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In Black Forest, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+151) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

Black Forest'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.

Black Forest'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
Black Forest - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic33716.919.535919.420.5-22
Anglican20110.113.622612.215.7-25
Uniting Church1718.67.321411.68.8-43
Greek Orthodox1296.55.81488.06.2-19
Christian,nfd522.61.7191.01.1+33
Islam472.41.1221.20.7+25
Lutheran381.93.3462.53.5-8
Baptist321.61.6452.41.7-13
Hinduism301.51.260.30.6+24
Buddhism291.51.7191.01.5+10

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
Black Forest - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total1,03351.855.91,13461.361.2-101
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1366.84.8593.23.5+77
Non-classifiable religious belief
331.70.9181.00.9+15
map this data in atlas.idNo religion64032.129.748926.424.5+151
Not stated
1527.68.71518.29.9+1

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 Unley: 19.5% Anglican, City of Unley: 13.6% Uniting Church, City of Unley: 7.3% Greek Orthodox, City of Unley: 5.8% Christian,nfd, City of Unley: 1.7% Islam, City of Unley: 1.1% Lutheran, City of Unley: 3.3% Baptist, City of Unley: 1.6% Hinduism, City of Unley: 1.2% Buddhism, City of Unley: 1.7% Western (Roman) Catholic, Black Forest: 16.9% Anglican, Black Forest: 10.1% Uniting Church, Black Forest: 8.6% Greek Orthodox, Black Forest: 6.5% Christian,nfd, Black Forest: 2.6% Islam, Black Forest: 2.4% Lutheran, Black Forest: 1.9% Baptist, Black Forest: 1.6% Hinduism, Black Forest: 1.5% Buddhism, Black Forest: 1.5%
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, Black Forest: -22 Anglican, Black Forest: -25 Uniting Church, Black Forest: -43 Greek Orthodox, Black Forest: -19 Christian,nfd, Black Forest: +33 Islam, Black Forest: +25 Lutheran, Black Forest: -8 Baptist, Black Forest: -13 Hinduism, Black Forest: +24 Buddhism, Black Forest: +10
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 Black Forest in 2011 compared to the City of Unley shows that there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion and a higher proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 58.6% of the population nominated a religion, and 32.1% said they had no religion, compared with 60.7% and 29.7% respectively for the City of Unley.

The largest single religion in Black Forest was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 16.9% of the population or 337 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Black Forest and the City of Unley were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Islam (2.4% compared to 1.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (10.1% compared to 13.6%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (16.9% compared to 19.5%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Lutheran (1.9% compared to 3.3%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Black Forest between 2006 and 2011.