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In Cranbourne, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+1,315) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

Cranbourne'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.

Cranbourne'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.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of individual religion groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's religion?'

Total population

Religion - Ranked by size
Cranbourne - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic4,27421.323.74,78225.728.0-508
Anglican2,03610.17.92,61414.011.5-578
Islam8864.47.45012.75.5+385
Christian,nfd7343.73.74552.42.9+279
Hinduism7193.64.24042.22.8+315
Buddhism5212.64.64282.33.9+93
Presbyterian and Reformed5002.51.96723.62.6-172
Sikhism4802.42.11000.51.0+380
Uniting Church4182.12.26013.23.1-183
Pentecostal3481.72.02921.62.0+56
Greek Orthodox2571.31.62311.21.8+26
Baptist1570.81.42231.21.7-66
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)1280.60.51310.70.5-3
Other Protestant1030.50.5550.30.4+48
Seventh Day Adventist1030.50.4690.40.5+34
Lutheran460.20.2870.50.5-41
Jehova's Witnesses450.20.3450.20.30
Salvation Army400.20.1790.40.2-39
Other Non-Christian Religions340.20.2290.20.1+5
Serbian Orthodox310.20.6370.20.7-6
Coptic Orthodox290.10.3310.20.3-2
Other Oriental Orthodox220.10.230.00.1+19
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. 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
Cranbourne - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total9,37146.648.610,57556.858.7-1,204
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total2,67813.318.71,5308.213.7+1,148
Non-classifiable religious belief
1360.70.52331.30.7-97
map this data in atlas.idNo religion5,84829.124.54,53324.419.8+1,315
Not stated
1,9179.57.61,7449.47.1+173

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Religion, 2016
Religion, 2016 Western (Roman) Catholic, City of Casey: 23.7% Anglican, City of Casey: 7.9% Islam, City of Casey: 7.4% Christian,nfd, City of Casey: 3.7% Hinduism, City of Casey: 4.2% Buddhism, City of Casey: 4.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Casey: 1.9% Sikhism, City of Casey: 2.1% Uniting Church, City of Casey: 2.2% Pentecostal, City of Casey: 2.0% Western (Roman) Catholic, Cranbourne: 21.3% Anglican, Cranbourne: 10.1% Islam, Cranbourne: 4.4% Christian,nfd, Cranbourne: 3.7% Hinduism, Cranbourne: 3.6% Buddhism, Cranbourne: 2.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, Cranbourne: 2.5% Sikhism, Cranbourne: 2.4% Uniting Church, Cranbourne: 2.1% Pentecostal, Cranbourne: 1.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in religion, 2011 to 2016
Change in religion, 2011 to 2016 Western (Roman) Catholic, Cranbourne: -508 Anglican, Cranbourne: -578 Islam, Cranbourne: +385 Christian,nfd, Cranbourne: +279 Hinduism, Cranbourne: +315 Buddhism, Cranbourne: +93 Presbyterian and Reformed, Cranbourne: -172 Sikhism, Cranbourne: +380 Uniting Church, Cranbourne: -183 Pentecostal, Cranbourne: +56
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Cranbourne in 2016 compared to the City of Casey shows that there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion and a higher proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 60.0% of the population nominated a religion, and 29.1% said they had no religion, compared with 67.3% and 24.5% respectively for the City of Casey.

The largest single religion in Cranbourne was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 21.3% of the population or 4,274 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Cranbourne and the City of Casey were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (10.1% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (4.4% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (21.3% compared to 23.7%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (2.6% compared to 4.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Cranbourne between 2011 and 2016 were for those who nominated:

  • Anglican (-578 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-508 persons)
  • Islam (+385 persons)
  • Sikhism (+380 persons)
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