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Deer Park District

Religion

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In Deer Park District, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+2,694) compared to non Christians and Christians in 2016.

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.

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
Deer Park District - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic12,32829.731.112,30934.035.9+19
Buddhism5,12412.310.84,87413.411.8+250
Islam2,9147.05.82,5857.15.6+329
Christian,nfd1,4603.53.56611.81.5+799
Hinduism1,3483.22.98252.32.2+523
Greek Orthodox1,1572.84.31,1373.14.9+20
Anglican1,0582.53.11,4243.94.5-366
Sikhism9452.32.64801.32.0+465
Pentecostal7611.81.44151.11.0+346
Baptist5971.41.53330.91.2+264
Macedonian Orthodox5011.21.55981.72.0-97
Uniting Church3981.01.05051.41.5-107
Presbyterian and Reformed3240.80.93400.91.1-16
Other Protestant2890.70.51880.50.4+101
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)2710.70.32580.70.2+13
Other Oriental Orthodox2510.60.41380.40.2+113
Serbian Orthodox1720.40.52240.60.6-52
Jehova's Witnesses1420.30.41620.40.4-20
Other Eastern Catholic1390.30.2360.10.1+103
Coptic Orthodox1190.30.4780.20.4+41
Seventh Day Adventist750.20.2980.30.2-23
Lutheran690.20.21350.40.4-66
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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
Deer Park District - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total20,23248.751.919,71954.458.7+513
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total10,41525.122.38,88424.521.9+1,531
Non-classifiable religious belief
2060.50.51850.50.5+21
map this data in atlas.idNo religion7,08817.116.94,39412.111.0+2,694
Not stated
3,4428.38.43,0578.47.9+385

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% Hinduism, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Greek Orthodox, City of Brimbank: 4.3% Anglican, City of Brimbank: 3.1% Sikhism, City of Brimbank: 2.6% Pentecostal, City of Brimbank: 1.4% Baptist, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Western (Roman) Catholic, Deer Park District: 29.7% Buddhism, Deer Park District: 12.3% Islam, Deer Park District: 7.0% Christian,nfd, Deer Park District: 3.5% Hinduism, Deer Park District: 3.2% Greek Orthodox, Deer Park District: 2.8% Anglican, Deer Park District: 2.5% Sikhism, Deer Park District: 2.3% Pentecostal, Deer Park District: 1.8% Baptist, Deer Park District: 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, Deer Park District: +19 Buddhism, Deer Park District: +250 Islam, Deer Park District: +329 Christian,nfd, Deer Park District: +799 Hinduism, Deer Park District: +523 Greek Orthodox, Deer Park District: +20 Anglican, Deer Park District: -366 Sikhism, Deer Park District: +465 Pentecostal, Deer Park District: +346 Baptist, Deer Park District: +264
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 Deer Park District in 2016 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a similar proportion of people who professed a religion as well as a similar proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 73.8% of the population nominated a religion, and 17.1% said they had no religion, compared with 74.2% and 16.9% respectively for City of Brimbank.

The largest single religion in Deer Park District was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 29.7% of the population or 12,328 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 (12.3% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Islam (7.0% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (2.8% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (29.7% compared to 31.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Christian,nfd (+799 persons)
  • Hinduism (+523 persons)
  • Sikhism (+465 persons)
  • Anglican (-366 persons)
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