Skip to content

Padstow Heights
Religion

In Padstow Heights, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (+151) compared to non Christians and the non religious in 2011.

Padstow Heights'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 Heights'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 Heights - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic1,09830.325.21,11833.426.7-19
Anglican84023.210.278523.512.5+54
Greek Orthodox2827.85.12467.35.4+37
Baptist1123.11.71043.11.7+8
Uniting Church1093.01.81183.52.2-9
Presbyterian and Reformed772.11.6651.91.9+12
Islam681.919.1371.115.2+31
Christian,nfd611.71.2471.40.9+14
Buddhism391.17.3270.86.8+12
Macedonian Orthodox381.01.5421.31.3-5
Coptic Orthodox320.90.6210.60.5+12
Maronite Catholic290.82.6230.72.7+6
Other Eastern Orthodox280.81.5280.81.60
Salvation Army240.70.2230.70.2+1
Hinduism230.60.9110.30.8+12
Pentecostal220.60.9120.40.9+10
Other Eastern Catholic220.60.260.20.2+16
Lutheran200.60.3180.50.4+2
Christadelphian200.60.1240.70.1-4
Show me more!

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 Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total2,87379.356.42,72381.361.0+151
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1363.827.9962.923.4+40
Non-classifiable religious belief
180.50.380.20.3+10
map this data in atlas.idNo religion3599.98.334410.37.1+15
Not stated
2366.57.11775.38.2+59

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% Baptist, Bankstown City: 1.7% Uniting Church, Bankstown City: 1.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, Bankstown City: 1.6% Islam, Bankstown City: 19.1% Christian,nfd, Bankstown City: 1.2% Buddhism, Bankstown City: 7.3% Macedonian Orthodox, Bankstown City: 1.5% Western (Roman) Catholic, Padstow Heights: 30.3% Anglican, Padstow Heights: 23.2% Greek Orthodox, Padstow Heights: 7.8% Baptist, Padstow Heights: 3.1% Uniting Church, Padstow Heights: 3.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, Padstow Heights: 2.1% Islam, Padstow Heights: 1.9% Christian,nfd, Padstow Heights: 1.7% Buddhism, Padstow Heights: 1.1% Macedonian Orthodox, Padstow Heights: 1.0%
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, Padstow Heights: -19 Anglican, Padstow Heights: +54 Greek Orthodox, Padstow Heights: +37 Baptist, Padstow Heights: +8 Uniting Church, Padstow Heights: -9 Presbyterian and Reformed, Padstow Heights: +12 Islam, Padstow Heights: +31 Christian,nfd, Padstow Heights: +14 Buddhism, Padstow Heights: +12 Macedonian Orthodox, Padstow Heights: -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 Padstow Heights 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, 83.1% of the population nominated a religion, and 9.9% said they had no religion, compared with 84.3% and 8.3% respectively for Bankstown City.

The largest single religion in Padstow Heights was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 30.3% of the population or 1,098 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (23.2% compared to 10.2%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (30.3% compared to 25.2%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (1.9% compared to 19.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (1.1% compared to 7.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the religious affiliation of the population in Padstow Heights between 2006 and 2011 was for those who nominated:

  • Anglican (+54 persons)