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In Donvale (High Density), the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+377) compared to non Christians and Christians in 2011.

Donvale (High Density)'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.

Donvale (High Density)'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
Donvale (High Density) - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic2,26225.726.22,31226.627.7-50
Anglican1,00111.49.91,17613.511.3-175
Greek Orthodox6477.49.45836.79.5+64
Uniting Church4044.64.04715.44.6-66
Presbyterian and Reformed3033.42.32653.02.3+38
Baptist2863.22.62823.22.4+3
Buddhism2552.94.22142.53.7+41
Christian,nfd2222.52.11621.91.6+60
Pentecostal1762.01.11461.71.0+30
Islam1451.72.11121.31.7+33
Hinduism921.01.2831.01.1+9
Lutheran830.90.8961.10.9-13
Churches of Christ610.70.4510.60.5+10
Sikhism510.60.4430.50.3+7
Other Protestant450.50.5560.60.4-11
Salvation Army340.40.2340.40.20
Judaism320.40.5160.20.6+16
Other Eastern Orthodox300.30.4240.30.4+6
Macedonian Orthodox290.30.4310.40.4-2
Coptic Orthodox260.30.5230.30.4+3
Baha'i240.30.3210.20.3+4
Seventh Day Adventist240.30.1140.20.1+9
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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
Donvale (High Density) - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total5,71765.062.15,82767.064.9-110
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total6227.19.05085.87.8+114
Non-classifiable religious belief
510.60.6310.40.5+21
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,85321.122.11,47617.018.2+377
Not stated
5546.36.38609.98.7-306

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% Anglican, City of Manningham: 9.9% Greek Orthodox, City of Manningham: 9.4% Uniting Church, City of Manningham: 4.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Manningham: 2.3% Baptist, City of Manningham: 2.6% Buddhism, City of Manningham: 4.2% Christian,nfd, City of Manningham: 2.1% Pentecostal, City of Manningham: 1.1% Islam, City of Manningham: 2.1% Western (Roman) Catholic, Donvale (High Density): 25.7% Anglican, Donvale (High Density): 11.4% Greek Orthodox, Donvale (High Density): 7.4% Uniting Church, Donvale (High Density): 4.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, Donvale (High Density): 3.4% Baptist, Donvale (High Density): 3.2% Buddhism, Donvale (High Density): 2.9% Christian,nfd, Donvale (High Density): 2.5% Pentecostal, Donvale (High Density): 2.0% Islam, Donvale (High Density): 1.7%
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, Donvale (High Density): -50 Anglican, Donvale (High Density): -175 Greek Orthodox, Donvale (High Density): +64 Uniting Church, Donvale (High Density): -66 Presbyterian and Reformed, Donvale (High Density): +38 Baptist, Donvale (High Density): +3 Buddhism, Donvale (High Density): +41 Christian,nfd, Donvale (High Density): +60 Pentecostal, Donvale (High Density): +30 Islam, Donvale (High Density): +33
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 Donvale (High Density) 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, 72.1% of the population nominated a religion, and 21.1% said they had no religion, compared with 71.0% and 22.1% respectively for City of Manningham.

The largest single religion in Donvale (High Density) was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 25.7% of the population or 2,262 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Donvale (High Density) and City of Manningham were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (11.4% compared to 9.9%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Presbyterian and Reformed (3.4% compared to 2.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (7.4% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (2.9% compared to 4.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Donvale (High Density) between 2006 and 2011 were for those who nominated:

  • Anglican (-175 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-66 persons)
  • Greek Orthodox (+64 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+60 persons)