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In Brompton and District, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+425) compared to non Christians and Christians in 2011.

Brompton and District'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.

Brompton and District'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
Brompton and District - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic81919.429.874320.030.3+76
Anglican3458.29.83188.610.9+27
Greek Orthodox2816.76.32907.86.5-9
Buddhism1734.12.91674.52.7+6
Uniting Church1684.06.81654.47.7+3
Islam1222.91.9381.01.2+84
Lutheran952.32.1962.62.3-1
Christian,nfd601.41.5340.91.2+26
Hinduism541.31.0270.70.3+27
Presbyterian and Reformed451.10.8461.21.0-1
Serbian Orthodox300.71.2270.71.2+3
Baptist270.61.5371.01.7-10
Pentecostal240.61.1270.71.2-3
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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
Brompton and District - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total1,98247.063.61,88850.966.8+94
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total3799.07.02817.64.8+98
Non-classifiable religious belief
521.20.7611.60.7-9
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,40733.421.298226.517.8+425
Not stated
3969.47.550013.510.0-104

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 Charles Sturt: 29.8% Anglican, City of Charles Sturt: 9.8% Greek Orthodox, City of Charles Sturt: 6.3% Buddhism, City of Charles Sturt: 2.9% Uniting Church, City of Charles Sturt: 6.8% Islam, City of Charles Sturt: 1.9% Lutheran, City of Charles Sturt: 2.1% Christian,nfd, City of Charles Sturt: 1.5% Hinduism, City of Charles Sturt: 1.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Charles Sturt: 0.8% Western (Roman) Catholic, Brompton and District: 19.4% Anglican, Brompton and District: 8.2% Greek Orthodox, Brompton and District: 6.7% Buddhism, Brompton and District: 4.1% Uniting Church, Brompton and District: 4.0% Islam, Brompton and District: 2.9% Lutheran, Brompton and District: 2.3% Christian,nfd, Brompton and District: 1.4% Hinduism, Brompton and District: 1.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, Brompton and District: 1.1%
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, Brompton and District: +76 Anglican, Brompton and District: +27 Greek Orthodox, Brompton and District: -9 Buddhism, Brompton and District: +6 Uniting Church, Brompton and District: +3 Islam, Brompton and District: +84 Lutheran, Brompton and District: -1 Christian,nfd, Brompton and District: +26 Hinduism, Brompton and District: +27 Presbyterian and Reformed, Brompton and District: -1
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 Brompton and District in 2011 compared to the City of Charles Sturt shows that there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion and a higher proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 56.0% of the population nominated a religion, and 33.4% said they had no religion, compared with 70.6% and 21.2% respectively for the City of Charles Sturt.

The largest single religion in Brompton and District was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 19.4% of the population or 819 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Brompton and District and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Buddhism (4.1% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (19.4% compared to 29.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Uniting Church (4.0% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (8.2% compared to 9.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Islam (+84 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+76 persons)