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In Morphett Vale, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+2,382) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

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.

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
Morphett Vale - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic3,24214.013.83,59415.915.5-352
Anglican2,57711.111.63,39015.015.0-813
Uniting Church1,4236.26.51,7367.78.4-313
Christian,nfd9204.03.77173.23.1+203
Baptist4301.91.95692.52.1-139
Lutheran3601.61.96152.73.0-255
Pentecostal2691.21.13341.51.5-65
Presbyterian and Reformed2591.11.03031.31.1-44
Buddhism2020.90.91370.60.8+65
Greek Orthodox1750.80.72161.00.8-41
Islam1670.70.41640.70.4+3
Other Protestant1240.50.5510.20.2+73
Hinduism1180.50.4740.30.3+44
Jehova's Witnesses1120.50.51170.50.5-5
Churches of Christ810.40.31340.60.4-53
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)700.30.3810.40.3-11
Seventh Day Adventist660.30.2680.30.2-2
Salvation Army640.30.2920.40.3-28
Sikhism370.20.1170.10.0+20
Maronite Catholic300.10.1150.10.0+15
Other Christian290.10.1240.10.1+5
Serbian Orthodox290.10.1250.10.1+4
Coptic Orthodox240.10.0260.10.0-2
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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
Morphett Vale - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total10,33344.745.012,16853.953.3-1,835
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total6042.62.35672.52.1+37
Non-classifiable religious belief
2140.90.82521.11.1-38
map this data in atlas.idNo religion9,77142.243.57,38932.734.5+2,382
Not stated
2,0118.78.42,2039.89.1-192

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% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Onkaparinga: 1.0% Buddhism, City of Onkaparinga: 0.9% Greek Orthodox, City of Onkaparinga: 0.7% Western (Roman) Catholic, Morphett Vale: 14.0% Anglican, Morphett Vale: 11.1% Uniting Church, Morphett Vale: 6.2% Christian,nfd, Morphett Vale: 4.0% Baptist, Morphett Vale: 1.9% Lutheran, Morphett Vale: 1.6% Pentecostal, Morphett Vale: 1.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, Morphett Vale: 1.1% Buddhism, Morphett Vale: 0.9% Greek Orthodox, Morphett Vale: 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in religion, 2011 to 2016
Change in religion, 2011 to 2016 Western (Roman) Catholic, Morphett Vale: -352 Anglican, Morphett Vale: -813 Uniting Church, Morphett Vale: -313 Christian,nfd, Morphett Vale: +203 Baptist, Morphett Vale: -139 Lutheran, Morphett Vale: -255 Pentecostal, Morphett Vale: -65 Presbyterian and Reformed, Morphett Vale: -44 Buddhism, Morphett Vale: +65 Greek Orthodox, Morphett Vale: -41
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 Morphett Vale in 2016 compared to the City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a similar proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 47.3% of the population nominated a religion, and 42.2% said they had no religion, compared with 47.3% and 43.5% respectively for the City of Onkaparinga.

The largest single religion in Morphett Vale was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 14.0% of the population or 3,242 people as adherents.

There were no major differences between Morphett Vale and City of Onkaparinga in 2016.

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-813 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-352 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-313 persons)
  • Lutheran (-255 persons)
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