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In Narre Warren, the number of non Christians experienced the greatest change (+1,031) compared to Christians and the non religious in 2011.

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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's religion?'

Total population

Religion - Ranked by size
Narre Warren - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic7,44628.828.07,47329.028.5-27
Anglican2,83010.911.53,14212.212.7-312
Islam1,4255.55.51,0434.03.5+382
Buddhism1,0073.93.98073.13.0+200
Uniting Church7763.03.18173.23.4-41
Christian,nfd7743.02.94181.61.9+356
Presbyterian and Reformed7032.72.66972.72.7+6
Hinduism6522.52.83921.51.4+260
Pentecostal4721.82.04621.81.9+10
Greek Orthodox4651.81.84011.61.8+64
Baptist4391.71.73871.51.6+52
Sikhism2651.01.01250.50.4+140
Other Eastern Orthodox1410.50.61120.40.6+29
Jehova's Witnesses1380.50.31400.50.4-2
Lutheran1370.50.51580.60.5-21
Seventh Day Adventist1360.50.51180.50.4+18
Coptic Orthodox1300.50.3760.30.2+54
Serbian Orthodox1260.50.7910.40.7+35
Churches of Christ960.40.3980.40.4-2
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)880.30.51240.50.5-36
Other Protestant780.30.41190.50.3-41
Baha'i730.30.1420.20.1+31
Salvation Army690.30.21070.40.3-38
Russian Orthodox590.20.2440.20.2+15
Other Christian460.20.1200.10.1+26
Macedonian Orthodox360.10.1400.20.1-4
Other Non-Christian Religions290.10.1340.10.1-5
Other Oriental Orthodox280.10.1190.10.0+9
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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
Narre Warren - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total15,25959.058.715,09558.659.7+164
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total3,53713.713.72,5069.78.7+1,031
Non-classifiable religious belief
2010.80.71230.50.6+78
map this data in atlas.idNo religion5,04519.519.85,17520.120.1-130
Not stated
1,8427.17.12,87511.210.8-1,033

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% Anglican, City of Casey: 11.5% Islam, City of Casey: 5.5% Buddhism, City of Casey: 3.9% Uniting Church, City of Casey: 3.1% Christian,nfd, City of Casey: 2.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Casey: 2.6% Hinduism, City of Casey: 2.8% Pentecostal, City of Casey: 2.0% Greek Orthodox, City of Casey: 1.8% Western (Roman) Catholic, Narre Warren: 28.8% Anglican, Narre Warren: 10.9% Islam, Narre Warren: 5.5% Buddhism, Narre Warren: 3.9% Uniting Church, Narre Warren: 3.0% Christian,nfd, Narre Warren: 3.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, Narre Warren: 2.7% Hinduism, Narre Warren: 2.5% Pentecostal, Narre Warren: 1.8% Greek Orthodox, Narre Warren: 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, Narre Warren: -27 Anglican, Narre Warren: -312 Islam, Narre Warren: +382 Buddhism, Narre Warren: +200 Uniting Church, Narre Warren: -41 Christian,nfd, Narre Warren: +356 Presbyterian and Reformed, Narre Warren: +6 Hinduism, Narre Warren: +260 Pentecostal, Narre Warren: +10 Greek Orthodox, Narre Warren: +64
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 Narre Warren in 2011 compared to the City of Casey shows that there was a similar proportion of people who professed a religion as well as a similar proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 72.6% of the population nominated a religion, and 19.5% said they had no religion, compared with 72.4% and 19.8% respectively for the City of Casey.

The largest single religion in Narre Warren was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 28.8% of the population or 7,446 people as adherents.

There were no major differences between Narre Warren and City of Casey in 2011.

Emerging groups

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

  • Islam (+382 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+356 persons)
  • Anglican (-312 persons)
  • Hinduism (+260 persons)