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In the City of Manningham, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+4,661) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's religion?'

Total population

Religion - Ranked by size
City of Manningham - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic29,15126.227.130,41627.728.2-1,265
Anglican11,0719.910.812,44411.312.2-1,373
Greek Orthodox10,4469.44.010,4769.54.3-30
Buddhism4,6434.24.04,0183.73.5+625
Uniting Church4,4434.03.45,0664.64.0-623
Baptist2,8432.61.52,6652.41.4+178
Presbyterian and Reformed2,5592.32.12,5202.32.3+39
Islam2,3622.13.61,8861.72.8+476
Christian,nfd2,3102.11.91,7661.61.4+544
Hinduism1,3041.22.01,1601.11.1+144
Pentecostal1,2691.10.91,0871.00.8+182
Lutheran8740.80.69720.90.7-98
Coptic Orthodox5470.50.24860.40.1+61
Judaism5460.51.16340.61.1-88
Other Protestant5300.50.34790.40.3+51
Churches of Christ4900.40.25230.50.3-33
Sikhism4830.40.72890.30.2+194
Macedonian Orthodox4680.40.54720.40.6-4
Other Eastern Orthodox4440.40.54210.40.6+23
Baha'i3500.30.13090.30.1+41
Maronite Catholic2470.20.11440.10.1+103
Salvation Army1940.20.22430.20.2-49
Brethren1650.10.11320.10.1+33
Serbian Orthodox1590.10.32090.20.3-50
Jehova's Witnesses1570.10.31320.10.3+25
Seventh Day Adventist1300.10.21000.10.2+30
Other Non-Christian Religions1220.10.1990.10.1+23
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)1210.10.21210.10.20
Russian Orthodox1130.10.11190.10.1-6
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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
City of Manningham - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total69,06262.155.871,33064.959.0-2,268
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total9,9899.011.88,5777.89.1+1,412
Non-classifiable religious belief
6340.60.95460.50.8+88
map this data in atlas.idNo religion24,61222.123.519,95118.220.0+4,661
Not stated
6,9996.38.19,5138.711.1-2,514

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, Greater Melbourne: 27.1% Anglican, Greater Melbourne: 10.8% Greek Orthodox, Greater Melbourne: 4.0% Buddhism, Greater Melbourne: 4.0% Uniting Church, Greater Melbourne: 3.4% Baptist, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, Greater Melbourne: 2.1% Islam, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Christian,nfd, Greater Melbourne: 1.9% Hinduism, Greater Melbourne: 2.0% Western (Roman) Catholic, City of Manningham: 26.2% Anglican, City of Manningham: 9.9% Greek Orthodox, City of Manningham: 9.4% Buddhism, City of Manningham: 4.2% Uniting Church, City of Manningham: 4.0% Baptist, City of Manningham: 2.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Manningham: 2.3% Islam, City of Manningham: 2.1% Christian,nfd, City of Manningham: 2.1% Hinduism, City of Manningham: 1.2%
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, City of Manningham: -1,265 Anglican, City of Manningham: -1,373 Greek Orthodox, City of Manningham: -30 Buddhism, City of Manningham: +625 Uniting Church, City of Manningham: -623 Baptist, City of Manningham: +178 Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Manningham: +39 Islam, City of Manningham: +476 Christian,nfd, City of Manningham: +544 Hinduism, City of Manningham: +144
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 the City of Manningham in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 71.0% of the population nominated a religion, and 22.1% said they had no religion, compared with 67.6% and 23.5% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The largest single religion in the City of Manningham was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 26.2% of the population or 29,151 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 (9.4% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Baptist (2.6% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (2.1% compared to 3.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-1,373 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-1,265 persons)
  • Buddhism (+625 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-623 persons)