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Eyensbury Township

Religion

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In Eyensbury Township, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (+937) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2016.

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.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of individual religion groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's religion?'

Total population

Religion - Ranked by size
Eyensbury Township - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic80631.332.720631.036.7+600
Anglican2479.66.59714.69.2+150
Uniting Church783.01.9284.32.7+50
Pentecostal572.21.5142.21.2+42
Christian,nfd522.03.7101.61.9+42
Presbyterian and Reformed281.11.2121.91.6+15
Hinduism251.02.700.01.9+25
Baptist240.91.1121.81.1+12
Islam200.84.000.03.8+20

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. 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)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total1,33952.156.840160.464.2+937
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total682.611.681.39.7+59
Non-classifiable religious belief
190.70.520.40.7+16
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,02739.922.120631.017.1+821
Not stated
1194.69.0456.98.3+73

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Religion, 2016
Religion, 2016 Western (Roman) Catholic, City of Melton: 32.7% Anglican, City of Melton: 6.5% Uniting Church, City of Melton: 1.9% Pentecostal, City of Melton: 1.5% Christian,nfd, City of Melton: 3.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Melton: 1.2% Hinduism, City of Melton: 2.7% Baptist, City of Melton: 1.1% Islam, City of Melton: 4.0% Western (Roman) Catholic, Eyensbury Township: 31.3% Anglican, Eyensbury Township: 9.6% Uniting Church, Eyensbury Township: 3.0% Pentecostal, Eyensbury Township: 2.2% Christian,nfd, Eyensbury Township: 2.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, Eyensbury Township: 1.1% Hinduism, Eyensbury Township: 1.0% Baptist, Eyensbury Township: 0.9% Islam, Eyensbury Township: 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in religion, 2011 to 2016
Change in religion, 2011 to 2016 Western (Roman) Catholic, Eyensbury Township: +600 Anglican, Eyensbury Township: +150 Uniting Church, Eyensbury Township: +50 Pentecostal, Eyensbury Township: +42 Christian,nfd, Eyensbury Township: +42 Presbyterian and Reformed, Eyensbury Township: +15 Hinduism, Eyensbury Township: +25 Baptist, Eyensbury Township: +12 Islam, Eyensbury Township: +20
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 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, 54.7% of the population nominated a religion, and 39.9% said they had no religion, compared with 68.4% and 22.1% respectively for City of Melton.

The largest single religion in Eyensbury Township was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 31.3% of the population or 806 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (9.6% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (0.8% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Hinduism (1.0% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Christian,nfd (2.0% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Eyensbury Township between 2011 and 2016 were for those who nominated:

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+600 persons)
  • Anglican (+150 persons)
  • Uniting Church (+50 persons)
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