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In Templestowe Lower, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+1,127) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

Templestowe Lower'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 Lower'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 Lower - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic3,38524.922.33,65127.826.2-265
Greek Orthodox1,51911.28.11,62212.39.4-103
Anglican9947.37.31,31910.09.9-325
Buddhism5053.74.05244.04.2-19
Uniting Church3902.92.95264.04.0-136
Christian,nfd3402.52.72201.72.1+120
Islam2471.82.22572.02.1-10
Baptist2371.72.32672.02.6-29
Presbyterian and Reformed2161.61.92431.92.3-28
Hinduism1711.31.51651.31.2+6
Pentecostal1280.91.21010.81.1+27
Other Protestant940.70.7620.50.5+32
Coptic Orthodox660.50.5580.40.5+8
Macedonian Orthodox560.40.3840.60.4-28
Judaism540.40.3770.60.5-23
Lutheran450.30.5930.70.8-47
Churches of Christ350.30.3450.30.4-10
Baha'i290.20.3430.30.3-14
Maronite Catholic220.20.1330.30.2-11
Russian Orthodox220.20.1260.20.1-5
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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 Lower - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total7,64956.252.28,57365.262.1-924
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1,0507.79.11,1608.89.0-110
Non-classifiable religious belief
280.20.5520.40.6-24
map this data in atlas.idNo religion3,66226.930.92,53519.322.1+1,127
Not stated
1,1078.17.38296.36.3+278

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% Buddhism, City of Manningham: 4.0% Uniting Church, City of Manningham: 2.9% Christian,nfd, City of Manningham: 2.7% Islam, City of Manningham: 2.2% Baptist, City of Manningham: 2.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Manningham: 1.9% Hinduism, City of Manningham: 1.5% Western (Roman) Catholic, Templestowe Lower: 24.9% Greek Orthodox, Templestowe Lower: 11.2% Anglican, Templestowe Lower: 7.3% Buddhism, Templestowe Lower: 3.7% Uniting Church, Templestowe Lower: 2.9% Christian,nfd, Templestowe Lower: 2.5% Islam, Templestowe Lower: 1.8% Baptist, Templestowe Lower: 1.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, Templestowe Lower: 1.6% Hinduism, Templestowe Lower: 1.3%
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, Templestowe Lower: -265 Greek Orthodox, Templestowe Lower: -103 Anglican, Templestowe Lower: -325 Buddhism, Templestowe Lower: -19 Uniting Church, Templestowe Lower: -136 Christian,nfd, Templestowe Lower: +120 Islam, Templestowe Lower: -10 Baptist, Templestowe Lower: -29 Presbyterian and Reformed, Templestowe Lower: -28 Hinduism, Templestowe Lower: +6
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 Templestowe Lower 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, 63.9% of the population nominated a religion, and 26.9% said they had no religion, compared with 61.3% and 30.9% respectively for City of Manningham.

The largest single religion in Templestowe Lower was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 24.9% of the population or 3,385 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (11.2% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (24.9% compared to 22.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-325 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-265 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-136 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+120 persons)
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