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In Bayswater, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+1,247) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

Bayswater'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.

Bayswater'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
Bayswater - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic2,19319.021.42,49923.225.4-306
Anglican1,0148.89.41,35112.612.9-337
Christian,nfd3933.43.42922.72.7+101
Buddhism3653.23.83363.13.6+29
Hinduism3292.82.62242.12.0+105
Uniting Church3162.73.24324.04.3-116
Baptist2932.52.42642.52.6+29
Presbyterian and Reformed2051.82.22812.62.8-76
Pentecostal1771.51.81711.62.1+6
Greek Orthodox1040.92.11020.92.2+3
Islam980.81.1880.81.2+9
Sikhism920.80.5610.60.4+31
Lutheran830.70.61161.11.0-33
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)670.60.3600.60.4+7
Other Christian650.60.21121.00.2-47
Other Protestant540.50.6130.10.3+41
Churches of Christ420.40.3730.70.4-31
Baha'i420.40.1210.20.1+21
Seventh Day Adventist200.20.3400.40.3-19
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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
Bayswater - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total5,15644.649.96,06456.359.4-908
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total9568.38.67937.48.0+163
Non-classifiable religious belief
1131.00.71361.30.9-24
map this data in atlas.idNo religion4,17036.133.82,92327.125.1+1,247
Not stated
9828.57.08517.96.7+131

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, City of Knox: 21.4% Anglican, City of Knox: 9.4% Christian,nfd, City of Knox: 3.4% Buddhism, City of Knox: 3.8% Hinduism, City of Knox: 2.6% Uniting Church, City of Knox: 3.2% Baptist, City of Knox: 2.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Knox: 2.2% Pentecostal, City of Knox: 1.8% Greek Orthodox, City of Knox: 2.1% Western (Roman) Catholic, Bayswater: 19.0% Anglican, Bayswater: 8.8% Christian,nfd, Bayswater: 3.4% Buddhism, Bayswater: 3.2% Hinduism, Bayswater: 2.8% Uniting Church, Bayswater: 2.7% Baptist, Bayswater: 2.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, Bayswater: 1.8% Pentecostal, Bayswater: 1.5% Greek Orthodox, Bayswater: 0.9%
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, Bayswater: -306 Anglican, Bayswater: -337 Christian,nfd, Bayswater: +101 Buddhism, Bayswater: +29 Hinduism, Bayswater: +105 Uniting Church, Bayswater: -116 Baptist, Bayswater: +29 Presbyterian and Reformed, Bayswater: -76 Pentecostal, Bayswater: +6 Greek Orthodox, Bayswater: +3
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 Bayswater in 2016 compared to the City of Knox shows that there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion and a higher proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 52.9% of the population nominated a religion, and 36.1% said they had no religion, compared with 58.5% and 33.8% respectively for the City of Knox.

The largest single religion in Bayswater was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 19.0% of the population or 2,193 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Bayswater and the City of Knox were:

  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (19.0% compared to 21.4%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (0.9% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Bayswater between 2011 and 2016 were for those who nominated:

  • Anglican (-337 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-306 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-116 persons)
  • Hinduism (+105 persons)
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