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In Travancore, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+351) compared to non Christians and Christians in 2011.

Travancore'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.

Travancore'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
Travancore - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic36721.542.327329.243.4+94
Islam1036.02.8141.52.3+89
Anglican985.78.0798.49.1+20
Buddhism814.72.7212.32.6+60
Hinduism684.01.6111.20.8+57
Uniting Church422.53.3242.64.0+18
Greek Orthodox251.55.0283.05.0-3

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
Travancore - 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 total61936.365.648051.468.7+139
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total28016.47.9586.26.1+222
Non-classifiable religious belief
221.30.760.60.6+16
map this data in atlas.idNo religion60935.718.625927.715.1+351
Not stated
17610.37.213214.19.6+44

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% Anglican, City of Moonee Valley: 8.0% Buddhism, City of Moonee Valley: 2.7% Hinduism, City of Moonee Valley: 1.6% Uniting Church, City of Moonee Valley: 3.3% Greek Orthodox, City of Moonee Valley: 5.0% Western (Roman) Catholic, Travancore: 21.5% Islam, Travancore: 6.0% Anglican, Travancore: 5.7% Buddhism, Travancore: 4.7% Hinduism, Travancore: 4.0% Uniting Church, Travancore: 2.5% Greek Orthodox, Travancore: 1.5%
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, Travancore: +94 Islam, Travancore: +89 Anglican, Travancore: +20 Buddhism, Travancore: +60 Hinduism, Travancore: +57 Uniting Church, Travancore: +18 Greek Orthodox, Travancore: -3
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 Travancore 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, 52.7% of the population nominated a religion, and 35.7% said they had no religion, compared with 73.5% and 18.6% respectively for the City of Moonee Valley.

The largest single religion in Travancore was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 21.5% of the population or 367 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Islam (6.0% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Hinduism (4.0% compared to 1.6%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (21.5% compared to 42.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (1.5% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+94 persons)
  • Islam (+89 persons)
  • Buddhism (+60 persons)
  • Hinduism (+57 persons)