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In Delahey, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (-538) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2016.

Delahey'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.

Delahey'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
Delahey - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic2,85434.331.13,24938.535.9-395
Buddhism7749.310.892110.911.8-147
Islam4986.05.85306.35.6-32
Christian,nfd4054.93.51411.71.5+264
Greek Orthodox3374.04.33424.04.9-5
Macedonian Orthodox2252.71.53263.92.0-101
Sikhism2052.52.61812.12.0+24
Anglican1952.33.12823.34.5-87
Hinduism1842.22.91271.52.2+57
Pentecostal831.01.4851.01.0-2
Other Eastern Catholic821.00.2410.50.1+41
Presbyterian and Reformed610.70.9540.61.1+7
Baptist590.71.5660.81.2-7
Uniting Church560.71.0961.11.5-40
Jehova's Witnesses530.60.4510.60.4+2
Serbian Orthodox430.50.5420.50.6+1
Other Protestant420.50.5400.50.4+2
Other Eastern Orthodox370.40.12523.01.6-215
Coptic Orthodox340.40.4530.60.4-19
Other Oriental Orthodox280.30.430.00.2+25
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)200.20.330.00.2+17
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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
Delahey - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total4,66656.051.95,20461.658.7-538
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1,66420.022.31,77421.021.9-110
Non-classifiable religious belief
170.20.5380.40.5-21
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,27915.416.97719.111.0+508
Not stated
6778.18.46597.87.9+18

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% Christian,nfd, City of Brimbank: 3.5% Greek Orthodox, City of Brimbank: 4.3% Macedonian Orthodox, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Sikhism, City of Brimbank: 2.6% Anglican, City of Brimbank: 3.1% Hinduism, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Pentecostal, City of Brimbank: 1.4% Western (Roman) Catholic, Delahey: 34.3% Buddhism, Delahey: 9.3% Islam, Delahey: 6.0% Christian,nfd, Delahey: 4.9% Greek Orthodox, Delahey: 4.0% Macedonian Orthodox, Delahey: 2.7% Sikhism, Delahey: 2.5% Anglican, Delahey: 2.3% Hinduism, Delahey: 2.2% Pentecostal, Delahey: 1.0%
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, Delahey: -395 Buddhism, Delahey: -147 Islam, Delahey: -32 Christian,nfd, Delahey: +264 Greek Orthodox, Delahey: -5 Macedonian Orthodox, Delahey: -101 Sikhism, Delahey: +24 Anglican, Delahey: -87 Hinduism, Delahey: +57 Pentecostal, Delahey: -2
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 Delahey in 2016 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 76.0% of the population nominated a religion, and 15.4% said they had no religion, compared with 74.2% and 16.9% respectively for City of Brimbank.

The largest single religion in Delahey was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 34.3% of the population or 2,854 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (34.3% compared to 31.1%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Christian,nfd (4.9% compared to 3.5%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Macedonian Orthodox (2.7% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (9.3% compared to 10.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-395 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+264 persons)
  • Other Eastern Orthodox (-215 persons)
  • Buddhism (-147 persons)
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