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In Cranbourne North, the number of non Christians experienced the greatest change (+2,517) compared to the non religious and Christians in 2016.

Cranbourne North'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 North'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 North - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic4,51922.523.73,94727.128.0+572
Islam1,5527.77.46824.75.5+870
Anglican1,5137.57.91,71011.711.5-197
Buddhism1,1375.74.64503.13.9+687
Hinduism1,0965.44.24983.42.8+598
Christian,nfd7043.53.74112.82.9+293
Sikhism5512.72.11601.11.0+391
Pentecostal4202.12.02952.02.0+125
Presbyterian and Reformed3871.91.94272.92.6-40
Uniting Church3131.62.23742.63.1-61
Baptist2211.11.41891.31.7+32
Greek Orthodox1971.01.61961.31.8+1
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)1110.60.5710.50.5+40
Other Protestant740.40.5690.50.4+5
Jehova's Witnesses740.40.3340.20.3+40
Seventh Day Adventist710.40.4400.30.5+31
Other Oriental Orthodox600.30.2210.10.1+39
Serbian Orthodox540.30.6340.20.7+20
Coptic Orthodox430.20.3230.20.3+20
Other Eastern Catholic400.20.230.00.0+37
Salvation Army320.20.1280.20.2+4
Judaism250.10.1340.20.1-9
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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 North - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total8,92744.448.68,10855.658.7+819
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total4,37921.818.71,86212.813.7+2,517
Non-classifiable religious belief
770.40.51200.80.7-43
map this data in atlas.idNo religion5,05525.124.53,28822.619.8+1,767
Not stated
1,5417.77.61,1978.27.1+344

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% Islam, City of Casey: 7.4% Anglican, City of Casey: 7.9% Buddhism, City of Casey: 4.6% Hinduism, City of Casey: 4.2% Christian,nfd, City of Casey: 3.7% Sikhism, City of Casey: 2.1% 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 North: 22.5% Islam, Cranbourne North: 7.7% Anglican, Cranbourne North: 7.5% Buddhism, Cranbourne North: 5.7% Hinduism, Cranbourne North: 5.4% Christian,nfd, Cranbourne North: 3.5% Sikhism, Cranbourne North: 2.7% Pentecostal, Cranbourne North: 2.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, Cranbourne North: 1.9% Uniting Church, Cranbourne North: 1.6%
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 North: +572 Islam, Cranbourne North: +870 Anglican, Cranbourne North: -197 Buddhism, Cranbourne North: +687 Hinduism, Cranbourne North: +598 Christian,nfd, Cranbourne North: +293 Sikhism, Cranbourne North: +391 Pentecostal, Cranbourne North: +125 Presbyterian and Reformed, Cranbourne North: -40 Uniting Church, Cranbourne North: -61
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 North 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, 66.1% of the population nominated a religion, and 25.1% said they had no religion, compared with 67.3% and 24.5% respectively for the City of Casey.

The largest single religion in Cranbourne North was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 22.5% of the population or 4,519 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Hinduism (5.4% compared to 4.2%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Buddhism (5.7% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (22.5% compared to 23.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Islam (+870 persons)
  • Buddhism (+687 persons)
  • Hinduism (+598 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+572 persons)
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