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Religion

In West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+393) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson'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.

West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson'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
West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic2,76428.229.82,70327.530.3+61
Anglican1,51215.49.81,71017.410.9-198
Uniting Church1,05910.86.81,17512.07.7-116
Greek Orthodox4384.56.34304.46.5+8
Lutheran2352.42.12482.52.3-13
Baptist2112.21.51932.01.7+18
Christian,nfd1551.61.5820.81.2+73
Presbyterian and Reformed1491.50.81481.51.0+1
Pentecostal1361.41.11691.71.2-33
Buddhism1151.22.91171.22.7-2
Serbian Orthodox570.61.2360.41.2+21
Islam520.51.9350.41.2+17
Other Eastern Orthodox320.30.6390.40.7-7
Churches of Christ290.30.3320.30.3-3
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)280.30.2340.30.2-6
Russian Orthodox270.30.290.10.2+18
Jehova's Witnesses250.30.3270.30.3-2
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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
West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson - 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 total6,93570.763.67,13172.666.8-196
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total2412.57.01962.04.8+45
Non-classifiable religious belief
470.50.7320.30.7+15
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,98620.321.21,59316.217.8+393
Not stated
5976.17.58698.810.0-272

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% Lutheran, City of Charles Sturt: 2.1% Baptist, City of Charles Sturt: 1.5% Christian,nfd, City of Charles Sturt: 1.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Charles Sturt: 0.8% Pentecostal, City of Charles Sturt: 1.1% Buddhism, City of Charles Sturt: 2.9% Western (Roman) Catholic, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 28.2% Anglican, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 15.4% Uniting Church, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 10.8% Greek Orthodox, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 4.5% Lutheran, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 2.4% Baptist, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 2.2% Christian,nfd, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 1.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 1.5% Pentecostal, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 1.4% Buddhism, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 1.2%
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, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +61 Anglican, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -198 Uniting Church, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -116 Greek Orthodox, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +8 Lutheran, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -13 Baptist, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +18 Christian,nfd, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +73 Presbyterian and Reformed, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +1 Pentecostal, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -33 Buddhism, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -2
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 West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson 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, 73.2% of the population nominated a religion, and 20.3% said they had no religion, compared with 70.6% and 21.2% respectively for the City of Charles Sturt.

The largest single religion in West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 28.2% of the population or 2,764 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (15.4% compared to 9.8%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Uniting Church (10.8% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (4.5% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (1.2% compared to 2.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson between 2006 and 2011 were for those who nominated:

  • Anglican (-198 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-116 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+73 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+61 persons)