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In Aberfoyle Park, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (-1,180) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2016.

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.

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
Aberfoyle Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic1,63514.813.81,86316.515.5-228
Anglican1,16910.611.61,55113.815.0-382
Uniting Church1,12610.26.51,41312.68.4-287
Christian,nfd3973.63.73353.03.1+62
Baptist2932.71.93373.02.1-44
Lutheran2372.11.93973.53.0-160
Pentecostal1441.31.11891.71.5-45
Christadelphian920.80.31091.00.3-17
Greek Orthodox770.70.71020.90.8-25
Hinduism660.60.4260.20.3+40
Churches of Christ630.60.3620.60.4+1
Islam610.60.4570.50.4+4
Other Protestant530.50.5120.10.2+41
Buddhism510.50.9720.60.8-21
Brethren480.40.1460.40.1+2
Presbyterian and Reformed410.41.0840.71.1-43
Baha'i370.30.1330.30.1+4
Jehova's Witnesses360.30.5580.50.5-22
Sikhism200.20.190.10.0+11
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)160.10.3240.20.3-8
Seventh Day Adventist130.10.2190.20.2-6
Other Eastern Catholic100.10.000.00.0+10
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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
Aberfoyle Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total5,47449.645.06,65459.153.3-1,180
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total2592.32.32512.22.1+8
Non-classifiable religious belief
900.80.8910.81.1-1
map this data in atlas.idNo religion4,49540.743.53,58531.834.5+910
Not stated
6866.28.46766.09.1+10

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 Onkaparinga: 13.8% Anglican, City of Onkaparinga: 11.6% Uniting Church, City of Onkaparinga: 6.5% Christian,nfd, City of Onkaparinga: 3.7% Baptist, City of Onkaparinga: 1.9% Lutheran, City of Onkaparinga: 1.9% Pentecostal, City of Onkaparinga: 1.1% Christadelphian, City of Onkaparinga: 0.3% Greek Orthodox, City of Onkaparinga: 0.7% Hinduism, City of Onkaparinga: 0.4% Western (Roman) Catholic, Aberfoyle Park: 14.8% Anglican, Aberfoyle Park: 10.6% Uniting Church, Aberfoyle Park: 10.2% Christian,nfd, Aberfoyle Park: 3.6% Baptist, Aberfoyle Park: 2.7% Lutheran, Aberfoyle Park: 2.1% Pentecostal, Aberfoyle Park: 1.3% Christadelphian, Aberfoyle Park: 0.8% Greek Orthodox, Aberfoyle Park: 0.7% Hinduism, Aberfoyle Park: 0.6%
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, Aberfoyle Park: -228 Anglican, Aberfoyle Park: -382 Uniting Church, Aberfoyle Park: -287 Christian,nfd, Aberfoyle Park: +62 Baptist, Aberfoyle Park: -44 Lutheran, Aberfoyle Park: -160 Pentecostal, Aberfoyle Park: -45 Christadelphian, Aberfoyle Park: -17 Greek Orthodox, Aberfoyle Park: -25 Hinduism, Aberfoyle Park: +40
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 Aberfoyle Park in 2016 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, 51.9% of the population nominated a religion, and 40.7% said they had no religion, compared with 47.3% and 43.5% respectively for the City of Onkaparinga.

The largest single religion in Aberfoyle Park was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 14.8% of the population or 1,635 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 (10.2% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (10.6% compared to 11.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-382 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-287 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-228 persons)
  • Lutheran (-160 persons)
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