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In Beverley Ward, the number of non Christians experienced the greatest change (+548) compared to the non religious and Christians in 2011.

Beverley Ward'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.

Beverley Ward'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
Beverley Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic4,16731.729.84,11132.130.3+56
Greek Orthodox1,2169.26.31,1909.36.5+26
Anglican9397.19.81,0788.410.9-139
Uniting Church8306.36.89407.37.7-110
Buddhism3502.72.92992.32.7+51
Islam3022.31.92331.81.2+69
Hinduism2501.91.0680.50.3+182
Sikhism2471.90.750.00.0+242
Lutheran2341.82.12441.92.3-10
Christian,nfd1901.41.51231.01.2+67
Serbian Orthodox1511.11.21891.51.2-38
Baptist1321.01.51431.11.7-11
Pentecostal1230.91.11821.41.2-59
Presbyterian and Reformed820.60.8900.71.0-8
Churches of Christ670.50.3780.60.3-11
Other Eastern Orthodox510.40.6480.40.7+3
Other Protestant370.30.2150.10.2+22
Salvation Army330.30.2210.20.2+12
Other Oriental Orthodox260.20.1140.10.0+12
Russian Orthodox240.20.2220.20.2+2
Jehova's Witnesses220.20.3350.30.3-13
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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
Beverley Ward - 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 total8,40763.963.68,57866.966.8-171
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1,2099.27.06615.24.8+548
Non-classifiable religious belief
840.60.7950.70.7-11
map this data in atlas.idNo religion2,62519.921.22,22117.317.8+404
Not stated
8356.37.51,2639.910.0-428

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% Greek Orthodox, City of Charles Sturt: 6.3% Anglican, City of Charles Sturt: 9.8% Uniting Church, City of Charles Sturt: 6.8% Buddhism, City of Charles Sturt: 2.9% Islam, City of Charles Sturt: 1.9% Hinduism, City of Charles Sturt: 1.0% Sikhism, City of Charles Sturt: 0.7% Lutheran, City of Charles Sturt: 2.1% Christian,nfd, City of Charles Sturt: 1.5% Western (Roman) Catholic, Beverley Ward: 31.7% Greek Orthodox, Beverley Ward: 9.2% Anglican, Beverley Ward: 7.1% Uniting Church, Beverley Ward: 6.3% Buddhism, Beverley Ward: 2.7% Islam, Beverley Ward: 2.3% Hinduism, Beverley Ward: 1.9% Sikhism, Beverley Ward: 1.9% Lutheran, Beverley Ward: 1.8% Christian,nfd, Beverley Ward: 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, Beverley Ward: +56 Greek Orthodox, Beverley Ward: +26 Anglican, Beverley Ward: -139 Uniting Church, Beverley Ward: -110 Buddhism, Beverley Ward: +51 Islam, Beverley Ward: +69 Hinduism, Beverley Ward: +182 Sikhism, Beverley Ward: +242 Lutheran, Beverley Ward: -10 Christian,nfd, Beverley Ward: +67
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 Beverley Ward 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, 73.1% of the population nominated a religion, and 19.9% said they had no religion, compared with 70.6% and 21.2% respectively for the City of Charles Sturt.

The largest single religion in Beverley Ward was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 31.7% of the population or 4,167 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (9.2% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (31.7% compared to 29.8%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Sikhism (1.9% compared to 0.7%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (7.1% compared to 9.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Sikhism (+242 persons)
  • Hinduism (+182 persons)
  • Anglican (-139 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-110 persons)