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In Deer Park, the number of non Christians experienced the greatest change (+1,387) compared to Christians and the non religious in 2011.

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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's religion?'

Total population

Religion - Ranked by size
Deer Park - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic5,66234.635.94,93240.539.9+730
Buddhism1,4979.111.81,0558.710.8+442
Islam1,0966.75.66565.45.0+440
Anglican8445.24.58657.15.3-21
Greek Orthodox5223.24.94924.05.4+30
Christian,nfd3252.01.51120.91.1+213
Hinduism3232.02.2780.61.0+245
Uniting Church2691.61.52221.81.7+48
Other Eastern Orthodox2541.51.61711.41.8+82
Sikhism2431.52.0140.10.6+228
Macedonian Orthodox1941.22.02351.92.4-41
Presbyterian and Reformed1941.21.12061.71.2-12
Pentecostal1631.01.0710.60.7+92
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)1470.90.2440.40.2+103
Baptist1340.81.21120.90.9+22
Other Protestant970.60.4770.60.5+20
Jehova's Witnesses810.50.4880.70.4-7
Lutheran790.50.4750.60.5+3
Serbian Orthodox770.50.6680.60.7+8
Other Oriental Orthodox660.40.2330.30.1+33
Seventh Day Adventist370.20.290.10.2+28
Coptic Orthodox250.20.4510.40.4-26
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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
Deer Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total9,23156.458.77,91865.064.3+1,313
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total3,22819.721.91,84115.117.7+1,387
Non-classifiable religious belief
1020.60.5470.40.4+55
map this data in atlas.idNo religion2,16613.211.01,31410.89.3+853
Not stated
1,63710.07.91,0678.88.4+570

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 Brimbank: 35.9% Buddhism, City of Brimbank: 11.8% Islam, City of Brimbank: 5.6% Anglican, City of Brimbank: 4.5% Greek Orthodox, City of Brimbank: 4.9% Christian,nfd, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Hinduism, City of Brimbank: 2.2% Uniting Church, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Other Eastern Orthodox, City of Brimbank: 1.6% Sikhism, City of Brimbank: 2.0% Western (Roman) Catholic, Deer Park: 34.6% Buddhism, Deer Park: 9.1% Islam, Deer Park: 6.7% Anglican, Deer Park: 5.2% Greek Orthodox, Deer Park: 3.2% Christian,nfd, Deer Park: 2.0% Hinduism, Deer Park: 2.0% Uniting Church, Deer Park: 1.6% Other Eastern Orthodox, Deer Park: 1.5% Sikhism, Deer Park: 1.5%
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, Deer Park: +730 Buddhism, Deer Park: +442 Islam, Deer Park: +440 Anglican, Deer Park: -21 Greek Orthodox, Deer Park: +30 Christian,nfd, Deer Park: +213 Hinduism, Deer Park: +245 Uniting Church, Deer Park: +48 Other Eastern Orthodox, Deer Park: +82 Sikhism, Deer Park: +228
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 Deer Park in 2011 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, 76.1% of the population nominated a religion, and 13.2% said they had no religion, compared with 80.6% and 11.0% respectively for City of Brimbank.

The largest single religion in Deer Park was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 34.6% of the population or 5,662 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 (6.7% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (9.1% compared to 11.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (3.2% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (34.6% compared to 35.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+730 persons)
  • Buddhism (+442 persons)
  • Islam (+440 persons)
  • Hinduism (+245 persons)