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Berwick - Beaconsfield

Religion

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In Berwick - Beaconsfield, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+4,049) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

Berwick - Beaconsfield'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.

Berwick - Beaconsfield'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
Berwick - Beaconsfield - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic12,40425.823.712,88128.628.0-477
Anglican5,11210.67.96,65914.811.5-1,547
Christian,nfd1,6833.53.71,4553.22.9+228
Buddhism1,6803.54.61,1982.73.9+482
Uniting Church1,5253.22.21,9104.23.1-385
Hinduism1,4042.94.27821.72.8+621
Islam1,2062.57.49112.05.5+295
Presbyterian and Reformed1,0182.11.91,2992.92.6-281
Pentecostal8191.72.08051.82.0+14
Baptist7801.61.48281.81.7-48
Greek Orthodox5691.21.65981.31.8-30
Sikhism3320.72.11470.31.0+185
Seventh Day Adventist1840.40.41480.30.5+36
Coptic Orthodox1660.30.31020.20.3+64
Other Protestant1620.30.51250.30.4+37
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)1260.30.51170.30.5+9
Lutheran1220.30.22130.50.5-91
Brethren1160.20.1950.20.1+21
Churches of Christ1100.20.22150.50.3-105
Serbian Orthodox1080.20.61100.20.7-2
Jehova's Witnesses1060.20.31340.30.3-28
Russian Orthodox900.20.21170.30.2-27
Other Eastern Catholic580.10.2170.00.0+41
Other Non-Christian Religions540.10.2390.10.1+15
Salvation Army540.10.1760.20.2-22
Other Oriental Orthodox520.10.2180.00.1+34
Other Christian410.10.1420.10.1-1
Other Eastern Orthodox400.10.11170.30.6-78
Baha'i360.10.1220.00.1+14
Armenian Apostolic170.00.1210.00.1-4
Judaism160.00.1470.10.1-31
Macedonian Orthodox160.00.1410.10.1-25
Maronite Catholic140.00.090.00.0+5
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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
Berwick - Beaconsfield - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total25,50553.048.628,16962.658.7-2,663
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total4,7519.918.73,2517.213.7+1,500
Non-classifiable religious belief
2410.50.52770.60.7-37
map this data in atlas.idNo religion14,24529.624.510,19622.619.8+4,049
Not stated
3,1266.57.63,1256.97.1+1

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% Christian,nfd, City of Casey: 3.7% Buddhism, City of Casey: 4.6% Uniting Church, City of Casey: 2.2% Hinduism, City of Casey: 4.2% Islam, City of Casey: 7.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Casey: 1.9% Pentecostal, City of Casey: 2.0% Baptist, City of Casey: 1.4% Western (Roman) Catholic, Berwick - Beaconsfield: 25.8% Anglican, Berwick - Beaconsfield: 10.6% Christian,nfd, Berwick - Beaconsfield: 3.5% Buddhism, Berwick - Beaconsfield: 3.5% Uniting Church, Berwick - Beaconsfield: 3.2% Hinduism, Berwick - Beaconsfield: 2.9% Islam, Berwick - Beaconsfield: 2.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, Berwick - Beaconsfield: 2.1% Pentecostal, Berwick - Beaconsfield: 1.7% Baptist, Berwick - Beaconsfield: 1.6%
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, Berwick - Beaconsfield: -477 Anglican, Berwick - Beaconsfield: -1,547 Christian,nfd, Berwick - Beaconsfield: +228 Buddhism, Berwick - Beaconsfield: +482 Uniting Church, Berwick - Beaconsfield: -385 Hinduism, Berwick - Beaconsfield: +621 Islam, Berwick - Beaconsfield: +295 Presbyterian and Reformed, Berwick - Beaconsfield: -281 Pentecostal, Berwick - Beaconsfield: +14 Baptist, Berwick - Beaconsfield: -48
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 Berwick - Beaconsfield 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, 62.9% of the population nominated a religion, and 29.6% said they had no religion, compared with 67.3% and 24.5% respectively for the City of Casey.

The largest single religion in Berwick - Beaconsfield was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 25.8% of the population or 12,404 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Berwick - Beaconsfield and the City of Casey were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (10.6% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (25.8% compared to 23.7%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (2.5% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Sikhism (0.7% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-1,547 persons)
  • Hinduism (+621 persons)
  • Buddhism (+482 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-477 persons)
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