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In Grange Ward, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+575) compared to non Christians and Christians in 2011.

Grange 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.

Grange 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
Grange Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic3,69829.029.83,65629.730.3+42
Anglican1,67113.19.81,66013.510.9+11
Uniting Church1,1899.36.81,2159.97.7-26
Greek Orthodox6415.06.36735.56.5-32
Lutheran2972.32.12542.12.3+43
Baptist2021.61.52391.91.7-37
Islam1491.21.9790.61.2+70
Christian,nfd1331.01.51211.01.2+12
Presbyterian and Reformed1321.00.81421.21.0-10
Buddhism1311.02.91211.02.7+10
Pentecostal1190.91.11561.31.2-37
Other Eastern Orthodox830.60.6990.80.7-16
Serbian Orthodox770.61.2950.81.2-18
Hinduism600.51.0310.30.3+29
Jehova's Witnesses540.40.3530.40.3+1
Macedonian Orthodox480.40.2440.40.2+4
Churches of Christ360.30.3400.30.3-4
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)250.20.2290.20.2-4
Sikhism230.20.790.10.0+14
Christadelphian220.20.190.10.1+13
Baha'i210.20.130.00.1+18
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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
Grange 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 total8,51266.763.68,58869.766.8-76
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total4353.47.02872.34.8+148
Non-classifiable religious belief
930.70.7780.60.7+15
map this data in atlas.idNo religion2,76021.621.22,18517.717.8+575
Not stated
9717.67.51,1799.610.0-208

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% Islam, City of Charles Sturt: 1.9% Christian,nfd, City of Charles Sturt: 1.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Charles Sturt: 0.8% Buddhism, City of Charles Sturt: 2.9% Western (Roman) Catholic, Grange Ward: 29.0% Anglican, Grange Ward: 13.1% Uniting Church, Grange Ward: 9.3% Greek Orthodox, Grange Ward: 5.0% Lutheran, Grange Ward: 2.3% Baptist, Grange Ward: 1.6% Islam, Grange Ward: 1.2% Christian,nfd, Grange Ward: 1.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, Grange Ward: 1.0% Buddhism, Grange 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, Grange Ward: +42 Anglican, Grange Ward: +11 Uniting Church, Grange Ward: -26 Greek Orthodox, Grange Ward: -32 Lutheran, Grange Ward: +43 Baptist, Grange Ward: -37 Islam, Grange Ward: +70 Christian,nfd, Grange Ward: +12 Presbyterian and Reformed, Grange Ward: -10 Buddhism, Grange Ward: +10
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 Grange Ward in 2011 compared to the City of Charles Sturt shows that there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion and a similar proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 70.1% of the population nominated a religion, and 21.6% said they had no religion, compared with 70.6% and 21.2% respectively for the City of Charles Sturt.

The largest single religion in Grange Ward was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 29.0% of the population or 3,698 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (13.1% compared to 9.8%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Uniting Church (9.3% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (1.0% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (5.0% compared to 6.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the religious affiliation of the population in Grange Ward between 2006 and 2011 was for those who nominated:

  • Islam (+70 persons)