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In Heide Ward, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+1,061) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's religion?'

Total population

Religion - Ranked by size
Heide Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic11,30730.426.211,80631.927.7-499
Greek Orthodox4,27211.59.44,22011.49.5+52
Anglican3,3999.19.93,75110.211.3-352
Buddhism1,4493.94.21,2523.43.7+197
Uniting Church1,3083.54.01,5094.14.6-201
Islam9292.52.17081.91.7+221
Baptist7392.02.67222.02.4+17
Presbyterian and Reformed7282.02.37342.02.3-6
Christian,nfd6741.82.15311.41.6+143
Hinduism4771.31.24521.21.1+25
Pentecostal2890.81.12690.71.0+20
Coptic Orthodox2570.70.51950.50.4+62
Other Eastern Orthodox2190.60.42220.60.4-3
Macedonian Orthodox2160.60.41970.50.4+19
Lutheran2150.60.82580.70.9-43
Judaism1910.50.52060.60.6-15
Sikhism1860.50.41300.40.3+56
Baha'i1520.40.3920.20.3+61
Other Protestant1320.40.51340.40.4-2
Maronite Catholic1210.30.2710.20.1+50
Churches of Christ1190.30.41310.40.5-12
Serbian Orthodox610.20.1710.20.2-10
Other Non-Christian Religions530.10.1330.10.1+20
Other Eastern Catholic510.10.1390.10.1+12
Jehova's Witnesses470.10.1410.10.1+6
Other Oriental Orthodox410.10.1450.10.1-4
Russian Orthodox380.10.1430.10.1-5
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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
Heide Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total24,37065.562.125,14768.064.9-777
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total3,4979.49.02,9317.97.8+566
Non-classifiable religious belief
1400.40.61400.40.50
map this data in atlas.idNo religion6,96318.722.15,90216.018.2+1,061
Not stated
2,2396.06.32,8347.78.7-595

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 Manningham: 26.2% Greek Orthodox, City of Manningham: 9.4% Anglican, City of Manningham: 9.9% Buddhism, City of Manningham: 4.2% Uniting Church, City of Manningham: 4.0% Islam, City of Manningham: 2.1% Baptist, City of Manningham: 2.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Manningham: 2.3% Christian,nfd, City of Manningham: 2.1% Hinduism, City of Manningham: 1.2% Western (Roman) Catholic, Heide Ward: 30.4% Greek Orthodox, Heide Ward: 11.5% Anglican, Heide Ward: 9.1% Buddhism, Heide Ward: 3.9% Uniting Church, Heide Ward: 3.5% Islam, Heide Ward: 2.5% Baptist, Heide Ward: 2.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, Heide Ward: 2.0% Christian,nfd, Heide Ward: 1.8% Hinduism, Heide Ward: 1.3%
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, Heide Ward: -499 Greek Orthodox, Heide Ward: +52 Anglican, Heide Ward: -352 Buddhism, Heide Ward: +197 Uniting Church, Heide Ward: -201 Islam, Heide Ward: +221 Baptist, Heide Ward: +17 Presbyterian and Reformed, Heide Ward: -6 Christian,nfd, Heide Ward: +143 Hinduism, Heide Ward: +25
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 Heide Ward in 2011 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, 74.9% of the population nominated a religion, and 18.7% said they had no religion, compared with 71.0% and 22.1% respectively for City of Manningham.

The largest single religion in Heide Ward was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 30.4% of the population or 11,307 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 (30.4% compared to 26.2%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (11.5% compared to 9.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-499 persons)
  • Anglican (-352 persons)
  • Islam (+221 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-201 persons)