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In Kew East, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+269) compared to non Christians and Christians in 2011.

Kew East'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.

Kew East'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
Kew East - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic2,05532.024.92,02832.725.6+27
Anglican64710.113.168311.015.0-36
Greek Orthodox4567.14.44397.14.4+17
Uniting Church2403.74.93014.96.2-62
Buddhism1842.93.31572.52.9+26
Baptist1091.71.7651.01.7+44
Hinduism1041.62.1570.91.6+47
Presbyterian and Reformed821.32.2941.52.4-12
Christian,nfd801.21.6510.81.4+29
Islam701.10.9290.50.7+41
Judaism560.91.2691.11.3-13
Lutheran510.80.6320.50.7+19
Macedonian Orthodox220.30.1240.40.1-2
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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
Kew East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Christian total3,84760.055.53,81361.659.6+34
Non Christian total4517.08.23445.67.1+107
Non-classifiable religious belief671.00.9360.60.8+31
No religion1,62125.328.01,35221.822.3+269
Not stated4276.77.464710.510.2-221

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% Greek Orthodox, City of Boroondara: 4.4% Uniting Church, City of Boroondara: 4.9% Buddhism, City of Boroondara: 3.3% Baptist, City of Boroondara: 1.7% Hinduism, City of Boroondara: 2.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Boroondara: 2.2% Christian,nfd, City of Boroondara: 1.6% Islam, City of Boroondara: 0.9% Western (Roman) Catholic, Kew East: 32.0% Anglican, Kew East: 10.1% Greek Orthodox, Kew East: 7.1% Uniting Church, Kew East: 3.7% Buddhism, Kew East: 2.9% Baptist, Kew East: 1.7% Hinduism, Kew East: 1.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, Kew East: 1.3% Christian,nfd, Kew East: 1.2% Islam, Kew East: 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, Kew East: +27 Anglican, Kew East: -36 Greek Orthodox, Kew East: +17 Uniting Church, Kew East: -62 Buddhism, Kew East: +26 Baptist, Kew East: +44 Hinduism, Kew East: +47 Presbyterian and Reformed, Kew East: -12 Christian,nfd, Kew East: +29 Islam, Kew East: +41
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 Kew East 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, 67.0% of the population nominated a religion, and 25.3% said they had no religion, compared with 63.7% and 28.0% respectively for the City of Boroondara.

The largest single religion in Kew East was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 32.0% of the population or 2,055 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (32.0% compared to 24.9%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (7.1% compared to 4.4%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (10.1% compared to 13.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Uniting Church (3.7% compared to 4.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the religious affiliation of the population in Kew East between 2006 and 2011 was for those who nominated:

  • Uniting Church (-62 persons)