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Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East

Religion

In Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+340) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's religion?'

Total population

Religion - Ranked by size
Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic1,98320.020.91,91119.220.8+72
Anglican1,51915.313.91,67816.914.8-159
Uniting Church99110.09.98929.010.3+99
Lutheran3623.74.03413.44.2+21
Christian,nfd3203.23.01972.01.8+123
Baptist2572.62.42192.22.5+38
Pentecostal2072.11.62172.22.1-10
Presbyterian and Reformed1291.31.31411.41.2-12
Greek Orthodox1221.21.31261.31.4-4
Seventh Day Adventist500.50.3490.50.3+1
Jehova's Witnesses450.50.5630.60.5-18
Buddhism440.40.8440.40.60
Salvation Army430.40.6500.50.6-7
Hinduism320.30.5320.30.20
Islam290.31.1380.40.6-9
Other Eastern Orthodox270.30.2140.10.1+13
Other Non-Christian Religions270.30.2180.20.2+9
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)240.20.3270.30.4-3
Churches of Christ230.20.3320.30.3-9
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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
Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total6,15462.261.56,02860.762.4+126
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1601.63.11781.82.1-18
Non-classifiable religious belief
630.60.7610.60.6+2
map this data in atlas.idNo religion2,90029.327.12,56025.824.2+340
Not stated
6246.37.61,10811.210.7-484

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, 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% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.3% Greek Orthodox, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.3% Seventh Day Adventist, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.3% Western (Roman) Catholic, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: 20.0% Anglican, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: 15.3% Uniting Church, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: 10.0% Lutheran, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: 3.7% Christian,nfd, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: 3.2% Baptist, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: 2.6% Pentecostal, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: 2.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: 1.3% Greek Orthodox, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: 1.2% Seventh Day Adventist, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: 0.5%
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, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: +72 Anglican, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: -159 Uniting Church, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: +99 Lutheran, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: +21 Christian,nfd, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: +123 Baptist, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: +38 Pentecostal, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: -10 Presbyterian and Reformed, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: -12 Greek Orthodox, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: -4 Seventh Day Adventist, Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East: +1
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 Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East in 2011 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, 63.8% of the population nominated a religion, and 29.3% said they had no religion, compared with 64.6% and 27.1% respectively for the City of Tea Tree Gully.

The largest single religion in Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 20.0% of the population or 1,983 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 (15.3% compared to 13.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Greenwith - Salisbury Heights - Salisbury East between 2006 and 2011 were for those who nominated:

  • Anglican (-159 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+123 persons)
  • Uniting Church (+99 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+72 persons)