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In Elizabeth Vale, the number of non Christians experienced the greatest change (+331) compared to Christians and the non religious in 2016.

Elizabeth Vale'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 Vale'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
Elizabeth Vale - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic44812.514.958517.516.7-137
Anglican36410.111.647714.214.8-113
Hinduism2296.40.8371.10.2+192
Islam1434.02.2802.41.2+63
Christian,nfd1353.83.3792.42.9+56
Uniting Church1293.64.81614.85.7-32
Baptist882.51.6682.01.5+20
Buddhism691.91.7381.21.5+30
Pentecostal541.51.7551.71.6-2
Lutheran521.51.6962.92.6-44
Other Non-Christian Religions441.20.260.20.1+38
Presbyterian and Reformed341.01.0481.41.2-13
Greek Orthodox220.60.930.11.0+19
Salvation Army140.40.3170.50.4-3
Serbian Orthodox140.40.130.10.1+11
Churches of Christ120.40.3280.80.4-15
Other Christian110.30.1160.50.2-5
Seventh Day Adventist110.30.390.30.2+2
Other Protestant100.30.6130.40.3-3
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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
Elizabeth Vale - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total1,42339.644.11,68650.350.8-263
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total50013.95.61695.13.5+331
Non-classifiable religious belief
200.60.8401.20.9-20
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,17932.840.01,05531.534.0+124
Not stated
43112.09.540112.010.7+30

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% Hinduism, City of Playford: 0.8% Islam, City of Playford: 2.2% Christian,nfd, City of Playford: 3.3% Uniting Church, City of Playford: 4.8% Baptist, City of Playford: 1.6% Buddhism, City of Playford: 1.7% Pentecostal, City of Playford: 1.7% Lutheran, City of Playford: 1.6% Western (Roman) Catholic, Elizabeth Vale: 12.5% Anglican, Elizabeth Vale: 10.1% Hinduism, Elizabeth Vale: 6.4% Islam, Elizabeth Vale: 4.0% Christian,nfd, Elizabeth Vale: 3.8% Uniting Church, Elizabeth Vale: 3.6% Baptist, Elizabeth Vale: 2.5% Buddhism, Elizabeth Vale: 1.9% Pentecostal, Elizabeth Vale: 1.5% Lutheran, Elizabeth Vale: 1.5%
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, Elizabeth Vale: -137 Anglican, Elizabeth Vale: -113 Hinduism, Elizabeth Vale: +192 Islam, Elizabeth Vale: +63 Christian,nfd, Elizabeth Vale: +56 Uniting Church, Elizabeth Vale: -32 Baptist, Elizabeth Vale: +20 Buddhism, Elizabeth Vale: +30 Pentecostal, Elizabeth Vale: -2 Lutheran, Elizabeth Vale: -44
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 Elizabeth Vale in 2016 compared to the City of Playford shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 53.6% of the population nominated a religion, and 32.8% said they had no religion, compared with 49.7% and 40.0% respectively for the City of Playford.

The largest single religion in Elizabeth Vale was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 12.5% of the population or 448 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Hinduism (6.4% compared to 0.8%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Islam (4.0% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (12.5% compared to 14.9%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (10.1% compared to 11.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Hinduism (+192 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-137 persons)
  • Anglican (-113 persons)
  • Islam (+63 persons)
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