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In Frankston Central, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+410) compared to non Christians and Christians in 2011.

Frankston Central'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.

Frankston Central'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
Frankston Central - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic2,08121.823.01,93721.222.5+144
Anglican1,35714.217.31,57417.218.8-218
Uniting Church3083.23.83884.24.0-80
Presbyterian and Reformed2702.83.32873.13.4-17
Christian,nfd2432.52.31691.81.6+74
Buddhism1611.71.21041.10.7+57
Greek Orthodox1441.51.51651.81.3-21
Baptist1371.41.5850.91.5+52
Pentecostal1181.21.0790.91.0+39
Islam1171.20.8911.00.7+26
Hinduism840.90.8490.50.5+35
Lutheran740.80.6891.00.7-15
Jehova's Witnesses460.50.4400.40.4+6
Judaism450.50.2320.30.1+13
Other Oriental Orthodox270.30.130.00.0+24
Paganism260.30.1210.20.1+5
Other Protestant240.30.2380.40.2-14
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)240.30.4270.30.4-3
Serbian Orthodox220.20.1190.20.1+3
Seventh Day Adventist210.20.290.10.2+12
Sikhism210.20.100.00.0+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
Frankston Central - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total4,98352.156.85,02754.957.2-44
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total4975.23.63634.02.4+134
Non-classifiable religious belief
1381.41.11251.41.0+13
map this data in atlas.idNo religion2,68028.028.92,27024.825.8+410
Not stated
1,26413.29.61,36915.013.7-105

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, Frankston City: 23.0% Anglican, Frankston City: 17.3% Uniting Church, Frankston City: 3.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, Frankston City: 3.3% Christian,nfd, Frankston City: 2.3% Buddhism, Frankston City: 1.2% Greek Orthodox, Frankston City: 1.5% Baptist, Frankston City: 1.5% Pentecostal, Frankston City: 1.0% Islam, Frankston City: 0.8% Western (Roman) Catholic, Frankston Central: 21.8% Anglican, Frankston Central: 14.2% Uniting Church, Frankston Central: 3.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, Frankston Central: 2.8% Christian,nfd, Frankston Central: 2.5% Buddhism, Frankston Central: 1.7% Greek Orthodox, Frankston Central: 1.5% Baptist, Frankston Central: 1.4% Pentecostal, Frankston Central: 1.2% Islam, Frankston Central: 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, Frankston Central: +144 Anglican, Frankston Central: -218 Uniting Church, Frankston Central: -80 Presbyterian and Reformed, Frankston Central: -17 Christian,nfd, Frankston Central: +74 Buddhism, Frankston Central: +57 Greek Orthodox, Frankston Central: -21 Baptist, Frankston Central: +52 Pentecostal, Frankston Central: +39 Islam, Frankston Central: +26
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 Frankston Central in 2011 compared to Frankston City shows that there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion as well as a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 57.3% of the population nominated a religion, and 28.0% said they had no religion, compared with 60.4% and 28.9% respectively for Frankston City.

The largest single religion in Frankston Central was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 21.8% of the population or 2,081 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Frankston Central and Frankston City were:

  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (14.2% compared to 17.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (21.8% compared to 23.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-218 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+144 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-80 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+74 persons)