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Albury Electoral Division
Religion

In 2011, the religion of the majority of people in the Albury Electoral Division was Western (Roman) Catholic.

The Albury Electoral Division'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.

The Albury Electoral Division'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 NSW population

Religion - Ranked by size
Albury Electoral Division - Total persons20112006Change
ReligionNumberAlbury Electoral Division %New South Wales %NumberAlbury Electoral Division %New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic20,68227.727.020,66428.127.7+18
Anglican16,01121.519.917,19823.421.8-1,187
Uniting Church4,5786.13.95,1567.04.6-578
Presbyterian and Reformed4,0615.43.14,2995.83.3-238
Lutheran2,8893.90.52,8883.90.5+1
Christian,nfd1,3531.81.88991.21.4+454
Pentecostal8811.21.08471.21.1+34
Baptist8701.21.48191.11.5+51
Buddhism5110.72.93890.52.6+122
Hinduism4650.61.71040.11.1+361
Seventh Day Adventist2930.40.33090.40.3-16
Islam2920.43.21130.22.6+179
Greek Orthodox2810.41.92720.42.0+9
Jehovah's Witnesses2450.30.32460.30.3-1
Salvation Army2220.30.32910.40.3-69
Other Protestant1180.20.3740.10.3+44
Brethren1130.20.11500.20.1-37
Churches of Christ940.10.11050.10.1-11
Sikhism800.10.330.00.2+77
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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.

Religion - Summary
Albury Electoral Division - Total persons20112006Change
Religion totalsNumberAlbury Electoral Division %New South Wales %NumberAlbury Electoral Division %New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Christian total52,92870.964.554,46974.167.7-1,541
Non Christian total1,5612.19.18251.17.4+736
Non-classifiable religious belief5350.70.74810.70.6+54
No religion13,71418.417.911,01415.014.3+2,700
Not stated5,9017.97.76,7119.110.1-810

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, Total New South Wales population: 27.0% Anglican, Total New South Wales population: 19.9% Uniting Church, Total New South Wales population: 3.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, Total New South Wales population: 3.1% Lutheran, Total New South Wales population: 0.5% Christian,nfd, Total New South Wales population: 1.8% Pentecostal, Total New South Wales population: 1.0% Baptist, Total New South Wales population: 1.4% Buddhism, Total New South Wales population: 2.9% Hinduism, Total New South Wales population: 1.7% Western (Roman) Catholic, Albury Electoral Division: 27.7% Anglican, Albury Electoral Division: 21.5% Uniting Church, Albury Electoral Division: 6.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, Albury Electoral Division: 5.4% Lutheran, Albury Electoral Division: 3.9% Christian,nfd, Albury Electoral Division: 1.8% Pentecostal, Albury Electoral Division: 1.2% Baptist, Albury Electoral Division: 1.2% Buddhism, Albury Electoral Division: 0.7% Hinduism, Albury Electoral Division: 0.6%
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, Albury Electoral Division: +18 Anglican, Albury Electoral Division: -1,187 Uniting Church, Albury Electoral Division: -578 Presbyterian and Reformed, Albury Electoral Division: -238 Lutheran, Albury Electoral Division: +1 Christian,nfd, Albury Electoral Division: +454 Pentecostal, Albury Electoral Division: +34 Baptist, Albury Electoral Division: +51 Buddhism, Albury Electoral Division: +122 Hinduism, Albury Electoral Division: +361
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 affiliations of the Albury Electoral Division's population compared to the New South Wales total population shows that in 2011 there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion and a similar proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 73.0% of the population nominated a religion, and 18.4% said they had no religion, compared with 73.6% and 17.9% respectively for the New South Wales total population.

The largest single religion in the Albury Electoral Division was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 27.7% of the population or 20,682 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliations by the Albury Electoral Division's population and the New South Wales total population were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Lutheran (3.9% compared to 0.5%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Presbyterian and Reformed (5.4% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (0.4% compared to 3.2%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (0.7% compared to 2.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the Albury Electoral Division's population between 2006 and 2011 were for those who nominated:

  • Anglican (-1,187 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-578 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+454 persons)
  • Hinduism (+361 persons)