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In Central South District, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+1,863) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

Central South 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 South 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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's religion?'

Total population

Religion - Ranked by size
Central South District - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Anglican3,00015.915.02,59616.615.9+403
Western (Roman) Catholic2,90315.315.52,39315.315.6+510
Uniting Church1,2396.58.41,1747.59.2+65
Lutheran4822.53.04482.93.0+34
Christian,nfd4732.53.13722.42.2+101
Baptist3191.72.12771.82.3+42
Pentecostal2691.41.52591.71.8+10
Presbyterian and Reformed2321.21.12231.41.2+9
Jehova's Witnesses1550.80.51310.80.6+24
Buddhism1510.80.8760.50.5+75
Greek Orthodox730.40.8700.40.9+3
Churches of Christ630.30.4590.40.6+4
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)600.30.3500.30.3+10
Other Protestant460.20.2210.10.2+25
Salvation Army410.20.3300.20.3+11
Hinduism380.20.3160.10.2+22
Paganism370.20.1340.20.2+3
Islam330.20.490.10.3+24
Seventh Day Adventist310.20.2110.10.2+20
Other Christian290.20.1100.10.1+19
Other Nature Religions210.10.1150.10.1+6
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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
Central South District - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total9,46950.053.38,14652.055.2+1,323
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total3191.72.11881.21.6+131
Non-classifiable religious belief
1951.01.11591.00.8+36
map this data in atlas.idNo religion6,89236.434.55,02832.129.6+1,863
Not stated
2,04910.89.12,13813.712.7-89

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% Jehova's Witnesses, City of Onkaparinga: 0.5% Buddhism, City of Onkaparinga: 0.8% Anglican, Central South District: 15.9% Western (Roman) Catholic, Central South District: 15.3% Uniting Church, Central South District: 6.5% Lutheran, Central South District: 2.5% Christian,nfd, Central South District: 2.5% Baptist, Central South District: 1.7% Pentecostal, Central South District: 1.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, Central South District: 1.2% Jehova's Witnesses, Central South District: 0.8% Buddhism, Central South District: 0.8%
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 Anglican, Central South District: +403 Western (Roman) Catholic, Central South District: +510 Uniting Church, Central South District: +65 Lutheran, Central South District: +34 Christian,nfd, Central South District: +101 Baptist, Central South District: +42 Pentecostal, Central South District: +10 Presbyterian and Reformed, Central South District: +9 Jehova's Witnesses, Central South District: +24 Buddhism, Central South District: +75
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 Central South District 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, 51.7% of the population nominated a religion, and 36.4% said they had no religion, compared with 55.4% and 34.5% respectively for the City of Onkaparinga.

The largest single religion in Central South District was Anglican, with 15.9% of the population or 3,000 people as adherents.

The major difference between the religious affiliation for the population of Central South District and the City of Onkaparinga was:

  • A smaller percentage who nominated Uniting Church (6.5% compared to 8.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Central South District between 2006 and 2011 were for those who nominated:

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+510 persons)
  • Anglican (+403 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+101 persons)
  • Buddhism (+75 persons)