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Oakleigh East - Huntingdale

Religion

In Oakleigh East - Huntingdale, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+393) compared to non Christians and Christians in 2011.

Oakleigh East - Huntingdale'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.

Oakleigh East - Huntingdale'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
Oakleigh East - Huntingdale - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic2,13927.622.82,22430.724.6-85
Greek Orthodox95112.37.891812.78.1+33
Anglican4766.18.65487.610.3-72
Buddhism3844.96.73454.85.3+39
Hinduism2713.54.12203.03.0+51
Islam2433.12.12022.81.6+41
Uniting Church1862.44.42112.95.2-25
Christian,nfd1451.92.0961.31.7+49
Presbyterian and Reformed1421.82.31291.82.5+13
Sikhism1381.80.8440.60.4+94
Baptist901.22.0851.22.0+5
Pentecostal460.61.1560.81.1-10
Judaism400.50.5490.70.5-9
Jehova's Witnesses230.30.2380.50.2-15
Lutheran220.30.6310.40.7-9
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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
Oakleigh East - Huntingdale - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total4,36256.254.64,51762.459.4-155
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1,11914.414.689112.311.3+228
Non-classifiable religious belief
620.80.6570.80.6+5
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,65621.323.31,26317.519.0+393
Not stated
5627.26.95067.09.7+56

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 Monash: 22.8% Greek Orthodox, City of Monash: 7.8% Anglican, City of Monash: 8.6% Buddhism, City of Monash: 6.7% Hinduism, City of Monash: 4.1% Islam, City of Monash: 2.1% Uniting Church, City of Monash: 4.4% Christian,nfd, City of Monash: 2.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Monash: 2.3% Sikhism, City of Monash: 0.8% Western (Roman) Catholic, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: 27.6% Greek Orthodox, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: 12.3% Anglican, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: 6.1% Buddhism, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: 4.9% Hinduism, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: 3.5% Islam, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: 3.1% Uniting Church, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: 2.4% Christian,nfd, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: 1.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: 1.8% Sikhism, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: 1.8%
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, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: -85 Greek Orthodox, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: +33 Anglican, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: -72 Buddhism, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: +39 Hinduism, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: +51 Islam, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: +41 Uniting Church, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: -25 Christian,nfd, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: +49 Presbyterian and Reformed, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: +13 Sikhism, Oakleigh East - Huntingdale: +94
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 Oakleigh East - Huntingdale in 2011 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, 70.6% of the population nominated a religion, and 21.3% said they had no religion, compared with 69.2% and 23.3% respectively for City of Monash.

The largest single religion in Oakleigh East - Huntingdale was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 27.6% of the population or 2,139 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Oakleigh East - Huntingdale and City of Monash were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (27.6% compared to 22.8%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (12.3% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (6.1% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Uniting Church (2.4% compared to 4.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Oakleigh East - Huntingdale between 2006 and 2011 were for those who nominated:

  • Sikhism (+94 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-85 persons)
  • Anglican (-72 persons)
  • Hinduism (+51 persons)