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In Henley Ward, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+1,497) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

Henley 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.

Henley 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
Henley Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic3,53525.626.63,60428.329.8-69
Anglican1,3759.97.51,64512.99.8-270
Uniting Church7355.34.99157.26.8-180
Greek Orthodox6995.15.77075.66.3-8
Christian,nfd2872.12.41971.61.5+90
Lutheran2671.91.43542.82.1-87
Hinduism1521.11.3960.81.0+57
Buddhism1521.12.81431.12.9+9
Pentecostal1321.01.01010.81.1+31
Baptist1260.91.21601.31.5-35
Islam1070.82.31110.91.9-3
Sikhism900.70.9740.60.7+16
Presbyterian and Reformed850.60.7960.80.8-11
Serbian Orthodox330.21.0190.11.2+14
Macedonian Orthodox310.20.2450.40.2-14
Other Eastern Orthodox240.20.2560.40.6-33
Churches of Christ220.20.2380.30.3-16
Coptic Orthodox220.20.130.00.1+19
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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
Henley 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 total7,45853.954.88,04963.363.6-591
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total5283.87.64813.87.0+46
Non-classifiable religious belief
800.60.61311.00.7-51
map this data in atlas.idNo religion4,58633.129.43,08924.321.2+1,497
Not stated
1,0837.87.79707.67.5+114

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% Lutheran, City of Charles Sturt: 1.4% Hinduism, City of Charles Sturt: 1.3% Buddhism, City of Charles Sturt: 2.8% Pentecostal, City of Charles Sturt: 1.0% Baptist, City of Charles Sturt: 1.2% Western (Roman) Catholic, Henley Ward: 25.6% Anglican, Henley Ward: 9.9% Uniting Church, Henley Ward: 5.3% Greek Orthodox, Henley Ward: 5.1% Christian,nfd, Henley Ward: 2.1% Lutheran, Henley Ward: 1.9% Hinduism, Henley Ward: 1.1% Buddhism, Henley Ward: 1.1% Pentecostal, Henley Ward: 1.0% Baptist, Henley Ward: 0.9%
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, Henley Ward: -69 Anglican, Henley Ward: -270 Uniting Church, Henley Ward: -180 Greek Orthodox, Henley Ward: -8 Christian,nfd, Henley Ward: +90 Lutheran, Henley Ward: -87 Hinduism, Henley Ward: +57 Buddhism, Henley Ward: +9 Pentecostal, Henley Ward: +31 Baptist, Henley Ward: -35
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 Henley Ward in 2016 compared to the City of Charles Sturt shows that there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion and a higher proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 57.7% of the population nominated a religion, and 33.1% said they had no religion, compared with 62.4% and 29.4% respectively for the City of Charles Sturt.

The largest single religion in Henley Ward was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 25.6% of the population or 3,535 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (9.9% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (1.1% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (0.8% compared to 2.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (25.6% compared to 26.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-270 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-180 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+90 persons)
  • Lutheran (-87 persons)
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