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In Bass Hill - Lansdowne, the number of non Christians experienced the greatest change (+680) 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 - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic2,36914.125.22,45015.426.7-81
Islam1,67310.019.11,0536.615.2+620
Anglican8304.910.21,0206.412.5-190
Buddhism4892.97.34632.96.8+27
Greek Orthodox4482.75.14632.95.4-15
Maronite Catholic2051.22.61731.12.7+32
Other Eastern Orthodox1781.11.51541.01.6+24
Uniting Church1330.81.81751.12.2-42
Presbyterian and Reformed1240.71.61320.81.9-8
Macedonian Orthodox1170.71.5690.41.3+48
Baptist1000.61.71120.71.7-11
Pentecostal880.50.9670.40.9+20
Christian,nfd840.51.2600.40.9+24
Other Oriental Orthodox650.40.2540.30.1+11
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)600.40.2120.10.2+48
Salvation Army480.30.2440.30.2+4
Other Non-Christian Religions360.20.390.10.2+27
Hinduism330.20.9230.10.8+9
Lutheran300.20.3420.30.4-12
Seventh Day Adventist300.20.2150.10.2+15
Coptic Orthodox250.20.6220.10.5+4
Russian Orthodox210.10.1180.10.1+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 total5,04130.056.45,19832.761.0-157
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total2,24413.427.91,5649.923.4+680
Non-classifiable religious belief
130.10.3270.20.3-14
map this data in atlas.idNo religion4892.98.34642.97.1+25
Not stated
6053.67.16874.38.2-82

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: 14.1% Islam, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: 10.0% Anglican, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: 4.9% Buddhism, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: 2.9% Greek Orthodox, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: 2.7% Maronite Catholic, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: 1.2% Other Eastern Orthodox, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: 1.1% Uniting Church, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: 0.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: 0.7% Macedonian Orthodox, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: 0.7%
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: -81 Islam, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: +620 Anglican, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: -190 Buddhism, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: +27 Greek Orthodox, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: -15 Maronite Catholic, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: +32 Other Eastern Orthodox, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: +24 Uniting Church, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: -42 Presbyterian and Reformed, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: -8 Macedonian Orthodox, Bass Hill - Lansdowne: +48
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 lower proportion of people who professed a religion as well as a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 43.4% of the population nominated a religion, and 2.9% 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 14.1% of the population or 2,369 people as adherents.

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

  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (14.1% compared to 25.2%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (10.0% compared to 19.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (4.9% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (2.9% 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 (+620 persons)
  • Anglican (-190 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-81 persons)
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