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In Heide Ward, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (-3,257) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2016.

Heide Ward'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.

Heide Ward'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
Heide Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic10,10326.722.311,30730.426.2-1,204
Greek Orthodox3,83510.18.14,27211.59.4-437
Anglican2,5366.77.33,3999.19.9-863
Buddhism1,3883.74.01,4493.94.2-61
Christian,nfd9372.52.76741.82.1+263
Uniting Church9302.52.91,3083.54.0-378
Islam8842.32.29292.52.1-45
Baptist6601.72.37392.02.6-79
Presbyterian and Reformed6041.61.97282.02.3-124
Hinduism5691.51.54771.31.2+92
Pentecostal3090.81.22890.81.1+20
Coptic Orthodox2600.70.52570.70.5+3
Other Protestant2000.50.71320.40.5+68
Macedonian Orthodox1690.40.32160.60.4-47
Sikhism1670.40.51860.50.4-19
Baha'i1520.40.31520.40.30
Judaism1120.30.31910.50.5-79
Lutheran990.30.52150.60.8-116
Maronite Catholic820.20.11210.30.2-39
Churches of Christ710.20.31190.30.4-48
Other Eastern Orthodox570.20.12190.60.4-162
Other Oriental Orthodox430.10.1410.10.1+2
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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
Heide Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total21,11355.752.224,37065.562.1-3,257
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total3,3428.89.13,4979.49.0-155
Non-classifiable religious belief
1150.30.51400.40.6-25
map this data in atlas.idNo religion10,14726.830.96,96318.722.1+3,184
Not stated
2,8517.57.32,2396.06.3+612

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 Manningham: 22.3% Greek Orthodox, City of Manningham: 8.1% Anglican, City of Manningham: 7.3% Buddhism, City of Manningham: 4.0% Christian,nfd, City of Manningham: 2.7% Uniting Church, City of Manningham: 2.9% Islam, City of Manningham: 2.2% Baptist, City of Manningham: 2.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Manningham: 1.9% Hinduism, City of Manningham: 1.5% Western (Roman) Catholic, Heide Ward: 26.7% Greek Orthodox, Heide Ward: 10.1% Anglican, Heide Ward: 6.7% Buddhism, Heide Ward: 3.7% Christian,nfd, Heide Ward: 2.5% Uniting Church, Heide Ward: 2.5% Islam, Heide Ward: 2.3% Baptist, Heide Ward: 1.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, Heide Ward: 1.6% Hinduism, Heide Ward: 1.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in religion, 2011 to 2016
Change in religion, 2011 to 2016 Western (Roman) Catholic, Heide Ward: -1,204 Greek Orthodox, Heide Ward: -437 Anglican, Heide Ward: -863 Buddhism, Heide Ward: -61 Christian,nfd, Heide Ward: +263 Uniting Church, Heide Ward: -378 Islam, Heide Ward: -45 Baptist, Heide Ward: -79 Presbyterian and Reformed, Heide Ward: -124 Hinduism, Heide Ward: +92
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Heide Ward in 2016 compared to City of Manningham shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 64.6% of the population nominated a religion, and 26.8% said they had no religion, compared with 61.3% and 30.9% respectively for City of Manningham.

The largest single religion in Heide Ward was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 26.7% of the population or 10,103 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Heide Ward and City of Manningham were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (26.7% compared to 22.3%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (10.1% compared to 8.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-1,204 persons)
  • Anglican (-863 persons)
  • Greek Orthodox (-437 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-378 persons)
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