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Religion

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In Developing East Arnhem Limited area, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (-2,402) compared to non Christians and the non religious in 2016.

Developing East Arnhem Limited area'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.

Developing East Arnhem Limited area'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
Developing East Arnhem Limited area - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%Greater Darwin %Number%Greater Darwin %2011 to 2016
Uniting Church3,85639.33.24,74736.44.6-891
Anglican1,47315.08.71,75113.412.0-278
Western (Roman) Catholic7807.921.41,0097.723.0-229
Australian Aboriginal Traditional Religions3994.10.18316.40.1-432
Christian,nfd3063.12.21,1218.62.1-815
Baptist971.01.3570.41.5+40
Presbyterian and Reformed520.51.3800.61.8-28
Buddhism290.32.8690.52.5-40
Islam270.31.5450.31.1-18
Pentecostal260.31.1710.50.9-45
Other Protestant210.20.5560.40.4-35
Hinduism190.22.2360.31.1-17
Lutheran190.20.7790.61.4-60
Seventh Day Adventist140.10.3120.10.3+2
Jehova's Witnesses140.10.3410.30.4-27
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)120.10.2140.10.2-2
Greek Orthodox100.12.9220.22.9-12
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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
Developing East Arnhem Limited area - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%Greater Darwin %Number%Greater Darwin %2011 to 2016
Christian total6,69068.244.89,09269.852.0-2,402
Non Christian total4905.07.21,1328.75.4-642
Non-classifiable religious belief300.30.8540.41.0-24
No religion1,31813.433.11,86414.326.6-546
Not stated1,25612.814.18846.815.0+372

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 Uniting Church, Greater Darwin: 3.2% Anglican, Greater Darwin: 8.7% Western (Roman) Catholic, Greater Darwin: 21.4% Australian Aboriginal Traditional Religions, Greater Darwin: 0.1% Christian,nfd, Greater Darwin: 2.2% Baptist, Greater Darwin: 1.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, Greater Darwin: 1.3% Buddhism, Greater Darwin: 2.8% Islam, Greater Darwin: 1.5% Pentecostal, Greater Darwin: 1.1% Uniting Church, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 39.3% Anglican, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 15.0% Western (Roman) Catholic, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 7.9% Australian Aboriginal Traditional Religions, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 4.1% Christian,nfd, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 3.1% Baptist, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 1.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 0.5% Buddhism, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 0.3% Islam, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 0.3% Pentecostal, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 0.3%
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 Uniting Church, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: -891 Anglican, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: -278 Western (Roman) Catholic, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: -229 Australian Aboriginal Traditional Religions, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: -432 Christian,nfd, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: -815 Baptist, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: +40 Presbyterian and Reformed, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: -28 Buddhism, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: -40 Islam, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: -18 Pentecostal, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: -45
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 Developing East Arnhem Limited area in 2016 compared to Greater Darwin shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 73.1% of the population nominated a religion, and 13.4% said they had no religion, compared with 52.1% and 33.1% respectively for Greater Darwin.

The largest single religion in Developing East Arnhem Limited area was Uniting Church, with 39.3% of the population or 3,856 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Developing East Arnhem Limited area and Greater Darwin were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Uniting Church (39.3% compared to 3.2%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (15.0% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Australian Aboriginal Traditional Religions (4.1% compared to 0.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (7.9% compared to 21.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Developing East Arnhem Limited area between 2011 and 2016 were for those who nominated:

  • Uniting Church (-891 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (-815 persons)
  • Australian Aboriginal Traditional Religions (-432 persons)
  • Anglican (-278 persons)
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