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Eyensbury Township

Religion

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In Eyensbury Township, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (+402) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2011.

Eyensbury Township'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.

Eyensbury Township'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
Eyensbury Township - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic20631.036.7----37.3--
Anglican9714.69.2----10.5--
Uniting Church284.32.7----3.3--

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
Eyensbury Township - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total40160.464.2----66.1--
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total81.39.7----6.3--
Non-classifiable religious belief
20.40.7----0.5--
map this data in atlas.idNo religion20631.017.1----16.5--
Not stated
456.98.3----10.7--

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% Western (Roman) Catholic, Eyensbury Township: 31.0% Anglican, Eyensbury Township: 14.6% Uniting Church, Eyensbury Township: 4.3%
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
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 Eyensbury Township in 2011 compared to 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, 61.7% of the population nominated a religion, and 31.0% said they had no religion, compared with 73.9% and 17.1% respectively for City of Melton.

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