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Central North District

Religion

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In Central North District, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+7,483) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

Central North District'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.

Central North District'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
Central North District - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic10,36314.113.811,27615.815.5-914
Anglican8,37211.411.610,66415.015.0-2,292
Uniting Church4,2655.86.55,0697.18.4-804
Christian,nfd2,8423.93.72,3053.23.1+537
Baptist1,2831.71.91,5462.22.1-263
Lutheran1,1941.61.91,9152.73.0-720
Pentecostal8441.11.11,0941.51.5-250
Presbyterian and Reformed7411.01.08681.21.1-128
Buddhism6020.80.94950.70.8+107
Greek Orthodox4730.60.75840.80.8-111
Islam3940.50.44050.60.4-11
Jehova's Witnesses3880.50.54220.60.5-34
Other Protestant3150.40.51900.30.2+126
Hinduism2840.40.41830.30.3+101
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)2140.30.32630.40.3-49
Churches of Christ2110.30.33180.40.4-108
Seventh Day Adventist1570.20.21760.20.2-19
Salvation Army1550.20.22240.30.3-69
Christadelphian1110.20.31330.20.3-22
Sikhism990.10.1350.00.0+64
Baha'i830.10.11200.20.1-37
Maronite Catholic790.10.1520.10.0+27
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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
Central North District - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total32,26943.845.037,44152.653.3-5,171
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1,6632.32.31,6322.32.1+31
Non-classifiable religious belief
6100.80.88271.21.1-217
map this data in atlas.idNo religion31,89943.343.524,41634.334.5+7,483
Not stated
6,5208.98.46,8919.79.1-371

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, Central North District: 14.1% Anglican, Central North District: 11.4% Uniting Church, Central North District: 5.8% Christian,nfd, Central North District: 3.9% Baptist, Central North District: 1.7% Lutheran, Central North District: 1.6% Pentecostal, Central North District: 1.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, Central North District: 1.0% Buddhism, Central North District: 0.8% Greek Orthodox, Central North District: 0.6%
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, Central North District: -914 Anglican, Central North District: -2,292 Uniting Church, Central North District: -804 Christian,nfd, Central North District: +537 Baptist, Central North District: -263 Lutheran, Central North District: -720 Pentecostal, Central North District: -250 Presbyterian and Reformed, Central North District: -128 Buddhism, Central North District: +107 Greek Orthodox, Central North District: -111
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 Central North District in 2016 compared to the City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion and a similar proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 46.1% of the population nominated a religion, and 43.3% said they had no religion, compared with 47.3% and 43.5% respectively for the City of Onkaparinga.

The largest single religion in Central North District was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 14.1% of the population or 10,363 people as adherents.

There were no major differences between Central North District and City of Onkaparinga in 2016.

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-2,292 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-914 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-804 persons)
  • Lutheran (-720 persons)
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