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In Taylors Ward, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (-3,873) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2016.

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.

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
Taylors Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic18,63138.031.121,00942.235.9-2,378
Greek Orthodox3,0466.24.33,2566.54.9-210
Islam2,2514.65.82,6415.35.6-389
Buddhism2,2024.510.82,4634.911.8-260
Anglican2,0844.23.12,6975.44.5-612
Christian,nfd1,8853.83.57261.51.5+1,160
Sikhism1,2392.52.61,0232.12.0+216
Hinduism1,1842.42.99551.92.2+229
Macedonian Orthodox1,1392.31.51,4532.92.0-314
Uniting Church6031.21.08501.71.5-248
Pentecostal5771.21.45331.11.0+43
Baptist4711.01.55191.01.2-48
Coptic Orthodox4160.80.44540.90.4-38
Presbyterian and Reformed3740.80.94831.01.1-109
Serbian Orthodox2320.50.52380.50.6-5
Jehova's Witnesses2010.40.42050.40.4-4
Other Protestant1810.40.51940.40.4-13
Other Eastern Catholic1330.30.2750.20.1+58
Other Oriental Orthodox1280.30.4660.10.2+62
Lutheran980.20.22070.40.4-110
Other Eastern Orthodox820.20.11,0132.01.6-932
Seventh Day Adventist700.10.21070.20.2-37
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)650.10.3700.10.2-5
Salvation Army570.10.11000.20.1-43
Assyrian Apostolic560.10.0750.20.1-19
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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
Taylors Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total30,62862.451.934,50169.358.7-3,873
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total6,93914.122.37,22914.521.9-289
Non-classifiable religious belief
1280.30.51840.40.5-56
map this data in atlas.idNo religion7,31914.916.94,8289.711.0+2,491
Not stated
3,7477.68.43,0216.17.9+726

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% Greek Orthodox, City of Brimbank: 4.3% Islam, City of Brimbank: 5.8% Buddhism, City of Brimbank: 10.8% Anglican, City of Brimbank: 3.1% Christian,nfd, City of Brimbank: 3.5% Sikhism, City of Brimbank: 2.6% Hinduism, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Macedonian Orthodox, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Uniting Church, City of Brimbank: 1.0% Western (Roman) Catholic, Taylors Ward: 38.0% Greek Orthodox, Taylors Ward: 6.2% Islam, Taylors Ward: 4.6% Buddhism, Taylors Ward: 4.5% Anglican, Taylors Ward: 4.2% Christian,nfd, Taylors Ward: 3.8% Sikhism, Taylors Ward: 2.5% Hinduism, Taylors Ward: 2.4% Macedonian Orthodox, Taylors Ward: 2.3% Uniting Church, Taylors Ward: 1.2%
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, Taylors Ward: -2,378 Greek Orthodox, Taylors Ward: -210 Islam, Taylors Ward: -389 Buddhism, Taylors Ward: -260 Anglican, Taylors Ward: -612 Christian,nfd, Taylors Ward: +1,160 Sikhism, Taylors Ward: +216 Hinduism, Taylors Ward: +229 Macedonian Orthodox, Taylors Ward: -314 Uniting Church, Taylors Ward: -248
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 Taylors Ward in 2016 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, 76.5% of the population nominated a religion, and 14.9% said they had no religion, compared with 74.2% and 16.9% respectively for City of Brimbank.

The largest single religion in Taylors Ward was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 38.0% of the population or 18,631 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 (38.0% compared to 31.1%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (6.2% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (4.5% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (4.6% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-2,378 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+1,160 persons)
  • Other Eastern Orthodox (-932 persons)
  • Anglican (-612 persons)
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