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In Keilor District, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+616) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

Keilor 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.

Keilor 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
Keilor District - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic4,55544.131.14,64745.835.9-92
Anglican8518.23.11,07010.54.5-219
Greek Orthodox6336.14.37127.04.9-79
Uniting Church3163.11.04164.11.5-100
Christian,nfd2472.43.5960.91.5+151
Islam1871.85.81871.85.60
Presbyterian and Reformed1591.50.92162.11.1-57
Buddhism1291.310.81781.811.8-49
Pentecostal910.91.4690.71.0+22
Hinduism810.82.9660.72.2+15
Baptist700.71.5710.71.2-1
Serbian Orthodox620.60.5440.40.6+18
Macedonian Orthodox520.51.51171.22.0-65
Jehova's Witnesses390.40.4240.20.4+15
Lutheran280.30.2790.80.4-51
Other Protestant240.20.5190.20.4+5
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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
Keilor District - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total7,22670.051.97,80676.958.7-580
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total4194.122.34664.621.9-47
Non-classifiable religious belief
350.30.5660.70.5-31
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,83517.816.91,21912.011.0+616
Not stated
6626.48.45885.87.9+74

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% Anglican, City of Brimbank: 3.1% Greek Orthodox, City of Brimbank: 4.3% Uniting Church, City of Brimbank: 1.0% Christian,nfd, City of Brimbank: 3.5% Islam, City of Brimbank: 5.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Brimbank: 0.9% Buddhism, City of Brimbank: 10.8% Pentecostal, City of Brimbank: 1.4% Hinduism, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Western (Roman) Catholic, Keilor District: 44.1% Anglican, Keilor District: 8.2% Greek Orthodox, Keilor District: 6.1% Uniting Church, Keilor District: 3.1% Christian,nfd, Keilor District: 2.4% Islam, Keilor District: 1.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, Keilor District: 1.5% Buddhism, Keilor District: 1.3% Pentecostal, Keilor District: 0.9% Hinduism, Keilor District: 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in religion, 2011 to 2016
Change in religion, 2011 to 2016 Western (Roman) Catholic, Keilor District: -92 Anglican, Keilor District: -219 Greek Orthodox, Keilor District: -79 Uniting Church, Keilor District: -100 Christian,nfd, Keilor District: +151 Islam, Keilor District: 0 Presbyterian and Reformed, Keilor District: -57 Buddhism, Keilor District: -49 Pentecostal, Keilor District: +22 Hinduism, Keilor District: +15
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 Keilor District in 2016 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a similar proportion of people who professed a religion and a higher proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 74.1% of the population nominated a religion, and 17.8% said they had no religion, compared with 74.2% and 16.9% respectively for City of Brimbank.

The largest single religion in Keilor District was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 44.1% of the population or 4,555 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (44.1% compared to 31.1%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (8.2% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (1.3% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (1.8% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-219 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+151 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-100 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-92 persons)
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