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In Modbury Heights, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (-217) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2011.

Modbury Heights'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 Heights'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 Heights - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic1,06419.720.91,14220.020.8-78
Anglican76014.113.985314.914.8-93
Uniting Church4287.99.95118.910.3-83
Lutheran2424.54.02504.44.2-8
Christian,nfd1763.33.0811.41.8+95
Baptist1242.32.41402.52.5-16
Presbyterian and Reformed781.41.3671.21.2+11
Greek Orthodox591.11.3601.01.4-1
Buddhism420.80.8310.50.6+11
Christadelphian380.70.4120.20.4+26
Jehova's Witnesses370.70.5330.60.5+4
Pentecostal340.61.6851.52.1-51
Salvation Army330.60.6520.90.6-19
Islam260.51.1160.30.6+10
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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 Heights - 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 total3,17058.661.53,38759.362.4-217
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1312.43.11001.82.1+31
Non-classifiable religious belief
430.80.7490.90.6-6
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,64230.427.11,59728.024.2+45
Not stated
4237.87.657710.110.7-154

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% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.3% Greek Orthodox, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.3% Buddhism, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.8% Christadelphian, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.4% Western (Roman) Catholic, Modbury Heights: 19.7% Anglican, Modbury Heights: 14.1% Uniting Church, Modbury Heights: 7.9% Lutheran, Modbury Heights: 4.5% Christian,nfd, Modbury Heights: 3.3% Baptist, Modbury Heights: 2.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, Modbury Heights: 1.4% Greek Orthodox, Modbury Heights: 1.1% Buddhism, Modbury Heights: 0.8% Christadelphian, Modbury Heights: 0.7%
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 Heights: -78 Anglican, Modbury Heights: -93 Uniting Church, Modbury Heights: -83 Lutheran, Modbury Heights: -8 Christian,nfd, Modbury Heights: +95 Baptist, Modbury Heights: -16 Presbyterian and Reformed, Modbury Heights: +11 Greek Orthodox, Modbury Heights: -1 Buddhism, Modbury Heights: +11 Christadelphian, Modbury Heights: +26
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 Heights 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, 61.0% of the population nominated a religion, and 30.4% 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 Heights was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 19.7% of the population or 1,064 people as adherents.

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

  • A smaller percentage who nominated Uniting Church (7.9% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (19.7% compared to 20.9%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Pentecostal (0.6% compared to 1.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Christian,nfd (+95 persons)
  • Anglican (-93 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-83 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-78 persons)