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In Frankston North, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+120) compared to non Christians and Christians in 2011.

Frankston North'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 North'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 North - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic1,08919.323.01,08819.822.5+1
Anglican88315.717.393116.918.8-48
Presbyterian and Reformed2764.93.32434.43.4+33
Uniting Church1512.73.81051.94.0+46
Christian,nfd1482.62.3891.61.6+59
Greek Orthodox711.31.5581.11.3+13
Buddhism591.01.2280.50.7+31
Baptist530.91.5831.51.5-30
Islam420.70.8541.00.7-12
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)380.70.4390.70.4-1
Pentecostal370.71.0731.31.0-36
Hinduism310.60.850.10.5+26
Lutheran290.50.6390.70.7-10
Serbian Orthodox250.40.1170.30.1+8
Salvation Army220.40.2260.50.3-4
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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 North - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total2,92952.056.82,88752.557.2+42
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1953.53.61142.12.4+81
Non-classifiable religious belief
961.71.1771.41.0+19
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,68229.928.91,56228.425.8+120
Not stated
72612.99.685615.613.7-130

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% Presbyterian and Reformed, Frankston City: 3.3% Uniting Church, Frankston City: 3.8% Christian,nfd, Frankston City: 2.3% Greek Orthodox, Frankston City: 1.5% Buddhism, Frankston City: 1.2% Baptist, Frankston City: 1.5% Islam, Frankston City: 0.8% Latter Day Saints (Mormons), Frankston City: 0.4% Western (Roman) Catholic, Frankston North: 19.3% Anglican, Frankston North: 15.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, Frankston North: 4.9% Uniting Church, Frankston North: 2.7% Christian,nfd, Frankston North: 2.6% Greek Orthodox, Frankston North: 1.3% Buddhism, Frankston North: 1.0% Baptist, Frankston North: 0.9% Islam, Frankston North: 0.7% Latter Day Saints (Mormons), Frankston North: 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 North: +1 Anglican, Frankston North: -48 Presbyterian and Reformed, Frankston North: +33 Uniting Church, Frankston North: +46 Christian,nfd, Frankston North: +59 Greek Orthodox, Frankston North: +13 Buddhism, Frankston North: +31 Baptist, Frankston North: -30 Islam, Frankston North: -12 Latter Day Saints (Mormons), Frankston North: -1
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 North 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, 55.5% of the population nominated a religion, and 29.9% said they had no religion, compared with 60.4% and 28.9% respectively for Frankston City.

The largest single religion in Frankston North was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 19.3% of the population or 1,089 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Presbyterian and Reformed (4.9% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (19.3% compared to 23.0%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (15.7% compared to 17.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Uniting Church (2.7% compared to 3.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the religious affiliation of the population in Frankston North between 2006 and 2011 was for those who nominated:

  • Christian,nfd (+59 persons)