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In Cranbourne East, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (+2,142) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2011.

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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's religion?'

Total population

Religion - Ranked by size
Cranbourne East - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic1,96924.828.01,03625.528.5+933
Anglican1,10013.811.566316.312.7+437
Hinduism2573.22.8461.11.4+211
Uniting Church2503.13.11593.93.4+91
Buddhism2262.83.9350.93.0+191
Presbyterian and Reformed2202.82.61213.02.7+99
Christian,nfd2012.52.9751.81.9+126
Pentecostal1972.52.0411.01.9+156
Islam1772.25.5421.03.5+134
Baptist1241.61.7491.21.6+75
Sikhism1211.51.030.10.4+118
Greek Orthodox991.31.8711.71.8+29
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)680.80.5411.00.5+26
Jehova's Witnesses460.60.3160.40.4+30
Lutheran440.50.5150.40.5+29
Other Protestant330.40.4110.30.3+22
Seventh Day Adventist320.40.5170.40.4+15
Churches of Christ230.30.3100.20.4+13
Other Eastern Orthodox220.30.660.10.6+16
Other Oriental Orthodox200.30.100.00.0+20
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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
Cranbourne East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total4,50256.658.72,36058.159.7+2,142
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total82710.413.71263.18.7+702
Non-classifiable religious belief
550.70.7491.20.6+5
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,96024.719.81,03625.520.1+924
Not stated
6067.67.148912.110.8+117

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 Casey: 28.0% Anglican, City of Casey: 11.5% Hinduism, City of Casey: 2.8% Uniting Church, City of Casey: 3.1% Buddhism, City of Casey: 3.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Casey: 2.6% Christian,nfd, City of Casey: 2.9% Pentecostal, City of Casey: 2.0% Islam, City of Casey: 5.5% Baptist, City of Casey: 1.7% Western (Roman) Catholic, Cranbourne East: 24.8% Anglican, Cranbourne East: 13.8% Hinduism, Cranbourne East: 3.2% Uniting Church, Cranbourne East: 3.1% Buddhism, Cranbourne East: 2.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, Cranbourne East: 2.8% Christian,nfd, Cranbourne East: 2.5% Pentecostal, Cranbourne East: 2.5% Islam, Cranbourne East: 2.2% Baptist, Cranbourne East: 1.6%
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, Cranbourne East: +933 Anglican, Cranbourne East: +437 Hinduism, Cranbourne East: +211 Uniting Church, Cranbourne East: +91 Buddhism, Cranbourne East: +191 Presbyterian and Reformed, Cranbourne East: +99 Christian,nfd, Cranbourne East: +126 Pentecostal, Cranbourne East: +156 Islam, Cranbourne East: +134 Baptist, Cranbourne East: +75
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 Cranbourne East in 2011 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, 67.0% of the population nominated a religion, and 24.7% said they had no religion, compared with 72.4% and 19.8% respectively for the City of Casey.

The largest single religion in Cranbourne East was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 24.8% of the population or 1,969 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 Anglican (13.8% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (2.2% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (24.8% compared to 28.0%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (2.8% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+933 persons)
  • Anglican (+437 persons)
  • Hinduism (+211 persons)
  • Buddhism (+191 persons)