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In Taylors Ward, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (-1,447) compared to non Christians and the non religious in 2011.

Taylors Ward'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 Ward'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 Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic21,00942.235.922,33044.539.9-1,321
Greek Orthodox3,2566.54.93,3006.65.4-44
Anglican2,6975.44.52,8925.85.3-194
Islam2,6415.35.62,6395.35.0+2
Buddhism2,4634.911.82,5125.010.8-49
Macedonian Orthodox1,4532.92.01,6553.32.4-202
Sikhism1,0232.12.04150.80.6+608
Other Eastern Orthodox1,0142.01.69691.91.8+45
Hinduism9551.92.25881.21.0+367
Uniting Church8511.71.59942.01.7-143
Christian,nfd7261.51.55181.01.1+208
Pentecostal5341.11.03810.80.7+153
Baptist5191.01.25281.10.9-9
Presbyterian and Reformed4841.01.14720.91.2+12
Coptic Orthodox4540.90.44150.80.4+39
Serbian Orthodox2380.50.62480.50.7-10
Lutheran2080.40.42350.50.5-28
Jehova's Witnesses2050.40.42220.40.4-17
Other Protestant1940.40.42020.40.5-8
Seventh Day Adventist1070.20.21080.20.2-1
Salvation Army1000.20.1710.10.1+29
Other Eastern Catholic750.20.1650.10.2+10
Assyrian Apostolic750.20.1470.10.0+28
Other Non-Christian Religions730.10.1410.10.1+32
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)700.10.2550.10.2+15
Other Oriental Orthodox660.10.2200.00.1+46
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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 Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total34,50169.358.735,94871.764.3-1,447
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total7,22914.521.96,26812.517.7+962
Non-classifiable religious belief
1850.40.51620.30.4+23
map this data in atlas.idNo religion4,8289.711.04,1858.39.3+643
Not stated
3,0216.17.93,5867.28.4-565

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% Buddhism, City of Brimbank: 11.8% Macedonian Orthodox, City of Brimbank: 2.0% Sikhism, City of Brimbank: 2.0% Other Eastern Orthodox, City of Brimbank: 1.6% Hinduism, City of Brimbank: 2.2% Uniting Church, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Western (Roman) Catholic, Taylors Ward: 42.2% Greek Orthodox, Taylors Ward: 6.5% Anglican, Taylors Ward: 5.4% Islam, Taylors Ward: 5.3% Buddhism, Taylors Ward: 4.9% Macedonian Orthodox, Taylors Ward: 2.9% Sikhism, Taylors Ward: 2.1% Other Eastern Orthodox, Taylors Ward: 2.0% Hinduism, Taylors Ward: 1.9% Uniting Church, Taylors Ward: 1.7%
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 Ward: -1,321 Greek Orthodox, Taylors Ward: -44 Anglican, Taylors Ward: -194 Islam, Taylors Ward: +2 Buddhism, Taylors Ward: -49 Macedonian Orthodox, Taylors Ward: -202 Sikhism, Taylors Ward: +608 Other Eastern Orthodox, Taylors Ward: +45 Hinduism, Taylors Ward: +367 Uniting Church, Taylors Ward: -143
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 Ward 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, 83.9% of the population nominated a religion, and 9.7% said they had no religion, compared with 80.6% and 11.0% respectively for City of Brimbank.

The largest single religion in Taylors Ward was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 42.2% of the population or 21,009 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Taylors Ward and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (42.2% compared to 35.9%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (6.5% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (4.9% compared to 11.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-1,321 persons)
  • Sikhism (+608 persons)
  • Hinduism (+367 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+208 persons)