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In Lyndhurst, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (+2,310) compared to non Christians and the non religious in 2011.

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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's religion?'

Total population

Religion - Ranked by size
Lyndhurst - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic1,46329.928.018334.928.5+1,280
Buddhism3697.53.9244.63.0+345
Anglican3076.311.5428.012.7+265
Hinduism3076.32.840.81.4+303
Islam2765.65.5203.83.5+256
Christian,nfd1743.62.971.31.9+167
Pentecostal1402.92.0295.51.9+111
Greek Orthodox1092.21.861.11.8+103
Uniting Church1032.13.1173.23.4+86
Sikhism821.71.000.00.4+82
Presbyterian and Reformed761.62.681.52.7+68
Baptist571.21.730.61.6+54
Coptic Orthodox260.50.300.00.2+26
Other Protestant240.50.430.60.3+21
Serbian Orthodox230.50.730.60.7+20
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)210.40.551.00.5+16
Jehova's Witnesses200.40.330.60.4+17
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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
Lyndhurst - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total2,62553.658.731560.159.7+2,310
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1,04921.413.7519.78.7+998
Non-classifiable religious belief
340.70.740.80.6+30
map this data in atlas.idNo religion91818.719.811121.220.1+807
Not stated
2715.57.1438.210.8+228

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% Buddhism, City of Casey: 3.9% Hinduism, City of Casey: 2.8% Anglican, City of Casey: 11.5% Islam, City of Casey: 5.5% Christian,nfd, City of Casey: 2.9% Pentecostal, City of Casey: 2.0% Greek Orthodox, City of Casey: 1.8% Uniting Church, City of Casey: 3.1% Sikhism, City of Casey: 1.0% Western (Roman) Catholic, Lyndhurst: 29.9% Buddhism, Lyndhurst: 7.5% Hinduism, Lyndhurst: 6.3% Anglican, Lyndhurst: 6.3% Islam, Lyndhurst: 5.6% Christian,nfd, Lyndhurst: 3.6% Pentecostal, Lyndhurst: 2.9% Greek Orthodox, Lyndhurst: 2.2% Uniting Church, Lyndhurst: 2.1% Sikhism, Lyndhurst: 1.7%
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, Lyndhurst: +1,280 Buddhism, Lyndhurst: +345 Hinduism, Lyndhurst: +303 Anglican, Lyndhurst: +265 Islam, Lyndhurst: +256 Christian,nfd, Lyndhurst: +167 Pentecostal, Lyndhurst: +111 Greek Orthodox, Lyndhurst: +103 Uniting Church, Lyndhurst: +86 Sikhism, Lyndhurst: +82
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 Lyndhurst 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, 75.0% of the population nominated a religion, and 18.7% said they had no religion, compared with 72.4% and 19.8% respectively for the City of Casey.

The largest single religion in Lyndhurst was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 29.9% of the population or 1,463 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 Buddhism (7.5% compared to 3.9%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Hinduism (6.3% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (29.9% compared to 28.0%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (6.3% compared to 11.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+1,280 persons)
  • Buddhism (+345 persons)
  • Hinduism (+303 persons)
  • Anglican (+265 persons)