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Religion

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In the City of Manningham, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+11,343) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

The City of Manningham'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.

The City of Manningham'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
City of Manningham - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic25,87022.323.229,15126.227.1-3,281
Greek Orthodox9,4048.13.510,4469.44.0-1,042
Anglican8,4757.37.611,0719.910.8-2,596
Buddhism4,6704.03.84,6434.24.0+27
Uniting Church3,3872.92.34,4434.03.4-1,056
Christian,nfd3,1502.72.62,3102.11.9+840
Baptist2,7022.31.32,8432.61.5-141
Islam2,5872.24.22,3622.13.6+225
Presbyterian and Reformed2,1581.91.62,5592.32.1-401
Hinduism1,7361.52.91,3041.22.0+432
Pentecostal1,3941.20.91,2691.10.9+125
Other Protestant8470.70.45300.50.3+317
Coptic Orthodox6330.50.25470.50.2+86
Sikhism5960.51.14830.40.7+113
Lutheran5280.50.38740.80.6-346
Macedonian Orthodox3920.30.44680.40.5-76
Baha'i3770.30.13500.30.1+27
Judaism3570.30.95460.51.1-189
Churches of Christ3120.30.24900.40.2-178
Salvation Army1670.10.11940.20.2-27
Maronite Catholic1660.10.12470.20.1-81
Other Eastern Orthodox1470.10.14440.40.5-297
Seventh Day Adventist1470.10.21300.10.2+17
Jehova's Witnesses1410.10.21570.10.3-16
Other Non-Christian Religions1300.10.11220.10.1+8
Serbian Orthodox1290.10.21590.10.3-30
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)1120.10.21210.10.2-9
Russian Orthodox980.10.11130.10.1-15
Chinese and Japanese Religions970.10.0670.10.0+30
Other Eastern Catholic900.10.2760.10.1+14
Other Christian780.10.1720.10.1+6
Other Oriental Orthodox720.10.1840.10.1-12
Armenian Apostolic710.10.0610.10.0+10
Spiritualism280.00.0270.00.1+1
Paganism240.00.0290.00.1-5
Christadelphian140.00.0190.00.0-5
Wiccan/Witchcraft140.00.0190.00.0-5
Brethren100.00.01650.10.1-155
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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
City of Manningham - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total60,69852.246.369,06262.155.8-8,364
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total10,6229.113.29,9899.011.8+633
Non-classifiable religious belief
5300.50.66340.60.9-104
map this data in atlas.idNo religion35,95530.931.324,61222.123.5+11,343
Not stated
8,4407.38.66,9996.38.1+1,441

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, Greater Melbourne: 23.2% Greek Orthodox, Greater Melbourne: 3.5% Anglican, Greater Melbourne: 7.6% Buddhism, Greater Melbourne: 3.8% Uniting Church, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% Christian,nfd, Greater Melbourne: 2.6% Baptist, Greater Melbourne: 1.3% Islam, Greater Melbourne: 4.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, Greater Melbourne: 1.6% Hinduism, Greater Melbourne: 2.9% Western (Roman) Catholic, City of Manningham: 22.3% Greek Orthodox, City of Manningham: 8.1% Anglican, City of Manningham: 7.3% Buddhism, City of Manningham: 4.0% Uniting Church, City of Manningham: 2.9% Christian,nfd, City of Manningham: 2.7% Baptist, City of Manningham: 2.3% Islam, City of Manningham: 2.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Manningham: 1.9% Hinduism, City of Manningham: 1.5%
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, City of Manningham: -3,281 Greek Orthodox, City of Manningham: -1,042 Anglican, City of Manningham: -2,596 Buddhism, City of Manningham: +27 Uniting Church, City of Manningham: -1,056 Christian,nfd, City of Manningham: +840 Baptist, City of Manningham: -141 Islam, City of Manningham: +225 Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Manningham: -401 Hinduism, City of Manningham: +432
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 the City of Manningham in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a similar proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 61.3% of the population nominated a religion, and 30.9% said they had no religion, compared with 59.5% and 31.3% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The largest single religion in the City of Manningham was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 22.3% of the population or 25,870 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of the City of Manningham and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (8.1% compared to 3.5%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Baptist (2.3% compared to 1.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (2.2% compared to 4.2%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Hinduism (1.5% compared to 2.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-3,281 persons)
  • Anglican (-2,596 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-1,056 persons)
  • Greek Orthodox (-1,042 persons)
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