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In Mount Eliza, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+1,076) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

Mount Eliza'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.

Mount Eliza'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
Mount Eliza - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Anglican4,10923.821.14,36326.121.9-254
Western (Roman) Catholic3,72521.622.03,50321.021.1+222
Uniting Church9215.35.01,0766.45.4-155
Presbyterian and Reformed5653.33.65993.63.9-34
Christian,nfd2281.31.72171.31.2+11
Greek Orthodox2191.31.11871.11.0+32
Baptist2161.31.52301.41.7-14
Buddhism1540.90.81340.80.5+20
Lutheran1240.70.61240.70.60
Hinduism1090.60.2710.40.1+38
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)530.30.2420.30.2+11
Churches of Christ480.30.2340.20.3+14
Islam420.20.2300.20.1+12
Pentecostal400.20.5730.40.7-33
Judaism310.20.2210.10.1+10
Sikhism250.10.040.00.0+21
Salvation Army210.10.2230.10.2-2
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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
Mount Eliza - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total10,36260.158.810,59763.559.0-235
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total3912.31.73021.81.2+89
Non-classifiable religious belief
1570.91.01420.90.9+15
map this data in atlas.idNo religion4,89728.428.93,82122.925.0+1,076
Not stated
1,4338.39.71,83611.013.9-403

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 Anglican, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 21.1% Western (Roman) Catholic, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 22.0% Uniting Church, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 5.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 3.6% Christian,nfd, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.7% Greek Orthodox, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.1% Baptist, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.5% Buddhism, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.8% Lutheran, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.6% Hinduism, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.2% Anglican, Mount Eliza: 23.8% Western (Roman) Catholic, Mount Eliza: 21.6% Uniting Church, Mount Eliza: 5.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, Mount Eliza: 3.3% Christian,nfd, Mount Eliza: 1.3% Greek Orthodox, Mount Eliza: 1.3% Baptist, Mount Eliza: 1.3% Buddhism, Mount Eliza: 0.9% Lutheran, Mount Eliza: 0.7% Hinduism, Mount Eliza: 0.6%
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 Anglican, Mount Eliza: -254 Western (Roman) Catholic, Mount Eliza: +222 Uniting Church, Mount Eliza: -155 Presbyterian and Reformed, Mount Eliza: -34 Christian,nfd, Mount Eliza: +11 Greek Orthodox, Mount Eliza: +32 Baptist, Mount Eliza: -14 Buddhism, Mount Eliza: +20 Lutheran, Mount Eliza: 0 Hinduism, Mount Eliza: +38
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 Mount Eliza in 2011 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a similar proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 62.4% of the population nominated a religion, and 28.4% said they had no religion, compared with 60.5% and 28.9% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

The largest single religion in Mount Eliza was Anglican, with 23.8% of the population or 4,109 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (23.8% compared to 21.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-254 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+222 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-155 persons)