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In Avondale Heights, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (-363) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2011.

Avondale 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.

Avondale 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
Avondale Heights - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic5,53950.442.35,76452.043.4-225
Greek Orthodox8467.75.08727.95.0-26
Buddhism5725.22.76095.52.6-37
Anglican5024.68.05364.89.1-34
Islam2562.32.81521.42.3+104
Uniting Church1701.53.32352.14.0-65
Macedonian Orthodox1601.50.31691.50.3-9
Other Eastern Orthodox1501.40.51431.30.5+7
Presbyterian and Reformed1321.21.61581.41.8-26
Sikhism1101.00.4110.10.1+99
Hinduism830.81.6470.40.8+36
Christian,nfd830.81.01010.90.9-18
Baptist770.70.91020.91.0-25
Pentecostal740.70.5480.40.4+26
Lutheran570.50.4560.50.5+1
Coptic Orthodox560.50.2430.40.1+13
Serbian Orthodox410.40.2360.30.2+5
Maronite Catholic350.30.2100.10.1+25
Other Protestant330.30.2230.20.2+10
Jehova's Witnesses210.20.2280.30.2-7
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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
Avondale Heights - 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 total8,05573.365.68,41876.068.7-363
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1,0409.57.98347.56.1+206
Non-classifiable religious belief
430.40.7370.30.6+6
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,27911.618.61,0199.215.1+260
Not stated
5755.27.27757.09.6-200

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% Greek Orthodox, City of Moonee Valley: 5.0% Buddhism, City of Moonee Valley: 2.7% Anglican, City of Moonee Valley: 8.0% Islam, City of Moonee Valley: 2.8% Uniting Church, City of Moonee Valley: 3.3% Macedonian Orthodox, City of Moonee Valley: 0.3% Other Eastern Orthodox, City of Moonee Valley: 0.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Moonee Valley: 1.6% Sikhism, City of Moonee Valley: 0.4% Western (Roman) Catholic, Avondale Heights: 50.4% Greek Orthodox, Avondale Heights: 7.7% Buddhism, Avondale Heights: 5.2% Anglican, Avondale Heights: 4.6% Islam, Avondale Heights: 2.3% Uniting Church, Avondale Heights: 1.5% Macedonian Orthodox, Avondale Heights: 1.5% Other Eastern Orthodox, Avondale Heights: 1.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, Avondale Heights: 1.2% Sikhism, Avondale Heights: 1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in religion, 2006 to 2011
Change in religion, 2006 to 2011 Western (Roman) Catholic, Avondale Heights: -225 Greek Orthodox, Avondale Heights: -26 Buddhism, Avondale Heights: -37 Anglican, Avondale Heights: -34 Islam, Avondale Heights: +104 Uniting Church, Avondale Heights: -65 Macedonian Orthodox, Avondale Heights: -9 Other Eastern Orthodox, Avondale Heights: +7 Presbyterian and Reformed, Avondale Heights: -26 Sikhism, Avondale Heights: +99
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 Avondale Heights 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, 82.7% of the population nominated a religion, and 11.6% said they had no religion, compared with 73.5% and 18.6% respectively for the City of Moonee Valley.

The largest single religion in Avondale Heights was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 50.4% of the population or 5,539 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Avondale Heights and the City of Moonee Valley were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (50.4% compared to 42.3%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (7.7% compared to 5.0%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Buddhism (5.2% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (4.6% compared to 8.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-225 persons)
  • Islam (+104 persons)
  • Sikhism (+99 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-65 persons)