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In Flemington, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+607) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

Flemington'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.

Flemington'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
Flemington - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic1,61621.742.31,74724.343.4-131
Islam98513.22.896713.42.3+18
Buddhism5367.22.75697.92.6-33
Anglican4145.58.04646.49.1-50
Hinduism1592.11.6640.90.8+96
Greek Orthodox1482.05.01612.25.0-13
Uniting Church1462.03.31412.04.0+5
Presbyterian and Reformed831.11.6831.21.80
Other Oriental Orthodox801.10.2510.70.1+29
Christian,nfd731.01.0610.80.9+12
Other Eastern Orthodox610.80.5490.70.5+13
Baptist530.70.9610.91.0-8
Lutheran440.60.4410.60.5+3
Pentecostal280.40.5180.20.4+10
Other Protestant220.30.2190.30.2+3
Coptic Orthodox210.30.2100.10.1+11
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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
Flemington - 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 total2,85438.365.62,97541.368.7-121
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1,74123.37.91,64122.86.1+100
Non-classifiable religious belief
801.10.7650.90.6+15
map this data in atlas.idNo religion2,00626.918.61,39919.415.1+607
Not stated
78010.57.21,11815.59.6-338

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% Islam, City of Moonee Valley: 2.8% Buddhism, City of Moonee Valley: 2.7% Anglican, City of Moonee Valley: 8.0% Hinduism, City of Moonee Valley: 1.6% Greek Orthodox, City of Moonee Valley: 5.0% Uniting Church, City of Moonee Valley: 3.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Moonee Valley: 1.6% Other Oriental Orthodox, City of Moonee Valley: 0.2% Christian,nfd, City of Moonee Valley: 1.0% Western (Roman) Catholic, Flemington: 21.7% Islam, Flemington: 13.2% Buddhism, Flemington: 7.2% Anglican, Flemington: 5.5% Hinduism, Flemington: 2.1% Greek Orthodox, Flemington: 2.0% Uniting Church, Flemington: 2.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, Flemington: 1.1% Other Oriental Orthodox, Flemington: 1.1% Christian,nfd, Flemington: 1.0%
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, Flemington: -131 Islam, Flemington: +18 Buddhism, Flemington: -33 Anglican, Flemington: -50 Hinduism, Flemington: +96 Greek Orthodox, Flemington: -13 Uniting Church, Flemington: +5 Presbyterian and Reformed, Flemington: 0 Other Oriental Orthodox, Flemington: +29 Christian,nfd, Flemington: +12
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 Flemington in 2011 compared to the City of Moonee Valley shows that there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion and a higher proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 61.6% of the population nominated a religion, and 26.9% said they had no religion, compared with 73.5% and 18.6% respectively for the City of Moonee Valley.

The largest single religion in Flemington was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 21.7% of the population or 1,616 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Islam (13.2% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Buddhism (7.2% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (21.7% compared to 42.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (2.0% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-131 persons)
  • Hinduism (+96 persons)
  • Anglican (-50 persons)