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In Campbelltown City, the number of non Christians experienced the greatest change (+3,854) compared to the non religious and Christians in 2011.

Campbelltown City'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.

Campbelltown City'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
Campbelltown City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic44,01630.227.543,96530.728.3+51
Anglican30,63121.016.133,36423.317.9-2,733
Islam8,2955.74.76,3694.53.9+1,926
Hinduism4,4273.02.63,2702.31.7+1,157
Uniting Church3,6632.52.83,9372.83.4-274
Buddhism3,4272.34.12,9982.13.7+429
Presbyterian and Reformed3,3382.32.43,6092.52.6-271
Christian,nfd3,1182.11.72,0551.41.3+1,063
Baptist2,6341.81.52,6161.81.5+18
Pentecostal2,4391.71.12,0061.41.1+433
Greek Orthodox1,5961.12.71,6191.12.9-23
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)1,5401.10.31,3130.90.3+227
Jehova's Witnesses8100.60.38500.60.3-40
Seventh Day Adventist8090.60.37300.50.3+79
Coptic Orthodox6990.50.36580.50.3+41
Other Protestant6890.50.35840.40.3+105
Sikhism6520.40.43570.20.2+295
Lutheran5300.40.46510.50.5-121
Other Eastern Orthodox4680.30.64660.30.6+2
Salvation Army3630.20.24480.30.2-85
Serbian Orthodox3290.20.32910.20.3+38
Russian Orthodox2890.20.23010.20.2-12
Brethren2630.20.12910.20.1-28
Other Christian2380.20.12250.20.1+13
Macedonian Orthodox2300.20.42450.20.3-15
Churches of Christ1690.10.12800.20.1-111
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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
Campbelltown City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total99,15967.960.9100,86070.564.0-1,701
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total17,37311.913.213,5199.410.9+3,854
Non-classifiable religious belief
7980.50.66880.50.6+110
map this data in atlas.idNo religion18,26812.517.615,37510.714.1+2,893
Not stated
10,3717.17.612,6328.810.4-2,261

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, Greater Sydney: 27.5% Anglican, Greater Sydney: 16.1% Islam, Greater Sydney: 4.7% Hinduism, Greater Sydney: 2.6% Uniting Church, Greater Sydney: 2.8% Buddhism, Greater Sydney: 4.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, Greater Sydney: 2.4% Christian,nfd, Greater Sydney: 1.7% Baptist, Greater Sydney: 1.5% Pentecostal, Greater Sydney: 1.1% Western (Roman) Catholic, Campbelltown City: 30.2% Anglican, Campbelltown City: 21.0% Islam, Campbelltown City: 5.7% Hinduism, Campbelltown City: 3.0% Uniting Church, Campbelltown City: 2.5% Buddhism, Campbelltown City: 2.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, Campbelltown City: 2.3% Christian,nfd, Campbelltown City: 2.1% Baptist, Campbelltown City: 1.8% Pentecostal, Campbelltown City: 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, Campbelltown City: +51 Anglican, Campbelltown City: -2,733 Islam, Campbelltown City: +1,926 Hinduism, Campbelltown City: +1,157 Uniting Church, Campbelltown City: -274 Buddhism, Campbelltown City: +429 Presbyterian and Reformed, Campbelltown City: -271 Christian,nfd, Campbelltown City: +1,063 Baptist, Campbelltown City: +18 Pentecostal, Campbelltown City: +433
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 Campbelltown City in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 79.8% of the population nominated a religion, and 12.5% said they had no religion, compared with 74.1% and 17.6% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The largest single religion in Campbelltown City was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 30.2% of the population or 44,016 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Campbelltown City and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (21.0% compared to 16.1%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (30.2% compared to 27.5%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (2.3% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (1.1% compared to 2.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-2,733 persons)
  • Islam (+1,926 persons)
  • Hinduism (+1,157 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+1,063 persons)
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