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In Templestowe, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (-1,744) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2016.

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.

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
Templestowe - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic3,82023.422.34,45527.426.2-635
Greek Orthodox1,4649.08.11,72910.69.4-265
Uniting Church4122.52.96333.94.0-221
Presbyterian and Reformed2971.81.93622.22.3-65
Coptic Orthodox1540.90.51561.00.5-2
Other Protestant950.60.7470.30.5+49
Macedonian Orthodox670.40.3760.50.4-9
Maronite Catholic470.30.1610.40.2-14
Churches of Christ360.20.3670.40.4-31
Other Eastern Orthodox330.20.1800.50.4-47
Other Oriental Orthodox240.20.1310.20.1-6
Serbian Orthodox240.20.1210.10.1+4
Armenian Apostolic220.
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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
Templestowe - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total8,68553.352.210,43064.162.1-1,744
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1,65610.29.11,66210.29.0-5
Non-classifiable religious belief
map this data in atlas.idNo religion4,57628.130.93,09619.022.1+1,480
Not stated

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% Islam, City of Manningham: 2.2% Buddhism, City of Manningham: 4.0% Uniting Church, City of Manningham: 2.9% Christian,nfd, City of Manningham: 2.7% Baptist, City of Manningham: 2.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Manningham: 1.9% Hinduism, City of Manningham: 1.5% Western (Roman) Catholic, Templestowe: 23.4% Greek Orthodox, Templestowe: 9.0% Anglican, Templestowe: 7.6% Islam, Templestowe: 3.3% Buddhism, Templestowe: 3.2% Uniting Church, Templestowe: 2.5% Christian,nfd, Templestowe: 2.4% Baptist, Templestowe: 2.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, Templestowe: 1.8% Hinduism, Templestowe: 1.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Change in religion, 2011 to 2016
Change in religion, 2011 to 2016 Western (Roman) Catholic, Templestowe: -635 Greek Orthodox, Templestowe: -265 Anglican, Templestowe: -400 Islam, Templestowe: -14 Buddhism, Templestowe: -38 Uniting Church, Templestowe: -221 Christian,nfd, Templestowe: +47 Baptist, Templestowe: -47 Presbyterian and Reformed, Templestowe: -65 Hinduism, Templestowe: +69
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the religious affiliation of the population of Templestowe 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, 63.4% of the population nominated a religion, and 28.1% said they had no religion, compared with 61.3% and 30.9% respectively for City of Manningham.

The largest single religion in Templestowe was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 23.4% of the population or 3,820 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 Western (Roman) Catholic (23.4% compared to 22.3%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Islam (3.3% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-635 persons)
  • Anglican (-400 persons)
  • Greek Orthodox (-265 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-221 persons)