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In Elizabeth Downs, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+159) compared to non Christians and Christians in 2011.

Elizabeth Downs'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.

Elizabeth Downs'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
Elizabeth Downs - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
Anglican71213.914.874314.716.0-31
Western (Roman) Catholic67813.216.766213.116.2+16
Uniting Church2805.55.73116.16.0-31
Christian,nfd1823.52.9751.51.5+107
Lutheran1543.02.61563.12.8-2
Pentecostal881.71.6671.31.6+21
Baptist811.61.5701.41.5+11
Islam801.61.2290.60.3+51
Buddhism460.91.5360.71.5+10
Presbyterian and Reformed440.91.2681.31.4-24
Jehova's Witnesses330.60.5350.70.5-2
Churches of Christ290.60.4300.60.5-1
Greek Orthodox240.51.0300.61.0-6
Other Non-Christian Religions240.50.160.10.0+18
Seventh Day Adventist220.40.2230.50.2-1
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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
Elizabeth Downs - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total2,41247.050.82,40447.551.2+8
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1953.83.51022.02.4+93
Non-classifiable religious belief
981.90.9501.00.7+48
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,89336.934.01,73434.330.5+159
Not stated
53310.410.777115.215.2-238

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 Playford: 14.8% Western (Roman) Catholic, City of Playford: 16.7% Uniting Church, City of Playford: 5.7% Christian,nfd, City of Playford: 2.9% Lutheran, City of Playford: 2.6% Pentecostal, City of Playford: 1.6% Baptist, City of Playford: 1.5% Islam, City of Playford: 1.2% Buddhism, City of Playford: 1.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Playford: 1.2% Anglican, Elizabeth Downs: 13.9% Western (Roman) Catholic, Elizabeth Downs: 13.2% Uniting Church, Elizabeth Downs: 5.5% Christian,nfd, Elizabeth Downs: 3.5% Lutheran, Elizabeth Downs: 3.0% Pentecostal, Elizabeth Downs: 1.7% Baptist, Elizabeth Downs: 1.6% Islam, Elizabeth Downs: 1.6% Buddhism, Elizabeth Downs: 0.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, Elizabeth Downs: 0.9%
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, Elizabeth Downs: -31 Western (Roman) Catholic, Elizabeth Downs: +16 Uniting Church, Elizabeth Downs: -31 Christian,nfd, Elizabeth Downs: +107 Lutheran, Elizabeth Downs: -2 Pentecostal, Elizabeth Downs: +21 Baptist, Elizabeth Downs: +11 Islam, Elizabeth Downs: +51 Buddhism, Elizabeth Downs: +10 Presbyterian and Reformed, Elizabeth Downs: -24
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 Elizabeth Downs in 2011 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, 50.8% of the population nominated a religion, and 36.9% said they had no religion, compared with 54.4% and 34.0% respectively for the City of Playford.

The largest single religion in Elizabeth Downs was Anglican, with 13.9% of the population or 712 people as adherents.

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

  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (13.2% compared to 16.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Elizabeth Downs between 2006 and 2011 were for those who nominated:

  • Christian,nfd (+107 persons)
  • Islam (+51 persons)