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In Black Rock, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+324) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

Black Rock'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.

Black Rock'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
Black Rock - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic1,40023.125.11,32522.825.4+75
Anglican1,25620.718.81,39123.920.9-135
Uniting Church3445.74.74417.65.9-97
Greek Orthodox1702.83.41442.53.3+26
Presbyterian and Reformed1672.82.62033.53.0-37
Buddhism721.21.3540.91.1+17
Judaism550.93.2320.53.1+23
Baptist520.90.7470.80.8+5
Christian,nfd480.81.0671.20.9-19
Lutheran480.80.7480.80.80
Pentecostal310.50.4150.30.4+17
Islam230.40.5190.30.4+4
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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
Black Rock - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total3,62059.858.83,74164.362.8-122
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1722.85.81542.65.3+19
Non-classifiable religious belief
641.10.8330.60.7+32
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,62726.926.51,30422.420.5+324
Not stated
5699.48.158610.110.7-17

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, City of Bayside: 25.1% Anglican, City of Bayside: 18.8% Uniting Church, City of Bayside: 4.7% Greek Orthodox, City of Bayside: 3.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Bayside: 2.6% Buddhism, City of Bayside: 1.3% Judaism, City of Bayside: 3.2% Baptist, City of Bayside: 0.7% Lutheran, City of Bayside: 0.7% Christian,nfd, City of Bayside: 1.0% Western (Roman) Catholic, Black Rock: 23.1% Anglican, Black Rock: 20.7% Uniting Church, Black Rock: 5.7% Greek Orthodox, Black Rock: 2.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, Black Rock: 2.8% Buddhism, Black Rock: 1.2% Judaism, Black Rock: 0.9% Baptist, Black Rock: 0.9% Lutheran, Black Rock: 0.8% Christian,nfd, Black Rock: 0.8%
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, Black Rock: +75 Anglican, Black Rock: -135 Uniting Church, Black Rock: -97 Greek Orthodox, Black Rock: +26 Presbyterian and Reformed, Black Rock: -37 Buddhism, Black Rock: +17 Judaism, Black Rock: +23 Baptist, Black Rock: +5 Lutheran, Black Rock: 0 Christian,nfd, Black Rock: -19
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 Black Rock in 2011 compared to City of Bayside shows that there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion and a similar proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 62.6% of the population nominated a religion, and 26.9% said they had no religion, compared with 64.6% and 26.5% respectively for City of Bayside.

The largest single religion in Black Rock was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 23.1% of the population or 1,400 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Black Rock and City of Bayside were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (20.7% compared to 18.8%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Uniting Church (5.7% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Judaism (0.9% compared to 3.2%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (23.1% compared to 25.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-135 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-97 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+75 persons)