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In Frankston South, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+940) compared to non Christians and Christians in 2011.

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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's religion?'

Total population

Religion - Ranked by size
Frankston South - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic3,88022.023.03,75321.622.5+127
Anglican3,64220.717.33,78421.818.8-142
Uniting Church8484.83.89755.64.0-127
Presbyterian and Reformed6063.43.35933.43.4+13
Christian,nfd3371.92.32271.31.6+110
Baptist3191.81.53582.11.5-39
Greek Orthodox2711.51.52641.51.3+7
Buddhism1500.91.2990.60.7+51
Pentecostal1330.81.01300.71.0+3
Lutheran1030.60.61220.70.7-19
Jehova's Witnesses870.50.4640.40.4+23
Churches of Christ730.40.2460.30.3+27
Islam670.40.8560.30.7+11
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)560.30.4480.30.4+8
Judaism400.20.2130.10.1+27
Hinduism370.20.8240.10.5+13
Other Eastern Orthodox270.20.3230.10.2+4
Serbian Orthodox270.20.1200.10.1+7
Other Christian240.10.1100.10.1+14
Other Protestant240.10.2310.20.2-7
Salvation Army230.10.2200.10.3+3
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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 South - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total10,52759.756.810,53460.757.2-7
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total3381.93.62481.42.4+90
Non-classifiable religious belief
1430.81.11420.81.0+1
map this data in atlas.idNo religion5,12229.128.94,18224.125.8+940
Not stated
1,5018.59.62,24612.913.7-745

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% Baptist, Frankston City: 1.5% Greek Orthodox, Frankston City: 1.5% Buddhism, Frankston City: 1.2% Pentecostal, Frankston City: 1.0% Lutheran, Frankston City: 0.6% Western (Roman) Catholic, Frankston South: 22.0% Anglican, Frankston South: 20.7% Uniting Church, Frankston South: 4.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, Frankston South: 3.4% Christian,nfd, Frankston South: 1.9% Baptist, Frankston South: 1.8% Greek Orthodox, Frankston South: 1.5% Buddhism, Frankston South: 0.9% Pentecostal, Frankston South: 0.8% Lutheran, Frankston South: 0.6%
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 South: +127 Anglican, Frankston South: -142 Uniting Church, Frankston South: -127 Presbyterian and Reformed, Frankston South: +13 Christian,nfd, Frankston South: +110 Baptist, Frankston South: -39 Greek Orthodox, Frankston South: +7 Buddhism, Frankston South: +51 Pentecostal, Frankston South: +3 Lutheran, Frankston South: -19
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 South in 2011 compared to Frankston City shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a similar proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 61.6% of the population nominated a religion, and 29.1% said they had no religion, compared with 60.4% and 28.9% respectively for Frankston City.

The largest single religion in Frankston South was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 22.0% of the population or 3,880 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 (20.7% compared to 17.3%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Uniting Church (4.8% compared to 3.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (22.0% compared to 23.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-142 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+127 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-127 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+110 persons)