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In Parkside Ward, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+347) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

Parkside 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.

Parkside 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
Parkside Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic1,23421.119.51,29122.920.5-57
Anglican80013.713.682614.715.7-26
Uniting Church3836.57.34377.88.8-54
Greek Orthodox3616.25.84057.26.2-44
Lutheran1662.83.31462.63.5+20
Christian,nfd991.71.7470.81.1+52
Buddhism941.61.7761.41.5+18
Baptist751.31.6741.31.7+1
Islam591.01.1400.70.7+19
Presbyterian and Reformed550.90.9541.01.1+1
Hinduism530.91.2320.60.6+21
Pentecostal400.70.7440.80.7-3
Other Protestant210.40.1100.20.2+10
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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
Parkside Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total3,32956.855.93,43761.061.2-107
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total2464.24.82063.73.5+41
Non-classifiable religious belief
420.70.9611.10.9-19
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,76130.129.71,41425.124.5+347
Not stated
4818.28.75119.19.9-31

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% Lutheran, City of Unley: 3.3% Christian,nfd, City of Unley: 1.7% Buddhism, City of Unley: 1.7% Baptist, City of Unley: 1.6% Islam, City of Unley: 1.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Unley: 0.9% Western (Roman) Catholic, Parkside Ward: 21.1% Anglican, Parkside Ward: 13.7% Uniting Church, Parkside Ward: 6.5% Greek Orthodox, Parkside Ward: 6.2% Lutheran, Parkside Ward: 2.8% Christian,nfd, Parkside Ward: 1.7% Buddhism, Parkside Ward: 1.6% Baptist, Parkside Ward: 1.3% Islam, Parkside Ward: 1.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, Parkside Ward: 0.9%
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, Parkside Ward: -57 Anglican, Parkside Ward: -26 Uniting Church, Parkside Ward: -54 Greek Orthodox, Parkside Ward: -44 Lutheran, Parkside Ward: +20 Christian,nfd, Parkside Ward: +52 Buddhism, Parkside Ward: +18 Baptist, Parkside Ward: +1 Islam, Parkside Ward: +19 Presbyterian and Reformed, Parkside Ward: +1
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 Parkside Ward in 2011 compared to City of Unley shows that there was a similar proportion of people who professed a religion as well as a similar proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 61.0% of the population nominated a religion, and 30.1% said they had no religion, compared with 60.7% and 29.7% respectively for City of Unley.

The largest single religion in Parkside Ward was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 21.1% of the population or 1,234 people as adherents.

The major difference between the religious affiliation for the population of Parkside Ward and City of Unley was:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (21.1% compared to 19.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-57 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-54 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+52 persons)
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