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In Camberwell, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+1,456) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's religion?'

Total population

Religion - Ranked by size
Camberwell - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic5,39125.424.95,45126.725.6-60
Anglican3,18615.013.13,41916.815.0-233
Uniting Church1,2005.74.91,4887.36.2-288
Greek Orthodox8193.94.47423.64.4+77
Presbyterian and Reformed5482.62.25652.82.4-17
Buddhism4862.33.33761.82.9+110
Christian,nfd3941.91.62861.41.4+107
Baptist3611.71.73321.61.7+29
Hinduism3581.72.12691.31.6+89
Judaism2291.11.22001.01.3+29
Lutheran1570.70.61810.90.7-23
Islam1150.50.91120.60.7+3
Pentecostal930.40.5450.20.4+48
Churches of Christ680.30.2850.40.2-17
Other Protestant520.20.2410.20.3+10
Russian Orthodox480.20.1310.20.1+17
Salvation Army410.20.1720.40.1-31
Jehova's Witnesses340.20.1250.10.1+9
Other Non-Christian Religions320.20.2280.10.1+4
Other Eastern Orthodox310.10.2520.30.2-22
Sikhism280.10.2130.10.2+15
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)250.10.1180.10.1+7
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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
Camberwell - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Christian total12,50659.055.512,92163.459.6-416
Non Christian total1,2716.08.21,0325.17.1+240
Non-classifiable religious belief1540.70.91340.70.8+20
No religion5,78227.328.04,32621.222.3+1,456
Not stated1,4867.07.41,9659.610.2-480

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 Boroondara: 24.9% Anglican, City of Boroondara: 13.1% Uniting Church, City of Boroondara: 4.9% Greek Orthodox, City of Boroondara: 4.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Boroondara: 2.2% Buddhism, City of Boroondara: 3.3% Christian,nfd, City of Boroondara: 1.6% Baptist, City of Boroondara: 1.7% Hinduism, City of Boroondara: 2.1% Judaism, City of Boroondara: 1.2% Western (Roman) Catholic, Camberwell: 25.4% Anglican, Camberwell: 15.0% Uniting Church, Camberwell: 5.7% Greek Orthodox, Camberwell: 3.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, Camberwell: 2.6% Buddhism, Camberwell: 2.3% Christian,nfd, Camberwell: 1.9% Baptist, Camberwell: 1.7% Hinduism, Camberwell: 1.7% Judaism, Camberwell: 1.1%
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, Camberwell: -60 Anglican, Camberwell: -233 Uniting Church, Camberwell: -288 Greek Orthodox, Camberwell: +77 Presbyterian and Reformed, Camberwell: -17 Buddhism, Camberwell: +110 Christian,nfd, Camberwell: +107 Baptist, Camberwell: +29 Hinduism, Camberwell: +89 Judaism, Camberwell: +29
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 Camberwell in 2011 compared to the City of Boroondara shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 65.0% of the population nominated a religion, and 27.3% said they had no religion, compared with 63.7% and 28.0% respectively for the City of Boroondara.

The largest single religion in Camberwell was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 25.4% of the population or 5,391 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 (15.0% compared to 13.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (2.3% compared to 3.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Uniting Church (-288 persons)
  • Anglican (-233 persons)
  • Buddhism (+110 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+107 persons)