presentation - Australian Bureau of Statistics

Report
Australian Catholic Bishops Conference
Pastoral Research Office
Census data as a tool for helping local churches
understand their community
Census: Beyond the Count
4 March 2011
Bob Dixon
Contents of this presentation
• The National Catholic Census Project
• A brief introduction to the Australian Catholic population
• Obtaining Census data from the ABS
• What Census data is acquired?
• Census resources for Catholic parishes and dioceses
• Plans for 2011
National Catholic Census Project
• Began in Melbourne Archdiocese for 1991 Census
• 2011 will be the 5th Census covered by the project
• Data acquired from ABS on the Catholic and total
population for every parish in Australia
• Available to every Catholic organisation
Catholics in the 2006 Census
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Australian population
Catholic population
% Catholic in Aust population
% Catholics born overseas
% Catholics born in NESC
% Catholics speaking LOTE
19,855,288
5,126,884
25.8
22.7
17.6
18.6
NESC: Non-English speaking countries
LOTE: Languages other than English
Source: ABS 2006 Census of Population and Housing – data obtained as part of the National Catholic Census Project.
Major countries of birth
Australia *
Italy *
3,829,531
184,240
United Kingdom *
Philippines *
New Zealand *
Croatia & other Former Yugoslavia
125,921
96,572
59,622
46,317
Ireland (including Northern Ireland)
Malta
Poland
Vietnam
41,662
40,402
39,484
35,402
India
…
European countries (excluding those listed above)
South & Central America (all countries)
34,501
…
153,170
55,596
Birthplaces with more than 34,000 Catholics. Individual countries marked with an asterisk each contribute more than 1
per cent of Australia’s Catholic population. Source of data: Australian Bureau of Statistics - 2006 Census of Population
and Housing.
Age Profile of the Catholic population (2006)
(from selected countries of birth)
100%
90%
80%
70%
60%
50%
40%
30%
20%
10%
0%
Italy
Poland
60 and over
Philippines
40 - 59
Iraq
20 - 39
Sudan
All Catholics
0 - 19
Source: ABS 2006 Census of Population and Housing – data obtained as part of the National Catholic Census Project.
Major Languages Spoken at Home by
Catholics (other than English)
Language
Number
%
Italian
287,233
5.6
Filipino Languages
77,348
1.5
Arabic
70,100
1.4
Spanish
66,234
1.3
Croatian
57,797
1.1
Vietnamese
55,701
1.1
Polish
44,615
0.9
Chinese Languages
42,859
0.8
Maltese
35,085
0.7
Source: ABS 2006 Census of Population and Housing – data obtained as part of the National Catholic Census Project.
What Census data is acquired?
Data about:
Persons — Catholic and non-Catholic
Families — where one or more persons is Catholic
Households
What Census data is acquired?
Data at ...
- Parish level
- Diocesan level
What Census data is acquired?
Data about:
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Age & sex
Birthplace & ancestry
Language
Mobility
Occupation and employment
Type of educational institution
attending
▪ Religious affiliation
▪ Educational qualifications
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Family size & structure
Family income
Marital status
Indigenous status
Lone person households
Household type
Volunteering
Need for personal carer
What Census data is acquired?
In summary,
the Catholic Church acquires customised data:
▪ User-defined boundaries
▪ User-defined tables
In 2006, 17 tables acquired
Varying according to ...
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Table population
Geographic level
Included variables
Variable categories
Why so many overlapping tables?
▪ 3 levels of data: personal, family, household
▪ ABS applies size restrictions to tables
ABS Rule:
Table size (cells) must be less than Table population
eg, Table 4:
Table population = c. 20 million (persons in Australia)
Table size = 1370 x 3 x 33 x 2 x 3 x 10 = 8,137,800.
Table 2: Birthplace (continued)
Using Census data for research
Census data is a resource for Catholic agencies interested in ...
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Young people
The elderly
Indigenous people
Families
Migrants
Volunteers
People requiring care
Socio-economic status
Poverty
Education
Geographical structure of the
Australian Catholic community
Around 1300 parishes
in 28 dioceses (or regions)
(+ 37 parishes in 4 Eastern Catholic dioceses)
Parish Social Profile Noble Park Parish
Snapshot
Parish Social Profile Noble Park Parish
Change over time
Parish Social Profile Noble Park Parish
Overview 1
Parish Social Profile Noble Park Parish
Overview 2
Parish Social Profile Noble Park Parish
Overview 3
Parish Social Profile Noble Park Parish
Overview 4
Other topics covered in the parish overview section:
Disability
Occupation and employment
Education
Marital status
Families
Households
Parish Social Profile Noble Park Parish
Detailed profile 1
Religious affiliation
Parish Social Profile Noble Park Parish
Detailed profile 2
Age and sex
Parish Social Profile Noble Park Parish
Detailed profile 3: Age profile
Parish Social Profile Noble Park Parish
Detailed profile 4: Age-sex profile
Parish Social Profile Noble Park Parish
Detailed profile 5
Households
Structure of the detailed profile pages
1. Census definitions
“The Australian Bureau of Statistics defines a household as one
or more persons, at least one of whom is at least 15 years of
age, usually resident in the same private dwelling. Non-private
dwellings such as motels, guest houses, prisons, religious
institutions and nursing homes are not included in household
statistics. A household can consist of one or more families,
non-family groups or persons living alone.”
Structure of the detailed profile pages
2. What population is included here?
“The figures on this page refer to households in which at least
one person is Catholic.”
Structure of the detailed profile pages
3. Australian overview
“There were 7,596,000 households in Australia in 2006. At least
one Catholic person lived in 2,424,000 households, or 32 per
cent of all households. Seventy-eight per cent of these
Catholic households were family households and, of the
Catholic family households, 60 per cent occupied dwellings
that were owned or being purchased.”
Structure of the detailed profile pages
4. Questions for the parish to research & respond to
• “What is the current housing situation in this parish? For
example, is there a sufficient stock of rental properties
available?
• Are there areas with large numbers of new houses? Are families
under stress to pay rent or meet mortgage repayments?
• What aspects of the parish’s pastoral strategies relate to
housing issues?”
Structure of the detailed profile pages
5. Data in tables or graphs
Parish Social Profile Noble Park Parish
Detailed profile 6
Families
Parish Social Profile Noble Park Parish
Detailed profile 7: Language
Parish Social Profile Noble Park Parish
Detailed profile 7: Educational qualifications
Parish Social Profile Noble Park Parish
Detailed profile 8
Other topics covered in the detailed profile section:
Disability
Birthplace
Employment
Occupation
Attendance at educational institutions
Marital status
Profiles online
The parish and diocesan profiles are available
for free download to Catholic organisations at
www.ppo.catholic.org.au
Plans for 2011
The Parish Online Mapping Project
Australian Catholics
Age - Sex profile 2006
80+
75 - 79
70 - 74
All
Catholics
2006
65 - 69
60 - 64
55 - 59
50 - 54
45 - 49
40 - 44
35 - 39
30 - 34
25 - 29
20 - 24
15 - 19
10 - 14
5- 9
Source: ABS 2006 Census of Population
and Housing – data obtained as part of
the National Catholic Census Project.
0-4
250,000
200,000
150,000
100,000
50,000
0
50,000
100,000
150,000
200,000
250,000
Number of Catholics
Males
Females
Australia
Age - Sex profile 2006
Mass attenders aged 15 and over
80+
75 - 79
Mass
attenders
2006
70 - 74
65 - 69
60 - 64
55 - 59
50 - 54
45 - 49
40 - 44
35 - 39
30 - 34
25 - 29
20 - 24
Source: ACBC National Count of
Attendance 2006 & National Church
Life Survey 2006.
15 - 19
40,000
30,000
20,000
10,000
0
10,000
Number of Mass attenders
Males
Females
20,000
30,000
40,000
50,000
Attendance rates by age 2006
Australian Catholics
Mass attendance rates by age (2006)
Age groups
(Years)
80+
75-79
70-74
65-69
60-64
55-59
50-54
45-49
40-44
35-39
30-34
25-29
20-24
15-19
0-14
0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
Per cent of all Catholics
70%
80%
Mass attenders
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics - 2006 Census; 2006 National Church Life Survey & 2006 National Count of Attendance.
Prepared by the ACBC Pastoral Projects Office
90%
100%
Non-attenders
Acknowledgements
Mr Stephen Reid and Mr Michael Brady, ACBC
Pastoral Research Office
Mr Pat Love and staff at the Melbourne Catholic
Education Office
Dr Ruth Powell, Mr Chris Simpson and the NCLS
Research Team
Mr Paul Murrin, ABS (Sydney office)
Contact us at …
www.ppo.catholic.org.au
(Parish and diocesan profiles available for
Catholic organisations)
(03) 9953 3456
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