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In Woodville West, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+304) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

Woodville West'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 West'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 West - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic80626.426.684930.229.8-43
Anglican2096.97.52609.39.8-51
Uniting Church1705.64.91987.16.8-28
Greek Orthodox1444.75.71334.76.3+11
Christian,nfd953.12.4531.91.5+43
Hinduism822.71.3582.11.0+25
Islam592.02.3562.01.9+3
Baptist551.81.2541.91.50
Serbian Orthodox521.71.0381.41.2+14
Buddhism501.72.8391.42.9+12
Lutheran371.21.4742.72.1-37
Pentecostal311.01.0260.91.1+5
Sikhism250.80.9140.50.7+11
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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 West - 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 total1,69455.554.81,82865.063.6-134
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total2227.37.61846.67.0+38
Non-classifiable religious belief
50.20.6210.70.7-15
map this data in atlas.idNo religion85928.129.455419.721.2+304
Not stated
2387.87.72258.07.5+13

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% Greek Orthodox, City of Charles Sturt: 5.7% Christian,nfd, City of Charles Sturt: 2.4% Hinduism, City of Charles Sturt: 1.3% Islam, City of Charles Sturt: 2.3% Baptist, City of Charles Sturt: 1.2% Serbian Orthodox, City of Charles Sturt: 1.0% Buddhism, City of Charles Sturt: 2.8% Western (Roman) Catholic, Woodville West: 26.4% Anglican, Woodville West: 6.9% Uniting Church, Woodville West: 5.6% Greek Orthodox, Woodville West: 4.7% Christian,nfd, Woodville West: 3.1% Hinduism, Woodville West: 2.7% Islam, Woodville West: 2.0% Baptist, Woodville West: 1.8% Serbian Orthodox, Woodville West: 1.7% Buddhism, Woodville West: 1.7%
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 West: -43 Anglican, Woodville West: -51 Uniting Church, Woodville West: -28 Greek Orthodox, Woodville West: +11 Christian,nfd, Woodville West: +43 Hinduism, Woodville West: +25 Islam, Woodville West: +3 Baptist, Woodville West: 0 Serbian Orthodox, Woodville West: +14 Buddhism, Woodville West: +12
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 West in 2016 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, 62.7% of the population nominated a religion, and 28.1% 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 West was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 26.4% of the population or 806 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Hinduism (2.7% compared to 1.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (1.7% compared to 2.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the religious affiliation of the population in Woodville West between 2011 and 2016 was for those who nominated:

  • Anglican (-51 persons)
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