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In Frankston South, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+2,138) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

Frankston South'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 South'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 South - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic3,53819.420.13,88022.023.0-342
Anglican2,75915.212.33,64220.717.3-883
Uniting Church6553.62.68484.83.8-193
Presbyterian and Reformed5052.82.66063.43.3-101
Christian,nfd4342.42.93371.92.3+97
Greek Orthodox3371.91.52711.51.5+66
Baptist2351.31.13191.81.5-84
Pentecostal1670.91.11330.81.0+34
Buddhism1150.61.21500.91.2-35
Other Eastern Catholic650.40.100.00.0+65
Lutheran620.30.41030.60.6-41
Hinduism600.31.0370.20.8+23
Other Protestant540.30.3240.10.2+30
Jehova's Witnesses520.30.3870.50.4-35
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)490.30.4560.30.4-7
Islam450.20.7670.40.8-22
Churches of Christ430.20.2730.40.2-30
Serbian Orthodox290.20.2270.20.1+2
Other Oriental Orthodox230.10.1100.10.1+13
Salvation Army160.10.2230.10.2-7
Spiritualism150.10.130.00.1+12
Judaism150.10.2400.20.2-25
Russian Orthodox150.10.1150.10.10
Other Non-Christian Religions100.10.190.10.1+1
Seventh Day Adventist100.10.260.00.2+4
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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 South - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total9,06949.847.010,52759.756.8-1,458
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total2601.43.73381.93.6-78
Non-classifiable religious belief
1270.70.91430.81.1-16
map this data in atlas.idNo religion7,26039.939.35,12229.128.9+2,138
Not stated
1,3697.59.11,5018.59.6-132

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% Uniting Church, Frankston City: 2.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, Frankston City: 2.6% Christian,nfd, Frankston City: 2.9% Greek Orthodox, Frankston City: 1.5% Baptist, Frankston City: 1.1% Pentecostal, Frankston City: 1.1% Buddhism, Frankston City: 1.2% Other Eastern Catholic, Frankston City: 0.1% Western (Roman) Catholic, Frankston South: 19.4% Anglican, Frankston South: 15.2% Uniting Church, Frankston South: 3.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, Frankston South: 2.8% Christian,nfd, Frankston South: 2.4% Greek Orthodox, Frankston South: 1.9% Baptist, Frankston South: 1.3% Pentecostal, Frankston South: 0.9% Buddhism, Frankston South: 0.6% Other Eastern Catholic, Frankston South: 0.4%
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 South: -342 Anglican, Frankston South: -883 Uniting Church, Frankston South: -193 Presbyterian and Reformed, Frankston South: -101 Christian,nfd, Frankston South: +97 Greek Orthodox, Frankston South: +66 Baptist, Frankston South: -84 Pentecostal, Frankston South: +34 Buddhism, Frankston South: -35 Other Eastern Catholic, Frankston South: +65
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 South in 2016 compared to Frankston City shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion as well as a higher proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 51.3% of the population nominated a religion, and 39.9% said they had no religion, compared with 50.8% and 39.3% respectively for Frankston City.

The largest single religion in Frankston South was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 19.4% of the population or 3,538 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (15.2% compared to 12.3%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Uniting Church (3.6% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-883 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-342 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-193 persons)
  • Presbyterian and Reformed (-101 persons)
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