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Revesby - Revesby Heights
Religion

In Revesby - Revesby Heights, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+474) compared to non Christians and Christians in 2011.

Revesby - Revesby 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.

Revesby - Revesby 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
Revesby - Revesby Heights - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic4,43730.625.24,23731.726.7+199
Anglican2,22515.310.22,50518.712.5-280
Islam8415.819.17045.315.2+137
Greek Orthodox7635.35.16384.85.4+125
Buddhism7395.17.35624.26.8+177
Uniting Church3742.61.84323.22.2-57
Baptist2932.01.72371.81.7+57
Presbyterian and Reformed2761.91.63162.41.9-40
Hinduism2261.60.91180.90.8+108
Coptic Orthodox2121.50.61551.20.5+57
Christian,nfd2031.41.21281.00.9+75
Maronite Catholic1901.32.61240.92.7+66
Macedonian Orthodox1621.11.51070.81.3+55
Sikhism1370.90.2920.70.1+45
Pentecostal1330.90.91020.80.9+31
Other Protestant990.70.3930.70.4+5
Other Eastern Orthodox970.71.51040.81.6-7
Lutheran490.30.3780.60.4-29
Salvation Army410.30.2350.30.2+6
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)360.20.2380.30.2-2
Other Non-Christian Religions270.20.3250.20.2+2
Jehova's Witnesses260.20.2280.20.2-2
Other Christian220.10.1240.20.1-2
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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
Revesby - Revesby Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total9,71766.956.49,47270.961.0+245
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total2,00613.827.91,54011.523.4+466
Non-classifiable religious belief
680.50.3590.40.3+9
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,77812.28.31,3049.87.1+474
Not stated
9466.57.19877.48.2-41

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% Islam, Bankstown City: 19.1% Greek Orthodox, Bankstown City: 5.1% Buddhism, Bankstown City: 7.3% Uniting Church, Bankstown City: 1.8% Baptist, Bankstown City: 1.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, Bankstown City: 1.6% Hinduism, Bankstown City: 0.9% Coptic Orthodox, Bankstown City: 0.6% Western (Roman) Catholic, Revesby - Revesby Heights: 30.6% Anglican, Revesby - Revesby Heights: 15.3% Islam, Revesby - Revesby Heights: 5.8% Greek Orthodox, Revesby - Revesby Heights: 5.3% Buddhism, Revesby - Revesby Heights: 5.1% Uniting Church, Revesby - Revesby Heights: 2.6% Baptist, Revesby - Revesby Heights: 2.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, Revesby - Revesby Heights: 1.9% Hinduism, Revesby - Revesby Heights: 1.6% Coptic Orthodox, Revesby - Revesby Heights: 1.5%
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, Revesby - Revesby Heights: +199 Anglican, Revesby - Revesby Heights: -280 Islam, Revesby - Revesby Heights: +137 Greek Orthodox, Revesby - Revesby Heights: +125 Buddhism, Revesby - Revesby Heights: +177 Uniting Church, Revesby - Revesby Heights: -57 Baptist, Revesby - Revesby Heights: +57 Presbyterian and Reformed, Revesby - Revesby Heights: -40 Hinduism, Revesby - Revesby Heights: +108 Coptic Orthodox, Revesby - Revesby Heights: +57
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 Revesby - Revesby 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, 80.8% of the population nominated a religion, and 12.2% said they had no religion, compared with 84.3% and 8.3% respectively for Bankstown City.

The largest single religion in Revesby - Revesby Heights was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 30.6% of the population or 4,437 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (30.6% compared to 25.2%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (15.3% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (5.8% compared to 19.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (5.1% compared to 7.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-280 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+199 persons)
  • Buddhism (+177 persons)
  • Islam (+137 persons)