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In McLaren Flat, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+216) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

McLaren Flat'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.

McLaren Flat'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
McLaren Flat - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
Anglican20613.511.628019.415.0-74
Western (Roman) Catholic20513.513.819913.815.5+7
Uniting Church1127.46.51228.58.4-10
Christian,nfd664.33.7503.53.1+16
Lutheran342.31.9664.63.0-32

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
McLaren Flat - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total66043.245.079354.853.3-133
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total130.92.370.52.1+6
Non-classifiable religious belief
120.80.890.61.1+3
map this data in atlas.idNo religion73047.843.551435.534.5+216
Not stated
1097.28.41238.59.1-14

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 Anglican, City of Onkaparinga: 11.6% Western (Roman) Catholic, City of Onkaparinga: 13.8% Uniting Church, City of Onkaparinga: 6.5% Christian,nfd, City of Onkaparinga: 3.7% Lutheran, City of Onkaparinga: 1.9% Anglican, McLaren Flat: 13.5% Western (Roman) Catholic, McLaren Flat: 13.5% Uniting Church, McLaren Flat: 7.4% Christian,nfd, McLaren Flat: 4.3% Lutheran, McLaren Flat: 2.3%
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 Anglican, McLaren Flat: -74 Western (Roman) Catholic, McLaren Flat: +7 Uniting Church, McLaren Flat: -10 Christian,nfd, McLaren Flat: +16 Lutheran, McLaren Flat: -32
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 McLaren Flat in 2016 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, 44.1% of the population nominated a religion, and 47.8% said they had no religion, compared with 47.3% and 43.5% respectively for the City of Onkaparinga.

The largest single religion in McLaren Flat was Anglican, with 13.5% of the population or 206 people as adherents.

The major difference between the religious affiliation for the population of McLaren Flat and the City of Onkaparinga was:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (13.5% compared to 11.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the religious affiliation of the population in McLaren Flat between 2011 and 2016 was for those who nominated:

  • Anglican (-74 persons)
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