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Taylors Lakes - Calder Park

Religion

In Taylors Lakes - Calder Park, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (-475) compared to non Christians and the non religious in 2011.

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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's religion?'

Total population

Religion - Ranked by size
Taylors Lakes - Calder Park - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic7,40346.135.97,77347.739.9-370
Greek Orthodox1,3208.24.91,2787.85.4+43
Anglican9505.94.59635.95.3-13
Islam7564.75.66894.25.0+67
Macedonian Orthodox5013.12.05733.52.4-72
Buddhism4342.711.84432.710.8-9
Uniting Church3592.21.53872.41.7-27
Other Eastern Orthodox3091.91.63131.91.8-3
Hinduism2691.72.22521.51.0+17
Sikhism2441.52.01510.90.6+93
Christian,nfd2311.41.51390.91.1+92
Coptic Orthodox2111.30.42091.30.4+2
Pentecostal1581.01.01220.70.7+36
Presbyterian and Reformed1490.91.11751.11.2-26
Baptist1460.91.22041.30.9-58
Lutheran580.40.4980.60.5-41
Serbian Orthodox550.30.6620.40.7-7
Jehova's Witnesses530.30.4590.40.4-6
Other Protestant400.20.4370.20.5+3
Other Oriental Orthodox300.20.280.00.1+23
Salvation Army240.10.1220.10.1+2
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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
Taylors Lakes - Calder Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total12,07475.258.712,54977.064.3-475
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1,74210.921.91,5719.617.7+171
Non-classifiable religious belief
460.30.5430.30.4+3
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,4499.011.01,2887.99.3+161
Not stated
7364.67.98525.28.4-116

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% Islam, City of Brimbank: 5.6% Macedonian Orthodox, City of Brimbank: 2.0% Buddhism, City of Brimbank: 11.8% Uniting Church, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Other Eastern Orthodox, City of Brimbank: 1.6% Hinduism, City of Brimbank: 2.2% Sikhism, City of Brimbank: 2.0% Western (Roman) Catholic, Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: 46.1% Greek Orthodox, Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: 8.2% Anglican, Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: 5.9% Islam, Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: 4.7% Macedonian Orthodox, Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: 3.1% Buddhism, Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: 2.7% Uniting Church, Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: 2.2% Other Eastern Orthodox, Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: 1.9% Hinduism, Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: 1.7% Sikhism, Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: 1.5%
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, Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: -370 Greek Orthodox, Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: +43 Anglican, Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: -13 Islam, Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: +67 Macedonian Orthodox, Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: -72 Buddhism, Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: -9 Uniting Church, Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: -27 Other Eastern Orthodox, Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: -3 Hinduism, Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: +17 Sikhism, Taylors Lakes - Calder Park: +93
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 Taylors Lakes - Calder Park 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, 86.1% of the population nominated a religion, and 9.0% said they had no religion, compared with 80.6% and 11.0% respectively for City of Brimbank.

The largest single religion in Taylors Lakes - Calder Park was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 46.1% of the population or 7,403 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 (46.1% compared to 35.9%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (8.2% compared to 4.9%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (5.9% compared to 4.5%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (2.7% compared to 11.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Taylors Lakes - Calder Park between 2006 and 2011 were for those who nominated:

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-370 persons)
  • Sikhism (+93 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+92 persons)
  • Macedonian Orthodox (-72 persons)