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In Camberwell, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+2,631) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

Camberwell'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.

Camberwell'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
Camberwell - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic5,09722.321.65,38625.424.9-289
Uniting Church8593.83.41,1975.74.9-338
Greek Orthodox8453.74.08183.94.4+26
Presbyterian and Reformed4211.81.65472.62.2-126
Other Protestant460.20.4510.20.2-4
Macedonian Orthodox310.10.1160.10.1+15
Churches of Christ310.10.1670.30.2-36
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)230.10.1240.10.1-1
Russian Orthodox200.10.1470.20.1-27
Salvation Army160.10.1400.20.1-24
Other Non-Christian Religions130.10.1320.20.2-19
Jehova's Witnesses130.10.1330.20.1-20
Coptic Orthodox120.
Serbian Orthodox120.10.1120.10.10
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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
Camberwell - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
Christian total10,82947.545.912,49359.055.5-1,664
Non Christian total1,4366.38.21,2696.08.2+167
Non-classifiable religious belief1190.50.61530.70.9-35
No religion8,40636.837.15,77427.328.0+2,631
Not stated1,8428.18.31,4847.07.4+358

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 Boroondara: 21.6% Anglican, City of Boroondara: 9.7% Uniting Church, City of Boroondara: 3.4% Greek Orthodox, City of Boroondara: 4.0% Hinduism, City of Boroondara: 2.4% Buddhism, City of Boroondara: 3.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Boroondara: 1.6% Christian,nfd, City of Boroondara: 1.7% Baptist, City of Boroondara: 1.5% Judaism, City of Boroondara: 0.9% Western (Roman) Catholic, Camberwell: 22.3% Anglican, Camberwell: 10.8% Uniting Church, Camberwell: 3.8% Greek Orthodox, Camberwell: 3.7% Hinduism, Camberwell: 2.4% Buddhism, Camberwell: 2.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, Camberwell: 1.8% Christian,nfd, Camberwell: 1.7% Baptist, Camberwell: 1.3% Judaism, Camberwell: 0.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in religion, 2011 to 2016
Change in religion, 2011 to 2016 Western (Roman) Catholic, Camberwell: -289 Anglican, Camberwell: -708 Uniting Church, Camberwell: -338 Greek Orthodox, Camberwell: +26 Hinduism, Camberwell: +183 Buddhism, Camberwell: +15 Presbyterian and Reformed, Camberwell: -126 Christian,nfd, Camberwell: -6 Baptist, Camberwell: -64 Judaism, Camberwell: -61
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the religious affiliation of the population of Camberwell in 2016 compared to the City of Boroondara shows that there was a similar proportion of people who professed a religion as well as a similar proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 53.7% of the population nominated a religion, and 36.8% said they had no religion, compared with 54.1% and 37.1% respectively for the City of Boroondara.

The largest single religion in Camberwell was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 22.3% of the population or 5,097 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Camberwell and the City of Boroondara were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (10.8% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (2.2% compared to 3.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Camberwell between 2011 and 2016 were for those who nominated:

  • Anglican (-708 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-338 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-289 persons)
  • Hinduism (+183 persons)