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In Moonee Ponds, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+1,481) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

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.

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
Moonee Ponds - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic5,02635.237.85,57741.242.3-551
Anglican7895.55.61,1028.18.0-313
Greek Orthodox6564.64.67065.25.0-50
Hinduism3142.22.13092.31.6+5
Uniting Church2842.02.24233.13.3-139
Buddhism2621.82.52071.52.7+55
Christian,nfd1831.31.61431.11.0+40
Islam1651.22.91631.22.8+2
Presbyterian and Reformed1451.01.12051.51.6-60
Baptist920.60.81431.10.9-51
Pentecostal630.40.5340.30.5+29
Macedonian Orthodox370.30.3250.20.3+12
Other Protestant290.20.3160.10.2+13
Jehova's Witnesses250.20.2430.30.2-18
Lutheran250.20.3440.30.4-19
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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
Moonee Ponds - 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 total7,42552.156.78,64663.865.6-1,221
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total7785.58.27945.97.9-16
Non-classifiable religious belief
720.50.51000.70.7-28
map this data in atlas.idNo religion4,56632.026.23,08522.818.6+1,481
Not stated
1,2318.68.49236.87.2+308

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% Anglican, City of Moonee Valley: 5.6% Greek Orthodox, City of Moonee Valley: 4.6% Hinduism, City of Moonee Valley: 2.1% Uniting Church, City of Moonee Valley: 2.2% Buddhism, City of Moonee Valley: 2.5% Christian,nfd, City of Moonee Valley: 1.6% Islam, City of Moonee Valley: 2.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Moonee Valley: 1.1% Baptist, City of Moonee Valley: 0.8% Western (Roman) Catholic, Moonee Ponds: 35.2% Anglican, Moonee Ponds: 5.5% Greek Orthodox, Moonee Ponds: 4.6% Hinduism, Moonee Ponds: 2.2% Uniting Church, Moonee Ponds: 2.0% Buddhism, Moonee Ponds: 1.8% Christian,nfd, Moonee Ponds: 1.3% Islam, Moonee Ponds: 1.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, Moonee Ponds: 1.0% Baptist, Moonee Ponds: 0.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in religion, 2011 to 2016
Change in religion, 2011 to 2016 Western (Roman) Catholic, Moonee Ponds: -551 Anglican, Moonee Ponds: -313 Greek Orthodox, Moonee Ponds: -50 Hinduism, Moonee Ponds: +5 Uniting Church, Moonee Ponds: -139 Buddhism, Moonee Ponds: +55 Christian,nfd, Moonee Ponds: +40 Islam, Moonee Ponds: +2 Presbyterian and Reformed, Moonee Ponds: -60 Baptist, Moonee Ponds: -51
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 Moonee Ponds in 2016 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, 57.5% of the population nominated a religion, and 32.0% said they had no religion, compared with 64.8% and 26.2% respectively for the City of Moonee Valley.

The largest single religion in Moonee Ponds was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 35.2% of the population or 5,026 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 Western (Roman) Catholic (35.2% compared to 37.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (1.2% compared to 2.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-551 persons)
  • Anglican (-313 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-139 persons)
  • Presbyterian and Reformed (-60 persons)
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