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In Beleura Hill, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+102) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

Beleura Hill'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.

Beleura Hill'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
Beleura Hill - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic33325.422.029825.621.1+35
Anglican28521.821.126923.121.9+16
Uniting Church1088.35.0817.05.4+27
Presbyterian and Reformed342.63.6373.23.9-3
Christian,nfd201.51.7100.91.2+10

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
Beleura Hill - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total81562.358.874063.559.0+76
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total131.01.7141.21.2-1
Non-classifiable religious belief
120.91.050.40.9+7
map this data in atlas.idNo religion35927.428.925722.125.0+102
Not stated
1098.39.715012.813.9-41

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% Western (Roman) Catholic, Beleura Hill: 25.4% Anglican, Beleura Hill: 21.8% Uniting Church, Beleura Hill: 8.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, Beleura Hill: 2.6% Christian,nfd, Beleura Hill: 1.5%
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, Beleura Hill: +35 Anglican, Beleura Hill: +16 Uniting Church, Beleura Hill: +27 Presbyterian and Reformed, Beleura Hill: -3 Christian,nfd, Beleura Hill: +10
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 Beleura Hill in 2011 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 63.3% of the population nominated a religion, and 27.4% said they had no religion, compared with 60.5% and 28.9% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

The largest single religion in Beleura Hill was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 25.4% of the population or 333 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Beleura Hill and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (25.4% compared to 22.0%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Uniting Church (8.3% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Presbyterian and Reformed (2.6% compared to 3.6%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Beleura Hill between 2006 and 2011.