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West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson

Religion

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In West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (-672) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2016.

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.

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
West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic2,68926.726.62,76428.229.8-75
Anglican1,30513.07.51,51215.49.8-207
Uniting Church8218.24.91,05910.86.8-238
Greek Orthodox3793.85.74384.56.3-59
Christian,nfd1992.02.41551.61.5+44
Pentecostal1871.91.01361.41.1+51
Lutheran1871.91.42352.42.1-48
Baptist1681.71.22112.21.5-43
Buddhism1321.32.81151.22.9+17
Presbyterian and Reformed1201.20.71491.50.8-29
Islam440.42.3520.51.9-8
Jehova's Witnesses360.40.3250.30.3+11
Other Protestant350.30.430.00.2+32
Serbian Orthodox300.31.0570.61.2-27
Other Eastern Catholic260.30.2180.20.1+8
Sikhism220.20.9120.10.7+10
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)210.20.1280.30.2-7
Hinduism200.21.3170.21.0+3
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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
West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total6,26362.254.86,93570.763.6-672
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total2272.37.62412.57.0-14
Non-classifiable religious belief
240.20.6470.50.7-23
map this data in atlas.idNo religion2,65126.329.41,98620.321.2+665
Not stated
7847.87.75976.17.5+187

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 Charles Sturt: 26.6% Anglican, City of Charles Sturt: 7.5% Uniting Church, City of Charles Sturt: 4.9% Greek Orthodox, City of Charles Sturt: 5.7% Christian,nfd, City of Charles Sturt: 2.4% Pentecostal, City of Charles Sturt: 1.0% Lutheran, City of Charles Sturt: 1.4% Baptist, City of Charles Sturt: 1.2% Buddhism, City of Charles Sturt: 2.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Charles Sturt: 0.7% Western (Roman) Catholic, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 26.7% Anglican, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 13.0% Uniting Church, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 8.2% Greek Orthodox, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 3.8% Christian,nfd, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 2.0% Pentecostal, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 1.9% Lutheran, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 1.9% Baptist, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 1.7% Buddhism, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 1.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 1.2%
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, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -75 Anglican, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -207 Uniting Church, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -238 Greek Orthodox, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -59 Christian,nfd, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +44 Pentecostal, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +51 Lutheran, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -48 Baptist, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -43 Buddhism, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +17 Presbyterian and Reformed, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -29
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 West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson in 2016 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, 64.4% of the population nominated a religion, and 26.3% said they had no religion, compared with 62.4% and 29.4% respectively for the City of Charles Sturt.

The largest single religion in West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 26.7% of the population or 2,689 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 (13.0% compared to 7.5%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Uniting Church (8.2% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (3.8% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (0.4% compared to 2.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson between 2011 and 2016 were for those who nominated:

  • Uniting Church (-238 persons)
  • Anglican (-207 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-75 persons)
  • Greek Orthodox (-59 persons)
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