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In Aldinga Beach, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (+1,738) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2011.

Aldinga Beach'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.

Aldinga Beach'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
Aldinga Beach - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Anglican1,33013.715.081613.715.9+514
Western (Roman) Catholic1,28613.315.570911.915.6+577
Uniting Church5856.08.43996.79.2+186
Christian,nfd3073.23.11382.32.2+169
Lutheran2913.03.01552.63.0+136
Baptist2272.32.11682.82.3+59
Pentecostal1211.21.5791.31.8+42
Presbyterian and Reformed830.91.1691.21.2+14
Buddhism810.80.8400.70.5+41
Jehova's Witnesses740.80.5741.20.60
Greek Orthodox620.60.8460.80.9+16
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)360.40.380.10.3+28
Churches of Christ270.30.4350.60.6-8
Paganism210.20.1240.40.2-3
Other Protestant200.20.2260.40.2-6
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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
Aldinga Beach - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total4,50546.553.32,76746.455.2+1,738
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1781.82.11051.81.6+73
Non-classifiable religious belief
1551.61.1691.20.8+86
map this data in atlas.idNo religion3,72638.534.52,08935.129.6+1,637
Not stated
1,12311.69.193015.612.7+193

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 Anglican, City of Onkaparinga: 15.0% Western (Roman) Catholic, City of Onkaparinga: 15.5% Uniting Church, City of Onkaparinga: 8.4% Christian,nfd, City of Onkaparinga: 3.1% Lutheran, City of Onkaparinga: 3.0% Baptist, City of Onkaparinga: 2.1% Pentecostal, City of Onkaparinga: 1.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Onkaparinga: 1.1% Buddhism, City of Onkaparinga: 0.8% Jehova's Witnesses, City of Onkaparinga: 0.5% Anglican, Aldinga Beach: 13.7% Western (Roman) Catholic, Aldinga Beach: 13.3% Uniting Church, Aldinga Beach: 6.0% Christian,nfd, Aldinga Beach: 3.2% Lutheran, Aldinga Beach: 3.0% Baptist, Aldinga Beach: 2.3% Pentecostal, Aldinga Beach: 1.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, Aldinga Beach: 0.9% Buddhism, Aldinga Beach: 0.8% Jehova's Witnesses, Aldinga Beach: 0.8%
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 Anglican, Aldinga Beach: +514 Western (Roman) Catholic, Aldinga Beach: +577 Uniting Church, Aldinga Beach: +186 Christian,nfd, Aldinga Beach: +169 Lutheran, Aldinga Beach: +136 Baptist, Aldinga Beach: +59 Pentecostal, Aldinga Beach: +42 Presbyterian and Reformed, Aldinga Beach: +14 Buddhism, Aldinga Beach: +41 Jehova's Witnesses, Aldinga Beach: 0
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 Aldinga Beach in 2011 compared to the City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion and a higher proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 48.3% of the population nominated a religion, and 38.5% said they had no religion, compared with 55.4% and 34.5% respectively for the City of Onkaparinga.

The largest single religion in Aldinga Beach was Anglican, with 13.7% of the population or 1,330 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Aldinga Beach and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A smaller percentage who nominated Uniting Church (6.0% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (13.3% compared to 15.5%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (13.7% compared to 15.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+577 persons)
  • Anglican (+514 persons)
  • Uniting Church (+186 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+169 persons)