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Central South District

Religion

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In Central South District, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+3,419) compared to non Christians and Christians in 2016.

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.

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 South District - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic3,20314.313.82,90215.315.5+301
Anglican2,71012.111.62,99915.915.0-289
Uniting Church1,1415.16.51,2396.58.4-98
Christian,nfd7433.33.74732.53.1+270
Lutheran4051.81.94822.53.0-77
Baptist3311.51.93191.72.1+12
Presbyterian and Reformed2531.11.02321.21.1+21
Pentecostal1940.91.12691.41.5-75
Buddhism1770.80.91510.80.8+26
Jehova's Witnesses1420.60.51550.80.5-13
Other Protestant950.40.5460.20.2+49
Greek Orthodox730.30.7730.40.80
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)700.30.3600.30.3+10
Islam390.20.4330.20.4+6
Hinduism330.10.4380.20.3-5
Churches of Christ280.10.3630.30.4-35
Seventh Day Adventist260.10.2310.20.2-5
Salvation Army250.10.2410.20.3-16
Christadelphian250.10.3100.10.3+15
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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 South District - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total9,49942.445.09,46950.053.3+30
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total2871.32.33191.72.1-32
Non-classifiable religious belief
1880.80.81951.01.1-7
map this data in atlas.idNo religion10,31046.143.56,89136.434.5+3,419
Not stated
1,9328.68.42,04910.89.1-116

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% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Onkaparinga: 1.0% Pentecostal, City of Onkaparinga: 1.1% Buddhism, City of Onkaparinga: 0.9% Jehova's Witnesses, City of Onkaparinga: 0.5% Western (Roman) Catholic, Central South District: 14.3% Anglican, Central South District: 12.1% Uniting Church, Central South District: 5.1% Christian,nfd, Central South District: 3.3% Lutheran, Central South District: 1.8% Baptist, Central South District: 1.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, Central South District: 1.1% Pentecostal, Central South District: 0.9% Buddhism, Central South District: 0.8% Jehova's Witnesses, Central South 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 South District: +301 Anglican, Central South District: -289 Uniting Church, Central South District: -98 Christian,nfd, Central South District: +270 Lutheran, Central South District: -77 Baptist, Central South District: +12 Presbyterian and Reformed, Central South District: +21 Pentecostal, Central South District: -75 Buddhism, Central South District: +26 Jehova's Witnesses, Central South District: -13
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 South District in 2016 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, 43.7% of the population nominated a religion, and 46.1% said they had no religion, compared with 47.3% and 43.5% respectively for the City of Onkaparinga.

The largest single religion in Central South District was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 14.3% of the population or 3,203 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 (5.1% compared to 6.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+301 persons)
  • Anglican (-289 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+270 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-98 persons)
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