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In Modbury, the number of non Christians experienced the greatest change (+248) compared to Christians and the non religious in 2011.

Modbury'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.

Modbury'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
Modbury - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic92618.920.991318.520.8+12
Anglican62112.713.966113.414.8-40
Uniting Church3697.59.94429.010.3-74
Islam2054.21.1761.50.6+129
Lutheran1523.14.01583.24.2-6
Christian,nfd1252.53.0701.41.8+54
Baptist1132.32.41392.82.5-25
Buddhism1102.20.8751.50.6+35
Hinduism961.90.5280.60.2+67
Pentecostal941.91.61272.62.1-34
Greek Orthodox891.81.3921.91.4-3
Presbyterian and Reformed641.31.3621.31.2+2
Jehova's Witnesses240.50.5330.70.5-9
Churches of Christ230.50.3390.80.3-16
Salvation Army220.40.6100.20.6+12
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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
Modbury - 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 total2,71355.361.52,87158.262.4-157
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total4519.23.12024.12.1+248
Non-classifiable religious belief
521.10.7370.80.6+14
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,30526.627.11,21424.624.2+91
Not stated
3847.87.661212.410.7-228

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% Islam, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.1% 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% Buddhism, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.8% Hinduism, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.5% Pentecostal, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.6% Western (Roman) Catholic, Modbury: 18.9% Anglican, Modbury: 12.7% Uniting Church, Modbury: 7.5% Islam, Modbury: 4.2% Lutheran, Modbury: 3.1% Christian,nfd, Modbury: 2.5% Baptist, Modbury: 2.3% Buddhism, Modbury: 2.2% Hinduism, Modbury: 1.9% Pentecostal, Modbury: 1.9%
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, Modbury: +12 Anglican, Modbury: -40 Uniting Church, Modbury: -74 Islam, Modbury: +129 Lutheran, Modbury: -6 Christian,nfd, Modbury: +54 Baptist, Modbury: -25 Buddhism, Modbury: +35 Hinduism, Modbury: +67 Pentecostal, Modbury: -34
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 Modbury in 2011 compared to the City of Tea Tree Gully shows that there was a similar proportion of people who professed a religion as well as a similar proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 64.5% of the population nominated a religion, and 26.6% 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 Modbury was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 18.9% of the population or 926 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Islam (4.2% compared to 1.1%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Hinduism (1.9% compared to 0.5%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Uniting Church (7.5% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (18.9% compared to 20.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Modbury between 2006 and 2011 were for those who nominated:

  • Islam (+129 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-74 persons)
  • Hinduism (+67 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+54 persons)