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In Bittern - Crib Point, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (+255) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2011.

Bittern - Crib Point'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.

Bittern - Crib Point'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
Bittern - Crib Point - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic1,31120.622.01,08517.421.1+225
Anglican1,21119.021.11,25020.121.9-38
Uniting Church2914.65.02734.45.4+18
Presbyterian and Reformed1963.13.61973.23.9-1
Christian,nfd1322.11.7691.11.2+62
Baptist791.21.5741.21.7+6
Buddhism550.90.8250.40.5+31
Pentecostal510.80.5480.80.7+3
Lutheran290.50.6330.50.6-4
Paganism270.40.1130.20.1+14

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
Bittern - Crib Point - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total3,35052.558.83,09449.759.0+255
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1101.71.7761.21.2+34
Non-classifiable religious belief
691.11.0611.00.9+8
map this data in atlas.idNo religion2,16934.028.92,01132.325.0+158
Not stated
67910.69.798715.913.9-308

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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 22.0% Anglican, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 21.1% Uniting Church, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 5.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 3.6% Christian,nfd, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.7% Baptist, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.5% Buddhism, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.8% Pentecostal, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.5% Lutheran, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.6% Paganism, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.1% Western (Roman) Catholic, Bittern - Crib Point: 20.6% Anglican, Bittern - Crib Point: 19.0% Uniting Church, Bittern - Crib Point: 4.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, Bittern - Crib Point: 3.1% Christian,nfd, Bittern - Crib Point: 2.1% Baptist, Bittern - Crib Point: 1.2% Buddhism, Bittern - Crib Point: 0.9% Pentecostal, Bittern - Crib Point: 0.8% Lutheran, Bittern - Crib Point: 0.5% Paganism, Bittern - Crib Point: 0.4%
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, Bittern - Crib Point: +225 Anglican, Bittern - Crib Point: -38 Uniting Church, Bittern - Crib Point: +18 Presbyterian and Reformed, Bittern - Crib Point: -1 Christian,nfd, Bittern - Crib Point: +62 Baptist, Bittern - Crib Point: +6 Buddhism, Bittern - Crib Point: +31 Pentecostal, Bittern - Crib Point: +3 Lutheran, Bittern - Crib Point: -4 Paganism, Bittern - Crib Point: +14
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 Bittern - Crib Point in 2011 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion and a higher proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 54.3% of the population nominated a religion, and 34.0% said they had no religion, compared with 60.5% and 28.9% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

The largest single religion in Bittern - Crib Point was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 20.6% of the population or 1,311 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Bittern - Crib Point and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (19.0% compared to 21.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (20.6% compared to 22.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Bittern - Crib Point between 2006 and 2011 were for those who nominated:

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+225 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+62 persons)