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In the City of Maroondah, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+4,924) compared to non Christians and Christians in 2011.

The City of Maroondah'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.

The City of Maroondah'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
City of Maroondah - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic23,44022.627.122,76022.928.2+680
Anglican14,81914.310.815,72915.912.2-910
Uniting Church5,4635.33.45,8775.94.0-414
Baptist3,9483.81.53,0993.11.4+849
Christian,nfd3,3763.31.92,4222.41.4+954
Presbyterian and Reformed2,8842.82.12,8332.92.3+51
Buddhism1,9141.84.01,2871.33.5+627
Lutheran1,6261.60.61,6191.60.7+7
Pentecostal1,5991.50.91,3491.40.8+250
Greek Orthodox1,1551.14.01,0461.14.3+109
Hinduism9250.92.04530.51.1+472
Churches of Christ6800.70.28150.80.3-135
Islam5940.63.64390.42.8+155
Sikhism4410.40.71670.20.2+274
Salvation Army4320.40.24620.50.2-30
Seventh Day Adventist4280.40.23320.30.2+96
Other Protestant3270.30.32970.30.3+30
Christadelphian3100.30.02990.30.0+11
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)2830.30.22840.30.2-1
Jehova's Witnesses2080.20.31980.20.3+10
Other Christian1850.20.11430.10.1+42
Other Non-Christian Religions1520.10.11640.20.1-12
Other Eastern Orthodox1420.10.51430.10.6-1
Brethren1280.10.11520.20.1-24
Spiritualism1070.10.1980.10.0+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
City of Maroondah - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total61,73659.555.860,15060.659.0+1,586
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total4,5314.411.82,9343.09.1+1,597
Non-classifiable religious belief
1,0211.00.97990.80.8+222
map this data in atlas.idNo religion28,99827.923.524,07424.320.0+4,924
Not stated
7,5507.38.111,24411.311.1-3,694

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, Greater Melbourne: 27.1% Anglican, Greater Melbourne: 10.8% Uniting Church, Greater Melbourne: 3.4% Baptist, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Christian,nfd, Greater Melbourne: 1.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, Greater Melbourne: 2.1% Buddhism, Greater Melbourne: 4.0% Lutheran, Greater Melbourne: 0.6% Pentecostal, Greater Melbourne: 0.9% Greek Orthodox, Greater Melbourne: 4.0% Western (Roman) Catholic, City of Maroondah: 22.6% Anglican, City of Maroondah: 14.3% Uniting Church, City of Maroondah: 5.3% Baptist, City of Maroondah: 3.8% Christian,nfd, City of Maroondah: 3.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Maroondah: 2.8% Buddhism, City of Maroondah: 1.8% Lutheran, City of Maroondah: 1.6% Pentecostal, City of Maroondah: 1.5% Greek Orthodox, City of Maroondah: 1.1%
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, City of Maroondah: +680 Anglican, City of Maroondah: -910 Uniting Church, City of Maroondah: -414 Baptist, City of Maroondah: +849 Christian,nfd, City of Maroondah: +954 Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Maroondah: +51 Buddhism, City of Maroondah: +627 Lutheran, City of Maroondah: +7 Pentecostal, City of Maroondah: +250 Greek Orthodox, City of Maroondah: +109
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 the City of Maroondah in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion and a higher proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 63.8% of the population nominated a religion, and 27.9% said they had no religion, compared with 67.6% and 23.5% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The largest single religion in the City of Maroondah was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 22.6% of the population or 23,440 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of the City of Maroondah and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (14.3% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (22.6% compared to 27.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (0.6% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (1.1% compared to 4.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Christian,nfd (+954 persons)
  • Anglican (-910 persons)
  • Baptist (+849 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+680 persons)
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