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Burnside - Burnside Heights

Religion

In Burnside - Burnside Heights, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (+2,277) 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 - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic3,52837.836.72,14541.737.3+1,384
Islam6957.53.82555.02.8+440
Buddhism6567.02.83086.02.0+349
Anglican4224.59.23116.110.5+110
Greek Orthodox3403.73.01943.83.1+147
Hinduism2903.11.9561.10.9+234
Other Eastern Orthodox1992.11.31112.21.2+89
Macedonian Orthodox1902.01.4611.21.2+128
Uniting Church1882.02.71663.23.3+21
Pentecostal1852.01.2821.60.9+103
Christian,nfd1741.91.9801.61.4+94
Sikhism1011.10.9130.30.4+88
Presbyterian and Reformed911.01.6901.82.00
Serbian Orthodox720.80.4410.80.5+31
Coptic Orthodox700.80.5140.30.3+56
Baptist680.71.1621.21.1+5
Other Protestant600.60.4511.00.4+9
Other Oriental Orthodox540.60.2210.40.1+32
Seventh Day Adventist520.60.3120.20.2+40
Lutheran410.40.5360.70.6+4
Jehova's Witnesses320.30.6240.50.7+8
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 total5,84962.764.23,57269.466.1+2,277
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1,76919.09.764212.56.3+1,127
Non-classifiable religious belief
280.30.7200.40.5+8
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,03411.117.151610.016.5+518
Not stated
6497.08.33977.710.7+252

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: +1,384 Islam, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +440 Buddhism, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +349 Anglican, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +110 Greek Orthodox, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +147 Hinduism, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +234 Other Eastern Orthodox, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +89 Macedonian Orthodox, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +128 Uniting Church, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +21 Pentecostal, Burnside - Burnside Heights: +103
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 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, 81.6% of the population nominated a religion, and 11.1% said they had no religion, compared with 73.9% and 17.1% respectively for City of Melton.

The largest single religion in Burnside - Burnside Heights was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 37.8% of the population or 3,528 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 (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 (+1,384 persons)
  • Islam (+440 persons)
  • Buddhism (+349 persons)
  • Hinduism (+234 persons)
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