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In Keilor East, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+983) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

Keilor East'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.

Keilor East'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
Keilor East - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic6,59045.437.86,55849.542.3+32
Greek Orthodox9876.84.69947.55.0-7
Anglican8125.65.69887.58.0-176
Buddhism3632.52.53312.52.7+32
Uniting Church3372.32.24423.33.3-105
Christian,nfd2741.91.61190.91.0+155
Islam2331.62.92151.62.8+18
Presbyterian and Reformed2131.51.12341.81.6-21
Hinduism1931.32.11271.01.6+66
Baptist1100.80.8950.70.9+15
Pentecostal1000.70.5840.60.5+16
Sikhism950.70.4660.50.4+29
Macedonian Orthodox840.60.31040.80.3-20
Coptic Orthodox750.50.2540.40.2+21
Jehova's Witnesses370.30.2420.30.2-5
Serbian Orthodox360.20.2490.40.2-13
Lutheran350.20.3670.50.4-32
Other Eastern Catholic340.20.2250.20.2+9
Other Protestant320.20.3340.30.2-2
Maronite Catholic280.20.1260.20.2+2
Other Eastern Orthodox230.20.1630.50.5-40
Seventh Day Adventist120.10.1150.10.1-3
Churches of Christ110.10.1220.20.1-11
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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
Keilor East - 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 total9,84767.956.710,08476.165.6-237
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total8986.28.27805.97.9+118
Non-classifiable religious belief
300.20.5500.40.7-20
map this data in atlas.idNo religion2,57917.826.21,59612.018.6+983
Not stated
1,0807.48.47445.67.2+336

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% Greek Orthodox, City of Moonee Valley: 4.6% Anglican, City of Moonee Valley: 5.6% Buddhism, City of Moonee Valley: 2.5% Uniting Church, City of Moonee Valley: 2.2% Christian,nfd, City of Moonee Valley: 1.6% Islam, City of Moonee Valley: 2.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Moonee Valley: 1.1% Hinduism, City of Moonee Valley: 2.1% Baptist, City of Moonee Valley: 0.8% Western (Roman) Catholic, Keilor East: 45.4% Greek Orthodox, Keilor East: 6.8% Anglican, Keilor East: 5.6% Buddhism, Keilor East: 2.5% Uniting Church, Keilor East: 2.3% Christian,nfd, Keilor East: 1.9% Islam, Keilor East: 1.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, Keilor East: 1.5% Hinduism, Keilor East: 1.3% Baptist, Keilor East: 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in religion, 2011 to 2016
Change in religion, 2011 to 2016 Western (Roman) Catholic, Keilor East: +32 Greek Orthodox, Keilor East: -7 Anglican, Keilor East: -176 Buddhism, Keilor East: +32 Uniting Church, Keilor East: -105 Christian,nfd, Keilor East: +155 Islam, Keilor East: +18 Presbyterian and Reformed, Keilor East: -21 Hinduism, Keilor East: +66 Baptist, Keilor East: +15
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Keilor East 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, 74.1% of the population nominated a religion, and 17.8% said they had no religion, compared with 64.8% and 26.2% respectively for the City of Moonee Valley.

The largest single religion in Keilor East was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 45.4% of the population or 6,590 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (45.4% compared to 37.8%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (6.8% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (1.6% compared to 2.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Keilor East between 2011 and 2016 were for those who nominated:

  • Anglican (-176 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+155 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-105 persons)
  • Hinduism (+66 persons)
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