By Zach Alexopoulos

30 April 2021

Many members of our team at The Red Fox Group celebrate Orthodox Easter.  

For those of you who don’t know the history behind this celebration, Orthodox churches in some countries, including Greece, Romania and Russia, base their Easter date on the Julian calendar. 

The Julian Calendar was designed by Julius Caesar in 45 BC - basing a year on the time it takes the Sun to go around the Earth. 

Whereas countries and communities that have already celebrated Easter do so by observing the Gregorian Calendar, which was created by Pope Gregory in 1582. 

Also, in the Eastern Orthodox Church, Easter must happen after the Jewish festival of Passover - as in the Easter story, Jesus celebrates Passover before his death. 

Now, with Orthodox Easter almost upon us, we wanted to map out the geographic areas in Australia where there is a large population of the community that celebrates this event. 

Using SwiftFox CRM’s mapping capabilities and ABS Data from the 2016 Census, we learnt that these are the top suburbs of each capital city with the biggest proportions of people of Eastern Orthodox Faith: 

State 

Suburb 

Eastern Orthodox 

Sydney 

Kyeemagh 

27.00% 

Adelaide 

Welland 

20.30% 

Melbourne 

Clarinda 

17.30% 

Darwin 

Wagaman 

10.00% 

Canberra 

O'Malley 

9.10% 

Brisbane 

Highgate Hill 

8.00% 

Perth 

Stirling 

7.40% 

Hobart 

Derwent Park 

3.20% 

The largest population of all is in Kyeemagh, a little suburb just to the north of Brighton-le-Sands in southern Sydney.  

Wherever you are though, we do hope that you have a wonderful Easter.  

If you have any questions or would like similar mapping/data analysis undertaken for your organisation or business, please contact a member of our team here