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In Rosebud, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+755) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

Rosebud'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'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 - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic2,67721.622.02,32820.421.1+349
Anglican2,57120.821.12,43621.321.9+135
Uniting Church6535.35.06495.75.4+5
Presbyterian and Reformed5614.53.65725.03.9-11
Christian,nfd1891.51.71661.51.2+23
Baptist1631.31.52011.81.7-39
Greek Orthodox1461.21.11060.91.0+40
Buddhism1080.90.8520.50.5+56
Jehova's Witnesses1040.80.41321.20.4-28
Pentecostal680.50.5610.50.7+7
Salvation Army630.50.2790.70.2-16
Lutheran570.50.6670.60.6-10
Churches of Christ400.30.2500.40.3-10
Other Protestant250.20.1200.20.1+5
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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 - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total7,38659.758.86,90560.459.0+481
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1821.51.71151.01.2+67
Non-classifiable religious belief
1301.01.0750.70.9+55
map this data in atlas.idNo religion3,53628.628.92,78124.325.0+755
Not stated
1,1399.29.71,54813.613.9-409

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% Pentecostal, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.5% Western (Roman) Catholic, Rosebud: 21.6% Anglican, Rosebud: 20.8% Uniting Church, Rosebud: 5.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, Rosebud: 4.5% Christian,nfd, Rosebud: 1.5% Baptist, Rosebud: 1.3% Greek Orthodox, Rosebud: 1.2% Buddhism, Rosebud: 0.9% Jehova's Witnesses, Rosebud: 0.8% Pentecostal, Rosebud: 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: +349 Anglican, Rosebud: +135 Uniting Church, Rosebud: +5 Presbyterian and Reformed, Rosebud: -11 Christian,nfd, Rosebud: +23 Baptist, Rosebud: -39 Greek Orthodox, Rosebud: +40 Buddhism, Rosebud: +56 Jehova's Witnesses, Rosebud: -28 Pentecostal, Rosebud: +7
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 in 2011 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a similar proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 61.2% of the population nominated a religion, and 28.6% said they had no religion, compared with 60.5% and 28.9% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

The largest single religion in Rosebud was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 21.6% of the population or 2,677 people as adherents.

There were no major differences between Rosebud and Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2011.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Rosebud between 2006 and 2011 were for those who nominated:

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+349 persons)
  • Anglican (+135 persons)
  • Buddhism (+56 persons)