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In Cranbourne North, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (+2,773) compared to non Christians and the non religious in 2011.

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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's religion?'

Total population

Religion - Ranked by size
Cranbourne North - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic3,94727.128.02,49725.828.5+1,450
Anglican1,71011.711.51,40714.512.7+303
Islam6824.75.51311.43.5+551
Hinduism4983.42.8570.61.4+441
Buddhism4503.13.91641.73.0+286
Presbyterian and Reformed4272.92.62762.82.7+151
Christian,nfd4112.82.91551.61.9+256
Uniting Church3742.63.12983.13.4+76
Pentecostal2952.02.01851.91.9+110
Greek Orthodox1961.31.81151.21.8+81
Baptist1891.31.71121.21.6+77
Sikhism1601.11.0300.30.4+130
Lutheran830.60.5500.50.5+33
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)710.50.5600.60.5+11
Other Protestant690.50.4140.10.3+55
Other Eastern Orthodox510.30.6240.20.6+27
Churches of Christ450.30.3150.20.4+30
Seventh Day Adventist400.30.5190.20.4+21
Serbian Orthodox340.20.7100.10.7+24
Jehova's Witnesses340.20.3410.40.4-7
Judaism340.20.1130.10.0+21
Russian Orthodox290.20.2190.20.2+10
Salvation Army280.20.2200.20.3+8
Coptic Orthodox230.20.340.00.2+19
Other Christian210.10.130.00.1+18
Other Oriental Orthodox210.10.100.00.0+21
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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 North - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total8,10855.658.75,33555.059.7+2,773
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1,86212.813.74194.38.7+1,443
Non-classifiable religious belief
1200.80.7510.50.6+69
map this data in atlas.idNo religion3,28822.619.82,75528.420.1+533
Not stated
1,1978.27.11,13111.710.8+66

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% Islam, City of Casey: 5.5% Hinduism, City of Casey: 2.8% Buddhism, City of Casey: 3.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Casey: 2.6% Christian,nfd, City of Casey: 2.9% Uniting Church, City of Casey: 3.1% Pentecostal, City of Casey: 2.0% Greek Orthodox, City of Casey: 1.8% Western (Roman) Catholic, Cranbourne North: 27.1% Anglican, Cranbourne North: 11.7% Islam, Cranbourne North: 4.7% Hinduism, Cranbourne North: 3.4% Buddhism, Cranbourne North: 3.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, Cranbourne North: 2.9% Christian,nfd, Cranbourne North: 2.8% Uniting Church, Cranbourne North: 2.6% Pentecostal, Cranbourne North: 2.0% Greek Orthodox, Cranbourne North: 1.3%
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 North: +1,450 Anglican, Cranbourne North: +303 Islam, Cranbourne North: +551 Hinduism, Cranbourne North: +441 Buddhism, Cranbourne North: +286 Presbyterian and Reformed, Cranbourne North: +151 Christian,nfd, Cranbourne North: +256 Uniting Church, Cranbourne North: +76 Pentecostal, Cranbourne North: +110 Greek Orthodox, Cranbourne North: +81
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 North 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, 68.4% of the population nominated a religion, and 22.6% said they had no religion, compared with 72.4% and 19.8% respectively for the City of Casey.

The largest single religion in Cranbourne North was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 27.1% of the population or 3,947 people as adherents.

There were no major differences between Cranbourne North and City of Casey in 2011.

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+1,450 persons)
  • Islam (+551 persons)
  • Hinduism (+441 persons)
  • Anglican (+303 persons)