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In Smithfield Plains, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (-75) compared to non Christians and the non religious in 2011.

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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's religion?'

Total population

Religion - Ranked by size
Smithfield Plains - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
Anglican30513.214.837314.716.0-68
Western (Roman) Catholic30413.216.729711.716.2+7
Uniting Church883.85.71204.76.0-31
Christian,nfd703.02.9170.71.5+54
Lutheran572.42.6813.22.8-25
Islam562.41.250.20.3+51
Presbyterian and Reformed351.51.2361.41.4-2
Pentecostal331.41.6301.21.6+3

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
Smithfield Plains - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total98042.450.81,05541.551.2-75
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total863.73.5481.92.4+38
Non-classifiable religious belief
150.60.9160.60.7-1
map this data in atlas.idNo religion89538.734.090935.830.5-14
Not stated
33514.510.751220.115.2-177

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% Islam, City of Playford: 1.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Playford: 1.2% Pentecostal, City of Playford: 1.6% Anglican, Smithfield Plains: 13.2% Western (Roman) Catholic, Smithfield Plains: 13.2% Uniting Church, Smithfield Plains: 3.8% Christian,nfd, Smithfield Plains: 3.0% Lutheran, Smithfield Plains: 2.4% Islam, Smithfield Plains: 2.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, Smithfield Plains: 1.5% Pentecostal, Smithfield Plains: 1.4%
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, Smithfield Plains: -68 Western (Roman) Catholic, Smithfield Plains: +7 Uniting Church, Smithfield Plains: -31 Christian,nfd, Smithfield Plains: +54 Lutheran, Smithfield Plains: -25 Islam, Smithfield Plains: +51 Presbyterian and Reformed, Smithfield Plains: -2 Pentecostal, Smithfield Plains: +3
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 Smithfield Plains 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, 46.1% of the population nominated a religion, and 38.7% said they had no religion, compared with 54.4% and 34.0% respectively for the City of Playford.

The largest single religion in Smithfield Plains was Anglican, with 13.2% of the population or 305 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 Islam (2.4% compared to 1.2%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (13.2% compared to 16.7%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Uniting Church (3.8% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (13.2% compared to 14.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-68 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+54 persons)
  • Islam (+51 persons)