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Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach

Religion

In Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+697) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's religion?'

Total population

Religion - Ranked by size
Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic2,81524.022.02,59722.721.1+219
Anglican1,97716.921.12,00917.521.9-33
Uniting Church4473.85.04473.95.40
Presbyterian and Reformed4113.53.64193.73.9-7
Greek Orthodox2612.21.12322.01.0+29
Christian,nfd1711.51.71151.01.2+56
Buddhism1361.20.8780.70.5+58
Baptist1181.01.51291.11.7-11
Lutheran810.70.6680.60.6+13
Jehova's Witnesses590.50.4670.60.4-8
Churches of Christ300.30.2280.20.3+2
Pentecostal300.30.5450.40.7-15
Salvation Army250.20.2260.20.2-1
Judaism240.20.2160.10.1+8
Other Nature Religions210.20.000.00.0+21
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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
Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total6,47255.258.86,24754.559.0+225
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total2161.81.71601.41.2+56
Non-classifiable religious belief
1321.11.01070.90.9+25
map this data in atlas.idNo religion3,44629.428.92,74924.025.0+697
Not stated
1,45412.49.72,19119.113.9-737

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% Greek Orthodox, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.1% Christian,nfd, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.7% Buddhism, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.8% Baptist, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.5% Lutheran, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.6% Jehova's Witnesses, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.4% Western (Roman) Catholic, Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach: 24.0% Anglican, Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach: 16.9% Uniting Church, Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach: 3.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach: 3.5% Greek Orthodox, Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach: 2.2% Christian,nfd, Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach: 1.5% Buddhism, Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach: 1.2% Baptist, Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach: 1.0% Lutheran, Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach: 0.7% Jehova's Witnesses, Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach: 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, Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach: +219 Anglican, Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach: -33 Uniting Church, Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach: 0 Presbyterian and Reformed, Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach: -7 Greek Orthodox, Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach: +29 Christian,nfd, Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach: +56 Buddhism, Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach: +58 Baptist, Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach: -11 Lutheran, Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach: +13 Jehova's Witnesses, Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach: -8
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 Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach 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, 57.1% of the population nominated a religion, and 29.4% said they had no religion, compared with 60.5% and 28.9% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

The largest single religion in Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 24.0% of the population or 2,815 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 (24.0% compared to 22.0%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (2.2% compared to 1.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (16.9% compared to 21.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Uniting Church (3.8% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach between 2006 and 2011 were for those who nominated:

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+219 persons)
  • Buddhism (+58 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+56 persons)