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Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill
Religion

In Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill, the number of non Christians experienced the greatest change (+241) compared to Christians and the non religious in 2011.

Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill'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.

Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill'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
Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic77121.825.281124.626.7-40
Buddhism65518.57.359418.06.8+61
Islam48213.619.13229.715.2+160
Anglican2838.010.235510.712.5-72
Uniting Church722.01.8682.12.2+4
Presbyterian and Reformed591.71.6892.71.9-30
Baptist551.61.7481.51.7+7
Greek Orthodox521.55.1752.35.4-23
Macedonian Orthodox451.31.5361.11.3+9
Christian,nfd431.21.2541.60.9-11
Pentecostal411.20.9411.20.90
Maronite Catholic381.12.6381.12.70
Other Eastern Orthodox341.01.5220.71.6+12
Hinduism300.90.9200.60.8+10
Other Protestant220.60.3331.00.4-12
Lutheran200.60.3220.70.4-2
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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
Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total1,61145.556.41,77553.861.0-164
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1,18833.527.994728.723.4+241
Non-classifiable religious belief
120.30.3130.40.3-1
map this data in atlas.idNo religion37810.78.32898.77.1+89
Not stated
35310.07.12788.48.2+75

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% Buddhism, Bankstown City: 7.3% Islam, Bankstown City: 19.1% Anglican, Bankstown City: 10.2% Uniting Church, Bankstown City: 1.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, Bankstown City: 1.6% Baptist, Bankstown City: 1.7% Greek Orthodox, Bankstown City: 5.1% Macedonian Orthodox, Bankstown City: 1.5% Christian,nfd, Bankstown City: 1.2% Western (Roman) Catholic, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 21.8% Buddhism, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 18.5% Islam, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 13.6% Anglican, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 8.0% Uniting Church, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 2.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 1.7% Baptist, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 1.6% Greek Orthodox, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 1.5% Macedonian Orthodox, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 1.3% Christian,nfd, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: 1.2%
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, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: -40 Buddhism, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: +61 Islam, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: +160 Anglican, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: -72 Uniting Church, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: +4 Presbyterian and Reformed, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: -30 Baptist, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: +7 Greek Orthodox, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: -23 Macedonian Orthodox, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: +9 Christian,nfd, Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill: -11
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 Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill in 2011 compared to Bankstown City shows that there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion and a higher proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 79.0% of the population nominated a religion, and 10.7% said they had no religion, compared with 84.3% and 8.3% respectively for Bankstown City.

The largest single religion in Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 21.8% of the population or 771 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill and Bankstown City were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Buddhism (18.5% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (13.6% compared to 19.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (1.5% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (21.8% compared to 25.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill between 2006 and 2011 were for those who nominated:

  • Islam (+160 persons)
  • Anglican (-72 persons)
  • Buddhism (+61 persons)