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In Redland City, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (+7,117) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2011.

Redland City'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.

Redland City'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
Redland City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic32,32323.324.128,98122.724.5+3,342
Anglican30,49122.017.129,01122.719.0+1,480
Uniting Church10,1207.36.010,3828.16.9-262
Presbyterian and Reformed5,4523.93.25,1334.03.4+319
Baptist3,9662.92.33,4532.72.2+513
Christian,nfd3,8242.82.82,4321.92.0+1,392
Lutheran2,5041.81.72,3911.91.8+113
Pentecostal1,7711.31.61,6191.31.6+152
Buddhism1,2440.92.07860.61.8+458
Jehova's Witnesses8160.60.58470.70.5-31
Greek Orthodox7240.50.87160.60.8+8
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)7170.50.66030.50.5+114
Seventh Day Adventist5170.40.45330.40.4-16
Salvation Army4850.30.34770.40.4+8
Islam4710.31.24580.40.8+13
Hinduism4210.31.02740.20.6+147
Other Protestant3420.20.33830.30.3-41
Other Christian2910.20.22400.20.2+51
Churches of Christ2330.20.23000.20.2-67
Christadelphian1790.10.11690.10.1+10
Sikhism1620.10.3970.10.1+65
Paganism1580.10.1930.10.1+65
Russian Orthodox1500.10.11270.10.1+23
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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
Redland City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total95,17568.662.888,05869.065.5+7,117
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total2,9772.15.22,1371.73.8+840
Non-classifiable religious belief
9050.70.86450.50.7+260
map this data in atlas.idNo religion29,67121.422.823,71018.618.9+5,961
Not stated
9,9377.28.313,07810.211.1-3,141

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, Greater Brisbane: 24.1% Anglican, Greater Brisbane: 17.1% Uniting Church, Greater Brisbane: 6.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, Greater Brisbane: 3.2% Baptist, Greater Brisbane: 2.3% Christian,nfd, Greater Brisbane: 2.8% Lutheran, Greater Brisbane: 1.7% Pentecostal, Greater Brisbane: 1.6% Buddhism, Greater Brisbane: 2.0% Jehova's Witnesses, Greater Brisbane: 0.5% Western (Roman) Catholic, Redland City: 23.3% Anglican, Redland City: 22.0% Uniting Church, Redland City: 7.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, Redland City: 3.9% Baptist, Redland City: 2.9% Christian,nfd, Redland City: 2.8% Lutheran, Redland City: 1.8% Pentecostal, Redland City: 1.3% Buddhism, Redland City: 0.9% Jehova's Witnesses, Redland City: 0.6%
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, Redland City: +3,342 Anglican, Redland City: +1,480 Uniting Church, Redland City: -262 Presbyterian and Reformed, Redland City: +319 Baptist, Redland City: +513 Christian,nfd, Redland City: +1,392 Lutheran, Redland City: +113 Pentecostal, Redland City: +152 Buddhism, Redland City: +458 Jehova's Witnesses, Redland City: -31
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 Redland City in 2011 compared to Greater Brisbane shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 70.8% of the population nominated a religion, and 21.4% said they had no religion, compared with 68.0% and 22.8% respectively for Greater Brisbane.

The largest single religion in Redland City was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 23.3% of the population or 32,323 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Redland City and Greater Brisbane were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (22.0% compared to 17.1%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Uniting Church (7.3% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (0.9% compared to 2.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+3,342 persons)
  • Anglican (+1,480 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+1,392 persons)
  • Baptist (+513 persons)
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