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Berwick Township - Beaconsfield

Religion

In Berwick Township - Beaconsfield, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (+519) compared to non Christians and the non religious in 2011.

Berwick Township - Beaconsfield'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 Township - Beaconsfield'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 Township - Beaconsfield - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic6,09028.928.05,84529.028.5+244
Anglican3,50616.611.53,46617.212.7+40
Uniting Church1,0515.03.11,1025.53.4-51
Presbyterian and Reformed7553.62.67393.72.7+16
Christian,nfd6012.82.94492.21.9+152
Baptist4182.01.73501.71.6+68
Buddhism3371.63.91780.93.0+159
Pentecostal2751.32.02201.11.9+55
Greek Orthodox2721.31.82591.31.8+13
Islam2291.15.51090.53.5+120
Hinduism1740.82.81110.61.4+63
Lutheran1090.50.51170.60.5-8
Churches of Christ940.40.31100.50.4-15
Serbian Orthodox700.30.7550.30.7+16
Jehova's Witnesses650.30.3600.30.4+5
Brethren630.30.11040.50.1-41
Other Eastern Orthodox580.30.6400.20.6+19
Other Protestant570.30.4430.20.3+14
Salvation Army500.20.2710.40.3-21
Seventh Day Adventist480.20.5610.30.4-13
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)450.20.5410.20.5+4
Russian Orthodox440.20.2320.20.2+12
Sikhism440.21.0110.10.4+33
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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 Township - Beaconsfield - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total13,74465.258.713,22565.659.7+519
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total8504.013.74872.48.7+363
Non-classifiable religious belief
1390.70.71100.50.6+29
map this data in atlas.idNo religion4,72722.419.84,38121.720.1+346
Not stated
1,6287.77.11,9429.610.8-315

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% Uniting Church, City of Casey: 3.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Casey: 2.6% Christian,nfd, City of Casey: 2.9% Baptist, City of Casey: 1.7% Buddhism, City of Casey: 3.9% Pentecostal, City of Casey: 2.0% Greek Orthodox, City of Casey: 1.8% Islam, City of Casey: 5.5% Western (Roman) Catholic, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 28.9% Anglican, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 16.6% Uniting Church, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 5.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 3.6% Christian,nfd, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 2.8% Baptist, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 2.0% Buddhism, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 1.6% Pentecostal, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 1.3% Greek Orthodox, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 1.3% Islam, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 1.1%
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 Township  - Beaconsfield: +244 Anglican, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: +40 Uniting Church, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: -51 Presbyterian and Reformed, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: +16 Christian,nfd, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: +152 Baptist, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: +68 Buddhism, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: +159 Pentecostal, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: +55 Greek Orthodox, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: +13 Islam, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: +120
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 Township - Beaconsfield 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, 69.2% of the population nominated a religion, and 22.4% said they had no religion, compared with 72.4% and 19.8% respectively for the City of Casey.

The largest single religion in Berwick Township - Beaconsfield was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 28.9% of the population or 6,090 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Berwick Township - Beaconsfield and the City of Casey were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (16.6% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (1.1% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (1.6% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Hinduism (0.8% compared to 2.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Berwick Township - Beaconsfield between 2006 and 2011 were for those who nominated:

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+244 persons)
  • Buddhism (+159 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+152 persons)
  • Islam (+120 persons)