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In Campbelltown City, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+10,129) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

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.

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
Campbelltown City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic41,31026.324.244,01630.227.5-2,706
Anglican23,82815.212.030,63121.016.1-6,803
Islam12,4347.95.38,2955.74.7+4,139
Hinduism7,0334.53.54,4273.02.6+2,606
Christian,nfd4,4382.82.23,1182.11.7+1,320
Buddhism4,0412.63.93,4272.34.1+614
Presbyterian and Reformed3,0301.92.03,3382.32.4-308
Uniting Church2,7651.82.03,6632.52.8-898
Pentecostal2,5921.71.12,4391.71.1+153
Baptist2,4011.51.22,6341.81.5-233
Greek Orthodox1,7721.12.41,5961.12.7+176
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)1,6121.00.31,5401.10.3+72
Other Protestant1,0510.70.56890.50.3+362
Sikhism1,0450.70.66520.40.4+393
Coptic Orthodox8000.50.36990.50.3+101
Seventh Day Adventist7880.50.28090.60.3-21
Jehova's Witnesses7710.50.28100.60.3-39
Other Non-Christian Religions3750.20.31260.10.2+249
Lutheran3340.20.25300.40.4-196
Serbian Orthodox3120.20.33290.20.3-17
Salvation Army2900.20.13630.20.2-73
Russian Orthodox2880.20.22890.20.2-1
Macedonian Orthodox2530.20.32300.20.4+23
Brethren2320.10.12630.20.1-31
Other Eastern Catholic2210.10.2360.00.1+185
Maronite Catholic2110.10.71210.10.6+90
Other Christian1710.10.12380.20.1-67
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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
Campbelltown City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total89,99257.351.799,15967.960.9-9,167
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total25,36816.214.417,37311.913.2+7,995
Non-classifiable religious belief
7100.50.57980.50.6-88
map this data in atlas.idNo religion28,39718.124.918,26812.517.6+10,129
Not stated
12,5478.08.510,3717.17.6+2,176

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, Greater Sydney: 24.2% Anglican, Greater Sydney: 12.0% Islam, Greater Sydney: 5.3% Hinduism, Greater Sydney: 3.5% Christian,nfd, Greater Sydney: 2.2% Buddhism, Greater Sydney: 3.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, Greater Sydney: 2.0% Uniting Church, Greater Sydney: 2.0% Pentecostal, Greater Sydney: 1.1% Baptist, Greater Sydney: 1.2% Western (Roman) Catholic, Campbelltown City: 26.3% Anglican, Campbelltown City: 15.2% Islam, Campbelltown City: 7.9% Hinduism, Campbelltown City: 4.5% Christian,nfd, Campbelltown City: 2.8% Buddhism, Campbelltown City: 2.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, Campbelltown City: 1.9% Uniting Church, Campbelltown City: 1.8% Pentecostal, Campbelltown City: 1.7% Baptist, Campbelltown City: 1.5%
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, Campbelltown City: -2,706 Anglican, Campbelltown City: -6,803 Islam, Campbelltown City: +4,139 Hinduism, Campbelltown City: +2,606 Christian,nfd, Campbelltown City: +1,320 Buddhism, Campbelltown City: +614 Presbyterian and Reformed, Campbelltown City: -308 Uniting Church, Campbelltown City: -898 Pentecostal, Campbelltown City: +153 Baptist, Campbelltown City: -233
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 Campbelltown City in 2016 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, 73.5% of the population nominated a religion, and 18.1% said they had no religion, compared with 66.2% and 24.9% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The largest single religion in Campbelltown City was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 26.3% of the population or 41,310 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 (15.2% compared to 12.0%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Islam (7.9% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (26.3% compared to 24.2%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (1.1% compared to 2.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-6,803 persons)
  • Islam (+4,139 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-2,706 persons)
  • Hinduism (+2,606 persons)
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