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In Henley Ward, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+549) compared to non Christians and Christians in 2011.

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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's religion?'

Total population

Religion - Ranked by size
Henley Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic3,58028.329.83,42128.230.3+159
Anglican1,64213.09.81,66013.710.9-18
Uniting Church9137.26.81,0258.57.7-112
Greek Orthodox7005.56.36485.46.5+52
Lutheran3542.82.13562.92.3-2
Christian,nfd1971.61.51281.11.2+69
Baptist1601.31.51631.31.7-3
Buddhism1431.12.91231.02.7+20
Islam1110.91.9850.71.2+26
Pentecostal1010.81.1820.71.2+19
Presbyterian and Reformed960.80.81150.91.0-19
Hinduism960.81.0260.20.3+70
Sikhism730.60.700.00.0+73
Other Eastern Orthodox560.40.6600.50.7-4
Macedonian Orthodox440.30.2450.40.2-1
Churches of Christ380.30.3460.40.3-8
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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
Henley 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 total8,00763.263.67,92565.466.8+82
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total4793.87.03062.54.8+173
Non-classifiable religious belief
1311.00.7900.70.7+41
map this data in atlas.idNo religion3,08124.321.22,53220.917.8+549
Not stated
9667.67.51,25910.410.0-293

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% Christian,nfd, City of Charles Sturt: 1.5% Baptist, City of Charles Sturt: 1.5% Buddhism, City of Charles Sturt: 2.9% Islam, City of Charles Sturt: 1.9% Pentecostal, City of Charles Sturt: 1.1% Western (Roman) Catholic, Henley Ward: 28.3% Anglican, Henley Ward: 13.0% Uniting Church, Henley Ward: 7.2% Greek Orthodox, Henley Ward: 5.5% Lutheran, Henley Ward: 2.8% Christian,nfd, Henley Ward: 1.6% Baptist, Henley Ward: 1.3% Buddhism, Henley Ward: 1.1% Islam, Henley Ward: 0.9% Pentecostal, Henley Ward: 0.8%
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, Henley Ward: +159 Anglican, Henley Ward: -18 Uniting Church, Henley Ward: -112 Greek Orthodox, Henley Ward: +52 Lutheran, Henley Ward: -2 Christian,nfd, Henley Ward: +69 Baptist, Henley Ward: -3 Buddhism, Henley Ward: +20 Islam, Henley Ward: +26 Pentecostal, Henley Ward: +19
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 Henley 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 higher proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 67.0% of the population nominated a religion, and 24.3% said they had no religion, compared with 70.6% and 21.2% respectively for the City of Charles Sturt.

The largest single religion in Henley Ward was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 28.3% of the population or 3,580 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 (13.0% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (1.1% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (28.3% compared to 29.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (0.9% compared to 1.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+159 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-112 persons)
  • Sikhism (+73 persons)
  • Hinduism (+70 persons)