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East Ward
Religion

In East Ward, the number of non Christians experienced the greatest change (+4,562) compared to the non religious and Christians in 2011.

East Ward'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.

East Ward'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
East Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Islam17,87332.619.113,79927.515.2+4,074
Western (Roman) Catholic10,70319.525.210,65321.326.7+51
Buddhism3,8297.07.33,4746.96.8+354
Greek Orthodox2,8805.35.13,1396.35.4-259
Maronite Catholic2,7325.02.62,7105.42.7+22
Anglican1,8533.410.22,2884.612.5-434
Other Eastern Orthodox1,3062.41.51,1942.41.6+112
Presbyterian and Reformed6801.21.67641.51.9-84
Uniting Church6611.21.86811.42.2-20
Baptist6321.21.75861.21.7+47
Macedonian Orthodox6111.11.55891.21.3+22
Hinduism5411.00.95171.00.8+24
Pentecostal5060.90.94791.00.9+27
Christian,nfd4660.91.23640.70.9+103
Coptic Orthodox3110.60.62150.40.5+96
Other Non-Christian Religions1740.30.31590.30.2+16
Other Eastern Catholic1730.30.21440.30.2+29
Other Protestant1460.30.31520.30.4-6
Jehova's Witnesses1350.20.21260.30.2+9
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)1040.20.21060.20.2-2
Seventh Day Adventist1020.20.21310.30.2-29
Sikhism960.20.2460.10.1+50
Other Oriental Orthodox900.20.2730.10.1+17
Serbian Orthodox810.10.2770.20.2+5
Lutheran630.10.3890.20.4-26
Salvation Army550.10.2150.00.2+40
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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
East Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total24,46544.656.424,80249.561.0-338
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total22,61641.327.918,05436.023.4+4,562
Non-classifiable religious belief
1230.20.31310.30.3-8
map this data in atlas.idNo religion3,4106.28.32,7025.47.1+708
Not stated
4,1797.67.14,4368.98.2-257

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 Islam, Bankstown City: 19.1% Western (Roman) Catholic, Bankstown City: 25.2% Buddhism, Bankstown City: 7.3% Greek Orthodox, Bankstown City: 5.1% Maronite Catholic, Bankstown City: 2.6% Anglican, Bankstown City: 10.2% Other Eastern Orthodox, Bankstown City: 1.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, Bankstown City: 1.6% Uniting Church, Bankstown City: 1.8% Baptist, Bankstown City: 1.7% Islam, East Ward: 32.6% Western (Roman) Catholic, East Ward: 19.5% Buddhism, East Ward: 7.0% Greek Orthodox, East Ward: 5.3% Maronite Catholic, East Ward: 5.0% Anglican, East Ward: 3.4% Other Eastern Orthodox, East Ward: 2.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, East Ward: 1.2% Uniting Church, East Ward: 1.2% Baptist, East Ward: 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 Islam, East Ward: +4,074 Western (Roman) Catholic, East Ward: +51 Buddhism, East Ward: +354 Greek Orthodox, East Ward: -259 Maronite Catholic, East Ward: +22 Anglican, East Ward: -434 Other Eastern Orthodox, East Ward: +112 Presbyterian and Reformed, East Ward: -84 Uniting Church, East Ward: -20 Baptist, East Ward: +47
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 East Ward 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, 85.9% of the population nominated a religion, and 6.2% said they had no religion, compared with 84.3% and 8.3% respectively for Bankstown City.

The largest single religion in East Ward was Islam, with 32.6% of the population or 17,873 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Islam (32.6% compared to 19.1%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Maronite Catholic (5.0% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (3.4% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (19.5% compared to 25.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Islam (+4,074 persons)
  • Anglican (-434 persons)
  • Buddhism (+354 persons)
  • Greek Orthodox (-259 persons)