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In Deer Park District, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (+4,385) compared to non Christians and the non religious in 2011.

Deer Park 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.

Deer Park 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
Deer Park District - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic12,30934.035.99,61338.039.9+2,696
Buddhism4,87413.411.83,24412.810.8+1,630
Islam2,5857.15.61,6066.35.0+979
Anglican1,4243.94.51,3225.25.3+102
Greek Orthodox1,1373.14.99223.65.4+215
Hinduism8252.32.22050.81.0+620
Christian,nfd6611.81.52981.21.1+363
Macedonian Orthodox5981.72.05342.12.4+64
Other Eastern Orthodox5081.41.64111.61.8+97
Uniting Church5051.41.54071.61.7+98
Sikhism4801.32.0610.20.6+419
Pentecostal4151.11.02110.80.7+204
Presbyterian and Reformed3400.91.13271.31.2+13
Baptist3330.91.22340.90.9+99
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)2580.70.21030.40.2+155
Serbian Orthodox2240.60.61700.70.7+54
Other Protestant1880.50.41550.60.5+33
Jehova's Witnesses1620.40.41250.50.4+37
Other Oriental Orthodox1380.40.2520.20.1+86
Lutheran1350.40.41400.60.5-5
Seventh Day Adventist980.30.2310.10.2+67
Coptic Orthodox780.20.41170.50.4-39
Other Christian570.20.1190.10.1+38
Other Non-Christian Religions410.10.1320.10.1+9
Russian Orthodox390.10.1270.10.1+12
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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
Deer Park District - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total19,71954.458.715,33460.664.3+4,385
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total8,88424.521.95,18920.517.7+3,695
Non-classifiable religious belief
1850.50.5880.30.4+97
map this data in atlas.idNo religion4,39412.111.02,52610.09.3+1,868
Not stated
3,0578.47.92,1788.68.4+879

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% Anglican, City of Brimbank: 4.5% Greek Orthodox, City of Brimbank: 4.9% Hinduism, City of Brimbank: 2.2% Christian,nfd, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Macedonian Orthodox, City of Brimbank: 2.0% Other Eastern Orthodox, City of Brimbank: 1.6% Uniting Church, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Western (Roman) Catholic, Deer Park District: 34.0% Buddhism, Deer Park District: 13.4% Islam, Deer Park District: 7.1% Anglican, Deer Park District: 3.9% Greek Orthodox, Deer Park District: 3.1% Hinduism, Deer Park District: 2.3% Christian,nfd, Deer Park District: 1.8% Macedonian Orthodox, Deer Park District: 1.7% Other Eastern Orthodox, Deer Park District: 1.4% Uniting Church, Deer Park District: 1.4%
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, Deer Park District: +2,696 Buddhism, Deer Park District: +1,630 Islam, Deer Park District: +979 Anglican, Deer Park District: +102 Greek Orthodox, Deer Park District: +215 Hinduism, Deer Park District: +620 Christian,nfd, Deer Park District: +363 Macedonian Orthodox, Deer Park District: +64 Other Eastern Orthodox, Deer Park District: +97 Uniting Church, Deer Park District: +98
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 Deer Park District in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion and a higher proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 78.9% of the population nominated a religion, and 12.1% said they had no religion, compared with 80.6% and 11.0% respectively for City of Brimbank.

The largest single religion in Deer Park District was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 34.0% of the population or 12,309 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Buddhism (13.4% compared to 11.8%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Islam (7.1% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (34.0% compared to 35.9%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (3.1% compared to 4.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Deer Park District between 2006 and 2011 were for those who nominated:

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+2,696 persons)
  • Buddhism (+1,630 persons)
  • Islam (+979 persons)
  • Hinduism (+620 persons)