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Spotswood - South Kingsville

Religion

In Spotswood - South Kingsville, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+281) compared to non Christians and Christians in 2011.

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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's religion?'

Total population

Religion - Ranked by size
Spotswood - South Kingsville - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic1,25830.230.71,24631.532.7+12
Anglican3839.29.93759.511.1+8
Islam1754.24.71644.14.3+11
Greek Orthodox1704.14.61844.74.8-14
Buddhism952.32.7661.72.8+29
Presbyterian and Reformed862.12.2771.92.5+9
Uniting Church852.02.81223.13.5-37
Hinduism751.81.7210.50.5+54
Christian,nfd741.81.4310.81.0+43
Baptist591.41.5641.61.2-5
Other Eastern Orthodox531.31.0591.51.1-6
Serbian Orthodox360.90.5411.00.5-5
Macedonian Orthodox260.61.0220.61.1+4
Sikhism240.61.070.20.2+17
Jehova's Witnesses210.50.200.00.3+21
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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
Spotswood - South Kingsville - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total2,32755.858.72,35059.562.8-23
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total3849.210.62847.28.2+100
Non-classifiable religious belief
360.90.8391.00.7-3
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,09926.422.081820.718.5+281
Not stated
3247.87.846111.79.9-137

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% Islam, Hobsons Bay City: 4.7% Greek Orthodox, Hobsons Bay City: 4.6% Buddhism, Hobsons Bay City: 2.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, Hobsons Bay City: 2.2% Uniting Church, Hobsons Bay City: 2.8% Hinduism, Hobsons Bay City: 1.7% Christian,nfd, Hobsons Bay City: 1.4% Baptist, Hobsons Bay City: 1.5% Western (Roman) Catholic, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 30.2% Anglican, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 9.2% Islam, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 4.2% Greek Orthodox, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 4.1% Buddhism, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 2.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 2.1% Uniting Church, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 2.0% Hinduism, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 1.8% Christian,nfd, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 1.8% Baptist, Spotswood - South Kingsville: 1.4%
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, Spotswood - South Kingsville: +12 Anglican, Spotswood - South Kingsville: +8 Islam, Spotswood - South Kingsville: +11 Greek Orthodox, Spotswood - South Kingsville: -14 Buddhism, Spotswood - South Kingsville: +29 Presbyterian and Reformed, Spotswood - South Kingsville: +9 Uniting Church, Spotswood - South Kingsville: -37 Hinduism, Spotswood - South Kingsville: +54 Christian,nfd, Spotswood - South Kingsville: +43 Baptist, Spotswood - South Kingsville: -5
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 Spotswood - South Kingsville in 2011 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, 65.0% of the population nominated a religion, and 26.4% said they had no religion, compared with 69.3% and 22.0% respectively for Hobsons Bay City.

The largest single religion in Spotswood - South Kingsville was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 30.2% of the population or 1,258 people as adherents.

There were no major differences between Spotswood - South Kingsville and Hobsons Bay City in 2011.

Emerging groups

The largest change in the religious affiliation of the population in Spotswood - South Kingsville between 2006 and 2011 was for those who nominated:

  • Hinduism (+54 persons)