Religious Affiliation

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Many people find a place to belong by participating in religious activity. The following table shows the religious affiliation of people aged 15 and older who lived in the St. Catharines-Niagara CMA (Census Metropolitan Area) in 2011. Some examples of “other religions” that are represented in Niagara include Baha’i, Pagan, and Jain.

Religion Number of people age 15 and over affiliated in St Catharines – Niagara CMA (2011)*
Buddhist 1,295
Christian 246,495
Hindu 765
Jewish 790
Muslim 3,065
Sikh 175
Aboriginal spirituality 165
Other religions 970
Non-religious 71,170
Total population 324,890

 

*Note: Statistics Canada will next collect Religious Affiliation data in 2021.  

Source: Statistics Canada. (2013, May 8). Religion (19), age groups (10), sex (3), selected demographic, cultural, labour force and educational characteristics (268) for the population in private households, NHS, 2011 [Data file].
Retrieved from: http://communitydata.ca/content/religion-19-age-groups-10-sex-3-selected-demographic-cultural-labour-force-and-educational

The following table is a small sample of the Places of Worship dataset from the Niagara Open Data Portal. The table includes 370 records. By municipality: Fort Erie (30), Grimsby (17), Lincoln (30), Niagara Falls (57), Niagara-on-the-Lake (18), Pelham (16), Port Colborne (20), St. Catharines (98), Thorold (13), Wainfleet (14), Welland (38), West Lincoln (17).

ID Name Municipality Denomination Address LONG LAT
11338268 Faith Reformed Church Fort Erie Reformed Church in America 3605 Black Creek Road -79.0263 42.97302
11340062 St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church Fort Erie Roman Catholic 3710 Netherby Road -79.0552 42.96407
11342261 St. John’s Lutheran Church Fort Erie Lutheran 3837 Netherby Road -79.0599 42.96339
11318895 Riverside Community Church Fort Erie Brethren in Christ 2619 Niagara River Parkway -78.977 42.95604
11329197 Golden Harvest Baptist Chapel Fort Erie Baptist – Independent 3130 Point Abino Road North -79.0941 42.95958
11311353 St. John’s Anglican Church Fort Erie Anglican 2251 Ridgemount Road -79.0046 42.93661

Source: Niagara Region. (2016). Places of Worship [Data file].
Retrieved from https://niagaraopendata.ca/dataset/places-of-worship

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