Canada Bay City

Religion

In Canada Bay City, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+5,268) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

Canada Bay City'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.

Canada Bay City'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
Canada Bay City20112006Change
ReligionNumber%SSROC region %Number%SSROC region %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic29,09238.625.826,89041.126.6+2,202
Anglican8,43611.212.38,66913.313.9-233
Greek Orthodox3,1394.25.52,7454.25.7+394
Buddhism2,3853.24.41,5332.33.9+852
Presbyterian and Reformed2,3523.12.02,1523.32.2+200
Uniting Church1,8032.42.11,9012.92.6-98
Hinduism1,5492.11.78421.31.1+707
Islam1,0791.45.97451.14.9+334
Christian,nfd8421.11.35370.81.0+305
Baptist6610.91.25650.91.2+96
Maronite Catholic5010.70.73750.60.8+126
Pentecostal4780.60.84620.70.7+16
Lutheran2520.30.42620.40.4-10
Other Eastern Orthodox2290.30.72410.40.8-12
Coptic Orthodox2290.30.42050.30.4+24
Russian Orthodox2160.30.22000.30.2+16
Judaism2130.31.91780.31.8+35
Serbian Orthodox2070.30.21130.20.2+94
Jehova's Witnesses1890.30.21530.20.2+36
Other Protestant1380.20.3940.10.3+44
Sikhism1310.20.2810.10.1+50
Other Non-Christian Religions870.10.1930.10.1-6
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Excludes religions with fewer than 20 adherents, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Religion - summary
Canada Bay City20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%SSROC region %Number%SSROC region %2006 to 2011
Christian total49,34265.455.746,00770.458.9+3,335
Non Christian total5,6067.414.33,5865.512.2+2,020
Non-classifiable religious belief4170.60.73290.50.6+88
No religion14,04818.620.18,78013.415.5+5,268
Not stated6,0338.09.26,66610.212.8-633

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Religion, 2011
Religion, 2011 Western (Roman) Catholic, SSROC region: 25.8% Anglican, SSROC region: 12.3% Greek Orthodox, SSROC region: 5.5% Buddhism, SSROC region: 4.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, SSROC region: 2.0% Uniting Church, SSROC region: 2.1% Hinduism, SSROC region: 1.7% Islam, SSROC region: 5.9% Christian,nfd, SSROC region: 1.3% Baptist, SSROC region: 1.2% Western (Roman) Catholic, Canada Bay City: 38.6% Anglican, Canada Bay City: 11.2% Greek Orthodox, Canada Bay City: 4.2% Buddhism, Canada Bay City: 3.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, Canada Bay City: 3.1% Uniting Church, Canada Bay City: 2.4% Hinduism, Canada Bay City: 2.1% Islam, Canada Bay City: 1.4% Christian,nfd, Canada Bay City: 1.1% Baptist, Canada Bay City: 0.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated 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, Canada Bay City: +2,202 Anglican, Canada Bay City: -233 Greek Orthodox, Canada Bay City: +394 Buddhism, Canada Bay City: +852 Presbyterian and Reformed, Canada Bay City: +200 Uniting Church, Canada Bay City: -98 Hinduism, Canada Bay City: +707 Islam, Canada Bay City: +334 Christian,nfd, Canada Bay City: +305 Baptist, Canada Bay City: +96
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the religious affiliation of the population of Canada Bay City in 2011 compared to the SSROC region shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 72.8% of the population nominated a religion, and 18.6% said they had no religion, compared with 70.1% and 20.1% respectively for the SSROC region.

The largest single religion in Canada Bay City was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 38.6% of the population or 29,092 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Canada Bay City and the SSROC region were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (38.6% compared to 25.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (1.4% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Judaism (0.3% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (4.2% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+2,202 persons)
  • Buddhism (+852 persons)
  • Hinduism (+707 persons)
  • Greek Orthodox (+394 persons)