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Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach

Religion

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In Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+1,553) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach'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.

Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach'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
Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic2,64221.720.52,81524.022.0-173
Anglican1,59813.116.41,97616.921.1-378
Presbyterian and Reformed3512.92.84113.53.6-60
Uniting Church3062.53.84473.85.0-141
Greek Orthodox2472.01.12612.21.1-14
Christian,nfd1751.42.01711.51.7+4
Buddhism980.80.81361.20.8-38
Jehova's Witnesses750.60.4590.50.4+16
Baptist660.51.31181.01.5-52
Pentecostal270.20.4300.30.5-3
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)250.20.200.00.2+25
Lutheran240.20.3810.70.6-57
Churches of Christ220.20.2300.30.2-8
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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
Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total5,60246.050.26,47255.258.8-870
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1491.21.52161.81.7-67
Non-classifiable religious belief
950.80.71321.11.0-37
map this data in atlas.idNo religion4,99941.039.13,44529.428.9+1,553
Not stated
1,1789.78.51,45412.49.7-276

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% Presbyterian and Reformed, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.8% Uniting Church, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 3.8% Greek Orthodox, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.1% Christian,nfd, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.0% Buddhism, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.8% Jehova's Witnesses, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.4% Baptist, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.3% Pentecostal, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.4% Western (Roman) Catholic, Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach: 21.7% Anglican, Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach: 13.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach: 2.9% Uniting Church, Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach: 2.5% Greek Orthodox, Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach: 2.0% Christian,nfd, Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach: 1.4% Buddhism, Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach: 0.8% Jehova's Witnesses, Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach: 0.6% Baptist, Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach: 0.5% Pentecostal, Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach: 0.2%
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, Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach: -173 Anglican, Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach: -378 Presbyterian and Reformed, Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach: -60 Uniting Church, Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach: -141 Greek Orthodox, Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach: -14 Christian,nfd, Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach: +4 Buddhism, Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach: -38 Jehova's Witnesses, Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach: +16 Baptist, Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach: -52 Pentecostal, Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach: -3
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 Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach 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, 47.2% of the population nominated a religion, and 41.0% said they had no religion, compared with 51.7% and 39.1% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

The largest single religion in Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 21.7% of the population or 2,642 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (21.7% compared to 20.5%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (13.1% compared to 16.4%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Uniting Church (2.5% compared to 3.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach between 2011 and 2016 were for those who nominated:

  • Anglican (-378 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-173 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-141 persons)
  • Presbyterian and Reformed (-60 persons)
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