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Spotswood - South Kingsville

Religion

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In Spotswood - South Kingsville, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+610) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

Spotswood - South Kingsville'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.

Spotswood - South Kingsville'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
Spotswood - South Kingsville - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic1,23927.227.01,25830.230.7-19
Anglican2545.67.03839.29.9-129
Greek Orthodox1583.54.11704.14.6-12
Islam1453.25.01754.24.7-30
Christian,nfd1182.62.3741.81.4+44
Uniting Church932.02.1852.02.8+8
Hinduism771.72.2751.81.7+2
Buddhism751.62.4952.32.7-20
Presbyterian and Reformed581.31.5862.12.2-28
Serbian Orthodox370.80.4360.90.5+1
Macedonian Orthodox270.60.8260.61.0+1
Baptist240.51.1591.41.5-35
Pentecostal200.40.6110.30.4+9
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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
Spotswood - South Kingsville - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total2,08745.849.42,32755.858.7-240
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total3317.310.73849.210.6-53
Non-classifiable religious belief
190.40.6360.90.8-17
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,70937.531.11,09926.422.0+610
Not stated
3738.28.13247.87.8+49

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% Greek Orthodox, Hobsons Bay City: 4.1% Islam, Hobsons Bay City: 5.0% Christian,nfd, Hobsons Bay City: 2.3% Uniting Church, Hobsons Bay City: 2.1% Hinduism, Hobsons Bay City: 2.2% Buddhism, Hobsons Bay City: 2.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, Hobsons Bay City: 1.5% Serbian Orthodox, Hobsons Bay City: 0.4% Western (Roman) Catholic, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 27.2% Anglican, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 5.6% Greek Orthodox, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 3.5% Islam, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 3.2% Christian,nfd, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 2.6% Uniting Church, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 2.0% Hinduism, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 1.7% Buddhism, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 1.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 1.3% Serbian Orthodox, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 0.8%
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, Spotswood - South Kingsville: -19 Anglican, Spotswood - South Kingsville: -129 Greek Orthodox, Spotswood - South Kingsville: -12 Islam, Spotswood - South Kingsville: -30 Christian,nfd, Spotswood - South Kingsville: +44 Uniting Church, Spotswood - South Kingsville: +8 Hinduism, Spotswood - South Kingsville: +2 Buddhism, Spotswood - South Kingsville: -20 Presbyterian and Reformed, Spotswood - South Kingsville: -28 Serbian Orthodox, Spotswood - South Kingsville: +1
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 Spotswood - South Kingsville in 2016 compared to Hobsons Bay City shows that there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion and a higher proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 53.1% of the population nominated a religion, and 37.5% said they had no religion, compared with 60.1% and 31.1% respectively for Hobsons Bay City.

The largest single religion in Spotswood - South Kingsville was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 27.2% of the population or 1,239 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Spotswood - South Kingsville and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (3.2% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (5.6% compared to 7.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the religious affiliation of the population in Spotswood - South Kingsville between 2011 and 2016 was for those who nominated:

  • Anglican (-129 persons)
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