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In the City of West Torrens, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+2,902) compared to non Christians and Christians in 2011.

The City of West Torrens'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.

The City of West Torrens'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
City of West Torrens - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic13,42424.421.313,32625.521.7+98
Greek Orthodox5,2479.52.85,39010.32.9-143
Anglican4,8308.812.65,55710.714.0-727
Uniting Church3,5606.57.64,0517.88.6-491
Lutheran1,5052.73.11,6533.23.3-148
Islam1,4182.61.58991.70.8+519
Buddhism1,2882.32.29131.81.9+375
Hinduism1,1322.11.12980.60.4+834
Christian,nfd9131.72.36761.31.6+237
Baptist7371.31.87451.41.9-8
Sikhism6791.20.4400.10.1+639
Pentecostal4410.81.25021.01.4-61
Presbyterian and Reformed4150.81.15091.01.2-94
Churches of Christ2040.40.32760.50.4-72
Other Eastern Orthodox1890.30.21790.30.2+10
Serbian Orthodox1870.30.31830.40.3+4
Jehova's Witnesses1300.20.41390.30.4-9
Other Protestant920.20.21030.20.2-11
Coptic Orthodox910.20.0340.10.0+57
Christadelphian800.10.2750.10.2+5
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)790.10.2790.20.20
Baha'i700.10.1910.20.1-21
Seventh Day Adventist670.10.2680.10.1-1
Other Non-Christian Religions580.10.1810.20.1-23
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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
City of West Torrens - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total32,46059.156.733,87965.059.5-1,419
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total4,8258.85.82,5284.83.9+2,297
Non-classifiable religious belief
5100.90.94991.00.7+11
map this data in atlas.idNo religion13,09023.828.110,18819.524.2+2,902
Not stated
4,0767.48.55,0649.711.7-988

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, Greater Adelaide: 21.3% Greek Orthodox, Greater Adelaide: 2.8% Anglican, Greater Adelaide: 12.6% Uniting Church, Greater Adelaide: 7.6% Lutheran, Greater Adelaide: 3.1% Islam, Greater Adelaide: 1.5% Buddhism, Greater Adelaide: 2.2% Hinduism, Greater Adelaide: 1.1% Christian,nfd, Greater Adelaide: 2.3% Baptist, Greater Adelaide: 1.8% Western (Roman) Catholic, City of West Torrens: 24.4% Greek Orthodox, City of West Torrens: 9.5% Anglican, City of West Torrens: 8.8% Uniting Church, City of West Torrens: 6.5% Lutheran, City of West Torrens: 2.7% Islam, City of West Torrens: 2.6% Buddhism, City of West Torrens: 2.3% Hinduism, City of West Torrens: 2.1% Christian,nfd, City of West Torrens: 1.7% Baptist, City of West Torrens: 1.3%
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, City of West Torrens: +98 Greek Orthodox, City of West Torrens: -143 Anglican, City of West Torrens: -727 Uniting Church, City of West Torrens: -491 Lutheran, City of West Torrens: -148 Islam, City of West Torrens: +519 Buddhism, City of West Torrens: +375 Hinduism, City of West Torrens: +834 Christian,nfd, City of West Torrens: +237 Baptist, City of West Torrens: -8
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 the City of West Torrens in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 67.8% of the population nominated a religion, and 23.8% said they had no religion, compared with 62.5% and 28.1% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The largest single religion in the City of West Torrens was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 24.4% of the population or 13,424 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of the City of West Torrens and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (9.5% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (24.4% compared to 21.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (8.8% compared to 12.6%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Uniting Church (6.5% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in the City of West Torrens between 2006 and 2011 were for those who nominated:

  • Hinduism (+834 persons)
  • Anglican (-727 persons)
  • Sikhism (+639 persons)
  • Islam (+519 persons)
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