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In Sandringham, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+809) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

Sandringham's religion statistics provide an indicator of cultural identity and ethnicity when observed in conjunction with other key variables. Religion data reveal the major concentrations of religions as well as revealing the proportion of people with no religious affiliation. There are a number of reasons for different religious compositions across areas including the country of birth and ethnic background of the population, the age of the population (belief in religion is generally stronger, the older the population) and changes in values and belief systems.

Sandringham's religion statistics should be analysed in conjunction with other ethnicity statistics such as Country of Birth data and Language Spoken data to assist in identifying specific cultural and ethnic groups.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's religion?'

Total population

Religion - Ranked by size
Sandringham - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic2,31525.325.12,25025.825.4+65
Anglican1,89920.718.82,04823.520.9-150
Uniting Church5095.64.75366.25.9-27
Presbyterian and Reformed2753.02.63163.63.0-41
Greek Orthodox1892.13.41892.23.3+1
Christian,nfd881.01.0600.70.9+27
Baptist740.80.7810.90.8-7
Lutheran680.70.7820.90.8-15
Buddhism650.71.3740.81.1-9
Judaism590.63.2610.73.1-2
Pentecostal500.60.4330.40.4+17
Islam330.40.5240.30.4+9
Hinduism260.30.4210.20.3+5
Russian Orthodox260.30.3190.20.2+7
Other Protestant230.20.1190.20.1+4
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Excludes religions with fewer than 20 adherents, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Religion - Summary
Sandringham - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total5,57060.858.85,71365.662.8-142
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total2072.35.81912.25.3+15
Non-classifiable religious belief
840.90.8710.80.7+12
map this data in atlas.idNo religion2,65729.026.51,84821.220.5+809
Not stated
6377.08.188410.210.7-247

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

Religion, 2011
Religion, 2011 Western (Roman) Catholic, City of Bayside: 25.1% Anglican, City of Bayside: 18.8% Uniting Church, City of Bayside: 4.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Bayside: 2.6% Greek Orthodox, City of Bayside: 3.4% Christian,nfd, City of Bayside: 1.0% Baptist, City of Bayside: 0.7% Lutheran, City of Bayside: 0.7% Buddhism, City of Bayside: 1.3% Judaism, City of Bayside: 3.2% Western (Roman) Catholic, Sandringham: 25.3% Anglican, Sandringham: 20.7% Uniting Church, Sandringham: 5.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, Sandringham: 3.0% Greek Orthodox, Sandringham: 2.1% Christian,nfd, Sandringham: 1.0% Baptist, Sandringham: 0.8% Lutheran, Sandringham: 0.7% Buddhism, Sandringham: 0.7% Judaism, Sandringham: 0.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in religion, 2006 to 2011
Change in religion, 2006 to 2011 Western (Roman) Catholic, Sandringham: +65 Anglican, Sandringham: -150 Uniting Church, Sandringham: -27 Presbyterian and Reformed, Sandringham: -41 Greek Orthodox, Sandringham: +1 Christian,nfd, Sandringham: +27 Baptist, Sandringham: -7 Lutheran, Sandringham: -15 Buddhism, Sandringham: -9 Judaism, Sandringham: -2
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the religious affiliation of the population of Sandringham in 2011 compared to City of Bayside shows that there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion and a higher proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 63.1% of the population nominated a religion, and 29.0% said they had no religion, compared with 64.6% and 26.5% respectively for City of Bayside.

The largest single religion in Sandringham was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 25.3% of the population or 2,315 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Sandringham and City of Bayside were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (20.7% compared to 18.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Judaism (0.6% compared to 3.2%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (2.1% compared to 3.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Sandringham between 2006 and 2011 were for those who nominated:

  • Anglican (-150 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+65 persons)