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In HMAS Cerberus, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (-56) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2011.

HMAS Cerberus'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.

HMAS Cerberus'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
HMAS Cerberus - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic29226.922.029826.021.1-6
Anglican18116.721.120718.021.9-26
Uniting Church434.05.0433.75.40
Presbyterian and Reformed211.93.6262.33.9-5

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
HMAS Cerberus - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total59154.558.864756.459.0-56
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total232.11.7131.11.2+10
Non-classifiable religious belief
232.11.0312.70.9-8
map this data in atlas.idNo religion38235.228.936932.225.0+13
Not stated
656.09.7877.613.9-22

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% Western (Roman) Catholic, HMAS Cerberus: 26.9% Anglican, HMAS Cerberus: 16.7% Uniting Church, HMAS Cerberus: 4.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, HMAS Cerberus: 1.9%
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, HMAS Cerberus: -6 Anglican, HMAS Cerberus: -26 Uniting Church, HMAS Cerberus: 0 Presbyterian and Reformed, HMAS Cerberus: -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 HMAS Cerberus 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, 56.6% of the population nominated a religion, and 35.2% said they had no religion, compared with 60.5% and 28.9% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

The largest single religion in HMAS Cerberus was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 26.9% of the population or 292 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of HMAS Cerberus and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (26.9% compared to 22.0%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (16.7% compared to 21.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Presbyterian and Reformed (1.9% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Uniting Church (4.0% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in HMAS Cerberus between 2006 and 2011.