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In Woodcroft, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+1,222) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

Woodcroft'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.

Woodcroft'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
Woodcroft - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic1,66014.913.81,79016.515.5-130
Anglican1,47413.211.61,87917.315.0-405
Uniting Church8737.86.51,0269.48.4-153
Christian,nfd3393.03.73633.33.1-24
Lutheran2161.91.92732.53.0-57
Baptist1591.41.91431.32.1+16
Pentecostal1251.11.11391.31.5-14
Presbyterian and Reformed1081.01.01101.01.1-2
Islam1050.90.41051.00.40
Buddhism730.70.9560.50.8+17
Hinduism710.60.4370.30.3+34
Greek Orthodox690.60.7970.90.8-28
Baha'i450.40.1600.60.1-15
Maronite Catholic420.40.1250.20.0+17
Other Protestant420.40.5280.30.2+14
Christadelphian410.40.3520.50.3-11
Churches of Christ340.30.3440.40.4-10
Seventh Day Adventist290.30.2260.20.2+3
Jehova's Witnesses270.20.5470.40.5-20
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)250.20.3370.30.3-12
Other Eastern Catholic240.20.030.00.0+21
Salvation Army190.20.2190.20.30
Sikhism160.10.130.00.0+13
Other Christian110.10.1200.20.1-9
Coptic Orthodox100.10.090.10.0+1
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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
Woodcroft - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total5,34947.945.06,17856.953.3-829
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total3222.92.32912.72.1+31
Non-classifiable religious belief
520.50.8870.81.1-35
map this data in atlas.idNo religion4,75842.643.53,53632.634.5+1,222
Not stated
6335.78.47717.19.1-138

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% Lutheran, City of Onkaparinga: 1.9% Baptist, City of Onkaparinga: 1.9% Pentecostal, City of Onkaparinga: 1.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Onkaparinga: 1.0% Islam, City of Onkaparinga: 0.4% Buddhism, City of Onkaparinga: 0.9% Western (Roman) Catholic, Woodcroft: 14.9% Anglican, Woodcroft: 13.2% Uniting Church, Woodcroft: 7.8% Christian,nfd, Woodcroft: 3.0% Lutheran, Woodcroft: 1.9% Baptist, Woodcroft: 1.4% Pentecostal, Woodcroft: 1.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, Woodcroft: 1.0% Islam, Woodcroft: 0.9% Buddhism, Woodcroft: 0.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in religion, 2011 to 2016
Change in religion, 2011 to 2016 Western (Roman) Catholic, Woodcroft: -130 Anglican, Woodcroft: -405 Uniting Church, Woodcroft: -153 Christian,nfd, Woodcroft: -24 Lutheran, Woodcroft: -57 Baptist, Woodcroft: +16 Pentecostal, Woodcroft: -14 Presbyterian and Reformed, Woodcroft: -2 Islam, Woodcroft: 0 Buddhism, Woodcroft: +17
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 Woodcroft in 2016 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, 50.8% of the population nominated a religion, and 42.6% said they had no religion, compared with 47.3% and 43.5% respectively for the City of Onkaparinga.

The largest single religion in Woodcroft was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 14.9% of the population or 1,660 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (13.2% compared to 11.6%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Uniting Church (7.8% compared to 6.5%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (14.9% compared to 13.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-405 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-153 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-130 persons)
  • Lutheran (-57 persons)
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