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In the City of Moonee Valley, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+4,566) compared to non Christians and Christians in 2011.

The City of Moonee Valley'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.

The City of Moonee Valley'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
City of Moonee Valley - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic45,40842.327.144,41443.428.2+994
Anglican8,5588.010.89,2629.112.2-704
Greek Orthodox5,3325.04.05,0885.04.3+244
Uniting Church3,5793.33.44,0784.04.0-499
Islam3,0382.83.62,3522.32.8+686
Buddhism2,8842.74.02,6202.63.5+264
Hinduism1,7681.62.08210.81.1+947
Presbyterian and Reformed1,6811.62.11,8381.82.3-157
Christian,nfd1,1151.01.99030.91.4+212
Baptist9300.91.51,0251.01.4-95
Other Eastern Orthodox5610.50.55070.50.6+54
Pentecostal4870.50.94460.40.8+41
Lutheran4680.40.65320.50.7-64
Sikhism4270.40.71510.10.2+276
Macedonian Orthodox3420.30.53330.30.6+9
Other Oriental Orthodox2310.20.11400.10.0+91
Jehova's Witnesses2250.20.32310.20.3-6
Other Protestant2190.20.32270.20.3-8
Serbian Orthodox2120.20.31830.20.3+29
Maronite Catholic2040.20.11350.10.1+69
Coptic Orthodox2000.20.21300.10.1+70
Other Eastern Catholic1730.20.12260.20.1-53
Churches of Christ1400.10.21590.20.3-19
Other Non-Christian Religions1170.10.1520.10.1+65
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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
City of Moonee Valley - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total70,50265.655.870,30068.759.0+202
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total8,4987.911.86,2006.19.1+2,298
Non-classifiable religious belief
7500.70.95750.60.8+175
map this data in atlas.idNo religion20,00218.623.515,43615.120.0+4,566
Not stated
7,6907.28.19,7869.611.1-2,096

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, Greater Melbourne: 27.1% Anglican, Greater Melbourne: 10.8% Greek Orthodox, Greater Melbourne: 4.0% Uniting Church, Greater Melbourne: 3.4% Islam, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Buddhism, Greater Melbourne: 4.0% Hinduism, Greater Melbourne: 2.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, Greater Melbourne: 2.1% Christian,nfd, Greater Melbourne: 1.9% Baptist, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Western (Roman) Catholic, City of Moonee Valley: 42.3% Anglican, City of Moonee Valley: 8.0% Greek Orthodox, City of Moonee Valley: 5.0% Uniting Church, City of Moonee Valley: 3.3% Islam, City of Moonee Valley: 2.8% Buddhism, City of Moonee Valley: 2.7% Hinduism, City of Moonee Valley: 1.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Moonee Valley: 1.6% Christian,nfd, City of Moonee Valley: 1.0% Baptist, City of Moonee Valley: 0.9%
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, City of Moonee Valley: +994 Anglican, City of Moonee Valley: -704 Greek Orthodox, City of Moonee Valley: +244 Uniting Church, City of Moonee Valley: -499 Islam, City of Moonee Valley: +686 Buddhism, City of Moonee Valley: +264 Hinduism, City of Moonee Valley: +947 Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Moonee Valley: -157 Christian,nfd, City of Moonee Valley: +212 Baptist, City of Moonee Valley: -95
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 the City of Moonee Valley in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 73.5% of the population nominated a religion, and 18.6% said they had no religion, compared with 67.6% and 23.5% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The largest single religion in the City of Moonee Valley was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 42.3% of the population or 45,408 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of the City of Moonee Valley and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (42.3% compared to 27.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (8.0% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (2.7% compared to 4.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in the City of Moonee Valley between 2006 and 2011 were for those who nominated:

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+994 persons)
  • Hinduism (+947 persons)
  • Anglican (-704 persons)
  • Islam (+686 persons)