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Burnside - Burnside Heights

Religion

In Burnside - Burnside Heights, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (+2,395) compared to non Christians and the non religious in 2011.

Burnside - Burnside Heights'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.

Burnside - Burnside Heights'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
Burnside - Burnside Heights - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic3,53437.836.72,07641.737.3+1,458
Islam6967.53.82404.82.8+456
Buddhism6587.02.82976.02.0+360
Anglican4234.59.23036.110.5+120
Greek Orthodox3413.73.01873.83.1+154
Hinduism2903.11.9561.10.9+235
Other Eastern Orthodox2002.11.31082.21.2+92
Macedonian Orthodox1902.01.4601.21.2+130
Uniting Church1892.02.71643.33.3+25
Pentecostal1862.01.2801.60.9+105
Christian,nfd1751.91.9761.51.4+99
Sikhism1021.10.9130.30.4+88
Presbyterian and Reformed921.01.6891.82.0+2
Serbian Orthodox730.80.4410.80.5+32
Coptic Orthodox700.70.5140.30.3+56
Baptist680.71.1621.31.1+6
Other Protestant610.60.4491.00.4+11
Other Oriental Orthodox540.60.2200.40.1+34
Seventh Day Adventist520.60.3120.20.2+40
Lutheran410.40.5370.70.6+4
Jehova's Witnesses320.30.6230.50.7+9
Churches of Christ220.20.290.20.1+13
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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
Burnside - Burnside Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total5,85862.764.23,46269.666.1+2,395
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1,77219.09.761512.46.3+1,157
Non-classifiable religious belief
290.30.7190.40.5+10
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,03611.117.149810.016.5+538
Not stated
6507.08.33827.710.7+268

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 Melton: 36.7% Islam, City of Melton: 3.8% Buddhism, City of Melton: 2.8% Anglican, City of Melton: 9.2% Greek Orthodox, City of Melton: 3.0% Hinduism, City of Melton: 1.9% Other Eastern Orthodox, City of Melton: 1.3% Macedonian Orthodox, City of Melton: 1.4% Uniting Church, City of Melton: 2.7% Pentecostal, City of Melton: 1.2% Western (Roman) Catholic, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 37.8% Islam, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 7.5% Buddhism, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 7.0% Anglican, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 4.5% Greek Orthodox, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 3.7% Hinduism, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 3.1% Other Eastern Orthodox, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 2.1% Macedonian Orthodox, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 2.0% Uniting Church, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 2.0% Pentecostal, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 2.0%
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, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +1,458 Islam, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +456 Buddhism, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +360 Anglican, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +120 Greek Orthodox, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +154 Hinduism, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +235 Other Eastern Orthodox, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +92 Macedonian Orthodox, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +130 Uniting Church, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +25 Pentecostal, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +105
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 Burnside - Burnside Heights in 2011 compared to the City of Melton shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 81.7% of the population nominated a religion, and 11.1% said they had no religion, compared with 73.9% and 17.1% respectively for the City of Melton.

The largest single religion in Burnside - Burnside Heights was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 37.8% of the population or 3,534 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Burnside - Burnside Heights and the City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Buddhism (7.0% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Islam (7.5% compared to 3.8%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Hinduism (3.1% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (4.5% compared to 9.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+1,458 persons)
  • Islam (+456 persons)
  • Buddhism (+360 persons)
  • Hinduism (+235 persons)