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In Mulgrave, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+1,721) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

Mulgrave'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.

Mulgrave'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
Mulgrave - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic4,88225.218.85,20129.522.8-319
Greek Orthodox1,8109.36.81,94411.07.8-134
Buddhism1,3747.16.81,2867.36.7+88
Anglican1,1175.85.71,4698.38.6-352
Hinduism7133.75.25493.14.1+164
Islam6013.12.34152.42.1+186
Christian,nfd4862.52.53211.82.0+165
Uniting Church4362.32.95703.24.4-134
Presbyterian and Reformed3551.81.74102.32.3-55
Baptist2581.31.72351.32.0+23
Pentecostal2121.11.02411.41.1-29
Sikhism1931.00.81180.70.8+75
Armenian Apostolic1170.60.31090.60.3+8
Serbian Orthodox830.40.21000.60.2-17
Other Protestant750.40.5890.50.4-14
Coptic Orthodox570.30.2660.40.2-9
Macedonian Orthodox530.30.1550.30.1-2
Lutheran440.20.31190.70.6-75
Judaism330.20.4590.30.5-26
Russian Orthodox290.10.2360.20.2-7
Churches of Christ280.10.2430.20.3-15
Other Eastern Orthodox270.10.1980.60.3-71
Salvation Army260.10.180.00.1+18
Other Non-Christian Religions240.10.2330.20.1-9
Seventh Day Adventist230.10.1340.20.2-11
Jehova's Witnesses220.10.1500.30.2-28
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)200.10.1340.20.2-14
Baha'i190.10.1310.20.1-12
Chinese and Japanese Religions130.10.100.00.1+13
Other Oriental Orthodox120.10.160.00.1+6
Maronite Catholic110.10.090.10.0+2
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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
Mulgrave - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total10,20152.744.011,26963.954.6-1,068
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total2,97015.316.02,50814.214.6+462
Non-classifiable religious belief
640.30.5820.50.6-18
map this data in atlas.idNo religion4,55023.531.72,82916.023.3+1,721
Not stated
1,4537.57.89595.46.9+494

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 Monash: 18.8% Greek Orthodox, City of Monash: 6.8% Buddhism, City of Monash: 6.8% Anglican, City of Monash: 5.7% Hinduism, City of Monash: 5.2% Islam, City of Monash: 2.3% Christian,nfd, City of Monash: 2.5% Uniting Church, City of Monash: 2.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Monash: 1.7% Baptist, City of Monash: 1.7% Western (Roman) Catholic, Mulgrave: 25.2% Greek Orthodox, Mulgrave: 9.3% Buddhism, Mulgrave: 7.1% Anglican, Mulgrave: 5.8% Hinduism, Mulgrave: 3.7% Islam, Mulgrave: 3.1% Christian,nfd, Mulgrave: 2.5% Uniting Church, Mulgrave: 2.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, Mulgrave: 1.8% Baptist, Mulgrave: 1.3%
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, Mulgrave: -319 Greek Orthodox, Mulgrave: -134 Buddhism, Mulgrave: +88 Anglican, Mulgrave: -352 Hinduism, Mulgrave: +164 Islam, Mulgrave: +186 Christian,nfd, Mulgrave: +165 Uniting Church, Mulgrave: -134 Presbyterian and Reformed, Mulgrave: -55 Baptist, Mulgrave: +23
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 Mulgrave in 2016 compared to City of Monash shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 68.0% of the population nominated a religion, and 23.5% said they had no religion, compared with 60.0% and 31.7% respectively for City of Monash.

The largest single religion in Mulgrave was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 25.2% of the population or 4,882 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (25.2% compared to 18.8%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (9.3% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Hinduism (3.7% compared to 5.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-352 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-319 persons)
  • Islam (+186 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+165 persons)
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