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Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park

Religion

In Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+50) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park'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.

Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park'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
Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic28121.716.727321.216.2+8
Anglican20115.514.820315.816.0-3
Buddhism866.71.5624.81.5+24
Uniting Church866.75.7846.56.0+3
Greek Orthodox423.31.0514.01.0-9
Lutheran332.62.6302.32.8+3
Christian,nfd302.32.9120.91.5+18
Presbyterian and Reformed231.71.2221.71.4+1

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
Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total77960.150.880262.451.2-24
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total987.63.5866.72.4+13
Non-classifiable religious belief
40.30.900.00.7+4
map this data in atlas.idNo religion26720.634.021716.930.5+50
Not stated
14611.310.717914.015.2-33

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% Buddhism, City of Playford: 1.5% Greek Orthodox, City of Playford: 1.0% Lutheran, City of Playford: 2.6% Christian,nfd, City of Playford: 2.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Playford: 1.2% Western (Roman) Catholic, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 21.7% Anglican, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 15.5% Uniting Church, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 6.7% Buddhism, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 6.7% Greek Orthodox, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 3.3% Lutheran, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 2.6% Christian,nfd, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 2.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: 1.7%
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, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: +8 Anglican, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: -3 Uniting Church, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: +3 Buddhism, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: +24 Greek Orthodox, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: -9 Lutheran, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: +3 Christian,nfd, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: +18 Presbyterian and Reformed, Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park: +1
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 Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park in 2011 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, 67.8% of the population nominated a religion, and 20.6% said they had no religion, compared with 54.4% and 34.0% respectively for the City of Playford.

The largest single religion in Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 21.7% of the population or 281 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park and the City of Playford were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Buddhism (6.7% compared to 1.5%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (21.7% compared to 16.7%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (3.3% compared to 1.0%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park between 2006 and 2011.