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In Hindmarsh Ward, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+987) compared to non Christians and Christians in 2011.

Hindmarsh Ward'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.

Hindmarsh Ward'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
Hindmarsh Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic3,32824.529.83,25425.930.3+74
Greek Orthodox1,2369.16.31,28510.26.5-49
Anglican9076.79.89107.210.9-3
Buddhism6124.52.95554.42.7+57
Uniting Church5844.36.85614.57.7+23
Islam5063.71.93082.51.2+198
Lutheran2832.12.12972.42.3-14
Serbian Orthodox2231.61.22271.81.2-4
Christian,nfd1711.31.51471.21.2+24
Hinduism1531.11.0650.50.3+88
Baptist1391.01.51681.31.7-29
Presbyterian and Reformed870.60.8830.71.0+4
Sikhism830.60.780.10.0+75
Other Eastern Orthodox800.60.6700.60.7+10
Pentecostal670.51.1850.71.2-18
Salvation Army360.30.2490.40.2-13
Jehova's Witnesses350.30.3290.20.3+6
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)310.20.2250.20.2+6
Other Protestant250.20.2380.30.2-13
Churches of Christ240.20.3290.20.3-5
Seventh Day Adventist210.20.100.00.1+21
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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
Hindmarsh Ward - 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 total7,33354.163.67,33758.466.8-4
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1,42210.57.01,0288.24.8+394
Non-classifiable religious belief
1491.10.71331.10.7+16
map this data in atlas.idNo religion3,61226.621.22,62520.917.8+987
Not stated
1,0487.77.51,43911.510.0-391

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% Buddhism, City of Charles Sturt: 2.9% Uniting Church, City of Charles Sturt: 6.8% Islam, City of Charles Sturt: 1.9% Lutheran, City of Charles Sturt: 2.1% Serbian Orthodox, City of Charles Sturt: 1.2% Christian,nfd, City of Charles Sturt: 1.5% Hinduism, City of Charles Sturt: 1.0% Western (Roman) Catholic, Hindmarsh Ward: 24.5% Greek Orthodox, Hindmarsh Ward: 9.1% Anglican, Hindmarsh Ward: 6.7% Buddhism, Hindmarsh Ward: 4.5% Uniting Church, Hindmarsh Ward: 4.3% Islam, Hindmarsh Ward: 3.7% Lutheran, Hindmarsh Ward: 2.1% Serbian Orthodox, Hindmarsh Ward: 1.6% Christian,nfd, Hindmarsh Ward: 1.3% Hinduism, Hindmarsh Ward: 1.1%
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, Hindmarsh Ward: +74 Greek Orthodox, Hindmarsh Ward: -49 Anglican, Hindmarsh Ward: -3 Buddhism, Hindmarsh Ward: +57 Uniting Church, Hindmarsh Ward: +23 Islam, Hindmarsh Ward: +198 Lutheran, Hindmarsh Ward: -14 Serbian Orthodox, Hindmarsh Ward: -4 Christian,nfd, Hindmarsh Ward: +24 Hinduism, Hindmarsh Ward: +88
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 Hindmarsh Ward in 2011 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, 64.5% of the population nominated a religion, and 26.6% said they had no religion, compared with 70.6% and 21.2% respectively for the City of Charles Sturt.

The largest single religion in Hindmarsh Ward was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 24.5% of the population or 3,328 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (9.1% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (24.5% compared to 29.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (6.7% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Uniting Church (4.3% compared to 6.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Hindmarsh Ward between 2006 and 2011 were for those who nominated:

  • Islam (+198 persons)
  • Hinduism (+88 persons)
  • Sikhism (+75 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+74 persons)