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In Kings Park, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+605) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

Kings 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.

Kings 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.

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
Kings Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic2,29628.031.12,67132.135.9-375
Buddhism1,32816.210.81,48717.911.8-159
Islam4745.85.86117.35.6-137
Christian,nfd4075.03.51251.51.5+282
Macedonian Orthodox2933.61.54185.02.0-125
Greek Orthodox2783.44.32733.34.9+5
Anglican2292.83.12883.54.5-59
Baptist1642.01.5971.21.2+67
Hinduism1101.32.9801.02.2+30
Pentecostal1051.31.41001.21.0+5
Sikhism760.92.6740.92.0+2
Serbian Orthodox610.70.5700.80.6-9
Other Oriental Orthodox520.60.4120.10.2+40
Presbyterian and Reformed520.60.9550.71.1-3
Seventh Day Adventist420.50.2260.30.2+16
Other Protestant310.40.5570.70.4-26
Uniting Church250.31.0841.01.5-59
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)240.30.3110.10.2+13
Jehova's Witnesses190.20.4290.30.4-10
Coptic Orthodox150.20.4360.40.4-21
Other Non-Christian Religions140.20.190.10.1+5
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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
Kings Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total4,12250.351.94,64355.858.7-521
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total2,00224.422.32,26727.321.9-265
Non-classifiable religious belief
280.30.5350.40.5-7
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,28015.616.96758.111.0+605
Not stated
6748.28.46968.47.9-22

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% Macedonian Orthodox, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Greek Orthodox, City of Brimbank: 4.3% Anglican, City of Brimbank: 3.1% Baptist, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Hinduism, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Pentecostal, City of Brimbank: 1.4% Western (Roman) Catholic, Kings Park: 28.0% Buddhism, Kings Park: 16.2% Islam, Kings Park: 5.8% Christian,nfd, Kings Park: 5.0% Macedonian Orthodox, Kings Park: 3.6% Greek Orthodox, Kings Park: 3.4% Anglican, Kings Park: 2.8% Baptist, Kings Park: 2.0% Hinduism, Kings Park: 1.3% Pentecostal, Kings Park: 1.3%
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, Kings Park: -375 Buddhism, Kings Park: -159 Islam, Kings Park: -137 Christian,nfd, Kings Park: +282 Macedonian Orthodox, Kings Park: -125 Greek Orthodox, Kings Park: +5 Anglican, Kings Park: -59 Baptist, Kings Park: +67 Hinduism, Kings Park: +30 Pentecostal, Kings Park: +5
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 Kings Park in 2016 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a similar proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 74.7% of the population nominated a religion, and 15.6% said they had no religion, compared with 74.2% and 16.9% respectively for City of Brimbank.

The largest single religion in Kings Park was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 28.0% of the population or 2,296 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Buddhism (16.2% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Macedonian Orthodox (3.6% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (28.0% compared to 31.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Sikhism (0.9% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-375 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+282 persons)
  • Buddhism (-159 persons)
  • Islam (-137 persons)
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