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In Morphett Vale, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+665) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

Morphett 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.

Morphett 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
Morphett Vale - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic3,59415.915.53,50415.215.6+90
Anglican3,39015.015.03,76716.315.9-377
Uniting Church1,7367.78.41,9058.39.2-169
Christian,nfd7173.23.15512.42.2+166
Lutheran6152.73.06532.83.0-38
Baptist5692.52.16182.72.3-49
Pentecostal3341.51.54171.81.8-83
Presbyterian and Reformed3031.31.13311.41.2-28
Greek Orthodox2161.00.81830.80.9+33
Islam1640.70.4840.40.3+80
Buddhism1370.60.81130.50.5+24
Churches of Christ1340.60.41450.60.6-11
Jehova's Witnesses1170.50.51410.60.6-24
Salvation Army920.40.31390.60.3-47
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)810.40.3910.40.3-10
Hinduism740.30.3430.20.2+31
Seventh Day Adventist680.30.2620.30.2+6
Paganism520.20.1640.30.2-12
Other Protestant510.20.2260.10.2+25
Baha'i340.20.1290.10.1+5
Wiccan/Witchcraft340.20.1410.20.1-7
Christadelphian280.10.3370.20.4-9
Coptic Orthodox260.10.060.00.0+20
Serbian Orthodox250.10.1370.20.1-12
Other Christian240.10.1400.20.1-16
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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
Morphett Vale - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total12,16853.953.312,73655.355.2-568
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total5672.52.14221.81.6+145
Non-classifiable religious belief
2521.11.11940.80.8+58
map this data in atlas.idNo religion7,38932.734.56,72429.229.6+665
Not stated
2,2039.89.12,97312.912.7-770

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% 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% Greek Orthodox, City of Onkaparinga: 0.8% Islam, City of Onkaparinga: 0.4% Western (Roman) Catholic, Morphett Vale: 15.9% Anglican, Morphett Vale: 15.0% Uniting Church, Morphett Vale: 7.7% Christian,nfd, Morphett Vale: 3.2% Lutheran, Morphett Vale: 2.7% Baptist, Morphett Vale: 2.5% Pentecostal, Morphett Vale: 1.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, Morphett Vale: 1.3% Greek Orthodox, Morphett Vale: 1.0% Islam, Morphett Vale: 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, Morphett Vale: +90 Anglican, Morphett Vale: -377 Uniting Church, Morphett Vale: -169 Christian,nfd, Morphett Vale: +166 Lutheran, Morphett Vale: -38 Baptist, Morphett Vale: -49 Pentecostal, Morphett Vale: -83 Presbyterian and Reformed, Morphett Vale: -28 Greek Orthodox, Morphett Vale: +33 Islam, Morphett Vale: +80
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 Morphett 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, 56.4% of the population nominated a religion, and 32.7% said they had no religion, compared with 55.4% and 34.5% respectively for the City of Onkaparinga.

The largest single religion in Morphett Vale was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 15.9% of the population or 3,594 people as adherents.

There were no major differences between Morphett Vale and City of Onkaparinga in 2011.

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-377 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-169 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+166 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+90 persons)