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Hills South District

Religion

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In Hills South District, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+881) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

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.

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
Hills South District - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
Anglican1,25614.011.61,51817.615.0-261
Western (Roman) Catholic1,14312.713.81,18813.715.5-44
Uniting Church7117.96.590410.58.4-193
Christian,nfd3233.63.72823.33.1+41
Lutheran2532.81.93924.53.0-139
Presbyterian and Reformed1051.21.01011.21.1+3
Baptist1021.11.91451.72.1-43
Buddhism620.70.9510.60.8+11
Pentecostal520.61.11061.21.5-54
Other Protestant390.40.5190.20.2+19
Greek Orthodox290.30.7370.40.8-8
Jehova's Witnesses260.30.5390.50.5-13
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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
Hills 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 total4,09245.545.04,80755.653.3-715
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total891.02.3941.12.1-5
Non-classifiable religious belief
680.80.8690.81.1-2
map this data in atlas.idNo religion3,87943.143.52,99834.734.5+881
Not stated
7968.98.46777.89.1+118

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 Anglican, City of Onkaparinga: 11.6% Western (Roman) Catholic, City of Onkaparinga: 13.8% Uniting Church, City of Onkaparinga: 6.5% Christian,nfd, City of Onkaparinga: 3.7% Lutheran, City of Onkaparinga: 1.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Onkaparinga: 1.0% Baptist, City of Onkaparinga: 1.9% Buddhism, City of Onkaparinga: 0.9% Pentecostal, City of Onkaparinga: 1.1% Other Protestant, City of Onkaparinga: 0.5% Anglican, Hills South District: 14.0% Western (Roman) Catholic, Hills South District: 12.7% Uniting Church, Hills South District: 7.9% Christian,nfd, Hills South District: 3.6% Lutheran, Hills South District: 2.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, Hills South District: 1.2% Baptist, Hills South District: 1.1% Buddhism, Hills South District: 0.7% Pentecostal, Hills South District: 0.6% Other Protestant, Hills South District: 0.4%
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 Anglican, Hills South District: -261 Western (Roman) Catholic, Hills South District: -44 Uniting Church, Hills South District: -193 Christian,nfd, Hills South District: +41 Lutheran, Hills South District: -139 Presbyterian and Reformed, Hills South District: +3 Baptist, Hills South District: -43 Buddhism, Hills South District: +11 Pentecostal, Hills South District: -54 Other Protestant, Hills South District: +19
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 Hills 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 similar proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 46.5% of the population nominated a religion, and 43.1% said they had no religion, compared with 47.3% and 43.5% respectively for the City of Onkaparinga.

The largest single religion in Hills South District was Anglican, with 14.0% of the population or 1,256 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 (14.0% compared to 11.6%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Uniting Church (7.9% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (12.7% compared to 13.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-261 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-193 persons)
  • Lutheran (-139 persons)
  • Pentecostal (-54 persons)
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