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In Boronia, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+2,723) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

Boronia'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.

Boronia'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
Boronia - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic4,01618.121.44,61422.125.4-598
Uniting Church6653.03.28764.24.3-210
Presbyterian and Reformed5202.32.25812.82.8-60
Greek Orthodox2181.02.12171.02.2+2
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)860.40.3840.40.4+3
Other Protestant760.30.6580.30.3+18
Salvation Army700.30.3970.50.4-27
Other Christian690.30.2770.40.2-8
Churches of Christ540.20.3950.50.4-41
Seventh Day Adventist520.20.3620.30.3-10
Jehova's Witnesses410.20.2540.30.2-13
Russian Orthodox270.10.1270.10.1+1
Serbian Orthodox240.10.2290.10.2-6
Other Oriental Orthodox190.
Other Non-Christian Religions160.10.1170.10.2-1
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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
Boronia - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total9,98644.949.911,84556.759.4-1,859
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1,3105.98.61,0164.98.0+294
Non-classifiable religious belief
map this data in atlas.idNo religion8,76739.533.86,04528.925.1+2,723
Not stated

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% Uniting Church, City of Knox: 3.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Knox: 2.2% Buddhism, City of Knox: 3.8% Hinduism, City of Knox: 2.6% Baptist, City of Knox: 2.4% Pentecostal, City of Knox: 1.8% Greek Orthodox, City of Knox: 2.1% Western (Roman) Catholic, Boronia: 18.1% Anglican, Boronia: 10.2% Christian,nfd, Boronia: 3.6% Uniting Church, Boronia: 3.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, Boronia: 2.3% Buddhism, Boronia: 2.2% Hinduism, Boronia: 2.1% Baptist, Boronia: 2.1% Pentecostal, Boronia: 1.3% Greek Orthodox, Boronia: 1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in religion, 2011 to 2016
Change in religion, 2011 to 2016 Western (Roman) Catholic, Boronia: -598 Anglican, Boronia: -707 Christian,nfd, Boronia: +94 Uniting Church, Boronia: -210 Presbyterian and Reformed, Boronia: -60 Buddhism, Boronia: +78 Hinduism, Boronia: +195 Baptist, Boronia: -83 Pentecostal, Boronia: +20 Greek Orthodox, Boronia: +2
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the religious affiliation of the population of Boronia 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, 50.8% of the population nominated a religion, and 39.5% said they had no religion, compared with 58.5% and 33.8% respectively for the City of Knox.

The largest single religion in Boronia was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 18.1% of the population or 4,016 people as adherents.

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

  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (18.1% compared to 21.4%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (2.2% compared to 3.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (1.0% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-707 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-598 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-210 persons)
  • Hinduism (+195 persons)