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In Cranbourne East, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (+5,978) compared to non Christians and the non religious in 2016.

Cranbourne East'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 East'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 East - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic4,94021.923.71,96924.828.0+2,972
Anglican1,8298.17.91,10013.811.5+730
Hinduism1,6497.34.22563.22.8+1,392
Sikhism1,0364.62.11211.51.0+915
Buddhism1,0244.54.62252.83.9+799
Islam9384.27.41762.25.5+761
Christian,nfd9004.03.72002.52.9+700
Pentecostal5882.62.01972.52.0+391
Presbyterian and Reformed4842.11.92202.82.6+264
Uniting Church4091.82.22493.13.1+160
Baptist2741.21.41231.61.7+150
Greek Orthodox2171.01.6991.31.8+118
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)1910.80.5670.80.5+124
Other Protestant1180.50.5330.40.4+85
Other Eastern Catholic870.40.200.00.0+87
Other Oriental Orthodox840.40.2200.30.1+64
Jehova's Witnesses730.30.3460.60.3+27
Seventh Day Adventist700.30.4310.40.5+38
Coptic Orthodox580.30.3180.20.3+40
Lutheran410.20.2430.50.5-3
Salvation Army310.10.1130.20.2+17
Other Non-Christian Religions290.10.290.10.1+20
Serbian Orthodox250.10.660.10.7+19
Judaism240.10.1100.10.1+14
Churches of Christ240.10.2220.30.3+1
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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 East - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total10,48046.548.64,50256.658.7+5,978
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total4,71220.918.782710.413.7+3,885
Non-classifiable religious belief
1200.50.5540.70.7+65
map this data in atlas.idNo religion5,69125.224.51,96024.719.8+3,731
Not stated
1,4966.67.66067.67.1+890

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% Hinduism, City of Casey: 4.2% Sikhism, City of Casey: 2.1% Buddhism, City of Casey: 4.6% Islam, City of Casey: 7.4% Christian,nfd, City of Casey: 3.7% Pentecostal, City of Casey: 2.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Casey: 1.9% Uniting Church, City of Casey: 2.2% Western (Roman) Catholic, Cranbourne East: 21.9% Anglican, Cranbourne East: 8.1% Hinduism, Cranbourne East: 7.3% Sikhism, Cranbourne East: 4.6% Buddhism, Cranbourne East: 4.5% Islam, Cranbourne East: 4.2% Christian,nfd, Cranbourne East: 4.0% Pentecostal, Cranbourne East: 2.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, Cranbourne East: 2.1% Uniting Church, Cranbourne East: 1.8%
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 East: +2,972 Anglican, Cranbourne East: +730 Hinduism, Cranbourne East: +1,392 Sikhism, Cranbourne East: +915 Buddhism, Cranbourne East: +799 Islam, Cranbourne East: +761 Christian,nfd, Cranbourne East: +700 Pentecostal, Cranbourne East: +391 Presbyterian and Reformed, Cranbourne East: +264 Uniting Church, Cranbourne East: +160
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 East in 2016 compared to the City of Casey shows that there was a similar proportion of people who professed a religion and a higher proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 67.3% of the population nominated a religion, and 25.2% said they had no religion, compared with 67.3% and 24.5% respectively for the City of Casey.

The largest single religion in Cranbourne East was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 21.9% of the population or 4,940 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Hinduism (7.3% compared to 4.2%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Sikhism (4.6% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (4.2% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (21.9% compared to 23.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+2,972 persons)
  • Hinduism (+1,392 persons)
  • Sikhism (+915 persons)
  • Buddhism (+799 persons)
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