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In Templestowe, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+465) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

Templestowe'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.

Templestowe'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
Templestowe - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic4,45527.426.24,70028.727.7-244
Greek Orthodox1,73010.69.41,66910.29.5+61
Anglican1,64610.19.91,79711.011.3-151
Uniting Church6343.94.07474.64.6-114
Buddhism5613.44.25273.23.7+34
Islam5493.42.14142.51.7+135
Baptist3882.42.64092.52.4-21
Presbyterian and Reformed3622.22.33682.22.3-5
Christian,nfd3422.12.12691.61.6+73
Hinduism2251.41.22351.41.1-10
Coptic Orthodox1561.00.51210.70.4+35
Pentecostal1340.81.11270.81.0+6
Judaism1060.70.51060.60.60
Sikhism1030.60.41060.70.3-3
Lutheran980.60.81150.70.9-17
Other Eastern Orthodox810.50.4780.50.4+3
Macedonian Orthodox770.50.4810.50.4-4
Churches of Christ680.40.4730.40.5-5
Baha'i670.40.3550.30.3+12
Maronite Catholic610.40.2310.20.1+30
Other Protestant470.30.5640.40.4-17
Other Oriental Orthodox310.20.1200.10.1+11
Salvation Army210.10.2250.20.2-4
Serbian Orthodox210.10.1380.20.2-17
Other Non-Christian Religions200.10.1120.10.1+8
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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
Templestowe - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total10,43064.162.110,84066.364.9-410
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1,66210.29.01,4799.07.8+183
Non-classifiable religious belief
620.40.6560.30.5+5
map this data in atlas.idNo religion3,09619.022.12,63116.118.2+465
Not stated
1,0196.36.31,3458.28.7-326

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% Uniting Church, City of Manningham: 4.0% Buddhism, City of Manningham: 4.2% Islam, City of Manningham: 2.1% Baptist, City of Manningham: 2.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Manningham: 2.3% Christian,nfd, City of Manningham: 2.1% Hinduism, City of Manningham: 1.2% Western (Roman) Catholic, Templestowe: 27.4% Greek Orthodox, Templestowe: 10.6% Anglican, Templestowe: 10.1% Uniting Church, Templestowe: 3.9% Buddhism, Templestowe: 3.4% Islam, Templestowe: 3.4% Baptist, Templestowe: 2.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, Templestowe: 2.2% Christian,nfd, Templestowe: 2.1% Hinduism, Templestowe: 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, Templestowe: -244 Greek Orthodox, Templestowe: +61 Anglican, Templestowe: -151 Uniting Church, Templestowe: -114 Buddhism, Templestowe: +34 Islam, Templestowe: +135 Baptist, Templestowe: -21 Presbyterian and Reformed, Templestowe: -5 Christian,nfd, Templestowe: +73 Hinduism, Templestowe: -10
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 Templestowe in 2011 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, 74.3% of the population nominated a religion, and 19.0% said they had no religion, compared with 71.0% and 22.1% respectively for City of Manningham.

The largest single religion in Templestowe was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 27.4% of the population or 4,455 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Islam (3.4% compared to 2.1%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (10.6% compared to 9.4%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (27.4% compared to 26.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-244 persons)
  • Anglican (-151 persons)
  • Islam (+135 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-114 persons)