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Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill)

Religion

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In Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill), the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+2,656) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill)'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.

Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill)'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
Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic3,70117.722.34,17922.326.2-478
Greek Orthodox2,0069.68.12,21711.89.4-211
Anglican1,2476.07.31,4667.89.9-219
Buddhism1,2205.84.01,0825.84.2+138
Uniting Church5602.72.97183.84.0-158
Christian,nfd5322.52.73291.82.1+203
Islam5222.52.23832.02.1+139
Baptist3941.92.34392.32.6-45
Presbyterian and Reformed3741.81.94542.42.3-80
Hinduism2881.41.52631.41.2+26
Pentecostal1980.91.22081.11.1-10
Other Protestant1120.50.71090.60.5+3
Sikhism1110.50.51050.60.4+6
Judaism870.40.31600.90.5-73
Churches of Christ690.30.31170.60.4-48
Macedonian Orthodox680.30.3910.50.4-23
Baha'i600.30.3780.40.3-18
Coptic Orthodox590.30.5820.40.5-23
Other Non-Christian Religions470.20.1270.10.1+20
Lutheran380.20.51270.70.8-89
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)300.10.1290.20.1+1
Salvation Army280.10.1270.10.2+1
Serbian Orthodox210.10.1360.20.1-14
Maronite Catholic210.10.1390.20.2-19
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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
Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total9,56745.752.210,81957.762.1-1,252
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total2,35411.29.12,11011.39.0+244
Non-classifiable religious belief
730.40.5960.50.6-23
map this data in atlas.idNo religion7,14234.130.94,48623.922.1+2,656
Not stated
1,5817.57.31,2446.66.3+336

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, 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% Islam, City of Manningham: 2.2% Baptist, City of Manningham: 2.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Manningham: 1.9% Hinduism, City of Manningham: 1.5% Western (Roman) Catholic, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 17.7% Greek Orthodox, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 9.6% Anglican, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 6.0% Buddhism, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 5.8% Uniting Church, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 2.7% Christian,nfd, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 2.5% Islam, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 2.5% Baptist, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 1.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 1.8% Hinduism, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 1.4%
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, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): -478 Greek Orthodox, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): -211 Anglican, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): -219 Buddhism, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +138 Uniting Church, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): -158 Christian,nfd, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +203 Islam, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +139 Baptist, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): -45 Presbyterian and Reformed, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): -80 Hinduism, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +26
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 Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) in 2016 compared to City of Manningham shows that there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion and a higher proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 56.9% of the population nominated a religion, and 34.1% said they had no religion, compared with 61.3% and 30.9% respectively for City of Manningham.

The largest single religion in Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 17.7% of the population or 3,701 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) and City of Manningham were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Buddhism (5.8% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (9.6% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (17.7% compared to 22.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (6.0% compared to 7.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) between 2011 and 2016 were for those who nominated:

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-478 persons)
  • Anglican (-219 persons)
  • Greek Orthodox (-211 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+203 persons)
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