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In Water Gully Ward, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+1,289) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

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.

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
Water Gully Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic4,07824.518.94,24626.020.9-169
Uniting Church1,4768.97.91,86711.49.9-391
Anglican1,4238.511.01,73710.613.9-314
Lutheran5903.52.77404.54.0-150
Christian,nfd5043.03.14242.63.0+79
Greek Orthodox3802.31.33932.41.3-13
Pentecostal3141.91.82761.71.6+38
Baptist2591.62.22841.72.4-25
Buddhism2001.21.01551.00.8+45
Hinduism1751.11.1820.50.5+93
Presbyterian and Reformed1550.91.02091.31.3-55
Sikhism1540.90.5420.30.2+112
Islam1280.81.11390.91.1-11
Christadelphian900.50.4800.50.4+10
Jehova's Witnesses760.50.4830.50.5-7
Salvation Army640.40.4890.50.6-25
Churches of Christ490.30.2640.40.3-15
Other Protestant360.20.4240.10.2+12
Serbian Orthodox300.20.1440.30.1-14
Seventh Day Adventist290.20.3420.30.3-13
Other Non-Christian Religions280.20.2340.20.2-6
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)250.10.3420.30.3-17
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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
Water Gully 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 total9,63657.853.010,77665.961.5-1,140
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total7354.44.35033.13.1+231
Non-classifiable religious belief
930.60.61280.80.7-35
map this data in atlas.idNo religion4,93429.635.33,64522.327.1+1,289
Not stated
1,0736.46.81,2937.97.6-220

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% Uniting Church, City of Tea Tree Gully: 7.9% Anglican, City of Tea Tree Gully: 11.0% Lutheran, City of Tea Tree Gully: 2.7% Christian,nfd, City of Tea Tree Gully: 3.1% Greek Orthodox, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.3% Pentecostal, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.8% Baptist, City of Tea Tree Gully: 2.2% Buddhism, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.0% Hinduism, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.1% Western (Roman) Catholic, Water Gully Ward: 24.5% Uniting Church, Water Gully Ward: 8.9% Anglican, Water Gully Ward: 8.5% Lutheran, Water Gully Ward: 3.5% Christian,nfd, Water Gully Ward: 3.0% Greek Orthodox, Water Gully Ward: 2.3% Pentecostal, Water Gully Ward: 1.9% Baptist, Water Gully Ward: 1.6% Buddhism, Water Gully Ward: 1.2% Hinduism, Water Gully Ward: 1.1%
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, Water Gully Ward: -169 Uniting Church, Water Gully Ward: -391 Anglican, Water Gully Ward: -314 Lutheran, Water Gully Ward: -150 Christian,nfd, Water Gully Ward: +79 Greek Orthodox, Water Gully Ward: -13 Pentecostal, Water Gully Ward: +38 Baptist, Water Gully Ward: -25 Buddhism, Water Gully Ward: +45 Hinduism, Water Gully Ward: +93
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 Water Gully Ward in 2016 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, 62.2% of the population nominated a religion, and 29.6% 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 Water Gully Ward was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 24.5% of the population or 4,078 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 (24.5% compared to 18.9%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (2.3% compared to 1.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (8.5% compared to 11.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Uniting Church (-391 persons)
  • Anglican (-314 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-169 persons)
  • Lutheran (-150 persons)
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