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Picnic Point
Religion

In Picnic Point, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (+175) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2011.

Picnic Point'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.

Picnic Point'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
Picnic Point - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic1,96334.425.21,83433.926.7+129
Anglican1,35323.710.21,40926.012.5-56
Greek Orthodox3426.05.12825.25.4+60
Uniting Church2063.61.82464.52.2-40
Presbyterian and Reformed1482.61.61512.81.9-2
Islam1302.319.11192.215.2+11
Baptist1272.21.71352.51.7-8
Buddhism871.57.3571.16.8+30
Christian,nfd771.41.2400.70.9+37
Macedonian Orthodox671.21.5490.91.3+18
Pentecostal440.80.9250.50.9+20
Other Eastern Orthodox430.81.5250.51.6+19
Coptic Orthodox400.70.6140.30.5+26
Hinduism350.60.9270.50.8+8
Other Protestant250.40.3360.70.4-11
Lutheran200.40.3250.50.4-5
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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
Picnic Point - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total4,55779.956.44,38280.961.0+175
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total2654.727.92204.123.4+46
Non-classifiable religious belief
110.20.3130.20.3-2
map this data in atlas.idNo religion62110.98.34678.67.1+154
Not stated
2504.47.13366.28.2-86

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% Uniting Church, Bankstown City: 1.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, Bankstown City: 1.6% Islam, Bankstown City: 19.1% Baptist, Bankstown City: 1.7% Buddhism, Bankstown City: 7.3% Christian,nfd, Bankstown City: 1.2% Macedonian Orthodox, Bankstown City: 1.5% Western (Roman) Catholic, Picnic Point: 34.4% Anglican, Picnic Point: 23.7% Greek Orthodox, Picnic Point: 6.0% Uniting Church, Picnic Point: 3.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, Picnic Point: 2.6% Islam, Picnic Point: 2.3% Baptist, Picnic Point: 2.2% Buddhism, Picnic Point: 1.5% Christian,nfd, Picnic Point: 1.4% Macedonian Orthodox, Picnic Point: 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, Picnic Point: +129 Anglican, Picnic Point: -56 Greek Orthodox, Picnic Point: +60 Uniting Church, Picnic Point: -40 Presbyterian and Reformed, Picnic Point: -2 Islam, Picnic Point: +11 Baptist, Picnic Point: -8 Buddhism, Picnic Point: +30 Christian,nfd, Picnic Point: +37 Macedonian Orthodox, Picnic Point: +18
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 Picnic Point in 2011 compared to Bankstown City shows that there was a similar proportion of people who professed a religion and a higher proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 84.5% of the population nominated a religion, and 10.9% said they had no religion, compared with 84.3% and 8.3% respectively for Bankstown City.

The largest single religion in Picnic Point was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 34.4% of the population or 1,963 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (23.7% compared to 10.2%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (34.4% compared to 25.2%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (2.3% compared to 19.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (1.5% compared to 7.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+129 persons)
  • Greek Orthodox (+60 persons)
  • Anglican (-56 persons)