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In Kingswood, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (-269) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2011.

Kingswood'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.

Kingswood'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
Kingswood - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic54823.217.156322.117.6-15
Anglican40917.414.351620.315.7-107
Uniting Church1767.59.628911.411.0-113
Greek Orthodox984.23.4983.93.60
Lutheran602.53.3773.03.5-17
Baptist451.92.9522.12.9-7
Christian,nfd391.72.4251.01.9+14
Presbyterian and Reformed251.11.0311.21.2-6
Buddhism231.01.4150.61.1+8

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
Kingswood - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total1,47662.657.61,74568.761.3-269
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total662.84.3461.83.2+20
Non-classifiable religious belief
110.50.9110.40.80
map this data in atlas.idNo religion61726.230.350019.724.8+117
Not stated
1877.96.82399.49.9-52

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 Mitcham: 17.1% Anglican, City of Mitcham: 14.3% Uniting Church, City of Mitcham: 9.6% Greek Orthodox, City of Mitcham: 3.4% Lutheran, City of Mitcham: 3.3% Baptist, City of Mitcham: 2.9% Christian,nfd, City of Mitcham: 2.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Mitcham: 1.0% Buddhism, City of Mitcham: 1.4% Western (Roman) Catholic, Kingswood: 23.2% Anglican, Kingswood: 17.4% Uniting Church, Kingswood: 7.5% Greek Orthodox, Kingswood: 4.2% Lutheran, Kingswood: 2.5% Baptist, Kingswood: 1.9% Christian,nfd, Kingswood: 1.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, Kingswood: 1.1% Buddhism, Kingswood: 1.0%
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, Kingswood: -15 Anglican, Kingswood: -107 Uniting Church, Kingswood: -113 Greek Orthodox, Kingswood: 0 Lutheran, Kingswood: -17 Baptist, Kingswood: -7 Christian,nfd, Kingswood: +14 Presbyterian and Reformed, Kingswood: -6 Buddhism, Kingswood: +8
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 Kingswood in 2011 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 65.4% of the population nominated a religion, and 26.2% said they had no religion, compared with 61.9% and 30.3% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

The largest single religion in Kingswood was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 23.2% of the population or 548 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Kingswood and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (23.2% compared to 17.1%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (17.4% compared to 14.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Uniting Church (7.5% compared to 9.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Uniting Church (-113 persons)
  • Anglican (-107 persons)