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In Melton, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (+294) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2011.

Melton'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.

Melton'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
Melton - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic2,38830.836.72,22530.437.3+163
Anglican1,14614.89.21,20416.410.5-58
Uniting Church3534.52.73534.83.3-1
Presbyterian and Reformed2092.71.62173.02.0-8
Greek Orthodox1481.93.01151.63.1+33
Islam1281.73.8510.72.8+77
Christian,nfd1051.41.9690.91.4+36
Baptist961.21.1921.31.1+3
Buddhism801.02.8500.72.0+30
Other Eastern Orthodox650.81.3350.51.2+30
Lutheran630.80.5640.90.6-1
Pentecostal620.81.2310.40.9+31
Jehova's Witnesses510.70.6390.50.7+12
Serbian Orthodox490.60.4310.40.5+18
Seventh Day Adventist410.50.3120.20.2+29
Hinduism400.51.960.10.9+34
Brethren370.50.1630.90.2-26
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)350.50.3290.40.4+6
Salvation Army310.40.2220.30.2+9
Other Christian230.30.1100.10.1+13
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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
Melton - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total4,96164.064.24,66763.766.1+294
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total3003.99.71221.76.3+178
Non-classifiable religious belief
911.20.7370.50.5+54
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,77122.817.11,58921.716.5+182
Not stated
6298.18.391412.510.7-285

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 Melton: 36.7% Anglican, City of Melton: 9.2% Uniting Church, City of Melton: 2.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Melton: 1.6% Greek Orthodox, City of Melton: 3.0% Islam, City of Melton: 3.8% Christian,nfd, City of Melton: 1.9% Baptist, City of Melton: 1.1% Buddhism, City of Melton: 2.8% Other Eastern Orthodox, City of Melton: 1.3% Western (Roman) Catholic, Melton: 30.8% Anglican, Melton: 14.8% Uniting Church, Melton: 4.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, Melton: 2.7% Greek Orthodox, Melton: 1.9% Islam, Melton: 1.7% Christian,nfd, Melton: 1.4% Baptist, Melton: 1.2% Buddhism, Melton: 1.0% Other Eastern Orthodox, Melton: 0.8%
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, Melton: +163 Anglican, Melton: -58 Uniting Church, Melton: -1 Presbyterian and Reformed, Melton: -8 Greek Orthodox, Melton: +33 Islam, Melton: +77 Christian,nfd, Melton: +36 Baptist, Melton: +3 Buddhism, Melton: +30 Other Eastern Orthodox, Melton: +30
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 Melton in 2011 compared to the City of Melton shows that there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion and a higher proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 67.9% of the population nominated a religion, and 22.8% said they had no religion, compared with 73.9% and 17.1% respectively for the City of Melton.

The largest single religion in Melton was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 30.8% of the population or 2,388 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Melton and the City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (14.8% compared to 9.2%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Uniting Church (4.5% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (30.8% compared to 36.7%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (1.7% compared to 3.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+163 persons)
  • Islam (+77 persons)
  • Anglican (-58 persons)