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Taylors Lakes - Calder Park

Religion

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In Taylors Lakes - Calder Park, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (-1,320) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2016.

Taylors Lakes - Calder 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.

Taylors Lakes - Calder 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
Taylors Lakes - Calder Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic6,58742.631.17,40346.135.9-816
Greek Orthodox1,2798.34.31,3208.24.9-40
Anglican7584.93.19495.94.5-191
Islam6174.05.87564.75.6-139
Christian,nfd5763.73.52311.41.5+345
Buddhism3882.510.84332.711.8-45
Macedonian Orthodox3812.51.55013.12.0-120
Hinduism3212.12.92691.72.2+52
Uniting Church2331.51.03592.21.5-126
Coptic Orthodox2091.40.42111.30.4-2
Sikhism1781.22.62441.52.0-66
Pentecostal1771.11.41581.01.0+19
Baptist1440.91.51460.91.2-2
Presbyterian and Reformed1310.80.91490.91.1-18
Serbian Orthodox540.30.5550.30.6-1
Other Protestant370.20.5400.20.4-3
Other Eastern Orthodox330.20.13091.91.6-276
Jehova's Witnesses310.20.4530.30.4-22
Lutheran230.20.2570.40.4-34
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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
Taylors Lakes - Calder Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total10,75469.551.912,07475.258.7-1,320
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1,5319.922.31,74210.921.9-211
Non-classifiable religious belief
220.10.5460.30.5-24
map this data in atlas.idNo religion2,09813.616.91,4489.011.0+650
Not stated
1,0056.58.47364.67.9+269

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% Greek Orthodox, City of Brimbank: 4.3% Anglican, City of Brimbank: 3.1% Islam, City of Brimbank: 5.8% Christian,nfd, City of Brimbank: 3.5% Buddhism, City of Brimbank: 10.8% Macedonian Orthodox, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Hinduism, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Uniting Church, City of Brimbank: 1.0% Coptic Orthodox, City of Brimbank: 0.4% Western (Roman) Catholic, Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: 42.6% Greek Orthodox, Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: 8.3% Anglican, Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: 4.9% Islam, Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: 4.0% Christian,nfd, Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: 3.7% Buddhism, Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: 2.5% Macedonian Orthodox, Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: 2.5% Hinduism, Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: 2.1% Uniting Church, Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: 1.5% Coptic Orthodox, Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: 1.4%
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, Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: -816 Greek Orthodox, Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: -40 Anglican, Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: -191 Islam, Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: -139 Christian,nfd, Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: +345 Buddhism, Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: -45 Macedonian Orthodox, Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: -120 Hinduism, Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: +52 Uniting Church, Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: -126 Coptic Orthodox, Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: -2
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 Taylors Lakes - Calder Park in 2016 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, 79.4% of the population nominated a religion, and 13.6% said they had no religion, compared with 74.2% and 16.9% respectively for City of Brimbank.

The largest single religion in Taylors Lakes - Calder Park was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 42.6% of the population or 6,587 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Taylors Lakes - Calder Park and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (42.6% compared to 31.1%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (8.3% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (2.5% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (4.0% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-816 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+345 persons)
  • Other Eastern Orthodox (-276 persons)
  • Anglican (-191 persons)
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