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In Frankston Heights, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+516) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

Frankston Heights'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 Heights'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 Heights - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic2,63621.623.02,64321.922.5-7
Anglican2,15517.717.32,33419.418.8-179
Uniting Church4683.83.85174.34.0-49
Presbyterian and Reformed3993.33.34333.63.4-34
Christian,nfd2622.22.31991.71.6+63
Greek Orthodox1991.61.52031.71.3-4
Baptist1771.41.51941.61.5-17
Buddhism1441.21.2580.50.7+86
Pentecostal1301.11.01161.01.0+14
Islam850.70.8970.80.7-13
Lutheran810.70.6970.80.7-16
Hinduism550.40.8160.10.5+39
Other Protestant540.40.2300.20.2+24
Other Eastern Orthodox430.40.3280.20.2+15
Judaism420.30.2230.20.1+19
Churches of Christ420.30.2490.40.3-7
Jehova's Witnesses400.30.4420.30.4-2
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)400.30.4410.30.4-2
Other Non-Christian Religions270.20.160.00.1+21
Other Oriental Orthodox220.20.100.00.0+22
Russian Orthodox210.20.130.00.1+18
Salvation Army200.20.2190.20.3+1
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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 Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total6,82556.056.86,99958.157.2-174
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total4143.43.62412.02.4+173
Non-classifiable religious belief
1631.31.11130.91.0+50
map this data in atlas.idNo religion3,66430.028.93,14826.125.8+516
Not stated
1,1299.39.61,54612.813.7-417

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% Greek Orthodox, Frankston City: 1.5% Baptist, Frankston City: 1.5% Buddhism, Frankston City: 1.2% Pentecostal, Frankston City: 1.0% Islam, Frankston City: 0.8% Western (Roman) Catholic, Frankston Heights: 21.6% Anglican, Frankston Heights: 17.7% Uniting Church, Frankston Heights: 3.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, Frankston Heights: 3.3% Christian,nfd, Frankston Heights: 2.2% Greek Orthodox, Frankston Heights: 1.6% Baptist, Frankston Heights: 1.4% Buddhism, Frankston Heights: 1.2% Pentecostal, Frankston Heights: 1.1% Islam, Frankston Heights: 0.7%
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 Heights: -7 Anglican, Frankston Heights: -179 Uniting Church, Frankston Heights: -49 Presbyterian and Reformed, Frankston Heights: -34 Christian,nfd, Frankston Heights: +63 Greek Orthodox, Frankston Heights: -4 Baptist, Frankston Heights: -17 Buddhism, Frankston Heights: +86 Pentecostal, Frankston Heights: +14 Islam, Frankston Heights: -13
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 Heights in 2011 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, 59.4% of the population nominated a religion, and 30.0% said they had no religion, compared with 60.4% and 28.9% respectively for Frankston City.

The largest single religion in Frankston Heights was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 21.6% of the population or 2,636 people as adherents.

The major difference between the religious affiliation for the population of Frankston Heights and Frankston City was:

  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (21.6% compared to 23.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-179 persons)
  • Buddhism (+86 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+63 persons)