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In the City of Tea Tree Gully, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+2,589) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's religion?'

Total population

Religion - Ranked by size
City of Tea Tree Gully - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic19,93020.921.319,99320.821.7-63
Anglican13,28313.912.614,17714.814.0-894
Uniting Church9,4739.97.69,85810.38.6-385
Lutheran3,8374.03.14,0264.23.3-189
Christian,nfd2,8163.02.31,7221.81.6+1,094
Baptist2,3312.41.82,4462.51.9-115
Pentecostal1,5611.61.22,0062.11.4-445
Greek Orthodox1,2571.32.81,3021.42.9-45
Presbyterian and Reformed1,2031.31.11,1981.21.2+5
Islam1,0081.11.55770.60.8+431
Buddhism8060.82.26080.61.9+198
Salvation Army5360.60.35630.60.3-27
Hinduism5180.51.11980.20.4+320
Jehova's Witnesses4610.50.44800.50.4-19
Christadelphian3650.40.23380.40.2+27
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)3160.30.23800.40.2-64
Churches of Christ2590.30.33230.30.4-64
Seventh Day Adventist2510.30.22850.30.1-34
Other Christian1720.20.11280.10.1+44
Sikhism1700.20.4330.00.1+137
Other Protestant1650.20.21750.20.2-10
Other Eastern Orthodox1640.20.21160.10.2+48
Other Non-Christian Religions1550.20.11960.20.1-41
Serbian Orthodox1270.10.31220.10.3+5
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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
City of Tea Tree Gully - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total58,73361.556.759,83862.459.5-1,105
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total2,9633.15.81,9992.13.9+964
Non-classifiable religious belief
7020.70.96060.60.7+96
map this data in atlas.idNo religion25,85127.128.123,26224.224.2+2,589
Not stated
7,2107.68.510,26310.711.7-3,053

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 Adelaide: 21.3% Anglican, Greater Adelaide: 12.6% Uniting Church, Greater Adelaide: 7.6% Lutheran, Greater Adelaide: 3.1% Christian,nfd, Greater Adelaide: 2.3% Baptist, Greater Adelaide: 1.8% Pentecostal, Greater Adelaide: 1.2% Greek Orthodox, Greater Adelaide: 2.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, Greater Adelaide: 1.1% Islam, Greater Adelaide: 1.5% Western (Roman) Catholic, City of Tea Tree Gully: 20.9% Anglican, City of Tea Tree Gully: 13.9% Uniting Church, City of Tea Tree Gully: 9.9% Lutheran, City of Tea Tree Gully: 4.0% Christian,nfd, City of Tea Tree Gully: 3.0% Baptist, City of Tea Tree Gully: 2.4% Pentecostal, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.6% Greek Orthodox, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.3% Islam, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.1%
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, City of Tea Tree Gully: -63 Anglican, City of Tea Tree Gully: -894 Uniting Church, City of Tea Tree Gully: -385 Lutheran, City of Tea Tree Gully: -189 Christian,nfd, City of Tea Tree Gully: +1,094 Baptist, City of Tea Tree Gully: -115 Pentecostal, City of Tea Tree Gully: -445 Greek Orthodox, City of Tea Tree Gully: -45 Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Tea Tree Gully: +5 Islam, City of Tea Tree Gully: +431
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 the City of Tea Tree Gully in 2011 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, 64.6% of the population nominated a religion, and 27.1% said they had no religion, compared with 62.5% and 28.1% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The largest single religion in the City of Tea Tree Gully was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 20.9% of the population or 19,930 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 (9.9% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (13.9% compared to 12.6%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (1.3% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (0.8% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Christian,nfd (+1,094 persons)
  • Anglican (-894 persons)
  • Pentecostal (-445 persons)
  • Islam (+431 persons)