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In Cranbourne South, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+66) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

Cranbourne South'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 South'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 South - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic39923.728.037222.128.5+27
Anglican35421.011.534820.712.7+6
Uniting Church875.23.1804.73.4+7
Presbyterian and Reformed744.42.6744.42.70
Christian,nfd372.22.9422.51.9-5
Greek Orthodox211.21.8130.81.8+8

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 South - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total1,03761.558.799959.559.7+38
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total311.813.730.28.7+28
Non-classifiable religious belief
120.70.7120.70.60
map this data in atlas.idNo religion49529.319.842925.520.1+66
Not stated
1126.67.123714.110.8-125

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% Uniting Church, City of Casey: 3.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Casey: 2.6% Christian,nfd, City of Casey: 2.9% Greek Orthodox, City of Casey: 1.8% Western (Roman) Catholic, Cranbourne South: 23.7% Anglican, Cranbourne South: 21.0% Uniting Church, Cranbourne South: 5.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, Cranbourne South: 4.4% Christian,nfd, Cranbourne South: 2.2% Greek Orthodox, Cranbourne South: 1.2%
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 South: +27 Anglican, Cranbourne South: +6 Uniting Church, Cranbourne South: +7 Presbyterian and Reformed, Cranbourne South: 0 Christian,nfd, Cranbourne South: -5 Greek Orthodox, Cranbourne South: +8
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 South 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, 63.3% of the population nominated a religion, and 29.3% said they had no religion, compared with 72.4% and 19.8% respectively for the City of Casey.

The largest single religion in Cranbourne South was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 23.7% of the population or 399 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (21.0% compared to 11.5%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Uniting Church (5.2% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Presbyterian and Reformed (4.4% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (23.7% compared to 28.0%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Cranbourne South between 2006 and 2011.