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In Seabrook, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+528) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

Seabrook'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.

Seabrook'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
Seabrook - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic1,44028.127.01,71434.430.7-274
Anglican2935.77.03797.69.9-86
Hinduism2534.92.21523.11.7+101
Islam2444.85.02805.64.7-36
Greek Orthodox1623.24.11743.54.6-12
Buddhism1583.12.41633.32.7-5
Christian,nfd1322.62.3841.71.4+48
Uniting Church931.82.11302.62.8-37
Presbyterian and Reformed591.21.51042.12.2-45
Pentecostal531.00.6390.80.4+14
Lutheran511.00.5651.30.8-14
Baptist410.81.1581.21.5-17
Sikhism380.70.8310.61.0+7
Macedonian Orthodox360.70.8781.61.0-42
Other Protestant270.50.4170.30.4+10
Jehova's Witnesses260.50.2190.40.2+7
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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
Seabrook - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total2,50748.949.42,99960.358.7-492
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total71013.810.764713.010.6+63
Non-classifiable religious belief
170.30.6210.40.8-4
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,47528.831.194719.022.0+528
Not stated
4138.18.13637.37.8+50

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, Hobsons Bay City: 27.0% Anglican, Hobsons Bay City: 7.0% Hinduism, Hobsons Bay City: 2.2% Islam, Hobsons Bay City: 5.0% Greek Orthodox, Hobsons Bay City: 4.1% Buddhism, Hobsons Bay City: 2.4% Christian,nfd, Hobsons Bay City: 2.3% Uniting Church, Hobsons Bay City: 2.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, Hobsons Bay City: 1.5% Pentecostal, Hobsons Bay City: 0.6% Western (Roman) Catholic, Seabrook: 28.1% Anglican, Seabrook: 5.7% Hinduism, Seabrook: 4.9% Islam, Seabrook: 4.8% Greek Orthodox, Seabrook: 3.2% Buddhism, Seabrook: 3.1% Christian,nfd, Seabrook: 2.6% Uniting Church, Seabrook: 1.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, Seabrook: 1.2% Pentecostal, Seabrook: 1.0%
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, Seabrook: -274 Anglican, Seabrook: -86 Hinduism, Seabrook: +101 Islam, Seabrook: -36 Greek Orthodox, Seabrook: -12 Buddhism, Seabrook: -5 Christian,nfd, Seabrook: +48 Uniting Church, Seabrook: -37 Presbyterian and Reformed, Seabrook: -45 Pentecostal, Seabrook: +14
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 Seabrook in 2016 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, 62.7% of the population nominated a religion, and 28.8% said they had no religion, compared with 60.1% and 31.1% respectively for Hobsons Bay City.

The largest single religion in Seabrook was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 28.1% of the population or 1,440 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Hinduism (4.9% compared to 2.2%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (28.1% compared to 27.0%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (5.7% compared to 7.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-274 persons)
  • Hinduism (+101 persons)
  • Anglican (-86 persons)
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