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In Pedare Ward, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+465) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's religion?'

Total population

Religion - Ranked by size
Pedare Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic3,64720.020.93,66819.720.8-21
Anglican2,89515.913.93,20017.214.8-305
Uniting Church1,82210.09.91,7879.610.3+35
Lutheran6943.84.06653.64.2+29
Christian,nfd6213.43.03481.91.8+273
Baptist5112.82.44742.52.5+37
Pentecostal3311.81.63662.02.1-35
Presbyterian and Reformed2511.41.33001.61.2-49
Greek Orthodox2141.21.32141.21.40
Buddhism1060.60.8880.50.6+18
Hinduism950.50.5630.30.2+32
Jehova's Witnesses800.40.51040.60.5-24
Salvation Army760.40.61190.60.6-43
Islam700.41.1950.50.6-25
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)540.30.3750.40.4-21
Seventh Day Adventist530.30.3590.30.3-6
Christadelphian500.30.4340.20.4+16
Other Eastern Orthodox400.20.2140.10.1+26
Other Non-Christian Religions340.20.2310.20.2+3
Other Christian310.20.2400.20.1-9
Churches of Christ300.20.3440.20.3-14
Other Protestant280.20.2230.10.2+5
Sikhism270.10.2220.10.0+5
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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
Pedare Ward - 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 total11,45462.861.511,57062.262.4-116
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total3832.13.13611.92.1+22
Non-classifiable religious belief
1000.50.71010.50.6-1
map this data in atlas.idNo religion5,08927.927.14,62424.924.2+465
Not stated
1,2036.67.61,93910.410.7-736

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% Greek Orthodox, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.3% Buddhism, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.8% Western (Roman) Catholic, Pedare Ward: 20.0% Anglican, Pedare Ward: 15.9% Uniting Church, Pedare Ward: 10.0% Lutheran, Pedare Ward: 3.8% Christian,nfd, Pedare Ward: 3.4% Baptist, Pedare Ward: 2.8% Pentecostal, Pedare Ward: 1.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, Pedare Ward: 1.4% Greek Orthodox, Pedare Ward: 1.2% Buddhism, Pedare Ward: 0.6%
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, Pedare Ward: -21 Anglican, Pedare Ward: -305 Uniting Church, Pedare Ward: +35 Lutheran, Pedare Ward: +29 Christian,nfd, Pedare Ward: +273 Baptist, Pedare Ward: +37 Pentecostal, Pedare Ward: -35 Presbyterian and Reformed, Pedare Ward: -49 Greek Orthodox, Pedare Ward: 0 Buddhism, Pedare Ward: +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 Pedare Ward in 2011 compared to the City of Tea Tree Gully shows that there was a similar proportion of people who professed a religion and a higher proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 64.9% of the population nominated a religion, and 27.9% 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 Pedare Ward was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 20.0% of the population or 3,647 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 (15.9% compared to 13.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-305 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+273 persons)