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In Water Gully Ward, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+443) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

Water Gully 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.

Water Gully 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
Water Gully Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic4,24726.020.94,34026.620.8-93
Uniting Church1,86811.49.91,93711.810.3-69
Anglican1,73710.613.91,90111.614.8-164
Lutheran7404.54.08405.14.2-99
Christian,nfd4252.63.02731.71.8+152
Greek Orthodox3932.41.33762.31.4+18
Baptist2841.72.42961.82.5-11
Pentecostal2771.71.63382.12.1-61
Presbyterian and Reformed2101.31.31941.21.2+16
Buddhism1551.00.81000.60.6+55
Islam1390.91.11040.60.6+35
Salvation Army890.50.61010.60.6-12
Jehova's Witnesses830.50.5930.60.5-10
Hinduism820.50.5250.20.2+57
Christadelphian800.50.4690.40.4+11
Churches of Christ640.40.3710.40.3-7
Serbian Orthodox440.30.1410.30.1+3
Seventh Day Adventist430.30.3320.20.3+11
Sikhism420.30.200.00.0+42
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)420.30.3480.30.4-6
Other Eastern Orthodox390.20.2340.20.1+5
Other Non-Christian Religions340.20.2470.30.2-13
Other Christian310.20.2150.10.1+16
Russian Orthodox270.20.1290.20.1-2
Other Protestant240.10.2180.10.2+6
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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
Water Gully 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 total10,77765.961.511,06867.762.4-291
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total5043.13.13432.12.1+161
Non-classifiable religious belief
1280.80.7910.60.6+37
map this data in atlas.idNo religion3,64622.327.13,20319.624.2+443
Not stated
1,2947.97.61,64110.010.7-348

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% Uniting Church, City of Tea Tree Gully: 9.9% Anglican, City of Tea Tree Gully: 13.9% Lutheran, City of Tea Tree Gully: 4.0% Christian,nfd, City of Tea Tree Gully: 3.0% Greek Orthodox, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.3% 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% Buddhism, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.8% Western (Roman) Catholic, Water Gully Ward: 26.0% Uniting Church, Water Gully Ward: 11.4% Anglican, Water Gully Ward: 10.6% Lutheran, Water Gully Ward: 4.5% Christian,nfd, Water Gully Ward: 2.6% Greek Orthodox, Water Gully Ward: 2.4% Baptist, Water Gully Ward: 1.7% Pentecostal, Water Gully Ward: 1.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, Water Gully Ward: 1.3% Buddhism, Water Gully Ward: 1.0%
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, Water Gully Ward: -93 Uniting Church, Water Gully Ward: -69 Anglican, Water Gully Ward: -164 Lutheran, Water Gully Ward: -99 Christian,nfd, Water Gully Ward: +152 Greek Orthodox, Water Gully Ward: +18 Baptist, Water Gully Ward: -11 Pentecostal, Water Gully Ward: -61 Presbyterian and Reformed, Water Gully Ward: +16 Buddhism, Water Gully Ward: +55
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 Water Gully Ward in 2011 compared to the City of Tea Tree Gully shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 69.0% of the population nominated a religion, and 22.3% 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 Water Gully Ward was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 26.0% of the population or 4,247 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (26.0% compared to 20.9%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Uniting Church (11.4% compared to 9.9%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (2.4% compared to 1.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (10.6% compared to 13.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-164 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+152 persons)
  • Lutheran (-99 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-93 persons)