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In Mornington, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+1,056) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

Mornington'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.

Mornington'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
Mornington - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic5,59925.022.04,95223.521.1+647
Anglican4,76821.321.14,53021.521.9+238
Uniting Church1,1185.05.01,1525.55.4-34
Presbyterian and Reformed7503.33.67653.63.9-15
Baptist4031.81.54352.11.7-32
Christian,nfd4001.81.72211.11.2+179
Greek Orthodox1940.91.11510.71.0+43
Buddhism1870.80.81320.60.5+55
Pentecostal1010.50.51460.70.7-45
Lutheran770.30.61070.50.6-30
Jehova's Witnesses750.30.4620.30.4+13
Islam520.20.2450.20.1+7
Serbian Orthodox450.20.1350.20.1+10
Judaism420.20.2210.10.1+21
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)400.20.2450.20.2-5
Churches of Christ390.20.2760.40.3-37
Salvation Army340.20.2340.20.20
Other Protestant310.10.1290.10.1+2
Paganism260.10.1180.10.1+8
Seventh Day Adventist250.10.190.00.0+16
Other Christian240.10.1330.20.1-9
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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
Mornington - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total13,77261.458.812,82661.059.0+946
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total3971.81.73191.51.2+78
Non-classifiable religious belief
1970.91.01590.80.9+38
map this data in atlas.idNo religion5,98326.728.94,92723.425.0+1,056
Not stated
2,0749.29.72,80013.313.9-726

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% Baptist, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.5% Christian,nfd, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.7% Greek Orthodox, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.1% Buddhism, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.8% Pentecostal, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.5% Lutheran, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.6% Western (Roman) Catholic, Mornington: 25.0% Anglican, Mornington: 21.3% Uniting Church, Mornington: 5.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, Mornington: 3.3% Baptist, Mornington: 1.8% Christian,nfd, Mornington: 1.8% Greek Orthodox, Mornington: 0.9% Buddhism, Mornington: 0.8% Pentecostal, Mornington: 0.5% Lutheran, Mornington: 0.3%
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, Mornington: +647 Anglican, Mornington: +238 Uniting Church, Mornington: -34 Presbyterian and Reformed, Mornington: -15 Baptist, Mornington: -32 Christian,nfd, Mornington: +179 Greek Orthodox, Mornington: +43 Buddhism, Mornington: +55 Pentecostal, Mornington: -45 Lutheran, Mornington: -30
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 Mornington in 2011 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 63.2% of the population nominated a religion, and 26.7% said they had no religion, compared with 60.5% and 28.9% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

The largest single religion in Mornington was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 25.0% of the population or 5,599 people as adherents.

The major difference between the religious affiliation for the population of Mornington and Mornington Peninsula Shire was:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (25.0% compared to 22.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+647 persons)
  • Anglican (+238 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+179 persons)
  • Buddhism (+55 persons)