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In Essendon North, the number of non Christians experienced the greatest change (+88) compared to the non religious and Christians in 2011.

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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's religion?'

Total population

Religion - Ranked by size
Essendon North - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic93540.842.389244.343.4+43
Anglican2149.38.022010.99.1-6
Uniting Church984.33.3884.44.0+10
Hinduism853.71.6311.50.8+54
Greek Orthodox813.55.0904.55.0-9
Buddhism472.12.7361.82.6+11
Presbyterian and Reformed391.71.6371.81.8+2
Christian,nfd321.41.0160.80.9+16
Islam261.12.8160.82.3+10

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
Essendon North - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total1,47864.565.61,41970.568.7+59
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1838.07.9954.76.1+88
Non-classifiable religious belief
200.90.730.10.6+17
map this data in atlas.idNo religion37316.318.630915.415.1+64
Not stated
23810.47.21869.29.6+52

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 Moonee Valley: 42.3% Anglican, City of Moonee Valley: 8.0% Uniting Church, City of Moonee Valley: 3.3% Hinduism, City of Moonee Valley: 1.6% Greek Orthodox, City of Moonee Valley: 5.0% Buddhism, City of Moonee Valley: 2.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Moonee Valley: 1.6% Christian,nfd, City of Moonee Valley: 1.0% Islam, City of Moonee Valley: 2.8% Western (Roman) Catholic, Essendon North: 40.8% Anglican, Essendon North: 9.3% Uniting Church, Essendon North: 4.3% Hinduism, Essendon North: 3.7% Greek Orthodox, Essendon North: 3.5% Buddhism, Essendon North: 2.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, Essendon North: 1.7% Christian,nfd, Essendon North: 1.4% Islam, Essendon North: 1.1%
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, Essendon North: +43 Anglican, Essendon North: -6 Uniting Church, Essendon North: +10 Hinduism, Essendon North: +54 Greek Orthodox, Essendon North: -9 Buddhism, Essendon North: +11 Presbyterian and Reformed, Essendon North: +2 Christian,nfd, Essendon North: +16 Islam, Essendon North: +10
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 Essendon North in 2011 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, 72.5% of the population nominated a religion, and 16.3% said they had no religion, compared with 73.5% and 18.6% respectively for the City of Moonee Valley.

The largest single religion in Essendon North was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 40.8% of the population or 935 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 (3.7% compared to 1.6%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (1.1% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (40.8% compared to 42.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (3.5% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the religious affiliation of the population in Essendon North between 2006 and 2011 was for those who nominated:

  • Hinduism (+54 persons)