Wentworthville
Religion

In Wentworthville, the number of non Christians experienced the greatest change (+1,129) compared to Christians and the non religious in 2011.

Wentworthville'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.

Wentworthville'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
Wentworthville20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Holroyd City %Number%Holroyd City %2006 to 2011
Hinduism1,80425.710.195715.05.7+848
Western (Roman) Catholic1,47321.030.51,63225.633.9-159
Anglican6379.19.678412.312.1-148
Islam4356.210.53425.48.4+93
Sikhism2433.51.3991.50.5+144
Buddhism1882.72.71522.42.5+36
Uniting Church1582.22.11622.52.6-4
Presbyterian and Reformed1261.81.51241.91.9+2
Maronite Catholic1221.74.31181.94.1+4
Greek Orthodox1211.72.51292.02.9-9
Christian,nfd1081.51.4911.41.0+18
Pentecostal811.21.1681.11.1+13
Baptist781.11.21011.61.3-23
Other Non-Christian Religions450.60.4170.30.3+28
Other Eastern Orthodox380.51.3260.41.1+12
Other Christian290.40.2250.40.2+4
Jehova's Witnesses210.30.2220.30.3-1
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Excludes religions with fewer than 20 adherents, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Religion - summary
Wentworthville20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Holroyd City %Number%Holroyd City %2006 to 2011
Christian total
3,11044.358.83,48754.665.7-377
Non Christian total
2,73639.025.31,60725.217.7+1,129
Non-classifiable religious belief
310.40.4140.20.4+17
No religion
6399.18.465810.38.1-19
Not stated
4997.17.06189.78.2-119

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Religion, 2011
Religion, 2011 Hinduism, Holroyd City: 10.1% Western (Roman) Catholic, Holroyd City: 30.5% Anglican, Holroyd City: 9.6% Islam, Holroyd City: 10.5% Sikhism, Holroyd City: 1.3% Buddhism, Holroyd City: 2.7% Uniting Church, Holroyd City: 2.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, Holroyd City: 1.5% Maronite Catholic, Holroyd City: 4.3% Greek Orthodox, Holroyd City: 2.5% Hinduism, Wentworthville: 25.7% Western (Roman) Catholic, Wentworthville: 21.0% Anglican, Wentworthville: 9.1% Islam, Wentworthville: 6.2% Sikhism, Wentworthville: 3.5% Buddhism, Wentworthville: 2.7% Uniting Church, Wentworthville: 2.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, Wentworthville: 1.8% Maronite Catholic, Wentworthville: 1.7% Greek Orthodox, Wentworthville: 1.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in religion, 2006 to 2011
Change in religion, 2006 to 2011 Hinduism, Wentworthville: +848 Western (Roman) Catholic, Wentworthville: -159 Anglican, Wentworthville: -148 Islam, Wentworthville: +93 Sikhism, Wentworthville: +144 Buddhism, Wentworthville: +36 Uniting Church, Wentworthville: -4 Presbyterian and Reformed, Wentworthville: +2 Maronite Catholic, Wentworthville: +4 Greek Orthodox, Wentworthville: -9
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the religious affiliation of the population of Wentworthville in 2011 compared to Holroyd 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, 83.3% of the population nominated a religion, and 9.1% said they had no religion, compared with 84.2% and 8.4% respectively for Holroyd City.

The largest single religion in Wentworthville was Hinduism, with 25.7% of the population or 1,804 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Wentworthville and Holroyd City were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Hinduism (25.7% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (21.0% compared to 30.5%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (6.2% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Maronite Catholic (1.7% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Wentworthville between 2006 and 2011 were for those who nominated:

  • Hinduism (+848 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-159 persons)
  • Anglican (-148 persons)
  • Sikhism (+144 persons)