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Williamstown North - The Rifle Range

Religion

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In Williamstown North - The Rifle Range, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+449) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

Williamstown North - The Rifle Range'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.

Williamstown North - The Rifle Range'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
Williamstown North - The Rifle Range - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic1,23928.327.01,38032.530.7-141
Anglican4329.97.053912.79.9-107
Greek Orthodox1974.54.12104.94.6-12
Uniting Church1663.82.11964.62.8-29
Christian,nfd751.72.3641.51.4+11
Presbyterian and Reformed721.71.51042.52.2-32
Buddhism521.22.4761.82.7-24
Hinduism421.02.2401.01.7+1
Macedonian Orthodox400.90.8270.61.0+14
Lutheran290.70.5400.90.8-11
Islam260.65.0380.94.7-12
Baptist230.51.1461.11.5-23
Other Protestant200.50.4230.50.4-3
Pentecostal110.30.6170.40.4-6
Seventh Day Adventist100.20.1110.30.1-1
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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
Williamstown North - The Rifle Range - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total2,33953.549.42,71763.958.7-378
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1232.810.71704.010.6-47
Non-classifiable religious belief
150.30.6280.70.8-13
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,50934.531.11,06024.922.0+449
Not stated
3347.68.12776.57.8+57

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% Uniting Church, Hobsons Bay City: 2.1% Christian,nfd, Hobsons Bay City: 2.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, Hobsons Bay City: 1.5% Buddhism, Hobsons Bay City: 2.4% Hinduism, Hobsons Bay City: 2.2% Macedonian Orthodox, Hobsons Bay City: 0.8% Lutheran, Hobsons Bay City: 0.5% Western (Roman) Catholic, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 28.3% Anglican, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 9.9% Greek Orthodox, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 4.5% Uniting Church, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 3.8% Christian,nfd, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 1.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 1.7% Buddhism, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 1.2% Hinduism, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 1.0% Macedonian Orthodox, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 0.9% Lutheran, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 0.7%
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, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: -141 Anglican, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: -107 Greek Orthodox, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: -12 Uniting Church, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: -29 Christian,nfd, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: +11 Presbyterian and Reformed, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: -32 Buddhism, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: -24 Hinduism, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: +1 Macedonian Orthodox, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: +14 Lutheran, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: -11
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 Williamstown North - The Rifle Range 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, 56.3% of the population nominated a religion, and 34.5% said they had no religion, compared with 60.1% and 31.1% respectively for Hobsons Bay City.

The largest single religion in Williamstown North - The Rifle Range was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 28.3% of the population or 1,239 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Williamstown North - The Rifle Range and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (9.9% compared to 7.0%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Uniting Church (3.8% compared to 2.1%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (28.3% compared to 27.0%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (0.6% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Williamstown North - The Rifle Range between 2011 and 2016 were for those who nominated:

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-141 persons)
  • Anglican (-107 persons)
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