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In Pedare Ward, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+1,934) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

Pedare Ward'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.

Pedare Ward'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
Pedare Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic3,40118.418.93,65020.020.9-249
Anglican2,34512.711.02,89615.913.9-551
Uniting Church1,4377.87.91,82310.09.9-386
Christian,nfd5943.23.16213.43.0-27
Lutheran4782.62.76943.84.0-216
Baptist4312.32.25112.82.4-80
Pentecostal3491.91.83311.81.6+18
Presbyterian and Reformed1670.91.02511.41.3-84
Greek Orthodox1670.91.32141.21.3-47
Buddhism1200.61.01060.60.8+14
Salvation Army780.40.4760.40.6+2
Hinduism760.41.1950.50.5-19
Islam750.41.1700.41.1+5
Sikhism680.40.5270.10.2+41
Other Protestant630.30.4280.20.2+35
Jehova's Witnesses600.30.4800.40.5-20
Seventh Day Adventist550.30.3530.30.3+2
Christadelphian480.30.4500.30.4-2
Other Christian320.20.1310.20.2+1
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)280.20.3540.30.3-26
Churches of Christ260.10.2300.20.3-4
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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
Pedare Ward - 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 total9,79752.953.011,46262.861.5-1,666
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total3722.04.33832.13.1-11
Non-classifiable religious belief
950.50.61000.50.7-5
map this data in atlas.idNo religion7,02637.935.35,09227.927.1+1,934
Not stated
1,1716.36.81,2036.67.6-32

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% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.0% Greek Orthodox, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.3% Buddhism, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.0% Western (Roman) Catholic, Pedare Ward: 18.4% Anglican, Pedare Ward: 12.7% Uniting Church, Pedare Ward: 7.8% Christian,nfd, Pedare Ward: 3.2% Lutheran, Pedare Ward: 2.6% Baptist, Pedare Ward: 2.3% Pentecostal, Pedare Ward: 1.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, Pedare Ward: 0.9% Greek Orthodox, Pedare Ward: 0.9% Buddhism, Pedare Ward: 0.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in religion, 2011 to 2016
Change in religion, 2011 to 2016 Western (Roman) Catholic, Pedare Ward: -249 Anglican, Pedare Ward: -551 Uniting Church, Pedare Ward: -386 Christian,nfd, Pedare Ward: -27 Lutheran, Pedare Ward: -216 Baptist, Pedare Ward: -80 Pentecostal, Pedare Ward: +18 Presbyterian and Reformed, Pedare Ward: -84 Greek Orthodox, Pedare Ward: -47 Buddhism, Pedare Ward: +14
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 Pedare Ward 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, 54.9% of the population nominated a religion, and 37.9% 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 Pedare Ward was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 18.4% of the population or 3,401 people as adherents.

The major difference between the religious affiliation for the population of Pedare Ward and the City of Tea Tree Gully was:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (12.7% compared to 11.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Pedare Ward between 2011 and 2016 were for those who nominated:

  • Anglican (-551 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-386 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-249 persons)
  • Lutheran (-216 persons)
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