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In Berwick (South), the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (+4,040) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2011.

Berwick (South)'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.

Berwick (South)'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
Berwick (South) - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic6,37228.428.04,32328.028.5+2,049
Anglican2,87912.811.52,23614.512.7+643
Buddhism8453.83.93422.23.0+503
Christian,nfd8043.62.94112.71.9+393
Uniting Church7703.43.15503.63.4+220
Islam6633.05.52761.83.5+387
Hinduism6032.72.82111.41.4+392
Pentecostal4932.22.03001.91.9+193
Presbyterian and Reformed4852.22.63622.32.7+123
Baptist3741.71.72511.61.6+123
Greek Orthodox3071.41.82001.31.8+107
Churches of Christ1220.50.31801.20.4-58
Seventh Day Adventist1010.40.5760.50.4+25
Sikhism1010.51.0190.10.4+82
Lutheran970.40.5910.60.5+6
Coptic Orthodox860.40.3190.10.2+67
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)740.30.5580.40.5+16
Russian Orthodox730.30.2390.30.2+34
Other Protestant680.30.4490.30.3+19
Jehova's Witnesses600.30.3440.30.4+16
Other Eastern Orthodox560.20.6420.30.6+14
Serbian Orthodox360.20.7230.10.7+13
Macedonian Orthodox320.10.1260.20.1+6
Other Non-Christian Religions280.10.140.00.1+24
Judaism270.10.140.00.0+23
Salvation Army260.10.2310.20.3-5
Other Christian240.10.180.10.1+16
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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
Berwick (South) - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total13,38959.658.79,34960.559.7+4,040
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total2,35610.513.79065.98.7+1,450
Non-classifiable religious belief
1360.60.7990.60.6+37
map this data in atlas.idNo religion5,16723.019.83,55323.020.1+1,614
Not stated
1,4136.37.11,53910.010.8-126

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 Casey: 28.0% Anglican, City of Casey: 11.5% Buddhism, City of Casey: 3.9% Christian,nfd, City of Casey: 2.9% Uniting Church, City of Casey: 3.1% Islam, City of Casey: 5.5% Hinduism, City of Casey: 2.8% Pentecostal, City of Casey: 2.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Casey: 2.6% Baptist, City of Casey: 1.7% Western (Roman) Catholic, Berwick (South): 28.4% Anglican, Berwick (South): 12.8% Buddhism, Berwick (South): 3.8% Christian,nfd, Berwick (South): 3.6% Uniting Church, Berwick (South): 3.4% Islam, Berwick (South): 3.0% Hinduism, Berwick (South): 2.7% Pentecostal, Berwick (South): 2.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, Berwick (South): 2.2% Baptist, Berwick (South): 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, Berwick (South): +2,049 Anglican, Berwick (South): +643 Buddhism, Berwick (South): +503 Christian,nfd, Berwick (South): +393 Uniting Church, Berwick (South): +220 Islam, Berwick (South): +387 Hinduism, Berwick (South): +392 Pentecostal, Berwick (South): +193 Presbyterian and Reformed, Berwick (South): +123 Baptist, Berwick (South): +123
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 Berwick (South) in 2011 compared to the City of Casey shows that there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion and a higher proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 70.1% of the population nominated a religion, and 23.0% said they had no religion, compared with 72.4% and 19.8% respectively for the City of Casey.

The largest single religion in Berwick (South) was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 28.4% of the population or 6,372 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Berwick (South) and the City of Casey were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (12.8% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (3.0% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Berwick (South) between 2006 and 2011 were for those who nominated:

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+2,049 persons)
  • Anglican (+643 persons)
  • Buddhism (+503 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+393 persons)