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In Mount Lewis, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+8) compared to non Christians and Christians in 2011.

Mount Lewis'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.

Mount Lewis'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
Mount Lewis - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic25924.425.225524.426.7+3
Islam25624.119.127025.815.2-15
Maronite Catholic12411.72.611811.32.7+6
Greek Orthodox999.35.112111.65.4-22
Anglican575.410.2757.212.5-17
Other Eastern Orthodox464.31.5363.41.6+10
Buddhism313.07.3272.66.8+5

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
Mount Lewis - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total67363.456.467364.361.00
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total30428.627.930228.823.4+2
Non-classifiable religious belief
60.50.300.00.3+6
map this data in atlas.idNo religion403.88.3323.17.1+8
Not stated
393.77.1393.88.20

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% Maronite Catholic, Bankstown City: 2.6% Greek Orthodox, Bankstown City: 5.1% Anglican, Bankstown City: 10.2% Other Eastern Orthodox, Bankstown City: 1.5% Buddhism, Bankstown City: 7.3% Western (Roman) Catholic, Mount Lewis: 24.4% Islam, Mount Lewis: 24.1% Maronite Catholic, Mount Lewis: 11.7% Greek Orthodox, Mount Lewis: 9.3% Anglican, Mount Lewis: 5.4% Other Eastern Orthodox, Mount Lewis: 4.3% Buddhism, Mount Lewis: 3.0%
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, Mount Lewis: +3 Islam, Mount Lewis: -15 Maronite Catholic, Mount Lewis: +6 Greek Orthodox, Mount Lewis: -22 Anglican, Mount Lewis: -17 Other Eastern Orthodox, Mount Lewis: +10 Buddhism, Mount Lewis: +5
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 Mount Lewis 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, 92.0% of the population nominated a religion, and 3.8% said they had no religion, compared with 84.3% and 8.3% respectively for Bankstown City.

The largest single religion in Mount Lewis was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 24.4% of the population or 259 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Maronite Catholic (11.7% compared to 2.6%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Islam (24.1% compared to 19.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (5.4% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (3.0% compared to 7.3%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Mount Lewis between 2006 and 2011.