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In Highett Activity Centre, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+249) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

Highett Activity Centre'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.

Highett Activity Centre'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
Highett Activity Centre - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic58523.425.162026.925.4-35
Anglican35514.218.835615.420.9-1
Greek Orthodox1435.73.41416.13.3+2
Presbyterian and Reformed722.92.6903.93.0-19
Uniting Church722.94.7893.95.9-17
Islam441.80.5331.40.4+12
Buddhism421.71.3241.01.1+18
Judaism381.53.2351.53.1+3
Christian,nfd311.21.0231.00.9+8
Baptist281.10.7241.10.8+3
Hinduism271.10.4170.70.3+10

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
Highett Activity Centre - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total1,37354.858.81,42761.862.8-54
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1706.85.81165.05.3+53
Non-classifiable religious belief
411.60.8210.90.7+19
map this data in atlas.idNo religion75330.126.550421.920.5+249
Not stated
1676.78.123810.310.7-71

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% Greek Orthodox, City of Bayside: 3.4% Uniting Church, City of Bayside: 4.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Bayside: 2.6% Islam, City of Bayside: 0.5% Buddhism, City of Bayside: 1.3% Judaism, City of Bayside: 3.2% Christian,nfd, City of Bayside: 1.0% Baptist, City of Bayside: 0.7% Western (Roman) Catholic, Highett Activity Centre: 23.4% Anglican, Highett Activity Centre: 14.2% Greek Orthodox, Highett Activity Centre: 5.7% Uniting Church, Highett Activity Centre: 2.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, Highett Activity Centre: 2.9% Islam, Highett Activity Centre: 1.8% Buddhism, Highett Activity Centre: 1.7% Judaism, Highett Activity Centre: 1.5% Christian,nfd, Highett Activity Centre: 1.2% Baptist, Highett Activity Centre: 1.1%
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, Highett Activity Centre: -35 Anglican, Highett Activity Centre: -1 Greek Orthodox, Highett Activity Centre: +2 Uniting Church, Highett Activity Centre: -17 Presbyterian and Reformed, Highett Activity Centre: -19 Islam, Highett Activity Centre: +12 Buddhism, Highett Activity Centre: +18 Judaism, Highett Activity Centre: +3 Christian,nfd, Highett Activity Centre: +8 Baptist, Highett Activity Centre: +3
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 Highett Activity Centre 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, 61.6% of the population nominated a religion, and 30.1% said they had no religion, compared with 64.6% and 26.5% respectively for City of Bayside.

The largest single religion in Highett Activity Centre was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 23.4% of the population or 585 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Highett Activity Centre and City of Bayside were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (5.7% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (14.2% compared to 18.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Uniting Church (2.9% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (23.4% compared to 25.1%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Highett Activity Centre between 2006 and 2011.

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