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In Deer Park, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+1,016) compared to non Christians and Christians in 2016.

Deer Park'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.

Deer Park'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
Deer Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic5,27929.131.15,66234.635.9-383
Buddhism1,6389.010.81,4979.111.8+141
Islam1,2536.95.81,0956.75.6+158
Hinduism6293.52.93232.02.2+306
Anglican6103.43.18445.24.5-233
Christian,nfd5823.23.53242.01.5+258
Sikhism5573.12.62421.52.0+315
Greek Orthodox4962.74.35213.24.9-25
Pentecostal3692.01.41631.01.0+207
Baptist3241.81.51330.81.2+191
Uniting Church2121.21.02691.61.5-57
Macedonian Orthodox1741.01.51931.22.0-19
Presbyterian and Reformed1500.80.91931.21.1-43
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)1450.80.31470.90.2-2
Other Protestant1120.60.5960.60.4+15
Other Oriental Orthodox960.50.4660.40.2+30
Jehova's Witnesses860.50.4810.50.4+5
Serbian Orthodox770.40.5760.50.60
Other Eastern Catholic540.30.2120.10.1+42
Coptic Orthodox440.20.4250.20.4+20
Lutheran390.20.2780.50.4-40
Seventh Day Adventist350.20.2370.20.2-1
Salvation Army170.10.1130.10.1+4
Russian Orthodox120.10.1160.10.1-4
Churches of Christ120.10.130.00.1+9
Baha'i120.10.0190.10.0-7
Chinese and Japanese Religions110.10.130.00.0+8
Other Eastern Orthodox100.10.12531.51.6-244
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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
Deer Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total8,94949.351.99,23156.458.7-282
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total4,11322.722.33,22819.721.9+885
Non-classifiable religious belief
1240.70.51010.60.5+23
map this data in atlas.idNo religion3,18217.516.92,16613.211.0+1,016
Not stated
1,7179.58.41,63610.07.9+80

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% Hinduism, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Anglican, City of Brimbank: 3.1% Christian,nfd, City of Brimbank: 3.5% Sikhism, City of Brimbank: 2.6% Greek Orthodox, City of Brimbank: 4.3% Pentecostal, City of Brimbank: 1.4% Baptist, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Western (Roman) Catholic, Deer Park: 29.1% Buddhism, Deer Park: 9.0% Islam, Deer Park: 6.9% Hinduism, Deer Park: 3.5% Anglican, Deer Park: 3.4% Christian,nfd, Deer Park: 3.2% Sikhism, Deer Park: 3.1% Greek Orthodox, Deer Park: 2.7% Pentecostal, Deer Park: 2.0% Baptist, Deer Park: 1.8%
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, Deer Park: -383 Buddhism, Deer Park: +141 Islam, Deer Park: +158 Hinduism, Deer Park: +306 Anglican, Deer Park: -233 Christian,nfd, Deer Park: +258 Sikhism, Deer Park: +315 Greek Orthodox, Deer Park: -25 Pentecostal, Deer Park: +207 Baptist, Deer Park: +191
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 Deer Park 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, 72.0% of the population nominated a religion, and 17.5% said they had no religion, compared with 74.2% and 16.9% respectively for City of Brimbank.

The largest single religion in Deer Park was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 29.1% of the population or 5,279 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Islam (6.9% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (29.1% compared to 31.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (9.0% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (2.7% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-383 persons)
  • Sikhism (+315 persons)
  • Hinduism (+306 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+258 persons)
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