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In Blakeview, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+1,169) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

Blakeview'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.

Blakeview'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
Blakeview - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic1,07615.114.979615.816.7+280
Anglican87812.311.687217.314.8+6
Uniting Church3725.24.82915.85.7+81
Christian,nfd2713.83.31703.42.9+100
Pentecostal1682.41.7651.31.6+103
Lutheran1281.81.61432.82.6-15
Baptist1071.51.6791.61.5+28
Presbyterian and Reformed691.01.0561.11.2+14
Buddhism540.81.7180.41.5+37
Greek Orthodox450.60.9200.41.0+26
Islam420.62.2110.21.2+31
Other Protestant400.60.6180.40.3+21
Hinduism310.40.860.10.2+25
Other Eastern Catholic240.30.000.00.0+24
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)210.30.3250.50.3-4
Seventh Day Adventist210.30.330.10.2+19
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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
Blakeview - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total3,27546.044.12,64552.650.8+630
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1662.35.6751.53.5+91
Non-classifiable religious belief
490.70.8310.60.9+17
map this data in atlas.idNo religion3,04542.840.01,87637.334.0+1,169
Not stated
5137.29.54058.110.7+108

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 Playford: 14.9% Anglican, City of Playford: 11.6% Uniting Church, City of Playford: 4.8% Christian,nfd, City of Playford: 3.3% Pentecostal, City of Playford: 1.7% Lutheran, City of Playford: 1.6% Baptist, City of Playford: 1.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Playford: 1.0% Buddhism, City of Playford: 1.7% Greek Orthodox, City of Playford: 0.9% Western (Roman) Catholic, Blakeview: 15.1% Anglican, Blakeview: 12.3% Uniting Church, Blakeview: 5.2% Christian,nfd, Blakeview: 3.8% Pentecostal, Blakeview: 2.4% Lutheran, Blakeview: 1.8% Baptist, Blakeview: 1.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, Blakeview: 1.0% Buddhism, Blakeview: 0.8% Greek Orthodox, Blakeview: 0.6%
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 Western (Roman) Catholic, Blakeview: +280 Anglican, Blakeview: +6 Uniting Church, Blakeview: +81 Christian,nfd, Blakeview: +100 Pentecostal, Blakeview: +103 Lutheran, Blakeview: -15 Baptist, Blakeview: +28 Presbyterian and Reformed, Blakeview: +14 Buddhism, Blakeview: +37 Greek Orthodox, Blakeview: +26
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 Blakeview in 2016 compared to the City of Playford shows that there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion and a higher proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 48.4% of the population nominated a religion, and 42.8% said they had no religion, compared with 49.7% and 40.0% respectively for the City of Playford.

The largest single religion in Blakeview was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 15.1% of the population or 1,076 people as adherents.

The major difference between the religious affiliation for the population of Blakeview and the City of Playford was:

  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (0.6% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+280 persons)
  • Pentecostal (+103 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+100 persons)
  • Uniting Church (+81 persons)
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