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Rosebud - Rosebud West - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck

Religion

In Rosebud - Rosebud West - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+1,236) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

Rosebud - Rosebud West - 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 - Rosebud West - 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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's religion?'

Total population

Religion - Ranked by size
Rosebud - Rosebud West - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic4,39021.222.03,75919.721.1+631
Anglican4,24920.521.14,16621.821.9+83
Uniting Church1,1185.45.01,1305.95.4-12
Presbyterian and Reformed9824.73.69945.23.9-12
Christian,nfd3231.61.72571.31.2+66
Baptist2931.41.53341.71.7-41
Greek Orthodox2141.01.11710.91.0+43
Buddhism1880.90.8920.50.5+96
Jehova's Witnesses1790.90.41821.00.4-3
Lutheran1070.50.61120.60.6-5
Pentecostal990.50.51050.60.7-6
Churches of Christ930.40.2910.50.3+2
Salvation Army910.40.21520.80.2-61
Other Protestant450.20.1380.20.1+7
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)400.20.2170.10.2+23
Hinduism300.10.2140.10.1+16
Islam240.10.2140.10.1+10
Other Eastern Orthodox210.10.160.00.0+15
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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
Rosebud - Rosebud West - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total12,30559.358.811,55260.659.0+753
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total3191.51.72131.11.2+106
Non-classifiable religious belief
2101.01.01570.80.9+53
map this data in atlas.idNo religion5,73327.628.94,49723.625.0+1,236
Not stated
2,18210.59.72,65813.913.9-477

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% Christian,nfd, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.7% Baptist, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.5% Greek Orthodox, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.1% Buddhism, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.8% Jehova's Witnesses, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.4% Lutheran, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.6% Western (Roman) Catholic, Rosebud - Rosebud West - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck: 21.2% Anglican, Rosebud - Rosebud West - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck: 20.5% Uniting Church, Rosebud - Rosebud West - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck: 5.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, Rosebud - Rosebud West - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck: 4.7% Christian,nfd, Rosebud - Rosebud West - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck: 1.6% Baptist, Rosebud - Rosebud West - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck: 1.4% Greek Orthodox, Rosebud - Rosebud West - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck: 1.0% Buddhism, Rosebud - Rosebud West - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck: 0.9% Jehova's Witnesses, Rosebud - Rosebud West - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck: 0.9% Lutheran, Rosebud - Rosebud West - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck: 0.5%
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, Rosebud - Rosebud West - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck: +631 Anglican, Rosebud - Rosebud West - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck: +83 Uniting Church, Rosebud - Rosebud West - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck: -12 Presbyterian and Reformed, Rosebud - Rosebud West - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck: -12 Christian,nfd, Rosebud - Rosebud West - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck: +66 Baptist, Rosebud - Rosebud West - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck: -41 Greek Orthodox, Rosebud - Rosebud West - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck: +43 Buddhism, Rosebud - Rosebud West - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck: +96 Jehova's Witnesses, Rosebud - Rosebud West - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck: -3 Lutheran, Rosebud - Rosebud West - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck: -5
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 Rosebud - Rosebud West - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck in 2011 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a similar proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 60.8% of the population nominated a religion, and 27.6% said they had no religion, compared with 60.5% and 28.9% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

The largest single religion in Rosebud - Rosebud West - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 21.2% of the population or 4,390 people as adherents.

The major difference between the religious affiliation for the population of Rosebud - Rosebud West - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck and Mornington Peninsula Shire was:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Presbyterian and Reformed (4.7% compared to 3.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Rosebud - Rosebud West - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck between 2006 and 2011 were for those who nominated:

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+631 persons)
  • Buddhism (+96 persons)
  • Anglican (+83 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+66 persons)