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Williamstown North - The Rifle Range

Religion

In Williamstown North - The Rifle Range, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+142) compared to non Christians and Christians in 2011.

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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's religion?'

Total population

Religion - Ranked by size
Williamstown North - The Rifle Range - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic1,38132.530.71,31232.032.7+69
Anglican54012.79.957514.011.1-35
Greek Orthodox2104.94.61754.34.8+35
Uniting Church1964.62.82275.53.5-31
Presbyterian and Reformed1052.52.21383.42.5-33
Buddhism771.82.7461.12.8+31
Christian,nfd641.51.4370.91.0+27
Baptist471.11.5721.81.2-25
Hinduism411.01.780.20.5+33
Lutheran400.90.8401.00.90
Islam380.94.7300.74.3+8
Macedonian Orthodox270.61.0320.81.1-5
Other Protestant230.50.4140.30.4+9
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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
Williamstown North - The Rifle Range - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total2,71863.958.72,71566.362.8+3
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1704.010.6962.38.2+74
Non-classifiable religious belief
280.70.8340.80.7-6
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,06024.922.091822.418.5+142
Not stated
2776.57.83338.19.9-56

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% Greek Orthodox, Hobsons Bay City: 4.6% Uniting Church, Hobsons Bay City: 2.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, Hobsons Bay City: 2.2% Buddhism, Hobsons Bay City: 2.7% Christian,nfd, Hobsons Bay City: 1.4% Baptist, Hobsons Bay City: 1.5% Hinduism, Hobsons Bay City: 1.7% Lutheran, Hobsons Bay City: 0.8% Western (Roman) Catholic, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 32.5% Anglican, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 12.7% Greek Orthodox, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 4.9% Uniting Church, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 4.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 2.5% Buddhism, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 1.8% Christian,nfd, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 1.5% Baptist, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 1.1% Hinduism, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 1.0% Lutheran, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 0.9%
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, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: +69 Anglican, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: -35 Greek Orthodox, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: +35 Uniting Church, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: -31 Presbyterian and Reformed, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: -33 Buddhism, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: +31 Christian,nfd, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: +27 Baptist, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: -25 Hinduism, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: +33 Lutheran, Williamstown North - The Rifle Range: 0
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 Williamstown North - The Rifle Range 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, 67.9% of the population nominated a religion, and 24.9% said they had no religion, compared with 69.3% and 22.0% respectively for Hobsons Bay City.

The largest single religion in Williamstown North - The Rifle Range was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 32.5% of the population or 1,381 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 (12.7% compared to 9.9%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Uniting Church (4.6% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (32.5% compared to 30.7%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (0.9% compared to 4.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the religious affiliation of the population in Williamstown North - The Rifle Range between 2006 and 2011 was for those who nominated:

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+69 persons)