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In Old Noarlunga, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+91) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

Old Noarlunga'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.

Old Noarlunga'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
Old Noarlunga - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic20515.215.517614.215.6+29
Anglican17713.215.019515.815.9-18
Uniting Church1198.88.413010.59.2-11
Christian,nfd483.63.1241.92.2+24
Lutheran362.73.0473.83.0-12
Baptist272.02.1131.02.3+14
Pentecostal241.81.5211.71.8+3

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
Old Noarlunga - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total68350.753.365553.055.2+28
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total171.22.160.51.6+11
Non-classifiable religious belief
161.21.1100.80.8+6
map this data in atlas.idNo religion50937.834.541833.829.6+91
Not stated
1229.19.114711.912.7-25

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% Western (Roman) Catholic, Old Noarlunga: 15.2% Anglican, Old Noarlunga: 13.2% Uniting Church, Old Noarlunga: 8.8% Christian,nfd, Old Noarlunga: 3.6% Lutheran, Old Noarlunga: 2.7% Baptist, Old Noarlunga: 2.0% Pentecostal, Old Noarlunga: 1.8%
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 Western (Roman) Catholic, Old Noarlunga: +29 Anglican, Old Noarlunga: -18 Uniting Church, Old Noarlunga: -11 Christian,nfd, Old Noarlunga: +24 Lutheran, Old Noarlunga: -12 Baptist, Old Noarlunga: +14 Pentecostal, Old Noarlunga: +3
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 Old Noarlunga 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, 52.0% of the population nominated a religion, and 37.8% said they had no religion, compared with 55.4% and 34.5% respectively for the City of Onkaparinga.

The largest single religion in Old Noarlunga was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 15.2% of the population or 205 people as adherents.

The major difference between the religious affiliation for the population of Old Noarlunga and the City of Onkaparinga was:

  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (13.2% compared to 15.0%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Old Noarlunga between 2006 and 2011.