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In Highgate, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (+79) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2011.

Highgate'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.

Highgate'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
Highgate - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic26117.119.523416.820.5+27
Anglican22114.513.621115.115.7+10
Uniting Church17511.57.315811.38.8+17
Lutheran845.53.3846.03.50
Greek Orthodox533.55.8553.96.2-2
Baptist412.71.6322.31.7+9
Buddhism412.71.7382.71.5+3
Christian,nfd291.91.7362.61.1-7
Presbyterian and Reformed281.80.9141.01.1+14

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
Highgate - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total93561.255.985661.461.2+79
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total765.04.8513.73.5+25
Non-classifiable religious belief
120.80.970.50.9+5
map this data in atlas.idNo religion39926.129.732823.524.5+71
Not stated
1066.98.715210.99.9-46

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% Lutheran, City of Unley: 3.3% Greek Orthodox, City of Unley: 5.8% Buddhism, City of Unley: 1.7% Baptist, City of Unley: 1.6% Christian,nfd, City of Unley: 1.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Unley: 0.9% Western (Roman) Catholic, Highgate: 17.1% Anglican, Highgate: 14.5% Uniting Church, Highgate: 11.5% Lutheran, Highgate: 5.5% Greek Orthodox, Highgate: 3.5% Buddhism, Highgate: 2.7% Baptist, Highgate: 2.7% Christian,nfd, Highgate: 1.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, Highgate: 1.8%
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, Highgate: +27 Anglican, Highgate: +10 Uniting Church, Highgate: +17 Lutheran, Highgate: 0 Greek Orthodox, Highgate: -2 Buddhism, Highgate: +3 Baptist, Highgate: +9 Christian,nfd, Highgate: -7 Presbyterian and Reformed, Highgate: +14
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 Highgate in 2011 compared to the City of Unley shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 66.1% of the population nominated a religion, and 26.1% said they had no religion, compared with 60.7% and 29.7% respectively for the City of Unley.

The largest single religion in Highgate was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 17.1% of the population or 261 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Uniting Church (11.5% compared to 7.3%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Lutheran (5.5% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (17.1% compared to 19.5%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (3.5% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Highgate between 2006 and 2011.