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In Fraser Rise, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (-22) compared to non Christians and the non religious in 2011.

Fraser Rise'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.

Fraser Rise'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
Fraser Rise - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic3348.136.75324.037.3-20

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
Fraser Rise - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total5071.564.27232.466.1-22
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total914.09.752.46.3+4
Non-classifiable religious belief
00.00.700.00.5+1
map this data in atlas.idNo religion23.717.131.616.5-1
Not stated
69.38.314263.610.7-136

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% Western (Roman) Catholic, Fraser Rise: 48.1%
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, Fraser Rise: -20
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 Fraser Rise in 2011 compared to City of Melton shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 85.5% of the population nominated a religion, and 3.7% said they had no religion, compared with 73.9% and 17.1% respectively for City of Melton.

The largest single religion in Fraser Rise was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 48.1% of the population or 33 people as adherents.

The major difference between the religious affiliation for the population of Fraser Rise and City of Melton was:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (48.1% compared to 36.7%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Fraser Rise between 2006 and 2011.

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