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In Aberfoyle Park, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+546) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

Aberfoyle Park'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.

Aberfoyle Park'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
Aberfoyle Park - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic1,86316.515.52,04817.615.6-185
Anglican1,55113.815.01,62213.915.9-71
Uniting Church1,41312.68.41,52013.09.2-107
Lutheran3973.53.04433.83.0-46
Baptist3373.02.13362.92.3+1
Christian,nfd3353.03.12992.62.2+36
Pentecostal1891.71.52171.91.8-28
Christadelphian1091.00.31221.00.4-13
Greek Orthodox1020.90.8980.80.9+4
Presbyterian and Reformed840.71.11010.91.2-17
Buddhism720.60.8470.40.5+25
Churches of Christ620.60.4950.80.6-33
Jehova's Witnesses580.50.5400.30.6+18
Islam570.50.4470.40.3+10
Brethren460.40.1220.20.1+24
Baha'i330.30.1520.40.1-19
Hinduism260.20.3260.20.20
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)240.20.3360.30.3-12
Salvation Army220.20.3290.20.3-7
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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
Aberfoyle Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total6,65459.153.37,12561.155.2-471
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total2512.22.12191.91.6+32
Non-classifiable religious belief
910.81.1660.60.8+25
map this data in atlas.idNo religion3,58531.834.53,03926.129.6+546
Not stated
6766.09.11,21310.412.7-537

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 Onkaparinga: 15.5% Anglican, City of Onkaparinga: 15.0% Uniting Church, City of Onkaparinga: 8.4% Lutheran, City of Onkaparinga: 3.0% Baptist, City of Onkaparinga: 2.1% Christian,nfd, City of Onkaparinga: 3.1% Pentecostal, City of Onkaparinga: 1.5% Christadelphian, City of Onkaparinga: 0.3% Greek Orthodox, City of Onkaparinga: 0.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Onkaparinga: 1.1% Western (Roman) Catholic, Aberfoyle Park: 16.5% Anglican, Aberfoyle Park: 13.8% Uniting Church, Aberfoyle Park: 12.6% Lutheran, Aberfoyle Park: 3.5% Baptist, Aberfoyle Park: 3.0% Christian,nfd, Aberfoyle Park: 3.0% Pentecostal, Aberfoyle Park: 1.7% Christadelphian, Aberfoyle Park: 1.0% Greek Orthodox, Aberfoyle Park: 0.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, Aberfoyle Park: 0.7%
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, Aberfoyle Park: -185 Anglican, Aberfoyle Park: -71 Uniting Church, Aberfoyle Park: -107 Lutheran, Aberfoyle Park: -46 Baptist, Aberfoyle Park: +1 Christian,nfd, Aberfoyle Park: +36 Pentecostal, Aberfoyle Park: -28 Christadelphian, Aberfoyle Park: -13 Greek Orthodox, Aberfoyle Park: +4 Presbyterian and Reformed, Aberfoyle Park: -17
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 Aberfoyle Park in 2011 compared to the City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 61.3% of the population nominated a religion, and 31.8% said they had no religion, compared with 55.4% and 34.5% respectively for the City of Onkaparinga.

The largest single religion in Aberfoyle Park was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 16.5% of the population or 1,863 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Aberfoyle Park and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Uniting Church (12.6% compared to 8.4%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (16.5% compared to 15.5%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (13.8% compared to 15.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-185 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-107 persons)
  • Anglican (-71 persons)