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In Templestowe Lower, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+329) compared to non Christians and Christians in 2011.

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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's religion?'

Total population

Religion - Ranked by size
Templestowe Lower - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic3,65127.826.23,72828.727.7-77
Greek Orthodox1,62312.39.41,63712.69.5-14
Anglican1,32010.09.91,46011.311.3-141
Uniting Church5264.04.05924.64.6-66
Buddhism5254.04.24033.13.7+121
Baptist2672.02.62341.82.4+34
Islam2582.02.12401.91.7+17
Presbyterian and Reformed2441.92.32501.92.3-6
Christian,nfd2201.72.12011.61.6+19
Hinduism1651.31.21170.91.1+48
Pentecostal1010.81.11120.91.0-10
Lutheran930.70.81080.80.9-15
Other Eastern Orthodox900.70.4680.50.4+22
Macedonian Orthodox850.60.4670.50.4+17
Judaism780.60.5840.60.6-6
Other Protestant620.50.5470.40.4+16
Coptic Orthodox580.40.5410.30.4+18
Churches of Christ450.30.4430.30.5+2
Baha'i430.30.3250.20.3+18
Sikhism410.30.490.10.3+33
Maronite Catholic330.30.2180.10.1+16
Serbian Orthodox290.20.1270.20.2+2
Russian Orthodox270.20.1270.20.10
Other Eastern Catholic260.20.1150.10.1+11
Jehova's Witnesses260.20.1170.10.1+9
Other Non-Christian Religions250.20.190.10.1+16
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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 Lower - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total8,57365.262.18,75967.564.9-186
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1,1608.89.09117.07.8+249
Non-classifiable religious belief
520.40.6600.50.5-8
map this data in atlas.idNo religion2,53619.322.12,20717.018.2+329
Not stated
8306.36.31,0408.08.7-211

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% Baptist, City of Manningham: 2.6% Islam, City of Manningham: 2.1% 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 Lower: 27.8% Greek Orthodox, Templestowe Lower: 12.3% Anglican, Templestowe Lower: 10.0% Uniting Church, Templestowe Lower: 4.0% Buddhism, Templestowe Lower: 4.0% Baptist, Templestowe Lower: 2.0% Islam, Templestowe Lower: 2.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, Templestowe Lower: 1.9% Christian,nfd, Templestowe Lower: 1.7% Hinduism, Templestowe Lower: 1.3%
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 Lower: -77 Greek Orthodox, Templestowe Lower: -14 Anglican, Templestowe Lower: -141 Uniting Church, Templestowe Lower: -66 Buddhism, Templestowe Lower: +121 Baptist, Templestowe Lower: +34 Islam, Templestowe Lower: +17 Presbyterian and Reformed, Templestowe Lower: -6 Christian,nfd, Templestowe Lower: +19 Hinduism, Templestowe Lower: +48
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 Lower 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, 74.0% of the population nominated a religion, and 19.3% said they had no religion, compared with 71.0% and 22.1% respectively for City of Manningham.

The largest single religion in Templestowe Lower was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 27.8% of the population or 3,651 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 (12.3% compared to 9.4%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (27.8% compared to 26.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-141 persons)
  • Buddhism (+121 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-77 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-66 persons)