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Rosebud - Capel Sound - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck

Religion

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In Rosebud - Capel Sound - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+2,591) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

Rosebud - Capel Sound - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck'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.

Rosebud - Capel Sound - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck'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
Rosebud - Capel Sound - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic4,34819.520.54,38921.222.0-42
Anglican3,53315.916.44,24920.521.1-716
Uniting Church9494.33.81,1175.45.0-169
Presbyterian and Reformed7733.52.89814.73.6-208
Christian,nfd4051.82.03221.61.7+83
Baptist3071.41.32921.41.5+15
Greek Orthodox2381.11.12141.01.1+25
Jehova's Witnesses1980.90.41780.90.4+20
Buddhism1470.70.81870.90.8-40
Salvation Army1070.50.2900.40.2+16
Lutheran660.30.31060.50.6-40
Pentecostal580.30.4980.50.5-40
Churches of Christ520.20.2930.40.2-41
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)490.20.2400.20.2+9
Hinduism350.20.2300.10.2+5
Other Protestant350.20.3450.20.1-9
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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
Rosebud - Capel Sound - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total11,16750.250.212,30459.358.8-1,137
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total2341.11.53181.51.7-84
Non-classifiable religious belief
1600.70.72101.01.0-49
map this data in atlas.idNo religion8,32337.439.15,73227.628.9+2,591
Not stated
2,1209.58.52,18110.59.7-61

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 Western (Roman) Catholic, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 20.5% Anglican, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 16.4% Uniting Church, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 3.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.8% Christian,nfd, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.0% Baptist, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.3% Greek Orthodox, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.1% Jehova's Witnesses, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.4% Buddhism, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.8% Salvation Army, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.2% Western (Roman) Catholic, Rosebud - Capel Sound - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck: 19.5% Anglican, Rosebud - Capel Sound - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck: 15.9% Uniting Church, Rosebud - Capel Sound - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck: 4.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, Rosebud - Capel Sound - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck: 3.5% Christian,nfd, Rosebud - Capel Sound - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck: 1.8% Baptist, Rosebud - Capel Sound - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck: 1.4% Greek Orthodox, Rosebud - Capel Sound - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck: 1.1% Jehova's Witnesses, Rosebud - Capel Sound - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck: 0.9% Buddhism, Rosebud - Capel Sound - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck: 0.7% Salvation Army, Rosebud - Capel Sound - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck: 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 Western (Roman) Catholic, Rosebud - Capel Sound - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck: -42 Anglican, Rosebud - Capel Sound - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck: -716 Uniting Church, Rosebud - Capel Sound - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck: -169 Presbyterian and Reformed, Rosebud - Capel Sound - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck: -208 Christian,nfd, Rosebud - Capel Sound - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck: +83 Baptist, Rosebud - Capel Sound - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck: +15 Greek Orthodox, Rosebud - Capel Sound - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck: +25 Jehova's Witnesses, Rosebud - Capel Sound - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck: +20 Buddhism, Rosebud - Capel Sound - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck: -40 Salvation Army, Rosebud - Capel Sound - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck: +16
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 Rosebud - Capel Sound - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck in 2016 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion as well as a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 51.2% of the population nominated a religion, and 37.4% said they had no religion, compared with 51.7% and 39.1% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

The largest single religion in Rosebud - Capel Sound - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 19.5% of the population or 4,348 people as adherents.

There were no major differences between Rosebud - Capel Sound - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck and Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2016.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Rosebud - Capel Sound - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck between 2011 and 2016 were for those who nominated:

  • Anglican (-716 persons)
  • Presbyterian and Reformed (-208 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-169 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+83 persons)
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