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In Findon Ward, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+407) compared to non Christians and Christians in 2011.

Findon 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.

Findon 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
Findon Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic5,24438.829.85,37141.530.3-127
Greek Orthodox1,1328.46.31,0918.46.5+41
Anglican1,0427.79.81,1438.810.9-101
Uniting Church9036.76.89857.67.7-82
Buddhism2662.02.92411.92.7+25
Islam2591.91.91391.11.2+120
Baptist2141.61.52101.61.7+4
Lutheran1951.42.12301.82.3-35
Christian,nfd1821.31.51431.11.2+39
Sikhism1311.00.700.00.0+131
Pentecostal1280.91.11571.21.2-29
Serbian Orthodox1180.91.2850.71.2+33
Other Eastern Orthodox880.70.6810.60.7+7
Presbyterian and Reformed860.60.81040.81.0-18
Hinduism780.61.0300.20.3+48
Churches of Christ440.30.3590.50.3-15
Macedonian Orthodox440.30.2510.40.2-7
Jehova's Witnesses370.30.3450.30.3-8
Russian Orthodox300.20.2260.20.2+4
Other Protestant280.20.2270.20.2+1
Coptic Orthodox250.20.140.00.0+21
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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 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 total9,62671.263.69,90076.566.8-274
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total7765.77.04553.54.8+321
Non-classifiable religious belief
690.50.7550.40.7+14
map this data in atlas.idNo religion2,08615.421.21,67913.017.8+407
Not stated
9667.17.58546.610.0+112

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% Baptist, City of Charles Sturt: 1.5% Lutheran, City of Charles Sturt: 2.1% Christian,nfd, City of Charles Sturt: 1.5% Sikhism, City of Charles Sturt: 0.7% Western (Roman) Catholic, Findon Ward: 38.8% Greek Orthodox, Findon Ward: 8.4% Anglican, Findon Ward: 7.7% Uniting Church, Findon Ward: 6.7% Buddhism, Findon Ward: 2.0% Islam, Findon Ward: 1.9% Baptist, Findon Ward: 1.6% Lutheran, Findon Ward: 1.4% Christian,nfd, Findon Ward: 1.3% Sikhism, Findon Ward: 1.0%
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 Ward: -127 Greek Orthodox, Findon Ward: +41 Anglican, Findon Ward: -101 Uniting Church, Findon Ward: -82 Buddhism, Findon Ward: +25 Islam, Findon Ward: +120 Baptist, Findon Ward: +4 Lutheran, Findon Ward: -35 Christian,nfd, Findon Ward: +39 Sikhism, Findon Ward: +131
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 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, 76.9% of the population nominated a religion, and 15.4% 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 Ward was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 38.8% of the population or 5,244 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (38.8% compared to 29.8%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (8.4% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (7.7% compared to 9.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Sikhism (+131 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-127 persons)
  • Islam (+120 persons)
  • Anglican (-101 persons)