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In Rosebud West, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+141) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

Rosebud West'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 West'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 West - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Anglican97121.221.11,10624.421.9-135
Western (Roman) Catholic89819.622.081217.921.1+86
Uniting Church2465.45.02796.25.4-33
Presbyterian and Reformed2345.13.62766.13.9-42
Baptist922.01.5741.61.7+18
Christian,nfd861.91.7501.11.2+36
Jehova's Witnesses491.10.4230.50.4+26
Buddhism451.00.8250.60.5+20
Churches of Christ400.90.2380.80.3+2
Greek Orthodox300.71.1400.91.0-10
Lutheran290.60.6300.70.6-1

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 West - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total2,75060.258.82,84462.759.0-94
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total841.81.7671.51.2+17
Non-classifiable religious belief
410.91.0451.00.9-4
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,07723.628.993620.725.0+141
Not stated
61913.59.764114.113.9-22

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 Anglican, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 21.1% Western (Roman) Catholic, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 22.0% Uniting Church, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 5.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 3.6% Baptist, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.5% Christian,nfd, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.7% Jehova's Witnesses, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.4% Buddhism, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.8% Churches of Christ, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.2% Greek Orthodox, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.1% Anglican, Rosebud West: 21.2% Western (Roman) Catholic, Rosebud West: 19.6% Uniting Church, Rosebud West: 5.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, Rosebud West: 5.1% Baptist, Rosebud West: 2.0% Christian,nfd, Rosebud West: 1.9% Jehova's Witnesses, Rosebud West: 1.1% Buddhism, Rosebud West: 1.0% Churches of Christ, Rosebud West: 0.9% Greek Orthodox, Rosebud West: 0.7%
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 Anglican, Rosebud West: -135 Western (Roman) Catholic, Rosebud West: +86 Uniting Church, Rosebud West: -33 Presbyterian and Reformed, Rosebud West: -42 Baptist, Rosebud West: +18 Christian,nfd, Rosebud West: +36 Jehova's Witnesses, Rosebud West: +26 Buddhism, Rosebud West: +20 Churches of Christ, Rosebud West: +2 Greek Orthodox, Rosebud West: -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 Rosebud West 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, 62.0% of the population nominated a religion, and 23.6% said they had no religion, compared with 60.5% and 28.9% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

The largest single religion in Rosebud West was Anglican, with 21.2% of the population or 971 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Presbyterian and Reformed (5.1% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (19.6% compared to 22.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-135 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+86 persons)