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Carterton District

Religion

In 2013, the largest single religion in the Carterton District was Anglican, with 18.1% of the population or 1,491 people as adherents.

The Carterton District'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.

The Carterton District's religion statistics should be analysed in conjunction with Ethnicity statistics, Māori Descent, Country of Birth data and Languages Spoken data to assist in identifying specific cultural and ethnic groups.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is your religion?'.

Multi-response

Total population

Religion - Ranked by size
Carterton District20132006Change
Religion - multi-responseNumber% of total populationWellington Region %Number% of total populationWellington Region %2006 to 2013
Anglican1,49118.111.01,47320.813.9+18
Catholic89110.813.789712.615.2-6
Presbyterian, Congregational and Reformed7899.66.478911.18.10
Christian nfd3844.74.82763.94.5+108
Other Christian religions1501.82.81351.93.1+15
Methodist1291.61.71442.02.1-15
Pentecostal600.71.7660.91.9-6
Ratana570.70.6450.60.8+12
Baptist480.61.1570.81.2-9
Buddhist450.51.5300.41.4+15
Hindu390.52.2180.31.8+21
Spiritualism and new age religions390.50.5360.50.6+3
Other religions270.30.4360.50.4-9
Latter Day Saints270.30.7420.60.8-15
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Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Excludes religions with fewer than 20 adherents, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Religion - Totals
Carterton District20132006Change
Religion - totals - multi-responseNumber% of total populationWellington Region %Number% of total populationWellington Region %2006 to 2013
Total Christian3,96948.243.93,87954.650.9+90
Total Māori Christian570.70.8450.61.1+12
Total Non Christian1772.25.71442.05.3+33
No religion3,38141.140.72,33432.933.9+1,047
Not stated / included87910.711.193613.211.8-57
Total population8,232100.0100.07,098100.0100.0+1,134
Total respondents7,35389.388.96,16286.888.2+1,191
Total responses8,463102.8102.27,338103.4103.0+1,125

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Religion, 2013
Religion, 2013 Anglican, Wellington Region: 11.0% Catholic, Wellington Region: 13.7% Presbyterian, Congregational and Reformed, Wellington Region: 6.4% Christian nfd, Wellington Region: 4.8% Other Christian religions, Wellington Region: 2.8% Methodist, Wellington Region: 1.7% Pentecostal, Wellington Region: 1.7% Ratana, Wellington Region: 0.6% Baptist, Wellington Region: 1.1% Buddhist, Wellington Region: 1.5% Anglican, Carterton District: 18.1% Catholic, Carterton District: 10.8% Presbyterian, Congregational and Reformed, Carterton District: 9.6% Christian nfd, Carterton District: 4.7% Other Christian religions, Carterton District: 1.8% Methodist, Carterton District: 1.6% Pentecostal, Carterton District: 0.7% Ratana, Carterton District: 0.7% Baptist, Carterton District: 0.6% Buddhist, Carterton District: 0.5%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in religion, 2006 to 2013
Change in religion, 2006 to 2013 Anglican, Carterton District: +18 Catholic, Carterton District: -6 Presbyterian, Congregational and Reformed, Carterton District: 0 Christian nfd, Carterton District: +108 Other Christian religions, Carterton District: +15 Methodist, Carterton District: -15 Pentecostal, Carterton District: -6 Ratana, Carterton District: +12 Baptist, Carterton District: -9 Buddhist, Carterton District: +15
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the religious affiliation of the population of the Carterton District in 2013 compared to the Wellington Region shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a similar proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 51.1% of the population nominated a religion, and 41.1% said they had no religion, compared with 50.4% and 40.7% respectively for the Wellington Region.

The largest single religion in the Carterton District was Anglican, with 18.1% of the population or 1,491 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of the Carterton District and the Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (18.1% compared to 11.0%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Presbyterian, Congregational and Reformed (9.6% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Catholic (10.8% compared to 13.7%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Hindu (0.5% compared to 2.2%)

Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population

Emerging groups

The largest change in the religious affiliation of the population in the Carterton District between 2006 and 2013 was for those who nominated:

  • Christian nfd (+108 responses)

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