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In Donvale (Low Density), the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+167) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

Donvale (Low 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 (Low 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 (Low Density) - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic94826.926.299128.827.7-43
Anglican48213.79.949914.511.3-17
Uniting Church1694.84.02035.94.6-35
Greek Orthodox1454.19.41414.19.5+4
Baptist1273.62.6972.82.4+30
Presbyterian and Reformed972.82.31053.12.3-8
Christian,nfd892.52.1601.71.6+29
Buddhism782.24.2411.23.7+37
Lutheran411.20.8361.00.9+5
Pentecostal341.01.1461.31.0-12
Salvation Army290.80.2240.70.2+5
Coptic Orthodox260.70.570.20.4+19
Seventh Day Adventist210.60.1280.80.1-8
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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 (Low Density) - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total2,28064.762.12,32467.564.9-45
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1454.19.01103.27.8+35
Non-classifiable religious belief
341.00.6220.60.5+12
map this data in atlas.idNo religion82623.522.165919.118.2+167
Not stated
2376.76.33309.68.7-93

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% Uniting Church, City of Manningham: 4.0% Greek Orthodox, City of Manningham: 9.4% Baptist, City of Manningham: 2.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Manningham: 2.3% Christian,nfd, City of Manningham: 2.1% Buddhism, City of Manningham: 4.2% Lutheran, City of Manningham: 0.8% Pentecostal, City of Manningham: 1.1% Western (Roman) Catholic, Donvale (Low Density): 26.9% Anglican, Donvale (Low Density): 13.7% Uniting Church, Donvale (Low Density): 4.8% Greek Orthodox, Donvale (Low Density): 4.1% Baptist, Donvale (Low Density): 3.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, Donvale (Low Density): 2.8% Christian,nfd, Donvale (Low Density): 2.5% Buddhism, Donvale (Low Density): 2.2% Lutheran, Donvale (Low Density): 1.2% Pentecostal, Donvale (Low Density): 1.0%
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 (Low Density): -43 Anglican, Donvale (Low Density): -17 Uniting Church, Donvale (Low Density): -35 Greek Orthodox, Donvale (Low Density): +4 Baptist, Donvale (Low Density): +30 Presbyterian and Reformed, Donvale (Low Density): -8 Christian,nfd, Donvale (Low Density): +29 Buddhism, Donvale (Low Density): +37 Lutheran, Donvale (Low Density): +5 Pentecostal, Donvale (Low Density): -12
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 (Low Density) in 2011 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, 68.8% of the population nominated a religion, and 23.5% said they had no religion, compared with 71.0% and 22.1% respectively for City of Manningham.

The largest single religion in Donvale (Low Density) was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 26.9% of the population or 948 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (13.7% compared to 9.9%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Baptist (3.6% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (4.1% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (2.2% compared to 4.2%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Donvale (Low Density) between 2006 and 2011.