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In Woodville Ward, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+1,886) compared to non Christians and Christians in 2016.

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.

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 Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic3,86423.926.63,88427.829.8-20
Buddhism1,3678.52.81,2348.82.9+133
Anglican8525.37.51,0347.49.8-182
Islam7384.62.34573.31.9+281
Greek Orthodox5653.55.75554.06.3+10
Uniting Church5533.44.97035.06.8-150
Christian,nfd4122.62.42661.91.5+146
Hinduism3592.21.32481.81.0+111
Baptist2191.41.22501.81.5-31
Serbian Orthodox1831.11.01801.31.2+3
Lutheran1821.11.42732.02.1-91
Pentecostal1561.01.02081.51.1-52
Sikhism1551.00.9750.50.7+80
Other Protestant900.60.4310.20.2+59
Other Eastern Catholic740.50.2180.10.1+56
Presbyterian and Reformed710.40.7820.60.8-11
Other Oriental Orthodox560.30.2380.30.1+18
Jehova's Witnesses360.20.3370.30.3-1
Seventh Day Adventist310.20.1370.30.1-6
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)240.10.1260.20.2-2
Other Eastern Orthodox230.10.2970.70.6-74
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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 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 total7,44946.154.87,83256.063.6-383
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total2,63516.37.62,10015.07.0+535
Non-classifiable religious belief
1010.60.6970.70.7+4
map this data in atlas.idNo religion4,61628.629.42,73019.521.2+1,886
Not stated
1,2327.67.71,2368.87.5-4

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% Buddhism, City of Charles Sturt: 2.8% Anglican, City of Charles Sturt: 7.5% Islam, City of Charles Sturt: 2.3% Greek Orthodox, City of Charles Sturt: 5.7% Uniting Church, City of Charles Sturt: 4.9% Christian,nfd, City of Charles Sturt: 2.4% Hinduism, City of Charles Sturt: 1.3% Baptist, City of Charles Sturt: 1.2% Serbian Orthodox, City of Charles Sturt: 1.0% Western (Roman) Catholic, Woodville Ward: 23.9% Buddhism, Woodville Ward: 8.5% Anglican, Woodville Ward: 5.3% Islam, Woodville Ward: 4.6% Greek Orthodox, Woodville Ward: 3.5% Uniting Church, Woodville Ward: 3.4% Christian,nfd, Woodville Ward: 2.6% Hinduism, Woodville Ward: 2.2% Baptist, Woodville Ward: 1.4% Serbian Orthodox, Woodville Ward: 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 Ward: -20 Buddhism, Woodville Ward: +133 Anglican, Woodville Ward: -182 Islam, Woodville Ward: +281 Greek Orthodox, Woodville Ward: +10 Uniting Church, Woodville Ward: -150 Christian,nfd, Woodville Ward: +146 Hinduism, Woodville Ward: +111 Baptist, Woodville Ward: -31 Serbian Orthodox, Woodville Ward: +3
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 Ward 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, 62.4% of the population nominated a religion, and 28.6% 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 Ward was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 23.9% of the population or 3,864 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 (8.5% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Islam (4.6% compared to 2.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (23.9% compared to 26.6%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (3.5% compared to 5.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Islam (+281 persons)
  • Anglican (-182 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-150 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+146 persons)
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