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In The Basin, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (+194) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2011.

The Basin'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.

The Basin'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
The Basin - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic97322.425.483620.325.7+137
Anglican61714.212.962515.213.9-8
Christian,nfd1333.02.7661.61.8+67
Uniting Church1303.04.31513.74.8-21
Baptist1102.52.6952.32.3+15
Presbyterian and Reformed892.02.8842.02.7+5
Lutheran591.31.0561.41.0+3
Pentecostal521.22.1411.01.9+11
Buddhism320.73.6210.52.9+11
Churches of Christ210.50.4290.70.5-8
Hinduism200.52.080.21.4+12

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
The Basin - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total2,28152.459.42,08750.859.9+194
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total942.28.0601.56.2+34
Non-classifiable religious belief
661.50.9611.50.8+5
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,53535.325.11,41134.322.9+124
Not stated
3738.66.749011.910.3-117

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% Christian,nfd, City of Knox: 2.7% Uniting Church, City of Knox: 4.3% Baptist, City of Knox: 2.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Knox: 2.8% Lutheran, City of Knox: 1.0% Pentecostal, City of Knox: 2.1% Buddhism, City of Knox: 3.6% Churches of Christ, City of Knox: 0.4% Western (Roman) Catholic, The Basin: 22.4% Anglican, The Basin: 14.2% Christian,nfd, The Basin: 3.0% Uniting Church, The Basin: 3.0% Baptist, The Basin: 2.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, The Basin: 2.0% Lutheran, The Basin: 1.3% Pentecostal, The Basin: 1.2% Buddhism, The Basin: 0.7% Churches of Christ, The Basin: 0.5%
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, The Basin: +137 Anglican, The Basin: -8 Christian,nfd, The Basin: +67 Uniting Church, The Basin: -21 Baptist, The Basin: +15 Presbyterian and Reformed, The Basin: +5 Lutheran, The Basin: +3 Pentecostal, The Basin: +11 Buddhism, The Basin: +11 Churches of Christ, The Basin: -8
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 The Basin 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, 54.6% of the population nominated a religion, and 35.3% said they had no religion, compared with 67.4% and 25.1% respectively for the City of Knox.

The largest single religion in The Basin was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 22.4% of the population or 973 people as adherents.

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

  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (22.4% compared to 25.4%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (0.7% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Hinduism (0.5% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Uniting Church (3.0% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+137 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+67 persons)