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In Beverley Ward, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+1,141) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

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.

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
Beverley Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic3,82627.726.64,16731.729.8-341
Greek Orthodox1,1798.55.71,2169.26.3-37
Anglican7575.57.59397.19.8-182
Uniting Church6344.64.98306.36.8-195
Islam3802.82.33022.31.9+78
Christian,nfd3182.32.41901.41.5+129
Buddhism3152.32.83502.72.9-34
Sikhism3002.20.92471.90.7+53
Hinduism2792.01.32501.91.0+29
Lutheran1661.21.42341.82.1-68
Baptist1310.91.21321.01.5-1
Serbian Orthodox1310.91.01511.11.2-20
Pentecostal1270.91.01230.91.1+4
Presbyterian and Reformed710.50.7820.60.8-11
Other Protestant420.30.4370.30.2+5
Churches of Christ410.30.2670.50.3-26
Other Oriental Orthodox340.20.2260.20.1+8
Other Eastern Catholic260.20.260.00.1+20
Russian Orthodox200.10.1240.20.2-4
Jehova's Witnesses200.10.3220.20.3-2
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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
Beverley Ward - 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 total7,58854.954.88,40763.963.6-818
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1,3049.47.61,2099.27.0+95
Non-classifiable religious belief
730.50.6840.60.7-11
map this data in atlas.idNo religion3,76627.329.42,62519.921.2+1,141
Not stated
9466.97.78356.37.5+112

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% Greek Orthodox, City of Charles Sturt: 5.7% Anglican, City of Charles Sturt: 7.5% Uniting Church, City of Charles Sturt: 4.9% Islam, City of Charles Sturt: 2.3% Christian,nfd, City of Charles Sturt: 2.4% Buddhism, City of Charles Sturt: 2.8% Sikhism, City of Charles Sturt: 0.9% Hinduism, City of Charles Sturt: 1.3% Lutheran, City of Charles Sturt: 1.4% Western (Roman) Catholic, Beverley Ward: 27.7% Greek Orthodox, Beverley Ward: 8.5% Anglican, Beverley Ward: 5.5% Uniting Church, Beverley Ward: 4.6% Islam, Beverley Ward: 2.8% Christian,nfd, Beverley Ward: 2.3% Buddhism, Beverley Ward: 2.3% Sikhism, Beverley Ward: 2.2% Hinduism, Beverley Ward: 2.0% Lutheran, Beverley Ward: 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, Beverley Ward: -341 Greek Orthodox, Beverley Ward: -37 Anglican, Beverley Ward: -182 Uniting Church, Beverley Ward: -195 Islam, Beverley Ward: +78 Christian,nfd, Beverley Ward: +129 Buddhism, Beverley Ward: -34 Sikhism, Beverley Ward: +53 Hinduism, Beverley Ward: +29 Lutheran, Beverley Ward: -68
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 Beverley Ward 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 27.3% said they had no religion, compared with 62.4% and 29.4% respectively for the City of Charles Sturt.

The largest single religion in Beverley Ward was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 27.7% of the population or 3,826 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 (8.5% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Sikhism (2.2% compared to 0.9%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (27.7% compared to 26.6%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (5.5% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Beverley Ward between 2011 and 2016 were for those who nominated:

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-341 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-195 persons)
  • Anglican (-182 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+129 persons)
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