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Templestowe (High density)

Religion

In Templestowe (High density), the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (-474) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2011.

Templestowe (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.

Templestowe (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
Templestowe (High density) - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic3,70327.326.23,93428.527.7-231
Greek Orthodox1,45610.79.41,43710.49.5+19
Anglican1,3069.69.91,48410.811.3-178
Uniting Church5444.04.06234.54.6-79
Buddhism4873.64.24703.43.7+16
Islam4603.42.13552.61.7+106
Baptist3442.52.63512.52.4-7
Presbyterian and Reformed2962.22.33052.22.3-9
Christian,nfd2672.02.12341.71.6+34
Hinduism2101.51.21991.41.1+10
Coptic Orthodox1250.90.51000.70.4+26
Pentecostal1120.81.11130.81.0-1
Sikhism870.60.4920.70.3-6
Judaism820.60.5820.60.6-1
Lutheran770.60.81030.80.9-26
Macedonian Orthodox690.50.4680.50.4+2
Other Eastern Orthodox670.50.4680.50.4-1
Baha'i610.40.3450.30.3+15
Maronite Catholic580.40.2290.20.1+29
Churches of Christ570.40.4640.50.5-7
Other Protestant440.30.5560.40.4-13
Other Oriental Orthodox280.20.1160.10.1+12
Serbian Orthodox210.20.1350.30.2-14
Other Non-Christian Religions200.10.1120.10.1+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
Templestowe (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 total8,66563.962.19,13966.264.9-474
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1,43610.69.01,2799.37.8+158
Non-classifiable religious belief
540.40.6470.30.5+6
map this data in atlas.idNo religion2,58919.122.12,23516.218.2+354
Not stated
8266.16.31,1008.08.7-274

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% Islam, City of Manningham: 2.1% Baptist, City of Manningham: 2.6% 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 (High density): 27.3% Greek Orthodox, Templestowe (High density): 10.7% Anglican, Templestowe (High density): 9.6% Uniting Church, Templestowe (High density): 4.0% Buddhism, Templestowe (High density): 3.6% Islam, Templestowe (High density): 3.4% Baptist, Templestowe (High density): 2.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, Templestowe (High density): 2.2% Christian,nfd, Templestowe (High density): 2.0% Hinduism, Templestowe (High density): 1.5%
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 (High density): -231 Greek Orthodox, Templestowe (High density): +19 Anglican, Templestowe (High density): -178 Uniting Church, Templestowe (High density): -79 Buddhism, Templestowe (High density): +16 Islam, Templestowe (High density): +106 Baptist, Templestowe (High density): -7 Presbyterian and Reformed, Templestowe (High density): -9 Christian,nfd, Templestowe (High density): +34 Hinduism, Templestowe (High density): +10
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 (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, 74.4% of the population nominated a religion, and 19.1% said they had no religion, compared with 71.0% and 22.1% respectively for City of Manningham.

The largest single religion in Templestowe (High density) was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 27.3% of the population or 3,703 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (10.7% compared to 9.4%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Islam (3.4% compared to 2.1%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (27.3% compared to 26.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-231 persons)
  • Anglican (-178 persons)
  • Islam (+106 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-79 persons)