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In Ardeer, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+234) compared to non Christians and Christians in 2016.

Ardeer'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.

Ardeer'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
Ardeer - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic95430.831.11,09038.635.9-136
Buddhism2387.710.82298.111.8+9
Islam2227.25.81124.05.6+110
Anglican1053.43.11314.64.5-26
Greek Orthodox983.24.3562.04.9+42
Christian,nfd882.83.5401.41.5+48
Hinduism842.72.9551.92.2+29
Sikhism712.32.6441.62.0+27
Pentecostal652.11.4441.61.0+21
Baptist501.61.5411.51.2+9
Other Oriental Orthodox260.80.400.00.2+26
Presbyterian and Reformed260.80.9281.01.1-2
Other Eastern Catholic250.80.2321.10.1-7
Other Protestant230.70.580.30.4+15
Uniting Church210.71.0361.31.5-15
Lutheran160.50.2271.00.4-11
Macedonian Orthodox140.51.5140.52.00
Serbian Orthodox140.50.500.00.6+14
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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
Ardeer - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total1,55950.351.91,61157.058.7-52
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total61820.022.345816.221.9+160
Non-classifiable religious belief
240.80.5150.50.5+9
map this data in atlas.idNo religion62920.316.939514.011.0+234
Not stated
2789.08.434712.37.9-69

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 Brimbank: 31.1% Buddhism, City of Brimbank: 10.8% Islam, City of Brimbank: 5.8% Anglican, City of Brimbank: 3.1% Greek Orthodox, City of Brimbank: 4.3% Christian,nfd, City of Brimbank: 3.5% Hinduism, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Sikhism, City of Brimbank: 2.6% Pentecostal, City of Brimbank: 1.4% Baptist, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Western (Roman) Catholic, Ardeer: 30.8% Buddhism, Ardeer: 7.7% Islam, Ardeer: 7.2% Anglican, Ardeer: 3.4% Greek Orthodox, Ardeer: 3.2% Christian,nfd, Ardeer: 2.8% Hinduism, Ardeer: 2.7% Sikhism, Ardeer: 2.3% Pentecostal, Ardeer: 2.1% Baptist, Ardeer: 1.6%
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, Ardeer: -136 Buddhism, Ardeer: +9 Islam, Ardeer: +110 Anglican, Ardeer: -26 Greek Orthodox, Ardeer: +42 Christian,nfd, Ardeer: +48 Hinduism, Ardeer: +29 Sikhism, Ardeer: +27 Pentecostal, Ardeer: +21 Baptist, Ardeer: +9
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 Ardeer in 2016 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion and a higher proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 70.3% of the population nominated a religion, and 20.3% said they had no religion, compared with 74.2% and 16.9% respectively for City of Brimbank.

The largest single religion in Ardeer was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 30.8% of the population or 954 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Ardeer and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Islam (7.2% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (7.7% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (3.2% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Macedonian Orthodox (0.5% compared to 1.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-136 persons)
  • Islam (+110 persons)
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