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In Narre Warren South, the number of non Christians experienced the greatest change (+2,117) compared to Christians and the non religious in 2011.

Narre Warren South'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 South'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 South - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic8,51429.728.07,64529.928.5+869
Anglican3,32711.611.53,25112.712.7+76
Islam2,0507.25.57522.93.5+1,299
Buddhism9323.33.97122.83.0+220
Uniting Church9023.13.18413.33.4+61
Christian,nfd7732.72.95272.11.9+246
Hinduism7332.62.83841.51.4+349
Presbyterian and Reformed6742.42.65952.32.7+79
Pentecostal6692.32.05872.31.9+82
Greek Orthodox4941.71.83971.61.8+97
Baptist4791.71.73701.41.6+109
Sikhism4031.41.01760.70.4+226
Seventh Day Adventist1730.60.51280.50.4+45
Coptic Orthodox1650.60.3970.40.2+68
Other Eastern Orthodox1580.60.61160.50.6+42
Lutheran1450.50.51370.50.5+8
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)1370.50.51190.50.5+18
Serbian Orthodox1100.40.7790.30.7+31
Other Protestant670.20.4920.40.3-25
Churches of Christ660.20.3940.40.4-28
Salvation Army590.20.2470.20.3+12
Jehova's Witnesses540.20.31040.40.4-50
Russian Orthodox520.20.2390.20.2+13
Other Non-Christian Religions440.20.1320.10.1+12
Macedonian Orthodox380.10.1200.10.1+18
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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 South - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total17,15159.858.715,34960.159.7+1,802
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total4,22414.713.72,1078.38.7+2,117
Non-classifiable religious belief
1700.60.71270.50.6+43
map this data in atlas.idNo religion5,46719.119.85,15420.220.1+313
Not stated
1,6475.77.12,79711.010.8-1,150

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% Hinduism, City of Casey: 2.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Casey: 2.6% Pentecostal, City of Casey: 2.0% Greek Orthodox, City of Casey: 1.8% Western (Roman) Catholic, Narre Warren South: 29.7% Anglican, Narre Warren South: 11.6% Islam, Narre Warren South: 7.2% Buddhism, Narre Warren South: 3.3% Uniting Church, Narre Warren South: 3.1% Christian,nfd, Narre Warren South: 2.7% Hinduism, Narre Warren South: 2.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, Narre Warren South: 2.4% Pentecostal, Narre Warren South: 2.3% Greek Orthodox, Narre Warren South: 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, Narre Warren South: +869 Anglican, Narre Warren South: +76 Islam, Narre Warren South: +1,299 Buddhism, Narre Warren South: +220 Uniting Church, Narre Warren South: +61 Christian,nfd, Narre Warren South: +246 Hinduism, Narre Warren South: +349 Presbyterian and Reformed, Narre Warren South: +79 Pentecostal, Narre Warren South: +82 Greek Orthodox, Narre Warren South: +97
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 South 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, 74.6% of the population nominated a religion, and 19.1% 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 South was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 29.7% of the population or 8,514 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Narre Warren South and the City of Casey were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (29.7% compared to 28.0%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Islam (7.2% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Islam (+1,299 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+869 persons)
  • Hinduism (+349 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+246 persons)