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Semaphore Park Ward

Religion

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In Semaphore Park Ward, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (-1,097) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2016.

Semaphore Park 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.

Semaphore Park 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.

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 Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic2,89024.326.63,08526.329.8-195
Anglican1,47112.47.51,82915.69.8-358
Uniting Church9237.84.91,21310.36.8-290
Greek Orthodox3412.95.74093.56.3-68
Christian,nfd2912.52.41911.61.5+100
Pentecostal2211.91.02091.81.1+12
Lutheran2171.81.42732.32.1-56
Baptist2021.71.22942.51.5-92
Presbyterian and Reformed1311.10.71861.60.8-55
Buddhism1070.92.81050.92.9+2
Islam820.72.3590.51.9+23
Other Protestant420.40.4150.10.2+27
Serbian Orthodox330.31.0600.51.2-27
Jehova's Witnesses290.20.3320.30.3-3
Churches of Christ230.20.2330.30.3-10
Other Eastern Catholic230.20.2210.20.1+2
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)200.20.1290.20.2-9
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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 Ward - 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 total6,90658.254.88,00368.363.6-1,097
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total2422.07.62261.97.0+16
Non-classifiable religious belief
390.30.6610.50.7-22
map this data in atlas.idNo religion3,66930.929.42,60222.221.2+1,067
Not stated
8757.47.78287.17.5+47

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% Pentecostal, City of Charles Sturt: 1.0% Lutheran, City of Charles Sturt: 1.4% Baptist, City of Charles Sturt: 1.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Charles Sturt: 0.7% Buddhism, City of Charles Sturt: 2.8% Western (Roman) Catholic, Semaphore Park Ward: 24.3% Anglican, Semaphore Park Ward: 12.4% Uniting Church, Semaphore Park Ward: 7.8% Greek Orthodox, Semaphore Park Ward: 2.9% Christian,nfd, Semaphore Park Ward: 2.5% Pentecostal, Semaphore Park Ward: 1.9% Lutheran, Semaphore Park Ward: 1.8% Baptist, Semaphore Park Ward: 1.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, Semaphore Park Ward: 1.1% Buddhism, Semaphore Park Ward: 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 Ward: -195 Anglican, Semaphore Park Ward: -358 Uniting Church, Semaphore Park Ward: -290 Greek Orthodox, Semaphore Park Ward: -68 Christian,nfd, Semaphore Park Ward: +100 Pentecostal, Semaphore Park Ward: +12 Lutheran, Semaphore Park Ward: -56 Baptist, Semaphore Park Ward: -92 Presbyterian and Reformed, Semaphore Park Ward: -55 Buddhism, Semaphore Park Ward: +2
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 Ward 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, 60.2% of the population nominated a religion, and 30.9% 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 Ward was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 24.3% of the population or 2,890 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (12.4% compared to 7.5%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Uniting Church (7.8% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (2.9% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (24.3% compared to 26.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-358 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-290 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-195 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+100 persons)
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