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In Bayswater, the number of non Christians experienced the greatest change (+290) compared to Christians and the non religious in 2011.

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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's religion?'

Total population

Religion - Ranked by size
Bayswater - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic2,49923.225.42,53123.525.7-32
Anglican1,35212.612.91,54014.313.9-188
Uniting Church4334.04.34914.64.8-58
Buddhism3373.13.62532.32.9+84
Christian,nfd2922.72.72322.21.8+61
Presbyterian and Reformed2812.62.82972.82.7-15
Baptist2652.52.62152.02.3+50
Hinduism2252.12.01010.91.4+124
Pentecostal1711.62.11651.51.9+7
Lutheran1161.11.01631.51.0-46
Other Christian1121.00.21521.40.2-40
Greek Orthodox1020.92.21111.02.2-8
Islam890.81.2820.81.0+6
Churches of Christ730.70.4960.90.5-23
Sikhism620.60.4150.10.3+46
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)600.60.4690.60.4-9
Jehova's Witnesses550.50.2420.40.2+13
Salvation Army480.40.4410.40.4+7
Seventh Day Adventist400.40.3380.40.3+2
Christadelphian280.30.1250.20.1+3
Serbian Orthodox240.20.2210.20.2+4
Baha'i210.20.170.10.1+14
Brethren200.20.2130.10.2+7
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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
Bayswater - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total6,06556.359.46,30958.659.9-244
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total7947.48.05044.76.2+290
Non-classifiable religious belief
1371.30.9760.70.8+61
map this data in atlas.idNo religion2,92327.125.12,70725.122.9+217
Not stated
8517.96.71,17210.910.3-321

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, City of Knox: 25.4% Anglican, City of Knox: 12.9% Uniting Church, City of Knox: 4.3% Buddhism, City of Knox: 3.6% Christian,nfd, City of Knox: 2.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Knox: 2.8% Baptist, City of Knox: 2.6% Hinduism, City of Knox: 2.0% Pentecostal, City of Knox: 2.1% Lutheran, City of Knox: 1.0% Western (Roman) Catholic, Bayswater: 23.2% Anglican, Bayswater: 12.6% Uniting Church, Bayswater: 4.0% Buddhism, Bayswater: 3.1% Christian,nfd, Bayswater: 2.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, Bayswater: 2.6% Baptist, Bayswater: 2.5% Hinduism, Bayswater: 2.1% Pentecostal, Bayswater: 1.6% Lutheran, Bayswater: 1.1%
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, Bayswater: -32 Anglican, Bayswater: -188 Uniting Church, Bayswater: -58 Buddhism, Bayswater: +84 Christian,nfd, Bayswater: +61 Presbyterian and Reformed, Bayswater: -15 Baptist, Bayswater: +50 Hinduism, Bayswater: +124 Pentecostal, Bayswater: +7 Lutheran, Bayswater: -46
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 Bayswater in 2011 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, 63.7% of the population nominated a religion, and 27.1% said they had no religion, compared with 67.4% and 25.1% respectively for the City of Knox.

The largest single religion in Bayswater was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 23.2% of the population or 2,499 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 (23.2% compared to 25.4%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (0.9% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-188 persons)
  • Hinduism (+124 persons)
  • Buddhism (+84 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+61 persons)