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Berwick Township - Beaconsfield

Religion

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In Berwick Township - Beaconsfield, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+1,988) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

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.

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
Berwick Township - Beaconsfield - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic5,72226.523.76,08928.928.0-368
Anglican2,68812.57.93,50516.611.5-818
Uniting Church8163.82.21,0505.03.1-235
Christian,nfd6132.83.76002.82.9+13
Presbyterian and Reformed5732.71.97543.62.6-181
Buddhism4161.94.63371.63.9+79
Baptist3891.81.44172.01.7-28
Pentecostal2991.42.02741.32.0+25
Hinduism2881.34.21740.82.8+114
Islam2771.37.42291.15.5+48
Greek Orthodox2701.31.62711.31.8-1
Sikhism970.42.1440.21.0+53
Serbian Orthodox740.30.6700.30.7+4
Lutheran660.30.21090.50.5-43
Brethren620.30.1630.30.1-1
Other Protestant600.30.5570.30.4+3
Seventh Day Adventist580.30.4480.20.5+10
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)550.30.5450.20.5+10
Churches of Christ530.20.2940.40.3-41
Jehova's Witnesses530.20.3650.30.3-12
Russian Orthodox400.20.2440.20.2-4
Salvation Army370.20.1500.20.2-13
Coptic Orthodox330.20.3110.10.3+22
Other Non-Christian Religions270.10.2110.10.1+16
Other Eastern Orthodox260.10.1580.30.6-32
Other Christian220.10.1180.10.1+4
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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
Berwick Township - Beaconsfield - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total12,06556.048.613,74365.258.7-1,678
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1,1205.218.78494.013.7+270
Non-classifiable religious belief
900.40.51390.70.7-49
map this data in atlas.idNo religion6,71531.124.54,72722.419.8+1,988
Not stated
1,4586.87.61,6277.77.1-169

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 Casey: 23.7% Anglican, City of Casey: 7.9% Uniting Church, City of Casey: 2.2% Christian,nfd, City of Casey: 3.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Casey: 1.9% Buddhism, City of Casey: 4.6% Baptist, City of Casey: 1.4% Pentecostal, City of Casey: 2.0% Hinduism, City of Casey: 4.2% Islam, City of Casey: 7.4% Western (Roman) Catholic, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 26.5% Anglican, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 12.5% Uniting Church, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 3.8% Christian,nfd, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 2.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 2.7% Buddhism, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 1.9% Baptist, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 1.8% Pentecostal, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 1.4% Hinduism, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 1.3% Islam, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: 1.3%
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, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: -368 Anglican, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: -818 Uniting Church, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: -235 Christian,nfd, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: +13 Presbyterian and Reformed, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: -181 Buddhism, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: +79 Baptist, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: -28 Pentecostal, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: +25 Hinduism, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: +114 Islam, Berwick Township  - Beaconsfield: +48
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 Berwick Township - Beaconsfield in 2016 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, 61.2% of the population nominated a religion, and 31.1% said they had no religion, compared with 67.3% and 24.5% respectively for the City of Casey.

The largest single religion in Berwick Township - Beaconsfield was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 26.5% of the population or 5,722 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 (12.5% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (26.5% compared to 23.7%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (1.3% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Hinduism (1.3% compared to 4.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Berwick Township - Beaconsfield between 2011 and 2016 were for those who nominated:

  • Anglican (-818 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-368 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-235 persons)
  • Presbyterian and Reformed (-181 persons)
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