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Clyde North - Clyde Growth Area

Religion

In Clyde North - Clyde Growth Area, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+34) compared to non Christians and Christians in 2011.

Clyde North - Clyde Growth Area'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.

Clyde North - Clyde Growth Area'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
Clyde North - Clyde Growth Area - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic26226.528.021520.928.5+47
Anglican14414.611.517617.112.7-32
Uniting Church565.73.1666.43.4-10
Presbyterian and Reformed353.52.6555.42.7-21
Greek Orthodox282.81.8181.81.8+10
Buddhism202.13.960.63.0+14

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
Clyde North - Clyde Growth Area - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total58959.758.758256.659.7+7
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total575.813.7242.48.7+33
Non-classifiable religious belief
50.50.7131.30.6-8
map this data in atlas.idNo religion25926.219.822421.820.1+34
Not stated
777.87.118417.910.8-107

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% Uniting Church, City of Casey: 3.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Casey: 2.6% Greek Orthodox, City of Casey: 1.8% Buddhism, City of Casey: 3.9% Western (Roman) Catholic, Clyde North - Clyde Growth Area: 26.5% Anglican, Clyde North - Clyde Growth Area: 14.6% Uniting Church, Clyde North - Clyde Growth Area: 5.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, Clyde North - Clyde Growth Area: 3.5% Greek Orthodox, Clyde North - Clyde Growth Area: 2.8% Buddhism, Clyde North - Clyde Growth Area: 2.1%
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, Clyde North - Clyde Growth Area: +47 Anglican, Clyde North - Clyde Growth Area: -32 Uniting Church, Clyde North - Clyde Growth Area: -10 Presbyterian and Reformed, Clyde North - Clyde Growth Area: -21 Greek Orthodox, Clyde North - Clyde Growth Area: +10 Buddhism, Clyde North - Clyde Growth Area: +14
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 Clyde North - Clyde Growth Area in 2011 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, 65.4% of the population nominated a religion, and 26.2% said they had no religion, compared with 72.4% and 19.8% respectively for the City of Casey.

The largest single religion in Clyde North - Clyde Growth Area was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 26.5% of the population or 262 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Clyde North - Clyde Growth Area and the City of Casey were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (14.6% compared to 11.5%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Uniting Church (5.7% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (2.1% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (26.5% compared to 28.0%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Clyde North - Clyde Growth Area between 2006 and 2011.