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In Hallam, the number of non Christians experienced the greatest change (+774) compared to Christians and the non religious in 2011.

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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's religion?'

Total population

Religion - Ranked by size
Hallam - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic2,85027.728.02,87129.728.5-21
Islam1,36413.35.58558.93.5+509
Anglican8057.811.58909.212.7-85
Buddhism6005.83.95966.23.0+4
Hinduism3433.32.82042.11.4+139
Sikhism2392.31.01181.20.4+121
Christian,nfd2182.12.91892.01.9+29
Uniting Church2172.13.11992.13.4+18
Presbyterian and Reformed1861.82.62262.32.7-40
Coptic Orthodox1851.80.31131.20.2+72
Pentecostal1751.72.01581.61.9+17
Greek Orthodox1631.61.81841.91.8-21
Baptist1591.51.71681.71.6-9
Serbian Orthodox1431.40.71151.20.7+28
Other Eastern Orthodox1261.20.6840.90.6+42
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)840.80.5630.70.5+21
Jehova's Witnesses600.60.3310.30.4+29
Lutheran560.50.5460.50.5+10
Other Protestant460.40.4420.40.3+4
Seventh Day Adventist410.40.5430.40.4-2
Macedonian Orthodox220.20.1210.20.1+1
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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
Hallam - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total5,61454.658.75,51057.159.7+104
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total2,59125.213.71,81718.88.7+774
Non-classifiable religious belief
920.90.7500.50.6+42
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,40813.719.81,37514.220.1+33
Not stated
5725.67.19049.410.8-332

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% Islam, City of Casey: 5.5% Anglican, City of Casey: 11.5% Buddhism, City of Casey: 3.9% Hinduism, City of Casey: 2.8% Sikhism, City of Casey: 1.0% Christian,nfd, City of Casey: 2.9% Uniting Church, City of Casey: 3.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Casey: 2.6% Coptic Orthodox, City of Casey: 0.3% Western (Roman) Catholic, Hallam: 27.7% Islam, Hallam: 13.3% Anglican, Hallam: 7.8% Buddhism, Hallam: 5.8% Hinduism, Hallam: 3.3% Sikhism, Hallam: 2.3% Christian,nfd, Hallam: 2.1% Uniting Church, Hallam: 2.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, Hallam: 1.8% Coptic Orthodox, Hallam: 1.8%
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, Hallam: -21 Islam, Hallam: +509 Anglican, Hallam: -85 Buddhism, Hallam: +4 Hinduism, Hallam: +139 Sikhism, Hallam: +121 Christian,nfd, Hallam: +29 Uniting Church, Hallam: +18 Presbyterian and Reformed, Hallam: -40 Coptic Orthodox, Hallam: +72
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 Hallam in 2011 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, 79.8% of the population nominated a religion, and 13.7% said they had no religion, compared with 72.4% and 19.8% respectively for the City of Casey.

The largest single religion in Hallam was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 27.7% of the population or 2,850 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 (13.3% compared to 5.5%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Buddhism (5.8% compared to 3.9%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Coptic Orthodox (1.8% compared to 0.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (7.8% compared to 11.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Hallam between 2006 and 2011 were for those who nominated:

  • Islam (+509 persons)
  • Hinduism (+139 persons)
  • Sikhism (+121 persons)
  • Anglican (-85 persons)