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In Smithfield Plains, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+399) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

Smithfield Plains'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.

Smithfield Plains'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
Smithfield Plains - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic34812.014.930313.216.7+44
Anglican2759.511.630413.214.8-29
Christian,nfd1254.33.3703.02.9+55
Uniting Church1083.74.8883.85.7+20
Islam913.22.2552.41.2+36
Pentecostal391.41.7321.41.6+7
Lutheran371.31.6562.42.6-19
Presbyterian and Reformed341.21.0341.51.20
Jehova's Witnesses291.00.4130.60.5+16
Baptist240.81.6140.61.5+10
Buddhism220.81.7110.51.5+11
Other Protestant210.70.690.40.3+12
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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
Smithfield Plains - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total1,09537.744.197942.450.8+115
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1374.85.6853.73.5+52
Non-classifiable religious belief
391.30.8150.60.9+24
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,29444.640.089438.734.0+399
Not stated
34711.99.533414.510.7+12

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% Christian,nfd, City of Playford: 3.3% Uniting Church, City of Playford: 4.8% Islam, City of Playford: 2.2% Pentecostal, City of Playford: 1.7% Lutheran, City of Playford: 1.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Playford: 1.0% Jehova's Witnesses, City of Playford: 0.4% Baptist, City of Playford: 1.6% Western (Roman) Catholic, Smithfield Plains: 12.0% Anglican, Smithfield Plains: 9.5% Christian,nfd, Smithfield Plains: 4.3% Uniting Church, Smithfield Plains: 3.7% Islam, Smithfield Plains: 3.2% Pentecostal, Smithfield Plains: 1.4% Lutheran, Smithfield Plains: 1.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, Smithfield Plains: 1.2% Jehova's Witnesses, Smithfield Plains: 1.0% Baptist, Smithfield Plains: 0.8%
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, Smithfield Plains: +44 Anglican, Smithfield Plains: -29 Christian,nfd, Smithfield Plains: +55 Uniting Church, Smithfield Plains: +20 Islam, Smithfield Plains: +36 Pentecostal, Smithfield Plains: +7 Lutheran, Smithfield Plains: -19 Presbyterian and Reformed, Smithfield Plains: 0 Jehova's Witnesses, Smithfield Plains: +16 Baptist, Smithfield Plains: +10
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 Smithfield Plains 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, 42.5% of the population nominated a religion, and 44.6% said they had no religion, compared with 49.7% and 40.0% respectively for the City of Playford.

The largest single religion in Smithfield Plains was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 12.0% of the population or 348 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Smithfield Plains and the City of Playford were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Christian,nfd (4.3% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (12.0% compared to 14.9%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (9.5% compared to 11.6%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Uniting Church (3.7% compared to 4.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the religious affiliation of the population in Smithfield Plains between 2011 and 2016 was for those who nominated:

  • Christian,nfd (+55 persons)
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