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In Keilor Downs, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (-523) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2011.

Keilor Downs'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.

Keilor Downs'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
Keilor Downs - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic4,24341.135.94,76043.939.9-517
Greek Orthodox8808.54.99378.65.4-57
Islam6916.75.67296.75.0-38
Buddhism5615.411.85465.010.8+15
Anglican4464.34.55605.25.3-114
Macedonian Orthodox3513.42.04243.92.4-73
Other Eastern Orthodox2352.31.61701.61.8+65
Pentecostal1351.31.0710.70.7+64
Uniting Church1261.21.51391.31.7-13
Presbyterian and Reformed1141.11.1870.81.2+27
Sikhism1121.12.0840.80.6+28
Christian,nfd1101.11.5820.81.1+28
Baptist1021.01.2800.70.9+22
Coptic Orthodox960.90.4700.60.4+26
Serbian Orthodox720.70.6710.70.7+1
Hinduism690.72.2600.61.0+9
Lutheran640.60.4580.50.5+6
Assyrian Apostolic610.60.1310.30.0+30
Other Protestant330.30.4550.50.5-22
Jehova's Witnesses320.30.4570.50.4-25
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)320.30.2190.20.2+13
Maronite Catholic260.30.0180.20.0+8
Seventh Day Adventist260.30.2100.10.2+16
Other Non-Christian Religions250.20.130.00.1+22
Salvation Army210.20.190.10.1+12
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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
Keilor Downs - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total7,24670.258.77,76971.764.3-523
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1,47114.321.91,44313.317.7+28
Non-classifiable religious belief
270.30.5240.20.4+3
map this data in atlas.idNo religion9929.611.08017.49.3+191
Not stated
5815.67.97987.48.4-217

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% Greek Orthodox, City of Brimbank: 4.9% Islam, City of Brimbank: 5.6% Buddhism, City of Brimbank: 11.8% Anglican, City of Brimbank: 4.5% Macedonian Orthodox, City of Brimbank: 2.0% Other Eastern Orthodox, City of Brimbank: 1.6% Pentecostal, City of Brimbank: 1.0% Uniting Church, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Brimbank: 1.1% Western (Roman) Catholic, Keilor Downs: 41.1% Greek Orthodox, Keilor Downs: 8.5% Islam, Keilor Downs: 6.7% Buddhism, Keilor Downs: 5.4% Anglican, Keilor Downs: 4.3% Macedonian Orthodox, Keilor Downs: 3.4% Other Eastern Orthodox, Keilor Downs: 2.3% Pentecostal, Keilor Downs: 1.3% Uniting Church, Keilor Downs: 1.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, Keilor Downs: 1.1%
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, Keilor Downs: -517 Greek Orthodox, Keilor Downs: -57 Islam, Keilor Downs: -38 Buddhism, Keilor Downs: +15 Anglican, Keilor Downs: -114 Macedonian Orthodox, Keilor Downs: -73 Other Eastern Orthodox, Keilor Downs: +65 Pentecostal, Keilor Downs: +64 Uniting Church, Keilor Downs: -13 Presbyterian and Reformed, Keilor Downs: +27
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 Keilor Downs in 2011 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, 84.5% of the population nominated a religion, and 9.6% said they had no religion, compared with 80.6% and 11.0% respectively for City of Brimbank.

The largest single religion in Keilor Downs was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 41.1% of the population or 4,243 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (41.1% compared to 35.9%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (8.5% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (5.4% compared to 11.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Hinduism (0.7% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-517 persons)
  • Anglican (-114 persons)
  • Macedonian Orthodox (-73 persons)
  • Other Eastern Orthodox (+65 persons)