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Keilor Park and District

Religion

In Keilor Park and District, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (-84) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2011.

Keilor Park and District'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 Park and District'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 Park and District - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic1,32951.935.91,39752.539.9-68
Greek Orthodox1997.84.92027.65.4-3
Anglican1957.64.52198.25.3-24
Uniting Church813.21.5732.71.7+8
Buddhism592.311.8411.510.8+18
Presbyterian and Reformed552.11.1532.01.2+2
Islam391.55.6481.85.0-9
Christian,nfd281.11.5401.51.1-12
Macedonian Orthodox271.12.0150.62.4+12
Pentecostal271.11.0140.50.7+13

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 Park and District - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total2,02979.358.72,11379.464.3-84
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1214.721.91284.817.7-7
Non-classifiable religious belief
120.50.560.20.4+6
map this data in atlas.idNo religion28511.111.02409.09.3+45
Not stated
1134.47.91736.58.4-60

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% Anglican, City of Brimbank: 4.5% Uniting Church, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Buddhism, City of Brimbank: 11.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Brimbank: 1.1% Islam, City of Brimbank: 5.6% Christian,nfd, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Pentecostal, City of Brimbank: 1.0% Macedonian Orthodox, City of Brimbank: 2.0% Western (Roman) Catholic, Keilor Park and District: 51.9% Greek Orthodox, Keilor Park and District: 7.8% Anglican, Keilor Park and District: 7.6% Uniting Church, Keilor Park and District: 3.2% Buddhism, Keilor Park and District: 2.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, Keilor Park and District: 2.1% Islam, Keilor Park and District: 1.5% Christian,nfd, Keilor Park and District: 1.1% Pentecostal, Keilor Park and District: 1.1% Macedonian Orthodox, Keilor Park and District: 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 Park and District: -68 Greek Orthodox, Keilor Park and District: -3 Anglican, Keilor Park and District: -24 Uniting Church, Keilor Park and District: +8 Buddhism, Keilor Park and District: +18 Presbyterian and Reformed, Keilor Park and District: +2 Islam, Keilor Park and District: -9 Christian,nfd, Keilor Park and District: -12 Pentecostal, Keilor Park and District: +13 Macedonian Orthodox, Keilor Park and District: +12
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 Park and District in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a similar proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 84.0% of the population nominated a religion, and 11.1% said they had no religion, compared with 80.6% and 11.0% respectively for City of Brimbank.

The largest single religion in Keilor Park and District was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 51.9% of the population or 1,329 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (51.9% compared to 35.9%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (7.6% compared to 4.5%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (2.3% compared to 11.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (1.5% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the religious affiliation of the population in Keilor Park and District between 2006 and 2011 was for those who nominated:

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-68 persons)