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In Goodwood Ward, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+809) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

Goodwood 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.

Goodwood 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
Goodwood Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic95614.817.11,10218.619.5-146
Anglican5007.711.15779.713.6-78
Greek Orthodox3755.85.13966.75.8-21
Uniting Church2193.45.63225.47.3-104
Islam1522.31.21162.01.1+35
Hinduism1462.31.6721.21.2+74
Lutheran1181.82.41753.03.3-57
Buddhism1081.71.61051.81.7+3
Christian,nfd911.41.9841.41.7+7
Baptist811.31.3741.31.6+7
Sikhism400.60.3160.30.2+23
Pentecostal330.50.5400.70.7-7
Churches of Christ290.40.2210.40.2+7
Presbyterian and Reformed170.30.8480.80.9-30
Baha'i110.20.2170.30.1-5
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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
Goodwood Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total2,47138.247.42,91549.255.9-444
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total4797.45.23646.14.8+115
Non-classifiable religious belief
580.90.6711.20.9-13
map this data in atlas.idNo religion2,80543.438.71,99633.729.7+809
Not stated
5929.28.05809.88.7+12

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 Unley: 17.1% Anglican, City of Unley: 11.1% Greek Orthodox, City of Unley: 5.1% Uniting Church, City of Unley: 5.6% Islam, City of Unley: 1.2% Hinduism, City of Unley: 1.6% Lutheran, City of Unley: 2.4% Buddhism, City of Unley: 1.6% Christian,nfd, City of Unley: 1.9% Baptist, City of Unley: 1.3% Western (Roman) Catholic, Goodwood Ward: 14.8% Anglican, Goodwood Ward: 7.7% Greek Orthodox, Goodwood Ward: 5.8% Uniting Church, Goodwood Ward: 3.4% Islam, Goodwood Ward: 2.3% Hinduism, Goodwood Ward: 2.3% Lutheran, Goodwood Ward: 1.8% Buddhism, Goodwood Ward: 1.7% Christian,nfd, Goodwood Ward: 1.4% Baptist, Goodwood Ward: 1.3%
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, Goodwood Ward: -146 Anglican, Goodwood Ward: -78 Greek Orthodox, Goodwood Ward: -21 Uniting Church, Goodwood Ward: -104 Islam, Goodwood Ward: +35 Hinduism, Goodwood Ward: +74 Lutheran, Goodwood Ward: -57 Buddhism, Goodwood Ward: +3 Christian,nfd, Goodwood Ward: +7 Baptist, Goodwood Ward: +7
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 Goodwood Ward in 2016 compared to 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, 45.6% of the population nominated a religion, and 43.4% said they had no religion, compared with 52.7% and 38.7% respectively for City of Unley.

The largest single religion in Goodwood Ward was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 14.8% of the population or 956 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Islam (2.3% compared to 1.2%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (7.7% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (14.8% compared to 17.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Uniting Church (3.4% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-146 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-104 persons)
  • Anglican (-78 persons)
  • Hinduism (+74 persons)
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