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In Hills South District, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+456) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

Hills 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.

Hills 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
Hills South District - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Anglican1,51817.615.01,35216.615.9+166
Western (Roman) Catholic1,18813.715.51,17014.315.6+18
Uniting Church90510.58.498412.19.2-80
Lutheran3934.53.03544.33.0+38
Christian,nfd2833.33.11191.52.2+164
Baptist1461.72.11271.62.3+19
Pentecostal1071.21.51001.21.8+7
Presbyterian and Reformed1021.21.11151.41.2-13
Buddhism510.60.8380.50.5+13
Jehova's Witnesses390.50.5470.60.6-8
Greek Orthodox370.40.8490.60.9-12
Churches of Christ210.20.4470.60.6-26
Other Protestant200.20.270.10.2+13
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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
Hills 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 total4,80855.653.34,52655.555.2+282
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total941.12.1971.21.6-3
Non-classifiable religious belief
700.81.1520.60.8+18
map this data in atlas.idNo religion2,99834.734.52,54231.229.6+456
Not stated
6787.89.194011.512.7-262

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% Jehova's Witnesses, City of Onkaparinga: 0.5% Anglican, Hills South District: 17.6% Western (Roman) Catholic, Hills South District: 13.7% Uniting Church, Hills South District: 10.5% Lutheran, Hills South District: 4.5% Christian,nfd, Hills South District: 3.3% Baptist, Hills South District: 1.7% Pentecostal, Hills South District: 1.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, Hills South District: 1.2% Buddhism, Hills South District: 0.6% Jehova's Witnesses, Hills South District: 0.5%
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, Hills South District: +166 Western (Roman) Catholic, Hills South District: +18 Uniting Church, Hills South District: -80 Lutheran, Hills South District: +38 Christian,nfd, Hills South District: +164 Baptist, Hills South District: +19 Pentecostal, Hills South District: +7 Presbyterian and Reformed, Hills South District: -13 Buddhism, Hills South District: +13 Jehova's Witnesses, Hills South District: -8
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 Hills South District in 2011 compared to the City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a similar proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 56.7% of the population nominated a religion, and 34.7% said they had no religion, compared with 55.4% and 34.5% respectively for the City of Onkaparinga.

The largest single religion in Hills South District was Anglican, with 17.6% of the population or 1,518 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Hills South District and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (17.6% compared to 15.0%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Uniting Church (10.5% compared to 8.4%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Lutheran (4.5% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (13.7% compared to 15.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (+166 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+164 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-80 persons)