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In Laverton, the number of non Christians experienced the greatest change (+638) compared to Christians and the non religious in 2011.

Laverton'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.

Laverton'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
Laverton - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic1,01222.730.71,16627.232.7-154
Anglican3818.59.954312.711.1-162
Hinduism3277.31.7270.60.5+300
Sikhism3137.01.0100.20.2+303
Baptist3016.71.5511.21.2+250
Islam1753.94.71543.64.3+21
Buddhism1573.52.71513.52.8+6
Presbyterian and Reformed1012.32.21413.32.5-40
Uniting Church882.02.81262.93.5-38
Greek Orthodox651.54.6761.84.8-11
Christian,nfd641.41.4701.61.0-6
Pentecostal481.10.4340.80.4+14
Other Eastern Orthodox410.91.0350.81.1+6
Lutheran300.70.8290.70.9+1
Jehova's Witnesses200.50.2270.60.3-7
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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
Laverton - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total2,23450.158.72,41856.462.8-184
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1,00022.410.63628.58.2+638
Non-classifiable religious belief
390.90.8240.60.7+15
map this data in atlas.idNo religion81318.222.085119.918.5-38
Not stated
3748.47.862914.79.9-255

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, Hobsons Bay City: 30.7% Anglican, Hobsons Bay City: 9.9% Hinduism, Hobsons Bay City: 1.7% Sikhism, Hobsons Bay City: 1.0% Baptist, Hobsons Bay City: 1.5% Islam, Hobsons Bay City: 4.7% Buddhism, Hobsons Bay City: 2.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, Hobsons Bay City: 2.2% Uniting Church, Hobsons Bay City: 2.8% Greek Orthodox, Hobsons Bay City: 4.6% Western (Roman) Catholic, Laverton: 22.7% Anglican, Laverton: 8.5% Hinduism, Laverton: 7.3% Sikhism, Laverton: 7.0% Baptist, Laverton: 6.7% Islam, Laverton: 3.9% Buddhism, Laverton: 3.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, Laverton: 2.3% Uniting Church, Laverton: 2.0% Greek Orthodox, Laverton: 1.5%
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, Laverton: -154 Anglican, Laverton: -162 Hinduism, Laverton: +300 Sikhism, Laverton: +303 Baptist, Laverton: +250 Islam, Laverton: +21 Buddhism, Laverton: +6 Presbyterian and Reformed, Laverton: -40 Uniting Church, Laverton: -38 Greek Orthodox, Laverton: -11
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 Laverton in 2011 compared to Hobsons Bay City shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 72.5% of the population nominated a religion, and 18.2% said they had no religion, compared with 69.3% and 22.0% respectively for Hobsons Bay City.

The largest single religion in Laverton was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 22.7% of the population or 1,012 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Laverton and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Sikhism (7.0% compared to 1.0%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Hinduism (7.3% compared to 1.7%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Baptist (6.7% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (22.7% compared to 30.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Sikhism (+303 persons)
  • Hinduism (+300 persons)
  • Baptist (+250 persons)
  • Anglican (-162 persons)