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In Wheelers Hill, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (-867) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2011.

Wheelers Hill'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.

Wheelers Hill'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
Wheelers Hill - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic4,98026.122.85,30326.724.6-323
Anglican2,07610.98.62,40312.110.3-327
Greek Orthodox1,5258.07.81,5107.68.1+15
Buddhism1,0455.56.78914.55.3+154
Uniting Church9485.04.41,0965.55.2-148
Hinduism5953.14.15262.63.0+69
Presbyterian and Reformed4582.42.35082.62.5-50
Baptist4322.32.04352.22.0-3
Christian,nfd4012.12.03611.81.7+40
Islam3221.72.12001.01.6+122
Pentecostal2431.31.12521.31.1-9
Armenian Apostolic2321.20.32191.10.4+13
Lutheran1080.60.61580.80.7-50
Other Eastern Orthodox980.50.31120.60.3-14
Coptic Orthodox880.50.21080.50.2-20
Sikhism790.40.8710.40.4+8
Other Protestant650.30.4600.30.3+5
Churches of Christ620.30.3560.30.4+6
Judaism500.30.5360.20.5+14
Baha'i440.20.1650.30.1-21
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)430.20.2620.30.2-19
Russian Orthodox420.20.2330.20.2+9
Serbian Orthodox410.20.2420.20.2-1
Salvation Army390.20.1450.20.2-6
Seventh Day Adventist330.20.2290.10.2+4
Other Non-Christian Religions310.20.1180.10.2+13
Macedonian Orthodox310.20.1270.10.1+4
Other Christian270.10.1150.10.1+12
Jehova's Witnesses230.10.2420.20.2-19
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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
Wheelers Hill - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total12,05663.154.612,92365.159.4-867
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total2,20511.514.61,8429.311.3+363
Non-classifiable religious belief
1090.60.6790.40.6+30
map this data in atlas.idNo religion3,66819.223.33,16415.919.0+504
Not stated
1,0635.66.91,8449.39.7-781

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% Anglican, City of Monash: 8.6% Greek Orthodox, City of Monash: 7.8% Buddhism, City of Monash: 6.7% Uniting Church, City of Monash: 4.4% Hinduism, City of Monash: 4.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Monash: 2.3% Baptist, City of Monash: 2.0% Christian,nfd, City of Monash: 2.0% Islam, City of Monash: 2.1% Western (Roman) Catholic, Wheelers Hill: 26.1% Anglican, Wheelers Hill: 10.9% Greek Orthodox, Wheelers Hill: 8.0% Buddhism, Wheelers Hill: 5.5% Uniting Church, Wheelers Hill: 5.0% Hinduism, Wheelers Hill: 3.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, Wheelers Hill: 2.4% Baptist, Wheelers Hill: 2.3% Christian,nfd, Wheelers Hill: 2.1% Islam, Wheelers Hill: 1.7%
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, Wheelers Hill: -323 Anglican, Wheelers Hill: -327 Greek Orthodox, Wheelers Hill: +15 Buddhism, Wheelers Hill: +154 Uniting Church, Wheelers Hill: -148 Hinduism, Wheelers Hill: +69 Presbyterian and Reformed, Wheelers Hill: -50 Baptist, Wheelers Hill: -3 Christian,nfd, Wheelers Hill: +40 Islam, Wheelers Hill: +122
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 Wheelers Hill 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, 74.7% of the population nominated a religion, and 19.2% said they had no religion, compared with 69.2% and 23.3% respectively for City of Monash.

The largest single religion in Wheelers Hill was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 26.1% of the population or 4,980 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (26.1% compared to 22.8%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (10.9% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (5.5% compared to 6.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Wheelers Hill between 2006 and 2011 were for those who nominated:

  • Anglican (-327 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-323 persons)
  • Buddhism (+154 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-148 persons)