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Rural North - Marrangaroo

Religion

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In Rural North - Marrangaroo, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (-197) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2016.

Rural North - Marrangaroo'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.

Rural North - Marrangaroo'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
Rural North - Marrangaroo - Total persons (Enumerated)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%Lithgow City %Number%Lithgow City %2011 to 2016
Anglican39918.420.647223.925.4-73
Western (Roman) Catholic37917.524.139520.026.5-17
Uniting Church954.46.11366.97.4-41
Presbyterian and Reformed773.54.1954.85.1-18
Christian,nfd301.41.7472.41.7-17

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
Rural North - Marrangaroo - Total persons (Enumerated)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%Lithgow City %Number%Lithgow City %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total1,02247.161.51,21961.771.4-197
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total60.31.7120.61.6-6
Non-classifiable religious belief
70.30.680.40.7-1
map this data in atlas.idNo religion36917.022.925813.116.7+111
Not stated
74134.213.347624.29.6+265

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 Anglican, Lithgow City: 20.6% Western (Roman) Catholic, Lithgow City: 24.1% Uniting Church, Lithgow City: 6.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, Lithgow City: 4.1% Christian,nfd, Lithgow City: 1.7% Anglican, Rural North - Marrangaroo: 18.4% Western (Roman) Catholic, Rural North - Marrangaroo: 17.5% Uniting Church, Rural North - Marrangaroo: 4.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, Rural North - Marrangaroo: 3.5% Christian,nfd, Rural North - Marrangaroo: 1.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in religion, 2011 to 2016
Change in religion, 2011 to 2016 Anglican, Rural North - Marrangaroo: -73 Western (Roman) Catholic, Rural North - Marrangaroo: -17 Uniting Church, Rural North - Marrangaroo: -41 Presbyterian and Reformed, Rural North - Marrangaroo: -18 Christian,nfd, Rural North - Marrangaroo: -17
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the religious affiliation of the population of Rural North - Marrangaroo in 2016 compared to Lithgow City shows that there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion as well as a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 47.4% of the population nominated a religion, and 17.0% said they had no religion, compared with 63.3% and 22.9% respectively for Lithgow City.

The largest single religion in Rural North - Marrangaroo was Anglican, with 18.4% of the population or 399 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Rural North - Marrangaroo and Lithgow City were:

  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (17.5% compared to 24.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (18.4% compared to 20.6%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Uniting Church (4.4% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the religious affiliation of the population in Rural North - Marrangaroo between 2011 and 2016 was for those who nominated:

  • Anglican (-73 persons)
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