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In Findon, the number of non Christians experienced the greatest change (+350) compared to Christians and the non religious in 2011.

Findon'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.

Findon'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
Findon - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic1,98534.729.82,00937.330.3-25
Anglican4237.49.84798.910.9-56
Uniting Church3546.26.83706.97.7-16
Greek Orthodox2604.56.32554.76.5+5
Islam1903.31.9811.51.2+109
Hinduism1602.81.0350.70.3+125
Buddhism1432.52.91412.62.7+1
Sikhism1202.10.750.10.0+115
Baptist911.61.5621.11.7+29
Lutheran781.42.1961.82.3-18
Serbian Orthodox741.31.2781.51.2-4
Pentecostal691.21.1761.41.2-7
Christian,nfd450.81.5561.01.2-11
Presbyterian and Reformed410.70.8420.81.0-1
Other Eastern Orthodox250.40.6320.60.7-7
Russian Orthodox200.30.2170.30.2+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
Findon - 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 total3,57262.563.63,68968.666.8-117
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total64611.37.02955.54.8+350
Non-classifiable religious belief
240.40.7330.60.7-9
map this data in atlas.idNo religion91015.921.284915.817.8+61
Not stated
5659.97.55149.610.0+51

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% Uniting Church, City of Charles Sturt: 6.8% Greek Orthodox, City of Charles Sturt: 6.3% Islam, City of Charles Sturt: 1.9% Hinduism, City of Charles Sturt: 1.0% Buddhism, City of Charles Sturt: 2.9% Sikhism, City of Charles Sturt: 0.7% Baptist, City of Charles Sturt: 1.5% Lutheran, City of Charles Sturt: 2.1% Western (Roman) Catholic, Findon: 34.7% Anglican, Findon: 7.4% Uniting Church, Findon: 6.2% Greek Orthodox, Findon: 4.5% Islam, Findon: 3.3% Hinduism, Findon: 2.8% Buddhism, Findon: 2.5% Sikhism, Findon: 2.1% Baptist, Findon: 1.6% Lutheran, Findon: 1.4%
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, Findon: -25 Anglican, Findon: -56 Uniting Church, Findon: -16 Greek Orthodox, Findon: +5 Islam, Findon: +109 Hinduism, Findon: +125 Buddhism, Findon: +1 Sikhism, Findon: +115 Baptist, Findon: +29 Lutheran, Findon: -18
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 Findon in 2011 compared to the City of Charles Sturt shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 73.8% of the population nominated a religion, and 15.9% said they had no religion, compared with 70.6% and 21.2% respectively for the City of Charles Sturt.

The largest single religion in Findon was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 34.7% of the population or 1,985 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (34.7% compared to 29.8%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Hinduism (2.8% compared to 1.0%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (7.4% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (4.5% compared to 6.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Hinduism (+125 persons)
  • Sikhism (+115 persons)
  • Islam (+109 persons)
  • Anglican (-56 persons)