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In Unley Park Ward, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (-392) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2011.

Unley Park 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.

Unley Park 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
Unley Park Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic1,15819.119.51,22219.520.5-64
Anglican1,12218.513.61,33821.415.7-216
Uniting Church5489.07.36049.68.8-57
Greek Orthodox3756.25.83475.56.2+29
Lutheran1853.03.32233.63.5-39
Christian,nfd921.51.7380.61.1+53
Baptist891.51.61282.01.7-39
Buddhism781.31.7631.01.5+15
Presbyterian and Reformed440.70.9801.31.1-36
Hinduism410.71.2250.40.6+16
Islam350.61.1210.30.7+13
Pentecostal280.50.7400.60.7-12
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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
Unley Park Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total3,72861.455.94,12065.861.2-392
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total2143.54.81532.53.5+60
Non-classifiable religious belief
420.70.9370.60.9+5
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,53825.429.71,26320.224.5+275
Not stated
5469.08.769111.09.9-145

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% Baptist, City of Unley: 1.6% Buddhism, City of Unley: 1.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Unley: 0.9% Hinduism, City of Unley: 1.2% Western (Roman) Catholic, Unley Park Ward: 19.1% Anglican, Unley Park Ward: 18.5% Uniting Church, Unley Park Ward: 9.0% Greek Orthodox, Unley Park Ward: 6.2% Lutheran, Unley Park Ward: 3.0% Christian,nfd, Unley Park Ward: 1.5% Baptist, Unley Park Ward: 1.5% Buddhism, Unley Park Ward: 1.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, Unley Park Ward: 0.7% Hinduism, Unley Park Ward: 0.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in religion, 2006 to 2011
Change in religion, 2006 to 2011 Western (Roman) Catholic, Unley Park Ward: -64 Anglican, Unley Park Ward: -216 Uniting Church, Unley Park Ward: -57 Greek Orthodox, Unley Park Ward: +29 Lutheran, Unley Park Ward: -39 Christian,nfd, Unley Park Ward: +53 Baptist, Unley Park Ward: -39 Buddhism, Unley Park Ward: +15 Presbyterian and Reformed, Unley Park Ward: -36 Hinduism, Unley Park Ward: +16
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 Unley Park Ward in 2011 compared to 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, 65.0% of the population nominated a religion, and 25.4% said they had no religion, compared with 60.7% and 29.7% respectively for City of Unley.

The largest single religion in Unley Park Ward was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 19.1% of the population or 1,158 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (18.5% compared to 13.6%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Uniting Church (9.0% compared to 7.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-216 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-64 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-57 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+53 persons)
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