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Airport West - Essendon Fields

Religion

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In Airport West - Essendon Fields, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+611) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

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.

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
Airport West - Essendon Fields - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic3,36944.537.83,43049.342.3-61
Anglican4596.15.65808.38.0-121
Greek Orthodox3304.44.63645.25.0-34
Uniting Church1782.42.22032.93.3-25
Hinduism1712.32.11101.61.6+61
Buddhism1401.92.51241.82.7+16
Christian,nfd1001.31.6981.41.0+2
Islam891.22.9901.32.8-1
Presbyterian and Reformed891.21.11131.61.6-24
Pentecostal470.60.5500.70.5-3
Baptist440.60.8560.80.9-12
Sikhism430.60.4120.20.4+31
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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
Airport West - Essendon Fields - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total4,71662.456.75,05872.765.6-342
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total4576.08.23485.07.9+109
Non-classifiable religious belief
470.60.5410.60.7+6
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,66122.026.21,05015.118.6+611
Not stated
6158.18.44636.77.2+152

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 Moonee Valley: 37.8% Anglican, City of Moonee Valley: 5.6% Greek Orthodox, City of Moonee Valley: 4.6% Uniting Church, City of Moonee Valley: 2.2% Hinduism, City of Moonee Valley: 2.1% Buddhism, City of Moonee Valley: 2.5% Christian,nfd, City of Moonee Valley: 1.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Moonee Valley: 1.1% Islam, City of Moonee Valley: 2.9% Pentecostal, City of Moonee Valley: 0.5% Western (Roman) Catholic, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 44.5% Anglican, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 6.1% Greek Orthodox, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 4.4% Uniting Church, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 2.4% Hinduism, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 2.3% Buddhism, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 1.9% Christian,nfd, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 1.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 1.2% Islam, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 1.2% Pentecostal, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 0.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in religion, 2011 to 2016
Change in religion, 2011 to 2016 Western (Roman) Catholic, Airport West - Essendon Fields: -61 Anglican, Airport West - Essendon Fields: -121 Greek Orthodox, Airport West - Essendon Fields: -34 Uniting Church, Airport West - Essendon Fields: -25 Hinduism, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +61 Buddhism, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +16 Christian,nfd, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +2 Presbyterian and Reformed, Airport West - Essendon Fields: -24 Islam, Airport West - Essendon Fields: -1 Pentecostal, Airport West - Essendon Fields: -3
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the religious affiliation of the population of Airport West - Essendon Fields in 2016 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, 68.4% of the population nominated a religion, and 22.0% said they had no religion, compared with 64.8% and 26.2% respectively for the City of Moonee Valley.

The largest single religion in Airport West - Essendon Fields was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 44.5% of the population or 3,369 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 (44.5% compared to 37.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (1.2% compared to 2.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Airport West - Essendon Fields between 2011 and 2016 were for those who nominated:

  • Anglican (-121 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-61 persons)
  • Hinduism (+61 persons)
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