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In Willunga and Surrounds, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+188) compared to non Christians and Christians in 2011.

Willunga and Surrounds'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.

Willunga and Surrounds'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
Willunga and Surrounds - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Anglican53315.315.051814.915.9+15
Western (Roman) Catholic40811.715.541211.815.6-4
Uniting Church35710.28.440011.59.2-43
Lutheran1654.73.01504.33.0+15
Christian,nfd1163.33.1671.92.2+49
Baptist722.12.1712.02.3+1
Pentecostal571.61.5631.81.8-6
Presbyterian and Reformed341.01.1461.31.2-12
Buddhism330.90.8190.60.5+14
Greek Orthodox230.70.8371.10.9-14
Jehova's Witnesses220.60.5320.90.6-10

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
Willunga and Surrounds - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total1,82052.253.31,83652.755.2-16
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total661.92.1461.31.6+20
Non-classifiable religious belief
411.21.1371.10.8+4
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,30537.434.51,11732.129.6+188
Not stated
2547.39.144512.812.7-191

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% Pentecostal, City of Onkaparinga: 1.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Onkaparinga: 1.1% Buddhism, City of Onkaparinga: 0.8% Greek Orthodox, City of Onkaparinga: 0.8% Anglican, Willunga and Surrounds: 15.3% Western (Roman) Catholic, Willunga and Surrounds: 11.7% Uniting Church, Willunga and Surrounds: 10.2% Lutheran, Willunga and Surrounds: 4.7% Christian,nfd, Willunga and Surrounds: 3.3% Baptist, Willunga and Surrounds: 2.1% Pentecostal, Willunga and Surrounds: 1.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, Willunga and Surrounds: 1.0% Buddhism, Willunga and Surrounds: 0.9% Greek Orthodox, Willunga and Surrounds: 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 Anglican, Willunga and Surrounds: +15 Western (Roman) Catholic, Willunga and Surrounds: -4 Uniting Church, Willunga and Surrounds: -43 Lutheran, Willunga and Surrounds: +15 Christian,nfd, Willunga and Surrounds: +49 Baptist, Willunga and Surrounds: +1 Pentecostal, Willunga and Surrounds: -6 Presbyterian and Reformed, Willunga and Surrounds: -12 Buddhism, Willunga and Surrounds: +14 Greek Orthodox, Willunga and Surrounds: -14
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 Willunga and Surrounds 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, 54.1% of the population nominated a religion, and 37.4% said they had no religion, compared with 55.4% and 34.5% respectively for the City of Onkaparinga.

The largest single religion in Willunga and Surrounds was Anglican, with 15.3% of the population or 533 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Willunga and Surrounds and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Uniting Church (10.2% compared to 8.4%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Lutheran (4.7% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (11.7% compared to 15.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the religious affiliation of the population in Willunga and Surrounds between 2006 and 2011 was for those who nominated:

  • Christian,nfd (+49 persons)