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Religion - Russian Orthodox

Religion at a glance: Russian Orthodox

  • In 2011 there were 9,555 people in New South Wales who had a religion of Russian Orthodox.
  • There was a 7.7% increase in the number of people who had a religion of Russian Orthodox since 2006 (from 8,869).
  • 9.4% of the population who had a religion of Russian Orthodox arrived between 2006 and August 2011.
  • There were fewer men who had a religion of Russian Orthodox (3,859) than women (5,695).
  • 18.7% of the population who had a religion of Russian Orthodox were children (under 19 years of age), 35.7% were young adults (aged 20 to 44 years), and 45.6% were older adults (aged 45 years and over).

About religion: Russian Orthodox

Between 1788 and 1860, Scotland underwent rapid industrialisation and changed from an agrarian, rural society to an urban society. As a consequence, and with associated rapid population growth, there was an unprecedented rate of emigration – most of it voluntary, some of it forced.

The first Scottish person to arrive in NSW was John Hunter, who arrived with Arthur Phillip in 1788 and became his successor as Governor of NSW in 1795.

With the gold rushes of the 1850s, both assisted and unassisted immigration increased enormously. This was particularly true of Scottish immigration from the Lowlanders.

Source: Excerpts from Jupp, J. (Ed.) the Australian People. (2001) Cambridge University Press.

Religion - Top 10 NSW LGAs ranked by size
Religion - Russian Orthodox20112006Change
AreaNumberRussian Orthodox %NumberRussian Orthodox %2006 to 2011
Strathfield Council1920.52200.7-28
Burwood Council1640.51810.6-17
Fairfield City9490.59750.5-26
Auburn City2580.33050.5-47
Botany Bay City1330.3850.2+48
Kogarah City1740.31260.2+48
Randwick City3960.33070.3+89
Waverley Council1940.31740.3+20
Canada Bay City2120.32030.3+9
Rockdale City2680.32430.3+25
Greater Sydney8,5780.27,9180.2+660
Regional NSW9610.09620.0-1
New South Wales9,5550.18,8690.1+686

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