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Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton

Religion

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In Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+458) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton'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.

Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton'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
Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic71816.818.978018.620.9-62
Anglican50411.811.062314.813.9-118
Uniting Church3518.27.945610.89.9-105
Christian,nfd1453.43.11493.53.0-4
Lutheran1363.22.71613.84.0-25
Baptist872.02.21162.82.4-29
Pentecostal791.81.8581.41.6+21
Christadelphian380.90.4390.90.4-1
Presbyterian and Reformed280.71.0461.11.3-18
Buddhism270.61.0120.30.8+15
Greek Orthodox270.61.3300.71.3-3

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
Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton - 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 total2,17750.853.02,55760.861.5-381
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total751.74.3611.53.1+13
Non-classifiable religious belief
230.50.6240.60.7-1
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,67239.035.31,21328.927.1+458
Not stated
2816.66.83498.37.6-68

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% Anglican, City of Tea Tree Gully: 11.0% Uniting Church, City of Tea Tree Gully: 7.9% Christian,nfd, City of Tea Tree Gully: 3.1% Lutheran, City of Tea Tree Gully: 2.7% Baptist, City of Tea Tree Gully: 2.2% Pentecostal, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.8% Christadelphian, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.0% Buddhism, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.0% Western (Roman) Catholic, Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: 16.8% Anglican, Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: 11.8% Uniting Church, Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: 8.2% Christian,nfd, Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: 3.4% Lutheran, Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: 3.2% Baptist, Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: 2.0% Pentecostal, Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: 1.8% Christadelphian, Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: 0.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: 0.7% Buddhism, Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: 0.6%
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, Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: -62 Anglican, Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: -118 Uniting Church, Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: -105 Christian,nfd, Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: -4 Lutheran, Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: -25 Baptist, Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: -29 Pentecostal, Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: +21 Christadelphian, Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: -1 Presbyterian and Reformed, Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: -18 Buddhism, Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton: +15
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 Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton in 2016 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, 52.5% of the population nominated a religion, and 39.0% 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 Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 16.8% of the population or 718 people as adherents.

The major difference between the religious affiliation for the population of Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton and the City of Tea Tree Gully was:

  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (16.8% compared to 18.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Tea Tree Gully - Vista - Houghton between 2011 and 2016 were for those who nominated:

  • Anglican (-118 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-105 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-62 persons)
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