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In Balmoral Ward, the number of non Christians experienced the greatest change (+597) compared to the non religious and Christians in 2011.

Balmoral Ward'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.

Balmoral Ward'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
Balmoral Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic3,27920.820.93,24020.620.8+39
Anglican1,96012.413.92,10713.414.8-147
Uniting Church1,4109.09.91,5569.910.3-146
Lutheran5953.84.06083.94.2-13
Islam5493.51.12311.50.6+318
Christian,nfd3832.43.02451.61.8+138
Baptist3442.22.43832.42.5-39
Pentecostal2791.81.63232.12.1-44
Buddhism2761.80.81871.20.6+89
Greek Orthodox2751.71.33051.91.4-30
Presbyterian and Reformed2261.41.31891.21.2+37
Hinduism1961.20.5510.30.2+145
Salvation Army830.50.6810.50.6+2
Jehova's Witnesses780.50.5860.50.5-8
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)710.50.3770.50.4-6
Churches of Christ640.40.3940.60.3-30
Seventh Day Adventist480.30.3420.30.3+6
Sikhism470.30.200.00.0+47
Other Eastern Orthodox450.30.2530.30.1-8
Christadelphian440.30.4450.30.4-1
Other Protestant400.30.2460.30.2-6
Other Non-Christian Religions340.20.2380.20.2-4
Other Christian310.20.2230.10.1+8
Baha'i250.20.1160.10.1+9
Serbian Orthodox220.10.1150.10.1+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
Balmoral Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total9,32259.261.59,56160.862.4-239
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1,1747.53.15773.72.1+597
Non-classifiable religious belief
1190.80.71160.70.6+3
map this data in atlas.idNo religion3,96025.127.13,66423.324.2+296
Not stated
1,1717.47.61,80411.510.7-633

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 Tea Tree Gully: 20.9% Anglican, City of Tea Tree Gully: 13.9% Uniting Church, City of Tea Tree Gully: 9.9% Lutheran, City of Tea Tree Gully: 4.0% Islam, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.1% Christian,nfd, City of Tea Tree Gully: 3.0% Baptist, City of Tea Tree Gully: 2.4% Pentecostal, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.6% Buddhism, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.8% Greek Orthodox, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.3% Western (Roman) Catholic, Balmoral Ward: 20.8% Anglican, Balmoral Ward: 12.4% Uniting Church, Balmoral Ward: 9.0% Lutheran, Balmoral Ward: 3.8% Islam, Balmoral Ward: 3.5% Christian,nfd, Balmoral Ward: 2.4% Baptist, Balmoral Ward: 2.2% Pentecostal, Balmoral Ward: 1.8% Buddhism, Balmoral Ward: 1.8% Greek Orthodox, Balmoral Ward: 1.7%
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, Balmoral Ward: +39 Anglican, Balmoral Ward: -147 Uniting Church, Balmoral Ward: -146 Lutheran, Balmoral Ward: -13 Islam, Balmoral Ward: +318 Christian,nfd, Balmoral Ward: +138 Baptist, Balmoral Ward: -39 Pentecostal, Balmoral Ward: -44 Buddhism, Balmoral Ward: +89 Greek Orthodox, Balmoral Ward: -30
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 Balmoral Ward in 2011 compared to the City of Tea Tree Gully shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 66.7% of the population nominated a religion, and 25.1% said they had no religion, compared with 64.6% and 27.1% respectively for the City of Tea Tree Gully.

The largest single religion in Balmoral Ward was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 20.8% of the population or 3,279 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Balmoral Ward and the City of Tea Tree Gully were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Islam (3.5% compared to 1.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (12.4% compared to 13.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Islam (+318 persons)
  • Anglican (-147 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-146 persons)
  • Hinduism (+145 persons)