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District Council of Mount Barker

Religion

In the District Council of Mount Barker, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+2,229) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

The District Council of Mount Barker'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.

The District Council of Mount Barker'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
District Council of Mount Barker - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic3,91113.121.33,39312.821.7+518
Anglican3,84412.912.63,42613.014.0+418
Uniting Church3,00510.17.62,79810.68.6+207
Lutheran2,4708.33.12,1128.03.3+358
Christian,nfd9233.12.36692.51.6+254
Baptist6352.11.84851.81.9+150
Pentecostal5051.71.25332.01.4-28
Presbyterian and Reformed3821.31.13521.31.2+30
Buddhism2470.82.22110.81.9+36
Jehova's Witnesses1660.60.42050.80.4-39
Christadelphian1370.50.21190.50.2+18
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)1360.50.21300.50.2+6
Salvation Army1320.40.31070.40.3+25
Churches of Christ1030.30.31270.50.4-24
Brethren880.30.1910.30.1-3
Greek Orthodox850.32.8760.32.9+9
Paganism590.20.1540.20.1+5
Seventh Day Adventist580.20.2440.20.1+14
Other Christian500.20.1380.10.1+12
Islam440.11.5270.10.8+17
Other Protestant430.10.2420.20.2+1
Other Non-Christian Religions430.10.1450.20.1-2
Hinduism400.11.1100.00.4+30
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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
District Council of Mount Barker - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total16,72156.256.714,77455.959.5+1,947
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total5581.95.84791.83.9+79
Non-classifiable religious belief
3811.30.92420.90.7+139
map this data in atlas.idNo religion9,77732.828.17,54828.524.2+2,229
Not stated
2,3297.88.53,39512.811.7-1,066

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, Greater Adelaide: 21.3% Anglican, Greater Adelaide: 12.6% Uniting Church, Greater Adelaide: 7.6% Lutheran, Greater Adelaide: 3.1% Christian,nfd, Greater Adelaide: 2.3% Baptist, Greater Adelaide: 1.8% Pentecostal, Greater Adelaide: 1.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, Greater Adelaide: 1.1% Buddhism, Greater Adelaide: 2.2% Jehova's Witnesses, Greater Adelaide: 0.4% Western (Roman) Catholic, District Council of Mount Barker: 13.1% Anglican, District Council of Mount Barker: 12.9% Uniting Church, District Council of Mount Barker: 10.1% Lutheran, District Council of Mount Barker: 8.3% Christian,nfd, District Council of Mount Barker: 3.1% Baptist, District Council of Mount Barker: 2.1% Pentecostal, District Council of Mount Barker: 1.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, District Council of Mount Barker: 1.3% Buddhism, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.8% Jehova's Witnesses, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.6%
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, District Council of Mount Barker: +518 Anglican, District Council of Mount Barker: +418 Uniting Church, District Council of Mount Barker: +207 Lutheran, District Council of Mount Barker: +358 Christian,nfd, District Council of Mount Barker: +254 Baptist, District Council of Mount Barker: +150 Pentecostal, District Council of Mount Barker: -28 Presbyterian and Reformed, District Council of Mount Barker: +30 Buddhism, District Council of Mount Barker: +36 Jehova's Witnesses, District Council of Mount Barker: -39
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 the District Council of Mount Barker in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion and a higher proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 58.0% of the population nominated a religion, and 32.8% said they had no religion, compared with 62.5% and 28.1% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The largest single religion in the District Council of Mount Barker was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 13.1% of the population or 3,911 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of the District Council of Mount Barker and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Lutheran (8.3% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Uniting Church (10.1% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (13.1% compared to 21.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (0.3% compared to 2.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in the District Council of Mount Barker between 2006 and 2011 were for those who nominated:

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+518 persons)
  • Anglican (+418 persons)
  • Lutheran (+358 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+254 persons)
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