Religion - Baptist
Religion at a glance: Baptist
- In 2011 there were 99,876 people in New South Wales who had a religion of Baptist.
- There was a 3.5% increase in the number of people who had a religion of Baptist since 2006 (from 96,471).
- 5.8% of the population who had a religion of Baptist arrived between 2006 and August 2011.
- There were fewer men who had a religion of Baptist (47,322) than women (52,553).
- 24.6% of the population who had a religion of Baptist were children (under 19 years of age), 31.9% were young adults (aged 20 to 44 years), and 43.6% were older adults (aged 45 years and over).
About religion: Baptist
Māori migration to Australia has been relatively small until recent times. There were reports of 'natives of New Zealand' on the goldfields. However, their numbers were small and they did not form permanent communities.
In 1911 there were 134 Māori recorded in Australia. This number dropped to 83 by 1921, later growing to 257 in 1954. The majority of Māori in Australia at that time were male and living in NSW or Queensland.
Significant migration did not begin until the 1960s with 862 Maoris recorded in Australia in 1966. Mass migration occurred from the 1970s and has increased steadily in the decades since.
Source: Excerpts from Jupp, J. (Ed.) the Australian People. (2001) Cambridge University Press.
|Religion - Top 10 NSW LGAs ranked by size|
|Religion - Baptist||2011||2006||Change|
|Area||Number||Baptist %||Number||Baptist %||2006 to 2011|
|Blue Mountains City||2,185||2.9||2,326||3.1||-141||4|
|Lake Macquarie City||4,730||2.5||4,439||2.4||+291||7|
|Port Stephens Council||1,546||2.4||1,465||2.4||+81||10|
|New South Wales||99,876||1.4||96,471||1.5||+3,405||40|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.