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In Donvale, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+1,090) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

Donvale'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.

Donvale'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
Donvale - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic2,87222.522.33,20926.126.2-337
Anglican1,0718.47.31,48312.09.9-412
Greek Orthodox6615.28.17926.49.4-131
Uniting Church4703.72.95724.74.0-103
Christian,nfd4653.72.73112.52.1+155
Baptist4153.32.34123.42.6+2
Buddhism3472.74.03332.74.2+14
Presbyterian and Reformed3392.71.94003.32.3-61
Pentecostal2351.91.22101.71.1+26
Islam1861.52.21511.22.1+35
Hinduism1611.31.51110.91.2+51
Lutheran850.70.51241.00.8-39
Other Protestant850.70.7470.40.5+38
Sikhism820.60.5660.50.4+16
Seventh Day Adventist780.60.1440.40.1+34
Coptic Orthodox640.50.5520.40.5+12
Churches of Christ530.40.3720.60.4-19
Baha'i460.40.3250.20.3+21
Salvation Army340.30.1630.50.2-29
Macedonian Orthodox290.20.3430.30.4-13
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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
Donvale - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total7,02355.152.27,99664.962.1-973
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total8846.99.17676.29.0+117
Non-classifiable religious belief
880.70.5850.70.6+3
map this data in atlas.idNo religion3,76829.630.92,67821.722.1+1,090
Not stated
9517.57.37906.46.3+161

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% Anglican, City of Manningham: 7.3% Greek Orthodox, City of Manningham: 8.1% Uniting Church, City of Manningham: 2.9% Christian,nfd, City of Manningham: 2.7% Baptist, City of Manningham: 2.3% Buddhism, City of Manningham: 4.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Manningham: 1.9% Pentecostal, City of Manningham: 1.2% Islam, City of Manningham: 2.2% Western (Roman) Catholic, Donvale: 22.5% Anglican, Donvale: 8.4% Greek Orthodox, Donvale: 5.2% Uniting Church, Donvale: 3.7% Christian,nfd, Donvale: 3.7% Baptist, Donvale: 3.3% Buddhism, Donvale: 2.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, Donvale: 2.7% Pentecostal, Donvale: 1.9% Islam, Donvale: 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, Donvale: -337 Anglican, Donvale: -412 Greek Orthodox, Donvale: -131 Uniting Church, Donvale: -103 Christian,nfd, Donvale: +155 Baptist, Donvale: +2 Buddhism, Donvale: +14 Presbyterian and Reformed, Donvale: -61 Pentecostal, Donvale: +26 Islam, Donvale: +35
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 Donvale in 2016 compared to City of Manningham shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 62.1% of the population nominated a religion, and 29.6% said they had no religion, compared with 61.3% and 30.9% respectively for City of Manningham.

The largest single religion in Donvale was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 22.5% of the population or 2,872 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (8.4% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (5.2% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (2.7% compared to 4.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-412 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-337 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+155 persons)
  • Greek Orthodox (-131 persons)
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