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Airport West - Essendon Fields

Religion

In Airport West - Essendon Fields, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (+228) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2011.

Airport West - Essendon Fields'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.

Airport West - Essendon Fields'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
Airport West - Essendon Fields - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic3,43049.342.33,26949.143.4+161
Anglican5808.38.05308.09.1+50
Greek Orthodox3645.25.03385.15.0+26
Uniting Church2032.93.32043.14.0-1
Buddhism1241.82.71021.52.6+22
Presbyterian and Reformed1131.61.61302.01.8-17
Hinduism1101.61.6450.70.8+65
Christian,nfd981.41.0641.00.9+34
Islam901.32.8540.82.3+36
Baptist560.80.9701.11.0-14
Pentecostal500.70.5430.60.4+7
Other Eastern Orthodox370.50.5320.50.5+5
Lutheran340.50.4340.50.50
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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
Airport West - Essendon Fields - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total5,05872.765.64,83072.668.7+228
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total3485.07.92273.46.1+121
Non-classifiable religious belief
410.60.7300.50.6+11
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,05015.118.691213.715.1+138
Not stated
4636.77.26569.99.6-193

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 Moonee Valley: 42.3% Anglican, City of Moonee Valley: 8.0% Greek Orthodox, City of Moonee Valley: 5.0% Uniting Church, City of Moonee Valley: 3.3% Buddhism, City of Moonee Valley: 2.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Moonee Valley: 1.6% Hinduism, City of Moonee Valley: 1.6% Christian,nfd, City of Moonee Valley: 1.0% Islam, City of Moonee Valley: 2.8% Baptist, City of Moonee Valley: 0.9% Western (Roman) Catholic, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 49.3% Anglican, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 8.3% Greek Orthodox, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 5.2% Uniting Church, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 2.9% Buddhism, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 1.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 1.6% Hinduism, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 1.6% Christian,nfd, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 1.4% Islam, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 1.3% Baptist, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 0.8%
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, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +161 Anglican, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +50 Greek Orthodox, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +26 Uniting Church, Airport West - Essendon Fields: -1 Buddhism, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +22 Presbyterian and Reformed, Airport West - Essendon Fields: -17 Hinduism, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +65 Christian,nfd, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +34 Islam, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +36 Baptist, Airport West - Essendon Fields: -14
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 Airport West - Essendon Fields in 2011 compared to the City of Moonee Valley shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 77.7% of the population nominated a religion, and 15.1% said they had no religion, compared with 73.5% and 18.6% respectively for the City of Moonee Valley.

The largest single religion in Airport West - Essendon Fields was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 49.3% of the population or 3,430 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Airport West - Essendon Fields and the City of Moonee Valley were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (49.3% compared to 42.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (1.3% compared to 2.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Airport West - Essendon Fields between 2006 and 2011 were for those who nominated:

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+161 persons)
  • Hinduism (+65 persons)
  • Anglican (+50 persons)