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Bankstown Balance
Religion

In Bankstown Balance, the number of non Christians experienced the greatest change (+923) compared to the non religious and Christians in 2011.

Bankstown Balance'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.

Bankstown Balance'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
Bankstown Balance - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic2,89223.125.22,64123.326.7+250
Islam2,74221.919.12,14318.915.2+599
Buddhism1,75314.07.31,47113.06.8+283
Greek Orthodox7135.75.18127.15.4-98
Anglican4723.810.25314.712.5-59
Maronite Catholic4243.42.64674.12.7-42
Macedonian Orthodox3482.81.53302.91.3+17
Other Eastern Orthodox2271.81.52562.31.6-29
Uniting Church1651.31.81381.22.2+27
Baptist1281.01.71291.11.7-1
Presbyterian and Reformed1261.01.61591.41.9-33
Christian,nfd1040.81.2750.70.9+29
Hinduism900.70.9760.70.8+14
Pentecostal810.60.9840.70.9-3
Coptic Orthodox510.40.6570.50.5-7
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)470.40.2360.30.2+11
Seventh Day Adventist380.30.2210.20.2+17
Other Non-Christian Religions320.30.3290.30.2+2
Serbian Orthodox300.20.2330.30.2-3
Other Eastern Catholic260.20.2200.20.2+6
Lutheran230.20.3190.20.4+3
Other Protestant200.20.3270.20.4-7
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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
Bankstown Balance - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total5,97947.756.45,90552.061.0+74
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total4,65937.227.93,73632.923.4+923
Non-classifiable religious belief
280.20.3400.40.3-11
map this data in atlas.idNo religion9607.78.37006.27.1+260
Not stated
9017.27.19728.68.2-71

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, Bankstown City: 25.2% Islam, Bankstown City: 19.1% Buddhism, Bankstown City: 7.3% Greek Orthodox, Bankstown City: 5.1% Anglican, Bankstown City: 10.2% Maronite Catholic, Bankstown City: 2.6% Macedonian Orthodox, Bankstown City: 1.5% Other Eastern Orthodox, Bankstown City: 1.5% Uniting Church, Bankstown City: 1.8% Baptist, Bankstown City: 1.7% Western (Roman) Catholic, Bankstown Balance: 23.1% Islam, Bankstown Balance: 21.9% Buddhism, Bankstown Balance: 14.0% Greek Orthodox, Bankstown Balance: 5.7% Anglican, Bankstown Balance: 3.8% Maronite Catholic, Bankstown Balance: 3.4% Macedonian Orthodox, Bankstown Balance: 2.8% Other Eastern Orthodox, Bankstown Balance: 1.8% Uniting Church, Bankstown Balance: 1.3% Baptist, Bankstown Balance: 1.0%
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, Bankstown Balance: +250 Islam, Bankstown Balance: +599 Buddhism, Bankstown Balance: +283 Greek Orthodox, Bankstown Balance: -98 Anglican, Bankstown Balance: -59 Maronite Catholic, Bankstown Balance: -42 Macedonian Orthodox, Bankstown Balance: +17 Other Eastern Orthodox, Bankstown Balance: -29 Uniting Church, Bankstown Balance: +27 Baptist, Bankstown Balance: -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 Bankstown Balance in 2011 compared to Bankstown City shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 84.9% of the population nominated a religion, and 7.7% said they had no religion, compared with 84.3% and 8.3% respectively for Bankstown City.

The largest single religion in Bankstown Balance was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 23.1% of the population or 2,892 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Bankstown Balance and Bankstown City were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Buddhism (14.0% compared to 7.3%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Islam (21.9% compared to 19.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (3.8% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (23.1% compared to 25.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Islam (+599 persons)
  • Buddhism (+283 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+250 persons)
  • Greek Orthodox (-98 persons)