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In Narre Warren, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+1,850) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

Narre Warren'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.

Narre Warren'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
Narre Warren - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic6,55924.023.77,44628.828.0-887
Anglican2,1237.87.92,83010.911.5-707
Islam1,9717.27.41,4255.55.5+546
Buddhism1,2004.44.61,0073.93.9+193
Christian,nfd1,0894.03.77743.02.9+315
Hinduism8913.34.26522.52.8+239
Uniting Church5812.12.27763.03.1-195
Presbyterian and Reformed5422.01.97032.72.6-161
Sikhism5241.92.12651.01.0+259
Greek Orthodox5121.91.64651.81.8+47
Pentecostal4951.82.04721.82.0+23
Baptist4101.51.44391.71.7-29
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)1260.50.5880.30.5+38
Serbian Orthodox1230.40.61260.50.7-3
Coptic Orthodox1210.40.31300.50.3-9
Other Protestant1200.40.5780.30.4+42
Jehova's Witnesses1180.40.31380.50.3-20
Seventh Day Adventist960.40.41360.50.5-40
Lutheran760.30.21370.50.5-61
Baha'i660.20.1730.30.1-7
Russian Orthodox520.20.2590.20.2-7
Churches of Christ490.20.2960.40.3-47
Other Eastern Catholic440.20.260.00.0+38
Other Oriental Orthodox430.20.2280.10.1+15
Salvation Army370.10.1690.30.2-32
Other Eastern Orthodox340.10.11410.50.6-107
Macedonian Orthodox330.10.1360.10.1-3
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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
Narre Warren - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total13,44049.148.615,25959.058.7-1,819
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total4,70117.218.73,53713.713.7+1,164
Non-classifiable religious belief
1540.60.52010.80.7-47
map this data in atlas.idNo religion6,89525.224.55,04519.519.8+1,850
Not stated
1,9387.17.61,8427.17.1+96

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% Buddhism, City of Casey: 4.6% Christian,nfd, City of Casey: 3.7% Hinduism, City of Casey: 4.2% Uniting Church, City of Casey: 2.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Casey: 1.9% Sikhism, City of Casey: 2.1% Greek Orthodox, City of Casey: 1.6% Western (Roman) Catholic, Narre Warren: 24.0% Anglican, Narre Warren: 7.8% Islam, Narre Warren: 7.2% Buddhism, Narre Warren: 4.4% Christian,nfd, Narre Warren: 4.0% Hinduism, Narre Warren: 3.3% Uniting Church, Narre Warren: 2.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, Narre Warren: 2.0% Sikhism, Narre Warren: 1.9% Greek Orthodox, Narre Warren: 1.9%
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, Narre Warren: -887 Anglican, Narre Warren: -707 Islam, Narre Warren: +546 Buddhism, Narre Warren: +193 Christian,nfd, Narre Warren: +315 Hinduism, Narre Warren: +239 Uniting Church, Narre Warren: -195 Presbyterian and Reformed, Narre Warren: -161 Sikhism, Narre Warren: +259 Greek Orthodox, Narre Warren: +47
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 Narre Warren in 2016 compared to the City of Casey shows that there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion and a higher proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 66.3% of the population nominated a religion, and 25.2% said they had no religion, compared with 67.3% and 24.5% respectively for the City of Casey.

The largest single religion in Narre Warren was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 24.0% of the population or 6,559 people as adherents.

There were no major differences between Narre Warren and City of Casey in 2016.

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-887 persons)
  • Anglican (-707 persons)
  • Islam (+546 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+315 persons)
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