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Park Orchards - Ringwood North

Religion

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In Park Orchards - Ringwood North, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+449) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

Park Orchards - Ringwood North'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.

Park Orchards - Ringwood North'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
Park Orchards - Ringwood North - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic1,32529.822.31,38831.826.2-63
Anglican48811.07.372316.59.9-235
Uniting Church1403.22.91894.34.0-49
Baptist1062.42.31062.42.60
Christian,nfd1052.42.7962.22.1+9
Greek Orthodox861.98.1932.19.4-7
Presbyterian and Reformed631.41.9852.02.3-23
Pentecostal531.21.2531.21.10
Lutheran521.20.5661.50.8-15
Buddhism441.04.0320.74.2+12
Islam250.62.270.22.1+19
Other Protestant200.50.7210.50.50
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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
Park Orchards - Ringwood North - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total2,48655.852.22,88165.962.1-395
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1022.39.1551.39.0+47
Non-classifiable religious belief
300.70.5300.70.60
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,52334.230.91,07424.622.1+449
Not stated
2946.67.33287.56.3-34

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% Uniting Church, City of Manningham: 2.9% Baptist, City of Manningham: 2.3% Christian,nfd, City of Manningham: 2.7% Greek Orthodox, City of Manningham: 8.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Manningham: 1.9% Pentecostal, City of Manningham: 1.2% Lutheran, City of Manningham: 0.5% Buddhism, City of Manningham: 4.0% Western (Roman) Catholic, Park Orchards - Ringwood North: 29.8% Anglican, Park Orchards - Ringwood North: 11.0% Uniting Church, Park Orchards - Ringwood North: 3.2% Baptist, Park Orchards - Ringwood North: 2.4% Christian,nfd, Park Orchards - Ringwood North: 2.4% Greek Orthodox, Park Orchards - Ringwood North: 1.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, Park Orchards - Ringwood North: 1.4% Pentecostal, Park Orchards - Ringwood North: 1.2% Lutheran, Park Orchards - Ringwood North: 1.2% Buddhism, Park Orchards - Ringwood North: 1.0%
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, Park Orchards - Ringwood North: -63 Anglican, Park Orchards - Ringwood North: -235 Uniting Church, Park Orchards - Ringwood North: -49 Baptist, Park Orchards - Ringwood North: 0 Christian,nfd, Park Orchards - Ringwood North: +9 Greek Orthodox, Park Orchards - Ringwood North: -7 Presbyterian and Reformed, Park Orchards - Ringwood North: -23 Pentecostal, Park Orchards - Ringwood North: 0 Lutheran, Park Orchards - Ringwood North: -15 Buddhism, Park Orchards - Ringwood North: +12
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 Park Orchards - Ringwood North 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, 58.1% of the population nominated a religion, and 34.2% said they had no religion, compared with 61.3% and 30.9% respectively for City of Manningham.

The largest single religion in Park Orchards - Ringwood North was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 29.8% of the population or 1,325 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Park Orchards - Ringwood North and City of Manningham were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (29.8% compared to 22.3%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (11.0% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (1.9% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (1.0% compared to 4.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Park Orchards - Ringwood North between 2011 and 2016 were for those who nominated:

  • Anglican (-235 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-63 persons)
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