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In Casey Foothills, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+772) compared to non Christians and Christians in 2016.

Casey Foothills'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.

Casey Foothills'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
Casey Foothills - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic3,06629.423.72,98231.628.0+85
Anglican1,0169.87.91,22413.011.5-208
Islam4374.27.42702.95.5+167
Uniting Church3643.52.24414.73.1-77
Christian,nfd3633.53.72712.92.9+92
Baptist3022.91.42442.61.7+58
Greek Orthodox2382.31.62272.41.8+10
Presbyterian and Reformed2352.31.92752.92.6-40
Pentecostal1851.82.02102.22.0-25
Buddhism1461.44.61631.73.9-17
Sikhism1021.02.1590.61.0+43
Hinduism980.94.2570.62.8+40
Serbian Orthodox670.70.6510.50.7+16
Russian Orthodox530.50.2570.60.2-4
Lutheran410.40.2640.70.5-23
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)400.40.5310.30.5+9
Coptic Orthodox310.30.3230.20.3+8
Other Protestant260.30.5200.20.4+6
Brethren200.20.1290.30.1-9
Armenian Apostolic190.20.1160.20.1+3
Jehova's Witnesses150.10.3190.20.3-4
Other Eastern Orthodox130.10.1610.70.6-49
Seventh Day Adventist130.10.4120.10.5+1
Churches of Christ120.10.2380.40.3-26
Other Christian100.10.160.10.1+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
Casey Foothills - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total6,16559.248.66,34967.458.7-184
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total7907.618.75786.113.7+212
Non-classifiable religious belief
260.30.5420.50.7-17
map this data in atlas.idNo religion2,55724.524.51,78518.919.8+772
Not stated
8568.27.66707.17.1+186

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% Islam, City of Casey: 7.4% Uniting Church, City of Casey: 2.2% Christian,nfd, City of Casey: 3.7% Baptist, City of Casey: 1.4% Greek Orthodox, City of Casey: 1.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Casey: 1.9% Pentecostal, City of Casey: 2.0% Buddhism, City of Casey: 4.6% Western (Roman) Catholic, Casey Foothills: 29.4% Anglican, Casey Foothills: 9.8% Islam, Casey Foothills: 4.2% Uniting Church, Casey Foothills: 3.5% Christian,nfd, Casey Foothills: 3.5% Baptist, Casey Foothills: 2.9% Greek Orthodox, Casey Foothills: 2.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, Casey Foothills: 2.3% Pentecostal, Casey Foothills: 1.8% Buddhism, Casey Foothills: 1.4%
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, Casey Foothills: +85 Anglican, Casey Foothills: -208 Islam, Casey Foothills: +167 Uniting Church, Casey Foothills: -77 Christian,nfd, Casey Foothills: +92 Baptist, Casey Foothills: +58 Greek Orthodox, Casey Foothills: +10 Presbyterian and Reformed, Casey Foothills: -40 Pentecostal, Casey Foothills: -25 Buddhism, Casey Foothills: -17
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 Casey Foothills in 2016 compared to the City of Casey shows that there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion and a similar proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 66.7% of the population nominated a religion, and 24.5% said they had no religion, compared with 67.3% and 24.5% respectively for the City of Casey.

The largest single religion in Casey Foothills was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 29.4% of the population or 3,066 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Casey Foothills and the City of Casey were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (29.4% compared to 23.7%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Hinduism (0.9% compared to 4.2%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (4.2% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (1.4% compared to 4.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-208 persons)
  • Islam (+167 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+92 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+85 persons)
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