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In Cranbourne West, the number of non Christians experienced the greatest change (+2,284) compared to the non religious and Christians in 2016.

Cranbourne West'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 West'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 West - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic3,11020.623.72,06223.628.0+1,048
Hinduism1,0657.14.23403.92.8+725
Anglican1,0256.87.91,06912.211.5-44
Islam8635.77.43143.65.5+549
Sikhism7234.82.11151.31.0+608
Buddhism6664.44.62943.43.9+372
Christian,nfd5313.53.72963.42.9+235
Uniting Church2982.02.23133.63.1-15
Presbyterian and Reformed2791.91.92703.12.6+9
Pentecostal2371.62.01651.92.0+72
Greek Orthodox2041.41.6981.11.8+106
Baptist1430.91.41001.11.7+43
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)1360.90.51391.60.5-3
Other Protestant1170.80.5450.50.4+72
Seventh Day Adventist550.40.4180.20.5+37
Jehova's Witnesses460.30.3500.60.3-4
Serbian Orthodox290.20.6100.10.7+19
Coptic Orthodox240.20.3120.10.3+12
Other Oriental Orthodox220.10.230.00.1+19
Lutheran210.10.2430.50.5-22
Salvation Army200.10.1230.30.2-3
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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 West - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total6,37642.348.64,81355.058.7+1,563
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total3,37822.418.71,09412.513.7+2,284
Non-classifiable religious belief
1060.70.5941.10.7+12
map this data in atlas.idNo religion4,01026.624.51,99722.819.8+2,013
Not stated
1,1247.57.67468.57.1+378

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% Hinduism, City of Casey: 4.2% Anglican, City of Casey: 7.9% Islam, City of Casey: 7.4% Sikhism, City of Casey: 2.1% Buddhism, City of Casey: 4.6% Christian,nfd, City of Casey: 3.7% Uniting Church, City of Casey: 2.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Casey: 1.9% Pentecostal, City of Casey: 2.0% Western (Roman) Catholic, Cranbourne West: 20.6% Hinduism, Cranbourne West: 7.1% Anglican, Cranbourne West: 6.8% Islam, Cranbourne West: 5.7% Sikhism, Cranbourne West: 4.8% Buddhism, Cranbourne West: 4.4% Christian,nfd, Cranbourne West: 3.5% Uniting Church, Cranbourne West: 2.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, Cranbourne West: 1.9% Pentecostal, Cranbourne West: 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 West: +1,048 Hinduism, Cranbourne West: +725 Anglican, Cranbourne West: -44 Islam, Cranbourne West: +549 Sikhism, Cranbourne West: +608 Buddhism, Cranbourne West: +372 Christian,nfd, Cranbourne West: +235 Uniting Church, Cranbourne West: -15 Presbyterian and Reformed, Cranbourne West: +9 Pentecostal, Cranbourne West: +72
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 West 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, 64.7% of the population nominated a religion, and 26.6% said they had no religion, compared with 67.3% and 24.5% respectively for the City of Casey.

The largest single religion in Cranbourne West was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 20.6% of the population or 3,110 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Hinduism (7.1% compared to 4.2%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Sikhism (4.8% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (20.6% compared to 23.7%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (5.7% compared to 7.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+1,048 persons)
  • Hinduism (+725 persons)
  • Sikhism (+608 persons)
  • Islam (+549 persons)
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