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In Woodville Ward, the number of non Christians experienced the greatest change (+513) compared to the non religious and Christians in 2011.

Woodville 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.

Woodville 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
Woodville Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic3,88427.829.83,61927.730.3+265
Buddhism1,2348.82.91,1538.82.7+81
Anglican1,0347.49.81,2049.210.9-170
Uniting Church7035.06.87675.97.7-64
Greek Orthodox5554.06.35684.36.5-13
Islam4573.31.92612.01.2+196
Lutheran2732.02.12912.22.3-18
Christian,nfd2661.91.51851.41.2+81
Baptist2501.81.52471.91.7+3
Hinduism2481.81.0620.50.3+186
Pentecostal2081.51.11511.21.2+57
Serbian Orthodox1801.31.21711.31.2+9
Other Eastern Orthodox970.70.6520.40.7+45
Presbyterian and Reformed820.60.81230.91.0-41
Sikhism750.50.730.00.0+72
Other Oriental Orthodox380.30.160.00.0+32
Jehova's Witnesses370.30.3620.50.3-25
Seventh Day Adventist370.30.1140.10.1+23
Churches of Christ350.30.3490.40.3-14
Other Non-Christian Religions340.20.1120.10.1+22
Other Protestant310.20.2190.10.2+12
Maronite Catholic280.20.1110.10.0+17
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)260.20.2230.20.2+3
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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 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 total7,83256.063.67,63958.566.8+193
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total2,10015.07.01,58712.24.8+513
Non-classifiable religious belief
970.70.7790.60.7+18
map this data in atlas.idNo religion2,73019.521.22,28417.517.8+446
Not stated
1,2368.87.51,47011.310.0-234

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% Buddhism, City of Charles Sturt: 2.9% Anglican, City of Charles Sturt: 9.8% Uniting Church, City of Charles Sturt: 6.8% Greek Orthodox, City of Charles Sturt: 6.3% Islam, City of Charles Sturt: 1.9% Lutheran, City of Charles Sturt: 2.1% Christian,nfd, City of Charles Sturt: 1.5% Baptist, City of Charles Sturt: 1.5% Hinduism, City of Charles Sturt: 1.0% Western (Roman) Catholic, Woodville Ward: 27.8% Buddhism, Woodville Ward: 8.8% Anglican, Woodville Ward: 7.4% Uniting Church, Woodville Ward: 5.0% Greek Orthodox, Woodville Ward: 4.0% Islam, Woodville Ward: 3.3% Lutheran, Woodville Ward: 2.0% Christian,nfd, Woodville Ward: 1.9% Baptist, Woodville Ward: 1.8% Hinduism, Woodville Ward: 1.8%
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 Ward: +265 Buddhism, Woodville Ward: +81 Anglican, Woodville Ward: -170 Uniting Church, Woodville Ward: -64 Greek Orthodox, Woodville Ward: -13 Islam, Woodville Ward: +196 Lutheran, Woodville Ward: -18 Christian,nfd, Woodville Ward: +81 Baptist, Woodville Ward: +3 Hinduism, Woodville Ward: +186
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 Ward in 2011 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, 71.0% of the population nominated a religion, and 19.5% 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 Ward was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 27.8% of the population or 3,884 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Buddhism (8.8% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (7.4% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (4.0% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (27.8% compared to 29.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+265 persons)
  • Islam (+196 persons)
  • Hinduism (+186 persons)
  • Anglican (-170 persons)