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In Hallam, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (-825) compared to non Christians and the non religious in 2016.

Hallam'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.

Hallam'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
Hallam - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic2,31221.323.72,84927.728.0-537
Islam2,15219.87.41,36313.35.5+789
Buddhism5965.54.65995.83.9-3
Anglican5455.07.98047.811.5-260
Christian,nfd4584.23.72172.12.9+240
Hinduism4103.84.23423.32.8+68
Sikhism2262.12.12382.31.0-12
Pentecostal1931.82.01741.72.0+19
Presbyterian and Reformed1831.71.91861.82.6-3
Serbian Orthodox1801.70.61431.40.7+37
Uniting Church1691.62.22162.13.1-47
Baptist1581.51.41581.51.70
Greek Orthodox1371.31.61621.61.8-25
Coptic Orthodox1361.30.31841.80.3-48
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)580.50.5840.80.5-26
Seventh Day Adventist570.50.4410.40.5+16
Other Protestant490.50.5460.40.4+3
Jehova's Witnesses470.40.3600.60.3-12
Lutheran240.20.2550.50.5-32
Other Eastern Catholic160.10.290.10.0+7
Other Eastern Orthodox150.10.11251.20.6-110
Macedonian Orthodox130.10.1220.20.1-9
Baha'i130.10.1100.10.1+3
Churches of Christ100.10.2170.20.3-7
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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
Hallam - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total4,78844.148.65,61354.658.7-825
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total3,40331.318.72,59025.213.7+812
Non-classifiable religious belief
470.40.5920.90.7-44
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,68115.524.51,40713.719.8+274
Not stated
8477.87.65725.67.1+275

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% Islam, City of Casey: 7.4% Buddhism, City of Casey: 4.6% Anglican, City of Casey: 7.9% Christian,nfd, City of Casey: 3.7% Hinduism, City of Casey: 4.2% Sikhism, City of Casey: 2.1% Pentecostal, City of Casey: 2.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Casey: 1.9% Serbian Orthodox, City of Casey: 0.6% Western (Roman) Catholic, Hallam: 21.3% Islam, Hallam: 19.8% Buddhism, Hallam: 5.5% Anglican, Hallam: 5.0% Christian,nfd, Hallam: 4.2% Hinduism, Hallam: 3.8% Sikhism, Hallam: 2.1% Pentecostal, Hallam: 1.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, Hallam: 1.7% Serbian Orthodox, Hallam: 1.7%
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, Hallam: -537 Islam, Hallam: +789 Buddhism, Hallam: -3 Anglican, Hallam: -260 Christian,nfd, Hallam: +240 Hinduism, Hallam: +68 Sikhism, Hallam: -12 Pentecostal, Hallam: +19 Presbyterian and Reformed, Hallam: -3 Serbian Orthodox, Hallam: +37
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 Hallam in 2016 compared to the City of Casey shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 75.4% of the population nominated a religion, and 15.5% said they had no religion, compared with 67.3% and 24.5% respectively for the City of Casey.

The largest single religion in Hallam was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 21.3% of the population or 2,312 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Islam (19.8% compared to 7.4%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Serbian Orthodox (1.7% compared to 0.6%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (5.0% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (21.3% compared to 23.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Islam (+789 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-537 persons)
  • Anglican (-260 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+240 persons)
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