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In Kealba, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+91) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

Kealba'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.

Kealba'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
Kealba - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic1,32141.735.91,34042.139.9-19
Buddhism2166.811.81865.810.8+30
Anglican1765.64.51986.25.3-22
Greek Orthodox1695.34.91675.25.4+2
Islam832.65.6872.75.0-4
Christian,nfd591.91.5441.41.1+15
Uniting Church561.81.5722.31.7-16
Other Eastern Orthodox531.71.6391.21.8+14
Macedonian Orthodox461.52.0882.82.4-42
Presbyterian and Reformed431.41.1321.01.2+11
Baptist411.31.2361.10.9+5
Hinduism220.72.2190.61.0+3
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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
Kealba - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total2,09666.258.72,13767.164.3-41
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total34210.821.93089.717.7+34
Non-classifiable religious belief
240.80.5160.50.4+8
map this data in atlas.idNo religion47014.811.037911.99.3+91
Not stated
2367.47.934610.98.4-110

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% Anglican, City of Brimbank: 4.5% Greek Orthodox, City of Brimbank: 4.9% Islam, City of Brimbank: 5.6% Christian,nfd, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Uniting Church, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Other Eastern Orthodox, City of Brimbank: 1.6% Macedonian Orthodox, City of Brimbank: 2.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Brimbank: 1.1% Western (Roman) Catholic, Kealba: 41.7% Buddhism, Kealba: 6.8% Anglican, Kealba: 5.6% Greek Orthodox, Kealba: 5.3% Islam, Kealba: 2.6% Christian,nfd, Kealba: 1.9% Uniting Church, Kealba: 1.8% Other Eastern Orthodox, Kealba: 1.7% Macedonian Orthodox, Kealba: 1.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, Kealba: 1.4%
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, Kealba: -19 Buddhism, Kealba: +30 Anglican, Kealba: -22 Greek Orthodox, Kealba: +2 Islam, Kealba: -4 Christian,nfd, Kealba: +15 Uniting Church, Kealba: -16 Other Eastern Orthodox, Kealba: +14 Macedonian Orthodox, Kealba: -42 Presbyterian and Reformed, Kealba: +11
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 Kealba 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, 77.0% of the population nominated a religion, and 14.8% said they had no religion, compared with 80.6% and 11.0% respectively for City of Brimbank.

The largest single religion in Kealba was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 41.7% of the population or 1,321 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (41.7% compared to 35.9%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (6.8% compared to 11.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (2.6% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Hinduism (0.7% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Kealba between 2006 and 2011.