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Burnside - Burnside Heights

Religion

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In Burnside - Burnside Heights, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+582) compared to non Christians and Christians in 2016.

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.

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
Burnside - Burnside Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic3,63733.632.73,52837.836.7+108
Islam7857.24.06957.53.8+89
Buddhism6606.12.76567.02.8+3
Christian,nfd5405.03.71741.91.9+366
Hinduism5264.92.72903.11.9+236
Anglican3463.26.54224.59.2-76
Greek Orthodox3243.02.73403.73.0-17
Sikhism3012.81.91011.10.9+200
Macedonian Orthodox2282.11.31902.01.4+38
Pentecostal1811.71.51852.01.2-4
Uniting Church1111.01.91882.02.7-77
Coptic Orthodox1020.90.6700.80.5+32
Baptist980.91.1680.71.1+30
Other Oriental Orthodox880.80.3540.60.2+34
Presbyterian and Reformed810.71.2911.01.6-10
Seventh Day Adventist550.50.4520.60.3+3
Serbian Orthodox470.40.4720.80.4-26
Other Protestant470.40.5600.60.4-14
Jehova's Witnesses290.30.5320.30.6-3
Other Eastern Catholic260.20.160.10.0+20
Baha'i190.20.080.10.0+11
Lutheran180.20.3410.40.5-23
Other Eastern Orthodox120.10.11992.11.3-188
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)110.10.4170.20.3-6
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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
Burnside - Burnside Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total6,00055.456.85,84962.764.2+150
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total2,29821.211.61,76919.09.7+528
Non-classifiable religious belief
470.40.5280.30.7+18
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,61614.922.11,03411.117.1+582
Not stated
7847.29.06497.08.3+134

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 Melton: 32.7% Islam, City of Melton: 4.0% Buddhism, City of Melton: 2.7% Christian,nfd, City of Melton: 3.7% Hinduism, City of Melton: 2.7% Anglican, City of Melton: 6.5% Greek Orthodox, City of Melton: 2.7% Sikhism, City of Melton: 1.9% Macedonian Orthodox, City of Melton: 1.3% Pentecostal, City of Melton: 1.5% Western (Roman) Catholic, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 33.6% Islam, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 7.2% Buddhism, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 6.1% Christian,nfd, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 5.0% Hinduism, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 4.9% Anglican, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 3.2% Greek Orthodox, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 3.0% Sikhism, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 2.8% Macedonian Orthodox, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 2.1% Pentecostal, Burnside - Burnside Heights: 1.7%
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, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +108 Islam, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +89 Buddhism, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +3 Christian,nfd, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +366 Hinduism, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +236 Anglican, Burnside - Burnside Heights: -76 Greek Orthodox, Burnside - Burnside Heights: -17 Sikhism, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +200 Macedonian Orthodox, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +38 Pentecostal, Burnside - Burnside Heights: -4
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 Burnside - Burnside Heights in 2016 compared to 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, 76.6% of the population nominated a religion, and 14.9% said they had no religion, compared with 68.4% and 22.1% respectively for City of Melton.

The largest single religion in Burnside - Burnside Heights was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 33.6% of the population or 3,637 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Buddhism (6.1% compared to 2.7%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Islam (7.2% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Hinduism (4.9% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (3.2% compared to 6.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Burnside - Burnside Heights between 2011 and 2016 were for those who nominated:

  • Christian,nfd (+366 persons)
  • Hinduism (+236 persons)
  • Sikhism (+200 persons)
  • Other Eastern Orthodox (-188 persons)
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