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In Green Wedge, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (-364) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2011.

Green Wedge'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.

Green Wedge'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
Green Wedge - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Anglican1,59721.421.11,83123.321.9-233
Western (Roman) Catholic1,39718.722.01,44218.421.1-45
Uniting Church4055.45.04876.25.4-82
Presbyterian and Reformed2223.03.62583.33.9-37
Christian,nfd1331.81.71141.41.2+19
Baptist1271.71.51311.71.7-5
Buddhism660.90.8270.30.5+39
Greek Orthodox620.81.1500.61.0+12
Lutheran500.70.6470.60.6+3
Pentecostal340.50.5450.60.7-10
Jehova's Witnesses290.40.4170.20.4+12
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)290.40.2180.20.2+11
Judaism230.30.260.10.1+17
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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
Green Wedge - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total4,14855.658.84,51257.559.0-364
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1291.71.7751.01.2+54
Non-classifiable religious belief
791.11.0670.90.9+12
map this data in atlas.idNo religion2,31931.128.92,06726.325.0+253
Not stated
77810.49.71,12514.313.9-346

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% Christian,nfd, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.7% Baptist, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.5% Buddhism, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.8% Greek Orthodox, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.1% Lutheran, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.6% Pentecostal, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.5% Anglican, Green Wedge: 21.4% Western (Roman) Catholic, Green Wedge: 18.7% Uniting Church, Green Wedge: 5.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, Green Wedge: 3.0% Christian,nfd, Green Wedge: 1.8% Baptist, Green Wedge: 1.7% Buddhism, Green Wedge: 0.9% Greek Orthodox, Green Wedge: 0.8% Lutheran, Green Wedge: 0.7% Pentecostal, Green Wedge: 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 Anglican, Green Wedge: -233 Western (Roman) Catholic, Green Wedge: -45 Uniting Church, Green Wedge: -82 Presbyterian and Reformed, Green Wedge: -37 Christian,nfd, Green Wedge: +19 Baptist, Green Wedge: -5 Buddhism, Green Wedge: +39 Greek Orthodox, Green Wedge: +12 Lutheran, Green Wedge: +3 Pentecostal, Green Wedge: -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 Green Wedge 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, 57.4% of the population nominated a religion, and 31.1% said they had no religion, compared with 60.5% and 28.9% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

The largest single religion in Green Wedge was Anglican, with 21.4% of the population or 1,597 people as adherents.

The major difference between the religious affiliation for the population of Green Wedge and Mornington Peninsula Shire was:

  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (18.7% compared to 22.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-233 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-82 persons)