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In Moonee Ponds, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+767) compared to non Christians and Christians in 2011.

Moonee Ponds'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.

Moonee Ponds'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
Moonee Ponds - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic5,57741.242.35,43042.643.4+148
Anglican1,1028.18.01,1218.89.1-19
Greek Orthodox7065.25.06815.45.0+25
Uniting Church4233.13.34443.54.0-21
Hinduism3092.31.61381.10.8+171
Buddhism2071.52.71741.42.6+33
Presbyterian and Reformed2051.51.62021.61.8+3
Islam1631.22.81311.02.3+32
Christian,nfd1431.11.01000.80.9+43
Baptist1431.10.91481.21.0-5
Sikhism510.40.4110.10.1+40
Other Eastern Orthodox510.40.5370.30.5+14
Lutheran440.30.4750.60.5-31
Jehova's Witnesses430.30.2350.30.2+8
Pentecostal340.30.5500.40.4-16
Macedonian Orthodox250.20.3190.10.3+6
Other Christian200.10.190.10.1+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
Moonee Ponds - 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 total8,64663.865.68,46266.468.7+184
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total7945.97.94833.86.1+311
Non-classifiable religious belief
1000.70.7800.60.6+20
map this data in atlas.idNo religion3,08522.818.62,31818.215.1+767
Not stated
9236.87.21,39110.99.6-468

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% Greek Orthodox, City of Moonee Valley: 5.0% Uniting Church, City of Moonee Valley: 3.3% Hinduism, City of Moonee Valley: 1.6% Buddhism, City of Moonee Valley: 2.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Moonee Valley: 1.6% Islam, City of Moonee Valley: 2.8% Christian,nfd, City of Moonee Valley: 1.0% Baptist, City of Moonee Valley: 0.9% Western (Roman) Catholic, Moonee Ponds: 41.2% Anglican, Moonee Ponds: 8.1% Greek Orthodox, Moonee Ponds: 5.2% Uniting Church, Moonee Ponds: 3.1% Hinduism, Moonee Ponds: 2.3% Buddhism, Moonee Ponds: 1.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, Moonee Ponds: 1.5% Islam, Moonee Ponds: 1.2% Christian,nfd, Moonee Ponds: 1.1% Baptist, Moonee Ponds: 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, Moonee Ponds: +148 Anglican, Moonee Ponds: -19 Greek Orthodox, Moonee Ponds: +25 Uniting Church, Moonee Ponds: -21 Hinduism, Moonee Ponds: +171 Buddhism, Moonee Ponds: +33 Presbyterian and Reformed, Moonee Ponds: +3 Islam, Moonee Ponds: +32 Christian,nfd, Moonee Ponds: +43 Baptist, Moonee Ponds: -5
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 Moonee Ponds 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, 69.7% of the population nominated a religion, and 22.8% said they had no religion, compared with 73.5% and 18.6% respectively for the City of Moonee Valley.

The largest single religion in Moonee Ponds was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 41.2% of the population or 5,577 people as adherents.

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

  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (1.2% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (1.5% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (41.2% compared to 42.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Hinduism (+171 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+148 persons)