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In Newport East, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+247) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

Newport East'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.

Newport East'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
Newport East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic1,12527.030.71,12727.232.7-2
Anglican45210.89.956213.611.1-110
Greek Orthodox1774.34.62024.94.8-25
Uniting Church1493.62.81774.33.5-28
Presbyterian and Reformed962.32.2962.32.50
Macedonian Orthodox721.71.0781.91.1-6
Buddhism631.52.7451.12.8+18
Christian,nfd441.11.4561.41.0-12
Other Eastern Orthodox370.91.0370.91.10
Hinduism340.81.700.00.5+34
Lutheran340.80.8290.70.9+6
Islam320.84.7461.14.3-14
Baptist300.71.5380.91.2-8
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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
Newport East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total2,28254.758.72,45259.362.8-171
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1623.910.61122.78.2+50
Non-classifiable religious belief
360.90.8250.60.7+11
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,29431.122.01,04825.318.5+247
Not stated
3929.47.850112.19.9-109

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, Hobsons Bay City: 30.7% Anglican, Hobsons Bay City: 9.9% Greek Orthodox, Hobsons Bay City: 4.6% Uniting Church, Hobsons Bay City: 2.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, Hobsons Bay City: 2.2% Macedonian Orthodox, Hobsons Bay City: 1.0% Buddhism, Hobsons Bay City: 2.7% Christian,nfd, Hobsons Bay City: 1.4% Other Eastern Orthodox, Hobsons Bay City: 1.0% Hinduism, Hobsons Bay City: 1.7% Western (Roman) Catholic, Newport East: 27.0% Anglican, Newport East: 10.8% Greek Orthodox, Newport East: 4.3% Uniting Church, Newport East: 3.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, Newport East: 2.3% Macedonian Orthodox, Newport East: 1.7% Buddhism, Newport East: 1.5% Christian,nfd, Newport East: 1.1% Other Eastern Orthodox, Newport East: 0.9% Hinduism, Newport East: 0.8%
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, Newport East: -2 Anglican, Newport East: -110 Greek Orthodox, Newport East: -25 Uniting Church, Newport East: -28 Presbyterian and Reformed, Newport East: 0 Macedonian Orthodox, Newport East: -6 Buddhism, Newport East: +18 Christian,nfd, Newport East: -12 Other Eastern Orthodox, Newport East: 0 Hinduism, Newport East: +34
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 Newport East in 2011 compared to Hobsons Bay 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, 58.6% of the population nominated a religion, and 31.1% said they had no religion, compared with 69.3% and 22.0% respectively for Hobsons Bay City.

The largest single religion in Newport East was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 27.0% of the population or 1,125 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Newport East and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (0.8% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (27.0% compared to 30.7%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (1.5% compared to 2.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-110 persons)
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