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2011 Census Data For Religious Affiliation In Mount Gambier And Surrounding Districts

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The short summary data for religious affiliation from the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2011 census page for postcode 5290, which represents the city of Mount Gambier.
The higher proportion of Presbyterian identifying people reflects the historic settlement of the region from Western Victoria, rather than Adelaide.
The higher proportion of people indicating ‘no religion’ seems to be a South Australian distinctive, though the city figure is higher than the district figure, which is closer to that across the border in Victoria.
It does show there’s a lot of people we need to catch up with, one way or another.

Religious affiliation, top responses
5290, SA
%
South Australia
%
Australia
%
No Religion 7,830 31.4 448,524 28.1 4,796,787 22.3
Catholic 5,276 21.2 317,957 19.9 5,439,268 25.3
Anglican 2,581 10.4 200,441 12.6 3,679,907 17.1
Uniting Church 1,981 8 142,429 8.9 1,065,795 5
Presbyterian and Reformed 1,556 6.2 20,335 1.3 599,515 2.8

The most common responses for religion in 5290, SA (Postal Areas) were No Religion 31.4%, Catholic 21.2%, Anglican 10.4%, Uniting Church 8.0% and Presbyterian and Reformed 6.2%.

Here’s the data table for religious affiliation from the page for postcode 5291 which represents the districts surrounding the city.

Religious affiliation, top responses
5291, SA
%
South Australia
%
Australia
%
No Religion 2,466 28.8 448,524 28.1 4,796,787 22.3
Catholic 1,705 19.9 317,957 19.9 5,439,268 25.3
Anglican 1,017 11.9 200,441 12.6 3,679,907 17.1
Uniting Church 830 9.7 142,429 8.9 1,065,795 5
Presbyterian and Reformed 643 7.5 20,335 1.3 599,515 2.8

The most common responses for religion in 5291, SA (Postal Areas) were No Religion 28.8%, Catholic 19.9%, Anglican 11.9%, Uniting Church 9.7% and Presbyterian and Reformed 7.5%.

One thought on “2011 Census Data For Religious Affiliation In Mount Gambier And Surrounding Districts

  1. Pingback: The 10,000 Who Ticked ‘No Religion’ « mgpcpastor's blog

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