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In McLaren Vale, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+75) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

McLaren Vale'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 Vale'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
McLaren Vale - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Anglican70519.015.070718.715.9-2
Western (Roman) Catholic58115.615.563316.715.6-52
Uniting Church42511.48.447412.59.2-49
Lutheran1614.33.01774.73.0-16
Christian,nfd1173.13.1451.22.2+72
Baptist501.32.1521.42.3-2
Pentecostal491.31.5320.81.8+17
Presbyterian and Reformed491.31.1631.71.2-14

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
McLaren Vale - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total2,19459.153.32,26359.855.2-69
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total210.62.1310.81.6-11
Non-classifiable religious belief
200.51.1100.30.8+10
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,17931.734.51,10429.129.6+75
Not stated
3008.19.137910.012.7-79

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% Lutheran, City of Onkaparinga: 3.0% Christian,nfd, City of Onkaparinga: 3.1% Baptist, City of Onkaparinga: 2.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Onkaparinga: 1.1% Pentecostal, City of Onkaparinga: 1.5% Anglican, McLaren Vale: 19.0% Western (Roman) Catholic, McLaren Vale: 15.6% Uniting Church, McLaren Vale: 11.4% Lutheran, McLaren Vale: 4.3% Christian,nfd, McLaren Vale: 3.1% Baptist, McLaren Vale: 1.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, McLaren Vale: 1.3% Pentecostal, McLaren Vale: 1.3%
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, McLaren Vale: -2 Western (Roman) Catholic, McLaren Vale: -52 Uniting Church, McLaren Vale: -49 Lutheran, McLaren Vale: -16 Christian,nfd, McLaren Vale: +72 Baptist, McLaren Vale: -2 Presbyterian and Reformed, McLaren Vale: -14 Pentecostal, McLaren Vale: +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 McLaren Vale 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, 59.6% of the population nominated a religion, and 31.7% said they had no religion, compared with 55.4% and 34.5% respectively for the City of Onkaparinga.

The largest single religion in McLaren Vale was Anglican, with 19.0% of the population or 705 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of McLaren Vale and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (19.0% compared to 15.0%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Uniting Church (11.4% compared to 8.4%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Lutheran (4.3% compared to 3.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Christian,nfd (+72 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-52 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-49 persons)