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Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat

Religion

In Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (-253) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2011.

Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat'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.

Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat'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
Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Anglican54719.621.166422.521.9-117
Western (Roman) Catholic39414.122.049116.621.1-97
Uniting Church1635.85.02067.05.4-43
Presbyterian and Reformed652.33.6692.33.9-4
Baptist341.21.5361.21.7-2
Christian,nfd331.21.7381.31.2-4
Buddhism301.10.8200.70.5+10
Lutheran301.10.6210.70.6+9
Greek Orthodox210.71.1220.71.0-1
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)200.70.2170.60.2+3

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
Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total1,35148.358.81,60454.359.0-253
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total471.71.7411.41.2+6
Non-classifiable religious belief
381.41.0270.90.9+11
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,01236.228.992531.325.0+87
Not stated
34712.49.735612.113.9-9

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% Baptist, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.5% Christian,nfd, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.7% Lutheran, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.6% Buddhism, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.8% Greek Orthodox, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.1% Latter Day Saints (Mormons), Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.2% Anglican, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 19.6% Western (Roman) Catholic, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 14.1% Uniting Church, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 5.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 2.3% Baptist, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 1.2% Christian,nfd, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 1.2% Lutheran, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 1.1% Buddhism, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 1.1% Greek Orthodox, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 0.7% Latter Day Saints (Mormons), Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 0.7%
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, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -117 Western (Roman) Catholic, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -97 Uniting Church, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -43 Presbyterian and Reformed, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -4 Baptist, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -2 Christian,nfd, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -4 Lutheran, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: +9 Buddhism, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: +10 Greek Orthodox, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -1 Latter Day Saints (Mormons), Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: +3
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 Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat 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, 50.0% of the population nominated a religion, and 36.2% said they had no religion, compared with 60.5% and 28.9% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

The largest single religion in Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat was Anglican, with 19.6% of the population or 547 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (14.1% compared to 22.0%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (19.6% compared to 21.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Presbyterian and Reformed (2.3% compared to 3.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat between 2006 and 2011 were for those who nominated:

  • Anglican (-117 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-97 persons)