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In St Albans (West), the number of non Christians experienced the greatest change (+1,220) compared to Christians and the non religious in 2011.

St Albans (West)'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.

St Albans (West)'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
St Albans (West) - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic4,10830.135.94,47835.139.9-370
Buddhism1,98814.611.81,64712.910.8+341
Islam8356.15.67035.55.0+132
Greek Orthodox6264.64.96224.95.4+4
Sikhism5033.72.0630.50.6+440
Anglican4143.04.54363.45.3-22
Hinduism4103.02.2990.81.0+311
Other Eastern Orthodox3432.51.63803.01.8-37
Macedonian Orthodox3322.42.03412.72.4-9
Serbian Orthodox2762.00.63402.70.7-64
Christian,nfd2091.51.51180.91.1+91
Baptist1481.11.2910.70.9+57
Pentecostal1391.01.0930.70.7+46
Presbyterian and Reformed1301.01.11110.91.2+19
Uniting Church1260.91.51321.01.7-6
Other Protestant740.50.4760.60.5-2
Lutheran520.40.4800.60.5-28
Coptic Orthodox420.30.4670.50.4-25
Jehova's Witnesses340.20.4440.30.4-10
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)260.20.2290.20.2-3
Seventh Day Adventist240.20.2390.30.2-15
Other Christian220.20.1140.10.1+8
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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
St Albans (West) - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total7,18752.758.77,55659.364.3-369
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total3,76627.621.92,54620.017.7+1,220
Non-classifiable religious belief
760.60.5580.50.4+18
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,2609.211.01,0027.99.3+258
Not stated
1,3529.97.91,58012.48.4-228

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% Islam, City of Brimbank: 5.6% Greek Orthodox, City of Brimbank: 4.9% Sikhism, City of Brimbank: 2.0% Anglican, City of Brimbank: 4.5% Hinduism, City of Brimbank: 2.2% Other Eastern Orthodox, City of Brimbank: 1.6% Macedonian Orthodox, City of Brimbank: 2.0% Serbian Orthodox, City of Brimbank: 0.6% Western (Roman) Catholic, St Albans (West): 30.1% Buddhism, St Albans (West): 14.6% Islam, St Albans (West): 6.1% Greek Orthodox, St Albans (West): 4.6% Sikhism, St Albans (West): 3.7% Anglican, St Albans (West): 3.0% Hinduism, St Albans (West): 3.0% Other Eastern Orthodox, St Albans (West): 2.5% Macedonian Orthodox, St Albans (West): 2.4% Serbian Orthodox, St Albans (West): 2.0%
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, St Albans (West): -370 Buddhism, St Albans (West): +341 Islam, St Albans (West): +132 Greek Orthodox, St Albans (West): +4 Sikhism, St Albans (West): +440 Anglican, St Albans (West): -22 Hinduism, St Albans (West): +311 Other Eastern Orthodox, St Albans (West): -37 Macedonian Orthodox, St Albans (West): -9 Serbian Orthodox, St Albans (West): -64
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 St Albans (West) in 2011 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, 80.3% of the population nominated a religion, and 9.2% said they had no religion, compared with 80.6% and 11.0% respectively for City of Brimbank.

The largest single religion in St Albans (West) was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 30.1% of the population or 4,108 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of St Albans (West) and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Buddhism (14.6% compared to 11.8%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Sikhism (3.7% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (30.1% compared to 35.9%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (3.0% compared to 4.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in St Albans (West) between 2006 and 2011 were for those who nominated:

  • Sikhism (+440 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-370 persons)
  • Buddhism (+341 persons)
  • Hinduism (+311 persons)