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In the City of Tea Tree Gully, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+8,621) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

The City of Tea Tree Gully'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.

The City of Tea Tree Gully'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
City of Tea Tree Gully - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic18,48618.918.919,93020.921.3-1,444
Anglican10,77911.09.813,28313.912.6-2,504
Uniting Church7,7317.95.89,4739.97.6-1,742
Christian,nfd3,0353.12.82,8163.02.3+219
Lutheran2,6732.72.13,8374.03.1-1,164
Baptist2,1852.21.72,3312.41.8-146
Pentecostal1,8041.81.11,5611.61.2+243
Greek Orthodox1,2231.32.51,2571.32.8-34
Hinduism1,1101.11.75180.51.1+592
Islam1,1091.12.11,0081.11.5+101
Buddhism1,0171.02.28060.82.2+211
Presbyterian and Reformed9611.00.91,2031.31.1-242
Sikhism5210.50.61700.20.4+351
Jehova's Witnesses4390.40.34610.50.4-22
Salvation Army4230.40.25360.60.3-113
Christadelphian4070.40.23650.40.2+42
Other Protestant3980.40.41650.20.2+233
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)2600.30.23160.30.2-56
Seventh Day Adventist2490.30.22510.30.2-2
Churches of Christ2170.20.32590.30.3-42
Other Non-Christian Religions1610.20.11550.20.1+6
Serbian Orthodox1040.10.31270.10.3-23
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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
City of Tea Tree Gully - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total51,76153.048.258,73361.556.7-6,972
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total4,2444.37.22,9633.15.8+1,281
Non-classifiable religious belief
5720.60.77020.70.9-130
map this data in atlas.idNo religion34,47235.335.925,85127.128.1+8,621
Not stated
6,6756.88.07,2107.68.5-535

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, Greater Adelaide: 18.9% Anglican, Greater Adelaide: 9.8% Uniting Church, Greater Adelaide: 5.8% Christian,nfd, Greater Adelaide: 2.8% Lutheran, Greater Adelaide: 2.1% Baptist, Greater Adelaide: 1.7% Pentecostal, Greater Adelaide: 1.1% Greek Orthodox, Greater Adelaide: 2.5% Hinduism, Greater Adelaide: 1.7% Islam, Greater Adelaide: 2.1% Western (Roman) Catholic, City of Tea Tree Gully: 18.9% Anglican, City of Tea Tree Gully: 11.0% Uniting Church, City of Tea Tree Gully: 7.9% Christian,nfd, City of Tea Tree Gully: 3.1% Lutheran, City of Tea Tree Gully: 2.7% Baptist, City of Tea Tree Gully: 2.2% Pentecostal, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.8% Greek Orthodox, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.3% Hinduism, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.1% Islam, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in religion, 2011 to 2016
Change in religion, 2011 to 2016 Western (Roman) Catholic, City of Tea Tree Gully: -1,444 Anglican, City of Tea Tree Gully: -2,504 Uniting Church, City of Tea Tree Gully: -1,742 Christian,nfd, City of Tea Tree Gully: +219 Lutheran, City of Tea Tree Gully: -1,164 Baptist, City of Tea Tree Gully: -146 Pentecostal, City of Tea Tree Gully: +243 Greek Orthodox, City of Tea Tree Gully: -34 Hinduism, City of Tea Tree Gully: +592 Islam, City of Tea Tree Gully: +101
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 the City of Tea Tree Gully in 2016 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 57.3% of the population nominated a religion, and 35.3% said they had no religion, compared with 55.4% and 35.9% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The largest single religion in the City of Tea Tree Gully was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 18.9% of the population or 18,486 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of the City of Tea Tree Gully and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Uniting Church (7.9% compared to 5.8%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (11.0% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (1.3% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (1.0% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in the City of Tea Tree Gully between 2011 and 2016 were for those who nominated:

  • Anglican (-2,504 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-1,742 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-1,444 persons)
  • Lutheran (-1,164 persons)
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