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Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill)

Religion

In Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill), the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+1,250) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's religion?'

Total population

Religion - Ranked by size
Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic4,17922.326.24,55525.027.7-375
Greek Orthodox2,21811.89.42,31412.79.5-96
Anglican1,4677.89.91,7409.511.3-273
Buddhism1,0835.84.29065.03.7+177
Uniting Church7183.84.08324.64.6-114
Presbyterian and Reformed4542.42.34292.42.3+25
Baptist4402.32.63632.02.4+76
Islam3832.02.13451.91.7+39
Christian,nfd3291.82.12291.31.6+101
Hinduism2631.41.21941.11.1+69
Pentecostal2081.11.11190.71.0+89
Judaism1600.90.52241.20.6-63
Lutheran1270.70.81500.80.9-22
Churches of Christ1180.60.41140.60.5+3
Other Protestant1100.60.5850.50.4+25
Sikhism1050.60.4380.20.3+67
Macedonian Orthodox910.50.4940.50.4-3
Coptic Orthodox820.40.5780.40.4+5
Baha'i790.40.3640.30.3+15
Other Eastern Orthodox570.30.4560.30.4+1
Maronite Catholic400.20.2260.10.1+13
Serbian Orthodox360.20.1520.30.2-16
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)290.20.180.00.1+21
Other Non-Christian Religions270.10.1250.10.1+3
Salvation Army270.10.2420.20.2-15
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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
Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total10,81957.762.111,39462.564.9-575
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total2,11011.39.01,81910.07.8+292
Non-classifiable religious belief
960.50.6880.50.5+8
map this data in atlas.idNo religion4,48623.922.13,23717.718.2+1,250
Not stated
1,2456.66.31,6989.38.7-453

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, City of Manningham: 26.2% Greek Orthodox, City of Manningham: 9.4% Anglican, City of Manningham: 9.9% Buddhism, City of Manningham: 4.2% Uniting Church, City of Manningham: 4.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Manningham: 2.3% Baptist, City of Manningham: 2.6% Islam, City of Manningham: 2.1% Christian,nfd, City of Manningham: 2.1% Hinduism, City of Manningham: 1.2% Western (Roman) Catholic, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 22.3% Greek Orthodox, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 11.8% Anglican, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 7.8% Buddhism, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 5.8% Uniting Church, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 3.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 2.4% Baptist, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 2.3% Islam, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 2.0% Christian,nfd, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 1.8% Hinduism, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): 1.4%
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, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): -375 Greek Orthodox, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): -96 Anglican, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): -273 Buddhism, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +177 Uniting Church, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): -114 Presbyterian and Reformed, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +25 Baptist, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +76 Islam, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +39 Christian,nfd, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +101 Hinduism, Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill): +69
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 Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) in 2011 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, 68.9% of the population nominated a religion, and 23.9% said they had no religion, compared with 71.0% and 22.1% respectively for City of Manningham.

The largest single religion in Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 22.3% of the population or 4,179 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 Greek Orthodox (11.8% compared to 9.4%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Buddhism (5.8% compared to 4.2%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (22.3% compared to 26.2%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (7.8% compared to 9.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Doncaster (inc. Doncaster Hill) between 2006 and 2011 were for those who nominated:

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-375 persons)
  • Anglican (-273 persons)
  • Buddhism (+177 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-114 persons)