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In Knoxfield, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+178) compared to non Christians and Christians in 2011.

Knoxfield'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.

Knoxfield'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
Knoxfield - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic1,58223.125.41,58323.525.7-1
Anglican87912.812.996514.313.9-86
Uniting Church3214.74.33355.04.8-14
Buddhism2553.73.62073.12.9+49
Presbyterian and Reformed2423.52.81993.02.7+43
Baptist2273.32.61782.62.3+49
Christian,nfd1922.82.71582.31.8+34
Pentecostal1762.62.11832.71.9-7
Hinduism1442.12.0791.21.4+65
Greek Orthodox1382.02.21532.32.2-14
Lutheran861.31.0701.01.0+16
Islam781.11.2410.61.0+37
Churches of Christ280.40.4350.50.5-7
Seventh Day Adventist270.40.3230.30.3+5
Salvation Army240.40.4170.20.4+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
Knoxfield - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total4,03758.959.44,02759.859.9+10
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total5307.78.03735.56.2+156
Non-classifiable religious belief
801.20.9600.90.8+20
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,76425.725.11,58623.522.9+178
Not stated
4426.46.769210.310.3-251

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% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Knox: 2.8% Baptist, City of Knox: 2.6% Christian,nfd, City of Knox: 2.7% Pentecostal, City of Knox: 2.1% Hinduism, City of Knox: 2.0% Greek Orthodox, City of Knox: 2.2% Western (Roman) Catholic, Knoxfield: 23.1% Anglican, Knoxfield: 12.8% Uniting Church, Knoxfield: 4.7% Buddhism, Knoxfield: 3.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, Knoxfield: 3.5% Baptist, Knoxfield: 3.3% Christian,nfd, Knoxfield: 2.8% Pentecostal, Knoxfield: 2.6% Hinduism, Knoxfield: 2.1% Greek Orthodox, Knoxfield: 2.0%
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, Knoxfield: -1 Anglican, Knoxfield: -86 Uniting Church, Knoxfield: -14 Buddhism, Knoxfield: +49 Presbyterian and Reformed, Knoxfield: +43 Baptist, Knoxfield: +49 Christian,nfd, Knoxfield: +34 Pentecostal, Knoxfield: -7 Hinduism, Knoxfield: +65 Greek Orthodox, Knoxfield: -14
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 Knoxfield 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, 66.6% of the population nominated a religion, and 25.7% said they had no religion, compared with 67.4% and 25.1% respectively for the City of Knox.

The largest single religion in Knoxfield was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 23.1% of the population or 1,582 people as adherents.

The major difference between the religious affiliation for the population of Knoxfield and the City of Knox was:

  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (23.1% compared to 25.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-86 persons)
  • Hinduism (+65 persons)
  • Baptist (+49 persons)