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In City of Bayswater, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+5,545) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

City of Bayswater'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.

City of Bayswater'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
City of Bayswater - Total persons (Enumerated)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%EMRC area %Number%EMRC area %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic17,62727.823.018,33730.425.6-710
Anglican5,9379.413.17,75812.917.6-1,821
Buddhism2,4003.82.52,4814.12.5-81
Islam1,8803.02.91,7492.92.4+131
Christian,nfd1,8482.93.61,3942.33.0+454
Hinduism1,6172.51.91,1832.01.0+434
Uniting Church9631.51.81,4922.52.6-529
Greek Orthodox8211.30.68621.40.7-41
Presbyterian and Reformed7161.11.59091.51.8-193
Baptist6981.11.58301.41.7-132
Sikhism4540.70.73590.60.3+95
Pentecostal4400.71.05350.91.1-95
Judaism4240.70.25310.90.3-107
Other Protestant3430.50.61680.30.3+175
Serbian Orthodox2810.40.22990.50.3-18
Jehova's Witnesses2150.30.42400.40.5-25
Lutheran1840.30.32950.50.5-111
Macedonian Orthodox1540.20.11700.30.1-16
Churches of Christ1510.20.32270.40.5-76
Salvation Army1280.20.21300.20.3-2
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)1260.20.31200.20.3+6
Seventh Day Adventist1160.20.41390.20.4-23
Baha'i970.20.1880.10.1+9
Other Oriental Orthodox870.10.1690.10.0+18
Other Non-Christian Religions820.10.1870.10.1-5
Other Eastern Catholic810.10.1520.10.0+29
Other Christian650.10.11270.20.2-62
Russian Orthodox530.10.1580.10.1-5
Other Eastern Orthodox400.10.02200.40.2-180
Spiritualism350.10.1370.10.1-2
Chinese and Japanese Religions320.10.0390.10.0-7
Paganism310.00.1310.10.10
Other Nature Religions220.00.0310.10.0-9
Wiccan/Witchcraft130.00.0200.00.0-7
Armenian Apostolic110.00.0120.00.0-1
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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
City of Bayswater - Total persons (Enumerated)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%EMRC area %Number%EMRC area %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total31,10349.049.534,49657.258.2-3,393
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total7,09211.28.66,64211.07.0+450
Non-classifiable religious belief
4180.70.75240.90.9-106
map this data in atlas.idNo religion19,55030.831.914,00523.225.0+5,545
Not stated
5,3498.49.44,6217.78.9+728

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, EMRC area: 23.0% Anglican, EMRC area: 13.1% Buddhism, EMRC area: 2.5% Islam, EMRC area: 2.9% Christian,nfd, EMRC area: 3.6% Hinduism, EMRC area: 1.9% Uniting Church, EMRC area: 1.8% Greek Orthodox, EMRC area: 0.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, EMRC area: 1.5% Baptist, EMRC area: 1.5% Western (Roman) Catholic, City of Bayswater: 27.8% Anglican, City of Bayswater: 9.4% Buddhism, City of Bayswater: 3.8% Islam, City of Bayswater: 3.0% Christian,nfd, City of Bayswater: 2.9% Hinduism, City of Bayswater: 2.5% Uniting Church, City of Bayswater: 1.5% Greek Orthodox, City of Bayswater: 1.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Bayswater: 1.1% Baptist, City of Bayswater: 1.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated 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, City of Bayswater: -710 Anglican, City of Bayswater: -1,821 Buddhism, City of Bayswater: -81 Islam, City of Bayswater: +131 Christian,nfd, City of Bayswater: +454 Hinduism, City of Bayswater: +434 Uniting Church, City of Bayswater: -529 Greek Orthodox, City of Bayswater: -41 Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Bayswater: -193 Baptist, City of Bayswater: -132
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the religious affiliation of the population of City of Bayswater in 2016 compared to EMRC area shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 60.2% of the population nominated a religion, and 30.8% said they had no religion, compared with 58.1% and 31.9% respectively for EMRC area.

The largest single religion in City of Bayswater was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 27.8% of the population or 17,627 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of City of Bayswater and EMRC area were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (27.8% compared to 23.0%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Buddhism (3.8% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (9.4% compared to 13.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-1,821 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-710 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-529 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+454 persons)
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