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In Keilor District, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (-321) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2011.

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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's religion?'

Total population

Religion - Ranked by size
Keilor District - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic4,64745.835.94,79945.639.9-152
Anglican1,07010.54.51,15010.95.3-80
Greek Orthodox7127.04.97146.85.4-2
Uniting Church4164.11.54934.71.7-77
Presbyterian and Reformed2162.11.12182.11.2-2
Islam1871.85.62152.05.0-28
Buddhism1781.811.81341.310.8+44
Macedonian Orthodox1171.22.0710.72.4+46
Christian,nfd960.91.51081.01.1-12
Other Eastern Orthodox890.91.61011.01.8-12
Lutheran790.80.4700.70.5+9
Baptist710.71.2850.80.9-14
Pentecostal690.71.0570.50.7+12
Hinduism660.72.2810.81.0-15
Serbian Orthodox440.40.6580.60.7-14
Churches of Christ320.30.1390.40.1-7
Jehova's Witnesses240.20.4240.20.40
Coptic Orthodox210.20.4150.10.4+6
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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
Keilor District - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total7,80676.958.78,12777.264.3-321
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total4664.621.94714.517.7-5
Non-classifiable religious belief
660.70.5280.30.4+38
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,21912.011.01,06510.19.3+154
Not stated
5885.87.98357.98.4-247

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% Anglican, City of Brimbank: 4.5% Greek Orthodox, City of Brimbank: 4.9% Uniting Church, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Brimbank: 1.1% Islam, City of Brimbank: 5.6% Buddhism, City of Brimbank: 11.8% Macedonian Orthodox, City of Brimbank: 2.0% Christian,nfd, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Other Eastern Orthodox, City of Brimbank: 1.6% Western (Roman) Catholic, Keilor District: 45.8% Anglican, Keilor District: 10.5% Greek Orthodox, Keilor District: 7.0% Uniting Church, Keilor District: 4.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, Keilor District: 2.1% Islam, Keilor District: 1.8% Buddhism, Keilor District: 1.8% Macedonian Orthodox, Keilor District: 1.2% Christian,nfd, Keilor District: 0.9% Other Eastern Orthodox, Keilor District: 0.9%
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, Keilor District: -152 Anglican, Keilor District: -80 Greek Orthodox, Keilor District: -2 Uniting Church, Keilor District: -77 Presbyterian and Reformed, Keilor District: -2 Islam, Keilor District: -28 Buddhism, Keilor District: +44 Macedonian Orthodox, Keilor District: +46 Christian,nfd, Keilor District: -12 Other Eastern Orthodox, Keilor District: -12
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 Keilor District in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion as well as a higher proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 81.5% of the population nominated a religion, and 12.0% said they had no religion, compared with 80.6% and 11.0% respectively for City of Brimbank.

The largest single religion in Keilor District was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 45.8% of the population or 4,647 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 (45.8% compared to 35.9%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (10.5% compared to 4.5%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (1.8% compared to 11.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (1.8% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-152 persons)
  • Anglican (-80 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-77 persons)