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

Religion

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In Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+310) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

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.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of individual religion groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

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 - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
Anglican42615.616.454719.621.1-120
Western (Roman) Catholic33712.320.539414.122.0-57
Uniting Church1134.13.81625.85.0-49
Presbyterian and Reformed622.32.8652.33.6-2
Christian,nfd491.82.0331.21.7+16
Greek Orthodox150.61.1200.71.1-5
Buddhism150.50.8301.10.8-15
Judaism140.50.1130.50.20
Baptist130.51.3341.21.5-21

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. 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)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total1,05438.450.21,35048.358.8-297
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total391.41.5461.71.7-7
Non-classifiable religious belief
250.90.7371.41.0-13
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,32248.239.11,01136.228.9+310
Not stated
28210.38.534612.49.7-64

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Religion, 2016
Religion, 2016 Anglican, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 16.4% Western (Roman) Catholic, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 20.5% Uniting Church, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 3.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.8% Christian,nfd, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.0% Greek Orthodox, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.1% Buddhism, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.8% Judaism, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.1% Baptist, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.3% Anglican, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 15.6% Western (Roman) Catholic, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 12.3% Uniting Church, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 4.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 2.3% Christian,nfd, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 1.8% Greek Orthodox, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 0.6% Buddhism, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 0.5% Judaism, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 0.5% Baptist, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 0.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in religion, 2011 to 2016
Change in religion, 2011 to 2016 Anglican, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -120 Western (Roman) Catholic, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -57 Uniting Church, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -49 Presbyterian and Reformed, 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: +16 Greek Orthodox, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -5 Buddhism, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -15 Judaism, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 0 Baptist, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -21
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 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, 39.9% of the population nominated a religion, and 48.2% said they had no religion, compared with 51.7% and 39.1% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

The largest single religion in Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat was Anglican, with 15.6% of the population or 426 people as adherents.

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

  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (12.3% compared to 20.5%)

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 2011 and 2016 were for those who nominated:

  • Anglican (-120 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-57 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-49 persons)
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