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In Bass Hill - Lansdowne, the number of non Christians experienced the greatest change (+669) compared to Christians and the non religious in 2011.

Bass Hill - Lansdowne'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.

Bass Hill - Lansdowne'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
Bass Hill - Lansdowne - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic2,36528.225.22,45330.826.7-89
Islam1,66919.919.11,05813.315.2+611
Anglican8299.910.21,02212.812.5-193
Buddhism4885.87.34635.86.8+25
Greek Orthodox4475.35.14645.85.4-17
Maronite Catholic2042.42.61742.22.7+31
Other Eastern Orthodox1772.11.51541.91.6+23
Uniting Church1321.61.81752.22.2-43
Presbyterian and Reformed1241.51.61321.71.9-8
Macedonian Orthodox1171.41.5690.91.3+47
Baptist1001.21.71121.41.7-12
Pentecostal871.00.9670.80.9+20
Christian,nfd841.01.2600.80.9+23
Other Oriental Orthodox640.80.2540.70.1+11
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)590.70.2120.10.2+48
Salvation Army480.60.2440.60.2+4
Other Non-Christian Religions360.40.3100.10.2+26
Hinduism330.40.9230.30.8+9
Lutheran300.40.3420.50.4-12
Seventh Day Adventist300.40.2150.20.2+15
Coptic Orthodox250.30.6220.30.5+4
Russian Orthodox210.20.1180.20.1+2
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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
Bass Hill - Lansdowne - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total5,03260.156.45,20865.461.0-176
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total2,23926.727.91,57019.723.4+669
Non-classifiable religious belief
130.20.3270.30.3-14
map this data in atlas.idNo religion4885.88.34655.87.1+23
Not stated
6047.27.16898.78.2-85

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% Anglican, Bankstown City: 10.2% Buddhism, Bankstown City: 7.3% Greek Orthodox, Bankstown City: 5.1% Maronite Catholic, Bankstown City: 2.6% Other Eastern Orthodox, Bankstown City: 1.5% Uniting Church, Bankstown City: 1.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, Bankstown City: 1.6% Macedonian Orthodox, Bankstown City: 1.5% Western (Roman) Catholic, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: 28.2% Islam, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: 19.9% Anglican, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: 9.9% Buddhism, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: 5.8% Greek Orthodox, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: 5.3% Maronite Catholic, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: 2.4% Other Eastern Orthodox, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: 2.1% Uniting Church, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: 1.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: 1.5% Macedonian Orthodox, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: 1.4%
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, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: -89 Islam, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: +611 Anglican, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: -193 Buddhism, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: +25 Greek Orthodox, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: -17 Maronite Catholic, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: +31 Other Eastern Orthodox, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: +23 Uniting Church, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: -43 Presbyterian and Reformed, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: -8 Macedonian Orthodox, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: +47
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 Bass Hill - Lansdowne 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, 86.8% of the population nominated a religion, and 5.8% said they had no religion, compared with 84.3% and 8.3% respectively for Bankstown City.

The largest single religion in Bass Hill - Lansdowne was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 28.2% of the population or 2,365 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Bass Hill - Lansdowne and Bankstown City were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (28.2% compared to 25.2%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (5.8% compared to 7.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Bass Hill - Lansdowne between 2006 and 2011 were for those who nominated:

  • Islam (+611 persons)
  • Anglican (-193 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-89 persons)