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In Frankston Central, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+1,462) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

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.

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
Frankston Central - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic1,75117.020.12,08021.823.0-330
Anglican1,06010.312.31,35614.217.3-297
Christian,nfd2592.52.92432.52.3+16
Uniting Church2582.52.63083.23.8-50
Presbyterian and Reformed2112.02.62702.83.3-59
Buddhism1811.81.21611.71.2+20
Greek Orthodox1611.61.51441.51.5+17
Hinduism1271.21.0840.90.8+43
Baptist1081.01.11371.41.5-29
Pentecostal1001.01.11181.21.0-18
Islam540.50.71171.20.8-63
Other Protestant380.40.3240.30.2+14
Russian Orthodox380.40.1190.20.1+19
Lutheran350.30.4740.80.6-39
Jehova's Witnesses320.30.3460.50.4-14
Sikhism310.30.2210.20.1+10
Judaism280.30.2450.50.2-17
Other Oriental Orthodox280.30.1270.30.1+1
Other Eastern Catholic220.20.100.00.0+22
Serbian Orthodox210.20.2220.20.1-1
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)190.20.4240.30.4-5
Wiccan/Witchcraft160.20.1120.10.1+4
Seventh Day Adventist150.10.2210.20.2-6
Other Non-Christian Religions120.10.190.10.1+3
Spiritualism100.10.190.10.1+1
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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
Frankston Central - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total4,17640.547.04,98352.156.8-807
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total4694.63.74965.23.6-28
Non-classifiable religious belief
1361.30.91381.41.1-2
map this data in atlas.idNo religion4,14240.239.32,68028.028.9+1,462
Not stated
1,31712.89.11,26313.29.6+53

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, Frankston City: 20.1% Anglican, Frankston City: 12.3% Christian,nfd, Frankston City: 2.9% Uniting Church, Frankston City: 2.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, Frankston City: 2.6% Buddhism, Frankston City: 1.2% Greek Orthodox, Frankston City: 1.5% Hinduism, Frankston City: 1.0% Baptist, Frankston City: 1.1% Pentecostal, Frankston City: 1.1% Western (Roman) Catholic, Frankston Central: 17.0% Anglican, Frankston Central: 10.3% Christian,nfd, Frankston Central: 2.5% Uniting Church, Frankston Central: 2.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, Frankston Central: 2.0% Buddhism, Frankston Central: 1.8% Greek Orthodox, Frankston Central: 1.6% Hinduism, Frankston Central: 1.2% Baptist, Frankston Central: 1.0% Pentecostal, Frankston Central: 1.0%
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, Frankston Central: -330 Anglican, Frankston Central: -297 Christian,nfd, Frankston Central: +16 Uniting Church, Frankston Central: -50 Presbyterian and Reformed, Frankston Central: -59 Buddhism, Frankston Central: +20 Greek Orthodox, Frankston Central: +17 Hinduism, Frankston Central: +43 Baptist, Frankston Central: -29 Pentecostal, Frankston Central: -18
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 Frankston Central in 2016 compared to Frankston City shows that there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion and a higher proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 45.1% of the population nominated a religion, and 40.2% said they had no religion, compared with 50.8% and 39.3% respectively for Frankston City.

The largest single religion in Frankston Central was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 17.0% of the population or 1,751 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 Western (Roman) Catholic (17.0% compared to 20.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (10.3% compared to 12.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-330 persons)
  • Anglican (-297 persons)
  • Islam (-63 persons)
  • Presbyterian and Reformed (-59 persons)
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