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Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East

Religion

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In Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+983) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East'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.

Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East'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
Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic1,83018.518.91,98320.020.9-153
Anglican1,23112.511.01,51915.313.9-288
Uniting Church7687.87.999110.09.9-223
Christian,nfd3253.33.13203.23.0+5
Lutheran2592.62.73623.74.0-103
Pentecostal2202.21.82072.11.6+13
Baptist2132.22.22572.62.4-44
Greek Orthodox920.91.31221.21.3-30
Presbyterian and Reformed850.91.01291.31.3-44
Salvation Army470.50.4430.40.6+4
Buddhism470.51.0440.40.8+3
Seventh Day Adventist320.30.3500.50.3-18
Jehova's Witnesses300.30.4450.50.5-15
Hinduism300.31.1320.30.5-2
Islam220.21.1290.31.1-7
Other Protestant220.20.4190.20.2+3
Churches of Christ170.20.2230.20.3-6
Sikhism160.20.540.00.2+12
Christadelphian140.10.4180.20.4-4
Other Christian130.10.160.10.2+7
Other Eastern Orthodox100.10.1270.30.2-17
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)100.10.3240.20.3-14
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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
Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total5,23653.153.06,15462.261.5-918
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1211.24.31601.63.1-39
Non-classifiable religious belief
470.50.6630.60.7-16
map this data in atlas.idNo religion3,88339.335.32,90029.327.1+983
Not stated
5845.96.86246.37.6-40

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 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% Pentecostal, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.8% Baptist, City of Tea Tree Gully: 2.2% Greek Orthodox, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.0% Salvation Army, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.4% Western (Roman) Catholic, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: 18.5% Anglican, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: 12.5% Uniting Church, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: 7.8% Christian,nfd, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: 3.3% Lutheran, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: 2.6% Pentecostal, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: 2.2% Baptist, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: 2.2% Greek Orthodox, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: 0.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: 0.9% Salvation Army, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: 0.5%
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, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: -153 Anglican, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: -288 Uniting Church, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: -223 Christian,nfd, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: +5 Lutheran, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: -103 Pentecostal, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: +13 Baptist, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: -44 Greek Orthodox, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: -30 Presbyterian and Reformed, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: -44 Salvation Army, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: +4
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 Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East in 2016 compared to the City of Tea Tree Gully shows that there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion and a higher proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 54.3% of the population nominated a religion, and 39.3% said they had no religion, compared with 57.3% and 35.3% respectively for the City of Tea Tree Gully.

The largest single religion in Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 18.5% of the population or 1,830 people as adherents.

The major difference between the religious affiliation for the population of Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East and the City of Tea Tree Gully was:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (12.5% compared to 11.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East between 2011 and 2016 were for those who nominated:

  • Anglican (-288 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-223 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-153 persons)
  • Lutheran (-103 persons)
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