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In Taylors Hill, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (+3,501) compared to non Christians and the non religious in 2011.

Taylors Hill'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.

Taylors Hill'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
Taylors Hill - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic4,97742.336.72,78042.337.3+2,197
Islam7496.43.84296.52.8+320
Buddhism6345.42.83635.52.0+271
Greek Orthodox5284.53.02904.43.1+238
Macedonian Orthodox5194.41.42563.91.2+263
Anglican4834.19.22563.910.5+227
Hinduism4103.51.91682.60.9+242
Other Eastern Orthodox2992.51.31542.31.2+145
Sikhism2592.20.91151.70.4+144
Christian,nfd1731.51.91061.61.4+67
Uniting Church1711.52.7951.43.3+76
Baptist1321.11.1600.91.1+72
Pentecostal1281.11.2671.00.9+61
Coptic Orthodox900.80.5390.60.3+51
Presbyterian and Reformed850.71.6520.82.0+34
Serbian Orthodox620.50.4831.30.5-21
Other Protestant470.40.4270.40.4+20
Lutheran440.40.5120.20.6+32
Jehova's Witnesses390.30.6250.40.7+14
Seventh Day Adventist290.20.3240.40.2+5
Churches of Christ230.20.2120.20.1+11
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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
Taylors Hill - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total7,89467.064.24,39366.866.1+3,501
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total2,07617.69.71,07416.36.3+1,002
Non-classifiable religious belief
630.50.7260.40.5+37
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,21910.417.16159.316.5+604
Not stated
5234.48.34717.210.7+52

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% Greek Orthodox, City of Melton: 3.0% Macedonian Orthodox, City of Melton: 1.4% Anglican, City of Melton: 9.2% Hinduism, City of Melton: 1.9% Other Eastern Orthodox, City of Melton: 1.3% Sikhism, City of Melton: 0.9% Christian,nfd, City of Melton: 1.9% Western (Roman) Catholic, Taylors Hill: 42.3% Islam, Taylors Hill: 6.4% Buddhism, Taylors Hill: 5.4% Greek Orthodox, Taylors Hill: 4.5% Macedonian Orthodox, Taylors Hill: 4.4% Anglican, Taylors Hill: 4.1% Hinduism, Taylors Hill: 3.5% Other Eastern Orthodox, Taylors Hill: 2.5% Sikhism, Taylors Hill: 2.2% Christian,nfd, Taylors Hill: 1.5%
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, Taylors Hill: +2,197 Islam, Taylors Hill: +320 Buddhism, Taylors Hill: +271 Greek Orthodox, Taylors Hill: +238 Macedonian Orthodox, Taylors Hill: +263 Anglican, Taylors Hill: +227 Hinduism, Taylors Hill: +242 Other Eastern Orthodox, Taylors Hill: +145 Sikhism, Taylors Hill: +144 Christian,nfd, Taylors Hill: +67
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 Taylors Hill 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, 84.7% of the population nominated a religion, and 10.4% said they had no religion, compared with 73.9% and 17.1% respectively for the City of Melton.

The largest single religion in Taylors Hill was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 42.3% of the population or 4,977 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Taylors Hill and the City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (42.3% compared to 36.7%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Macedonian Orthodox (4.4% compared to 1.4%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Buddhism (5.4% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (4.1% compared to 9.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+2,197 persons)
  • Islam (+320 persons)
  • Buddhism (+271 persons)
  • Macedonian Orthodox (+263 persons)