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In Elizabeth East, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (-202) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2011.

Elizabeth East'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 East'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 East - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic61714.416.761214.216.2+5
Anglican60714.114.872316.716.0-116
Uniting Church2104.95.72746.36.0-64
Islam1162.71.290.20.3+107
Christian,nfd1102.62.9711.61.5+39
Lutheran1072.52.61172.72.8-10
Pentecostal601.41.6671.61.6-7
Presbyterian and Reformed551.31.2721.71.4-17
Jehova's Witnesses491.10.5611.40.5-12
Baptist491.11.5852.01.5-36
Buddhism491.11.5421.01.5+7
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)240.60.390.20.3+15
Other Protestant230.50.3170.40.2+6
Seventh Day Adventist220.50.200.00.2+22
Hinduism210.50.200.00.0+21
Greek Orthodox200.51.0220.51.0-2
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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 East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total1,99346.450.82,19550.751.2-202
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total2275.33.5892.12.4+138
Non-classifiable religious belief
421.00.9260.60.7+16
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,52035.434.01,37631.830.5+144
Not stated
51011.910.764014.815.2-130

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 Western (Roman) Catholic, City of Playford: 16.7% Anglican, City of Playford: 14.8% Uniting Church, City of Playford: 5.7% Islam, City of Playford: 1.2% Christian,nfd, City of Playford: 2.9% Lutheran, City of Playford: 2.6% Pentecostal, City of Playford: 1.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Playford: 1.2% Jehova's Witnesses, City of Playford: 0.5% Baptist, City of Playford: 1.5% Western (Roman) Catholic, Elizabeth East: 14.4% Anglican, Elizabeth East: 14.1% Uniting Church, Elizabeth East: 4.9% Islam, Elizabeth East: 2.7% Christian,nfd, Elizabeth East: 2.6% Lutheran, Elizabeth East: 2.5% Pentecostal, Elizabeth East: 1.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, Elizabeth East: 1.3% Jehova's Witnesses, Elizabeth East: 1.1% Baptist, Elizabeth East: 1.1%
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 Western (Roman) Catholic, Elizabeth East: +5 Anglican, Elizabeth East: -116 Uniting Church, Elizabeth East: -64 Islam, Elizabeth East: +107 Christian,nfd, Elizabeth East: +39 Lutheran, Elizabeth East: -10 Pentecostal, Elizabeth East: -7 Presbyterian and Reformed, Elizabeth East: -17 Jehova's Witnesses, Elizabeth East: -12 Baptist, Elizabeth East: -36
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 East 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, 51.7% of the population nominated a religion, and 35.4% said they had no religion, compared with 54.4% and 34.0% respectively for the City of Playford.

The largest single religion in Elizabeth East was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 14.4% of the population or 617 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Elizabeth East and the City of Playford were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Islam (2.7% compared to 1.2%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (14.4% compared to 16.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-116 persons)
  • Islam (+107 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-64 persons)