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Southland Activity Centre

Religion

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In Southland Activity Centre, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+316) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

Southland Activity Centre'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.

Southland Activity Centre'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.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of individual religion groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's religion?'

Total population

Religion - Ranked by size
Southland Activity Centre - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic56123.822.755825.925.1+3
Anglican27111.514.332415.018.8-53
Greek Orthodox743.23.4502.43.4+24
Uniting Church632.73.4783.74.7-15
Presbyterian and Reformed512.21.9602.82.6-8
Buddhism311.31.2251.21.3+6
Christian,nfd241.01.3271.31.0-3

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. 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
Southland Activity Centre - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total1,10847.149.51,17854.658.8-69
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total853.65.3763.55.8+9
Non-classifiable religious belief
140.60.6462.20.8-33
map this data in atlas.idNo religion96140.836.064529.926.5+316
Not stated
1657.08.62119.88.1-45

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Religion, 2016
Religion, 2016 Western (Roman) Catholic, City of Bayside: 22.7% Anglican, City of Bayside: 14.3% Greek Orthodox, City of Bayside: 3.4% Uniting Church, City of Bayside: 3.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Bayside: 1.9% Buddhism, City of Bayside: 1.2% Christian,nfd, City of Bayside: 1.3% Western (Roman) Catholic, Southland Activity Centre: 23.8% Anglican, Southland Activity Centre: 11.5% Greek Orthodox, Southland Activity Centre: 3.2% Uniting Church, Southland Activity Centre: 2.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, Southland Activity Centre: 2.2% Buddhism, Southland Activity Centre: 1.3% Christian,nfd, Southland Activity Centre: 1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in religion, 2011 to 2016
Change in religion, 2011 to 2016 Western (Roman) Catholic, Southland Activity Centre: +3 Anglican, Southland Activity Centre: -53 Greek Orthodox, Southland Activity Centre: +24 Uniting Church, Southland Activity Centre: -15 Presbyterian and Reformed, Southland Activity Centre: -8 Buddhism, Southland Activity Centre: +6 Christian,nfd, Southland Activity Centre: -3
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Southland Activity Centre in 2016 compared to City of Bayside shows that there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion and a higher proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 50.7% of the population nominated a religion, and 40.8% said they had no religion, compared with 54.7% and 36.0% respectively for City of Bayside.

The largest single religion in Southland Activity Centre was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 23.8% of the population or 561 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Southland Activity Centre and City of Bayside were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (23.8% compared to 22.7%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (11.5% compared to 14.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the religious affiliation of the population in Southland Activity Centre between 2011 and 2016 was for those who nominated:

  • Anglican (-53 persons)
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