Rural North - Marrangaroo

Religion

In Rural North - Marrangaroo, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (-89) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2011.

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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's religion?'

Total population

Religion - ranked by size
Rural North - Marrangaroo20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Lithgow City %Number%Lithgow City %2006 to 2011
Anglican49223.925.450823.826.9-16
Western (Roman) Catholic41820.326.548222.627.4-64
Uniting Church1467.17.41607.58.3-14
Presbyterian and Reformed1014.95.1914.35.5+10
Christian,nfd492.41.7361.71.4+13

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.hidden

Excludes religions with fewer than 20 adherents, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Religion - summary
Rural North - Marrangaroo20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Lithgow City %Number%Lithgow City %2006 to 2011
Christian total1,27962.171.41,36864.174.7-89
Non Christian total150.71.6241.11.1-9
Non-classifiable religious belief90.40.7140.70.6-6
No religion27613.416.724111.312.9+34
Not stated48323.49.648622.810.7-3

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Religion, 2011
Religion, 2011 Anglican, Lithgow City: 25.4% Western (Roman) Catholic, Lithgow City: 26.5% Uniting Church, Lithgow City: 7.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, Lithgow City: 5.1% Christian,nfd, Lithgow City: 1.7% Anglican, Rural North - Marrangaroo: 23.9% Western (Roman) Catholic, Rural North - Marrangaroo: 20.3% Uniting Church, Rural North - Marrangaroo: 7.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, Rural North - Marrangaroo: 4.9% Christian,nfd, Rural North - Marrangaroo: 2.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in religion, 2006 to 2011
Change in religion, 2006 to 2011 Anglican, Rural North - Marrangaroo: -16 Western (Roman) Catholic, Rural North - Marrangaroo: -64 Uniting Church, Rural North - Marrangaroo: -14 Presbyterian and Reformed, Rural North - Marrangaroo: +10 Christian,nfd, Rural North - Marrangaroo: +13
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 2011 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, 62.8% of the population nominated a religion, and 13.4% said they had no religion, compared with 73.0% and 16.7% respectively for Lithgow City.

The largest single religion in Rural North - Marrangaroo was Anglican, with 23.9% of the population or 492 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 (20.3% compared to 26.5%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (23.9% compared to 25.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the religious affiliation of the population in Rural North - Marrangaroo between 2006 and 2011 was for those who nominated:

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-64 persons)