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In Padstow, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+394) compared to non Christians and Christians in 2011.

Padstow'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.

Padstow'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
Padstow - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic3,36727.325.23,35628.326.7+12
Anglican2,00716.210.22,26919.112.5-263
Greek Orthodox7396.05.16225.25.4+117
Buddhism6865.67.35124.36.8+174
Islam5744.619.15414.615.2+33
Presbyterian and Reformed3012.41.62902.41.9+11
Baptist2772.21.72632.21.7+14
Uniting Church2652.11.83022.52.2-37
Christian,nfd2281.81.21681.40.9+60
Macedonian Orthodox2271.81.51631.41.3+64
Hinduism2101.70.91591.30.8+50
Coptic Orthodox1701.40.61341.10.5+36
Other Eastern Orthodox910.71.5900.81.6+1
Maronite Catholic880.72.6810.72.7+8
Sikhism830.70.2430.40.1+40
Pentecostal800.60.9800.70.90
Other Protestant540.40.3560.50.4-3
Lutheran430.40.3290.20.4+15
Jehova's Witnesses400.30.2420.40.2-2
Salvation Army310.30.2240.20.2+8
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)280.20.2390.30.2-11
Churches of Christ270.20.1450.40.1-17
Christadelphian220.20.1350.30.1-13
Other Non-Christian Religions200.20.3150.10.2+5
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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
Padstow - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total8,16366.156.48,16168.861.0+2
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1,59912.927.91,28710.923.4+312
Non-classifiable religious belief
600.50.3660.60.3-6
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,74314.18.31,34911.47.1+394
Not stated
7886.47.19958.48.2-206

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% Anglican, Bankstown City: 10.2% Greek Orthodox, Bankstown City: 5.1% Buddhism, Bankstown City: 7.3% Islam, Bankstown City: 19.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, Bankstown City: 1.6% Baptist, Bankstown City: 1.7% Uniting Church, Bankstown City: 1.8% Christian,nfd, Bankstown City: 1.2% Macedonian Orthodox, Bankstown City: 1.5% Western (Roman) Catholic, Padstow: 27.3% Anglican, Padstow: 16.2% Greek Orthodox, Padstow: 6.0% Buddhism, Padstow: 5.6% Islam, Padstow: 4.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, Padstow: 2.4% Baptist, Padstow: 2.2% Uniting Church, Padstow: 2.1% Christian,nfd, Padstow: 1.8% Macedonian Orthodox, Padstow: 1.8%
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, Padstow: +12 Anglican, Padstow: -263 Greek Orthodox, Padstow: +117 Buddhism, Padstow: +174 Islam, Padstow: +33 Presbyterian and Reformed, Padstow: +11 Baptist, Padstow: +14 Uniting Church, Padstow: -37 Christian,nfd, Padstow: +60 Macedonian Orthodox, Padstow: +64
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 Padstow 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 14.1% said they had no religion, compared with 84.3% and 8.3% respectively for Bankstown City.

The largest single religion in Padstow was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 27.3% of the population or 3,367 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (16.2% compared to 10.2%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (27.3% compared to 25.2%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (4.6% compared to 19.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Maronite Catholic (0.7% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-263 persons)
  • Buddhism (+174 persons)
  • Greek Orthodox (+117 persons)
  • Macedonian Orthodox (+64 persons)