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In Lyndhurst, the number of non Christians experienced the greatest change (+1,130) compared to the non religious and Christians in 2016.

Lyndhurst'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.

Lyndhurst'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
Lyndhurst - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic1,55823.323.71,46329.928.0+95
Hinduism67710.14.23076.32.8+370
Buddhism5478.24.63697.53.9+178
Islam4827.27.42765.65.5+206
Sikhism4496.72.1821.71.0+367
Anglican2784.17.93076.311.5-29
Christian,nfd2033.03.71743.62.9+29
Pentecostal1952.92.01402.92.0+55
Greek Orthodox1422.11.61092.21.8+33
Uniting Church891.32.21032.13.1-14
Coptic Orthodox410.60.3260.50.3+15
Presbyterian and Reformed360.51.9761.62.6-40
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)280.40.5210.40.5+7
Baptist250.41.4571.21.7-32
Other Non-Christian Religions210.30.290.20.1+12
Other Eastern Catholic200.30.200.00.0+20
Other Oriental Orthodox190.30.230.10.1+16
Jehova's Witnesses190.30.3200.40.3-1
Other Protestant150.20.5240.50.4-9
Serbian Orthodox130.20.6230.50.7-10
Churches of Christ110.20.260.10.3+5
Seventh Day Adventist100.10.470.10.5+3
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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
Lyndhurst - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total2,72440.748.62,62553.658.7+99
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total2,17932.518.71,04921.413.7+1,130
Non-classifiable religious belief
410.60.5340.70.7+7
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,32419.824.591818.719.8+406
Not stated
4106.17.62715.57.1+139

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% Hinduism, City of Casey: 4.2% Buddhism, City of Casey: 4.6% Islam, City of Casey: 7.4% Sikhism, City of Casey: 2.1% Anglican, City of Casey: 7.9% Christian,nfd, City of Casey: 3.7% Pentecostal, City of Casey: 2.0% Greek Orthodox, City of Casey: 1.6% Uniting Church, City of Casey: 2.2% Western (Roman) Catholic, Lyndhurst: 23.3% Hinduism, Lyndhurst: 10.1% Buddhism, Lyndhurst: 8.2% Islam, Lyndhurst: 7.2% Sikhism, Lyndhurst: 6.7% Anglican, Lyndhurst: 4.1% Christian,nfd, Lyndhurst: 3.0% Pentecostal, Lyndhurst: 2.9% Greek Orthodox, Lyndhurst: 2.1% Uniting Church, Lyndhurst: 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, Lyndhurst: +95 Hinduism, Lyndhurst: +370 Buddhism, Lyndhurst: +178 Islam, Lyndhurst: +206 Sikhism, Lyndhurst: +367 Anglican, Lyndhurst: -29 Christian,nfd, Lyndhurst: +29 Pentecostal, Lyndhurst: +55 Greek Orthodox, Lyndhurst: +33 Uniting Church, Lyndhurst: -14
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 Lyndhurst 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, 73.2% of the population nominated a religion, and 19.8% said they had no religion, compared with 67.3% and 24.5% respectively for the City of Casey.

The largest single religion in Lyndhurst was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 23.3% of the population or 1,558 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Hinduism (10.1% compared to 4.2%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Sikhism (6.7% compared to 2.1%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Buddhism (8.2% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (4.1% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Hinduism (+370 persons)
  • Sikhism (+367 persons)
  • Islam (+206 persons)
  • Buddhism (+178 persons)
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