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In Modbury North, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+218) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

Modbury North'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 North'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 North - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic1,13020.320.91,12620.220.8+4
Anglican68312.313.982314.814.8-140
Uniting Church4678.49.95299.510.3-62
Lutheran2544.64.02484.54.2+6
Christian,nfd1683.03.01202.21.8+48
Baptist1673.02.41873.42.5-20
Pentecostal851.51.61352.42.1-50
Presbyterian and Reformed811.51.3661.21.2+15
Islam801.41.1551.00.6+25
Buddhism641.20.8460.80.6+18
Greek Orthodox601.11.3621.11.4-2
Salvation Army350.60.6120.20.6+23
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)260.50.3230.40.4+3
Serbian Orthodox240.40.170.10.1+17
Other Christian230.40.230.10.1+20
Christadelphian220.40.4190.30.4+3
Hinduism200.40.540.10.2+16
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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 North - 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 total3,28659.161.53,45562.062.4-169
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1993.63.11492.72.1+50
Non-classifiable religious belief
230.40.7260.50.6-3
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,61629.127.11,39825.124.2+218
Not stated
4347.87.65459.810.7-111

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% Islam, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.1% Buddhism, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.8% Western (Roman) Catholic, Modbury North: 20.3% Anglican, Modbury North: 12.3% Uniting Church, Modbury North: 8.4% Lutheran, Modbury North: 4.6% Christian,nfd, Modbury North: 3.0% Baptist, Modbury North: 3.0% Pentecostal, Modbury North: 1.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, Modbury North: 1.5% Islam, Modbury North: 1.4% Buddhism, Modbury North: 1.2%
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 North: +4 Anglican, Modbury North: -140 Uniting Church, Modbury North: -62 Lutheran, Modbury North: +6 Christian,nfd, Modbury North: +48 Baptist, Modbury North: -20 Pentecostal, Modbury North: -50 Presbyterian and Reformed, Modbury North: +15 Islam, Modbury North: +25 Buddhism, Modbury North: +18
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 North 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, 62.7% of the population nominated a religion, and 29.1% 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 North was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 20.3% of the population or 1,130 people as adherents.

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

  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (12.3% compared to 13.9%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Uniting Church (8.4% compared to 9.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-140 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-62 persons)
  • Pentecostal (-50 persons)