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In Koonung Ward, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+4,852) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

Koonung Ward'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.

Koonung Ward'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
Koonung Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic7,32218.122.38,39622.826.2-1,074
Greek Orthodox3,5448.78.13,98010.89.4-436
Anglican2,4816.17.33,0558.39.9-574
Buddhism2,2795.64.02,1655.94.2+114
Islam1,1492.82.29352.52.1+214
Christian,nfd1,0882.72.77181.92.1+370
Uniting Church1,0882.72.91,4063.84.0-318
Baptist8852.22.39272.52.6-42
Presbyterian and Reformed7231.81.98492.32.3-126
Hinduism6871.71.55381.51.2+149
Pentecostal4571.11.24271.21.1+30
Other Protestant3060.80.72120.60.5+94
Sikhism2380.60.51650.40.4+73
Coptic Orthodox1780.40.51560.40.5+22
Macedonian Orthodox1290.30.31450.40.4-16
Judaism1290.30.32260.60.5-97
Baha'i1250.30.31390.40.3-14
Churches of Christ1210.30.31780.50.4-57
Lutheran1130.30.52410.70.8-128
Jehova's Witnesses670.20.1640.20.1+3
Salvation Army620.20.1660.20.2-4
Other Non-Christian Religions590.10.1480.10.1+11
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)500.10.1400.10.1+10
Serbian Orthodox500.10.1870.20.1-37
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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
Koonung Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total18,86146.552.221,32157.962.1-2,460
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total4,68811.69.14,25511.69.0+433
Non-classifiable religious belief
1380.30.52340.60.6-96
map this data in atlas.idNo religion13,45933.230.98,60723.422.1+4,852
Not stated
3,0407.57.32,4116.56.3+629

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% Islam, City of Manningham: 2.2% 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, Koonung Ward: 18.1% Greek Orthodox, Koonung Ward: 8.7% Anglican, Koonung Ward: 6.1% Buddhism, Koonung Ward: 5.6% Islam, Koonung Ward: 2.8% Uniting Church, Koonung Ward: 2.7% Christian,nfd, Koonung Ward: 2.7% Baptist, Koonung Ward: 2.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, Koonung Ward: 1.8% Hinduism, Koonung Ward: 1.7%
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, Koonung Ward: -1,074 Greek Orthodox, Koonung Ward: -436 Anglican, Koonung Ward: -574 Buddhism, Koonung Ward: +114 Islam, Koonung Ward: +214 Uniting Church, Koonung Ward: -318 Christian,nfd, Koonung Ward: +370 Baptist, Koonung Ward: -42 Presbyterian and Reformed, Koonung Ward: -126 Hinduism, Koonung Ward: +149
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 Koonung Ward 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 33.2% said they had no religion, compared with 61.3% and 30.9% respectively for City of Manningham.

The largest single religion in Koonung Ward was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 18.1% of the population or 7,322 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Buddhism (5.6% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (18.1% compared to 22.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (6.1% compared to 7.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-1,074 persons)
  • Anglican (-574 persons)
  • Greek Orthodox (-436 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+370 persons)
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