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In Essendon North, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+312) compared to non Christians and Christians in 2016.

Essendon North'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.

Essendon North'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
Essendon North - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic1,06435.737.893540.842.3+129
Hinduism1946.52.1853.71.6+109
Anglican1735.85.62149.38.0-41
Greek Orthodox943.24.6813.55.0+13
Islam742.52.9261.12.8+48
Uniting Church702.32.2984.33.3-28
Buddhism551.82.5472.12.7+8
Christian,nfd421.41.6321.41.0+10
Presbyterian and Reformed321.11.1391.71.6-7
Baptist210.70.8100.40.9+11

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
Essendon North - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total1,54851.956.71,47864.565.6+70
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total33811.38.21838.07.9+155
Non-classifiable religious belief
280.90.5200.90.7+8
map this data in atlas.idNo religion68523.026.237316.318.6+312
Not stated
34811.78.423810.47.2+110

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 Moonee Valley: 37.8% Hinduism, City of Moonee Valley: 2.1% Anglican, City of Moonee Valley: 5.6% Greek Orthodox, City of Moonee Valley: 4.6% Islam, City of Moonee Valley: 2.9% Uniting Church, City of Moonee Valley: 2.2% Buddhism, City of Moonee Valley: 2.5% Christian,nfd, City of Moonee Valley: 1.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Moonee Valley: 1.1% Baptist, City of Moonee Valley: 0.8% Western (Roman) Catholic, Essendon North: 35.7% Hinduism, Essendon North: 6.5% Anglican, Essendon North: 5.8% Greek Orthodox, Essendon North: 3.2% Islam, Essendon North: 2.5% Uniting Church, Essendon North: 2.3% Buddhism, Essendon North: 1.8% Christian,nfd, Essendon North: 1.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, Essendon North: 1.1% Baptist, Essendon North: 0.7%
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, Essendon North: +129 Hinduism, Essendon North: +109 Anglican, Essendon North: -41 Greek Orthodox, Essendon North: +13 Islam, Essendon North: +48 Uniting Church, Essendon North: -28 Buddhism, Essendon North: +8 Christian,nfd, Essendon North: +10 Presbyterian and Reformed, Essendon North: -7 Baptist, Essendon North: +11
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 Essendon North in 2016 compared to the City of Moonee Valley shows that there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion as well as a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 63.2% of the population nominated a religion, and 23.0% said they had no religion, compared with 64.8% and 26.2% respectively for the City of Moonee Valley.

The largest single religion in Essendon North was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 35.7% of the population or 1,064 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Hinduism (6.5% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (35.7% compared to 37.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (3.2% compared to 4.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+129 persons)
  • Hinduism (+109 persons)
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