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Highbury - Paracombe

Religion

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In Highbury - Paracombe, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+478) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

Highbury - Paracombe'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.

Highbury - Paracombe'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
Highbury - Paracombe - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic1,75726.618.91,78826.920.9-31
Uniting Church6039.17.974611.29.9-143
Anglican4987.511.069010.413.9-192
Lutheran1892.92.72634.04.0-74
Greek Orthodox1752.61.31542.31.3+21
Christian,nfd1732.63.11572.43.0+16
Baptist1302.02.21302.02.40
Pentecostal1021.51.81041.61.6-2
Islam751.11.1570.91.1+18
Presbyterian and Reformed701.11.0871.31.3-17
Buddhism540.81.0460.70.8+8
Christadelphian480.70.4390.60.4+9
Jehova's Witnesses390.60.4390.60.50
Hinduism390.61.1220.30.5+17
Salvation Army240.40.4380.60.6-14
Serbian Orthodox220.30.1170.30.1+5
Sikhism210.30.5100.20.2+11
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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
Highbury - Paracombe - 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 total3,89758.953.04,36265.661.5-465
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total2163.34.31742.63.1+42
Non-classifiable religious belief
330.50.6580.90.7-25
map this data in atlas.idNo religion2,05331.035.31,57523.727.1+478
Not stated
3725.66.84797.27.6-107

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% Uniting Church, City of Tea Tree Gully: 7.9% Anglican, City of Tea Tree Gully: 11.0% Lutheran, City of Tea Tree Gully: 2.7% Greek Orthodox, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.3% Christian,nfd, City of Tea Tree Gully: 3.1% Baptist, City of Tea Tree Gully: 2.2% Pentecostal, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.8% Islam, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.0% Western (Roman) Catholic, Highbury - Paracombe: 26.6% Uniting Church, Highbury - Paracombe: 9.1% Anglican, Highbury - Paracombe: 7.5% Lutheran, Highbury - Paracombe: 2.9% Greek Orthodox, Highbury - Paracombe: 2.6% Christian,nfd, Highbury - Paracombe: 2.6% Baptist, Highbury - Paracombe: 2.0% Pentecostal, Highbury - Paracombe: 1.5% Islam, Highbury - Paracombe: 1.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, Highbury - Paracombe: 1.1%
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, Highbury - Paracombe: -31 Uniting Church, Highbury - Paracombe: -143 Anglican, Highbury - Paracombe: -192 Lutheran, Highbury - Paracombe: -74 Greek Orthodox, Highbury - Paracombe: +21 Christian,nfd, Highbury - Paracombe: +16 Baptist, Highbury - Paracombe: 0 Pentecostal, Highbury - Paracombe: -2 Islam, Highbury - Paracombe: +18 Presbyterian and Reformed, Highbury - Paracombe: -17
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 Highbury - Paracombe in 2016 compared to the City of Tea Tree Gully shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 62.2% of the population nominated a religion, and 31.0% 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 Highbury - Paracombe was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 26.6% of the population or 1,757 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Highbury - Paracombe and the City of Tea Tree Gully were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (26.6% compared to 18.9%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (2.6% compared to 1.3%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Uniting Church (9.1% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (7.5% compared to 11.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Highbury - Paracombe between 2011 and 2016 were for those who nominated:

  • Anglican (-192 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-143 persons)
  • Lutheran (-74 persons)
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