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In Mount Martha, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (+1,475) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2011.

Mount Martha'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 Martha'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 Martha - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic3,91222.922.03,29322.421.1+619
Anglican3,77822.121.13,19521.721.9+583
Uniting Church9805.75.09356.45.4+45
Presbyterian and Reformed5153.03.64953.43.9+20
Baptist3732.21.53922.71.7-19
Christian,nfd3011.81.71801.21.2+121
Greek Orthodox1781.01.11481.01.0+30
Buddhism1140.70.8780.50.5+36
Lutheran990.60.6820.60.6+17
Pentecostal750.40.5880.60.7-13
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)620.40.2500.30.2+12
Jehova's Witnesses570.30.4710.50.4-14
Churches of Christ370.20.2250.20.3+12
Other Protestant280.20.1200.10.1+8
Other Christian270.20.1120.10.1+15
Spiritualism220.10.1130.10.1+9
Salvation Army200.10.260.00.2+14
Judaism200.10.2210.10.1-1
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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 Martha - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total10,51061.558.89,03561.559.0+1,475
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total2041.21.71501.01.2+54
Non-classifiable religious belief
1400.81.01290.90.9+11
map this data in atlas.idNo religion4,77728.028.93,70125.225.0+1,076
Not stated
1,4578.59.71,68411.513.9-227

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% Lutheran, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.6% Pentecostal, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.5% Western (Roman) Catholic, Mount Martha: 22.9% Anglican, Mount Martha: 22.1% Uniting Church, Mount Martha: 5.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, Mount Martha: 3.0% Baptist, Mount Martha: 2.2% Christian,nfd, Mount Martha: 1.8% Greek Orthodox, Mount Martha: 1.0% Buddhism, Mount Martha: 0.7% Lutheran, Mount Martha: 0.6% Pentecostal, Mount Martha: 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, Mount Martha: +619 Anglican, Mount Martha: +583 Uniting Church, Mount Martha: +45 Presbyterian and Reformed, Mount Martha: +20 Baptist, Mount Martha: -19 Christian,nfd, Mount Martha: +121 Greek Orthodox, Mount Martha: +30 Buddhism, Mount Martha: +36 Lutheran, Mount Martha: +17 Pentecostal, Mount Martha: -13
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 Martha 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, 62.7% of the population nominated a religion, and 28.0% said they had no religion, compared with 60.5% and 28.9% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

The largest single religion in Mount Martha was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 22.9% of the population or 3,912 people as adherents.

There were no major differences between Mount Martha and Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2011.

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+619 persons)
  • Anglican (+583 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+121 persons)