77.75256.07.5+163

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% Greek Orthodox, City of Charles Sturt: 5.7% Anglican, City of Charles Sturt: 7.5% Uniting Church, City of Charles Sturt: 4.9% Islam, City of Charles Sturt: 2.3% Buddhism, City of Charles Sturt: 2.8% Christian,nfd, City of Charles Sturt: 2.4% Sikhism, City of Charles Sturt: 0.9% Lutheran, City of Charles Sturt: 1.4% Serbian Orthodox, City of Charles Sturt: 1.0% Western (Roman) Catholic, Woodville South - Beverley and District: 25.7% Greek Orthodox, Woodville South - Beverley and District: 8.9% Anglican, Woodville South - Beverley and District: 5.8% Uniting Church, Woodville South - Beverley and District: 4.5% Islam, Woodville South - Beverley and District: 2.9% Buddhism, Woodville South - Beverley and District: 2.4% Christian,nfd, Woodville South - Beverley and District: 1.8% Sikhism, Woodville South - Beverley and District: 1.7% Lutheran, Woodville South - Beverley and District: 1.3% Serbian Orthodox, Woodville South - Beverley and District: 1.1%
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, Woodville South - Beverley and District: -253 Greek Orthodox, Woodville South - Beverley and District: -49 Anglican, Woodville South - Beverley and District: -130 Uniting Church, Woodville South - Beverley and District: -119 Islam, Woodville South - Beverley and District: +30 Buddhism, Woodville South - Beverley and District: -25 Christian,nfd, Woodville South - Beverley and District: +6 Sikhism, Woodville South - Beverley and District: +8 Lutheran, Woodville South - Beverley and District: -56 Serbian Orthodox, Woodville South - Beverley and District: -31
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 Woodville South - Beverley and District in 2016 compared to the City of Charles Sturt shows that there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion and a similar proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 61.1% of the population nominated a religion, and 29.3% said they had no religion, compared with 62.4% and 29.4% respectively for the City of Charles Sturt.

The largest single religion in Woodville South - Beverley and District was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 25.7% of the population or 2,295 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 (8.9% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (5.8% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Woodville South - Beverley and District between 2011 and 2016 were for those who nominated:

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-253 persons)
  • Anglican (-130 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-119 persons)
  • Lutheran (-56 persons)
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