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In 2013, the largest single religion in the Hutt City was Catholic, with 15.1% of the population or 14,868 people as adherents.

The Hutt City'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 Hutt City'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
Hutt City20132006Change
Religion - multi-responseNumber% of total populationWellington Region %Number% of total populationWellington Region %2006 to 2013
Catholic14,86815.113.716,40416.815.2-1,536
Anglican9,81610.011.012,63612.913.9-2,820
Presbyterian, Congregational and Reformed6,2976.46.47,7227.98.1-1,425
Christian nfd5,0735.24.84,4224.54.5+651
Hindu2,9493.02.22,4122.51.8+537
Other Christian religions2,4062.42.82,6132.73.1-207
Pentecostal2,2952.31.72,5382.61.9-243
Methodist2,0552.11.72,6162.72.1-561
Baptist1,3891.41.11,5181.61.2-129
Buddhist1,3291.41.51,2511.31.4+78
Ratana8340.80.61,1461.20.8-312
Latter Day Saints7410.80.79691.00.8-228
Islam/Muslim7410.80.98310.90.8-90
Spiritualism and new age religions4680.50.55250.50.6-57
Other religions4260.40.43720.40.4+54
Ringatu3510.40.24860.50.3-135
Judaism/Jewish1710.20.32010.20.3-30
Other maori christian religions210.00.0120.00.0+9
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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
Hutt City20132006Change
Religion - totals - multi-responseNumber% of total populationWellington Region %Number% of total populationWellington Region %2006 to 2013
map this data in atlas.idTotal Christian44,94045.743.951,43852.650.9-6,498
Total Māori Christian
1,2061.20.81,6441.71.1-438
map this data in atlas.idTotal Non Christian6,0846.25.75,5925.75.3+492
map this data in atlas.idNo religion36,78637.440.731,14631.933.9+5,640
Not stated / included
11,45411.711.111,08811.311.8+366
Total population
98,238100.0100.097,701100.0100.0+537
Total respondents
86,78488.388.986,61388.788.2+171
Total responses
100,470102.3102.2100,908103.3103.0-438

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 Catholic, Wellington Region: 13.7% Anglican, Wellington Region: 11.0% Presbyterian, Congregational and Reformed, Wellington Region: 6.4% Christian nfd, Wellington Region: 4.8% Hindu, Wellington Region: 2.2% Other Christian religions, Wellington Region: 2.8% Pentecostal, Wellington Region: 1.7% Methodist, Wellington Region: 1.7% Baptist, Wellington Region: 1.1% Buddhist, Wellington Region: 1.5% Catholic, Hutt City: 15.1% Anglican, Hutt City: 10.0% Presbyterian, Congregational and Reformed, Hutt City: 6.4% Christian nfd, Hutt City: 5.2% Hindu, Hutt City: 3.0% Other Christian religions, Hutt City: 2.4% Pentecostal, Hutt City: 2.3% Methodist, Hutt City: 2.1% Baptist, Hutt City: 1.4% Buddhist, Hutt City: 1.4%
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 Catholic, Hutt City: -1,536 Anglican, Hutt City: -2,820 Presbyterian, Congregational and Reformed, Hutt City: -1,425 Christian nfd, Hutt City: +651 Hindu, Hutt City: +537 Other Christian religions, Hutt City: -207 Pentecostal, Hutt City: -243 Methodist, Hutt City: -561 Baptist, Hutt City: -129 Buddhist, Hutt City: +78
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 Hutt City in 2013 compared to the Wellington Region shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 53.2% of the population nominated a religion, and 37.4% said they had no religion, compared with 50.4% and 40.7% respectively for the Wellington Region.

The largest single religion in the Hutt City was Catholic, with 15.1% of the population or 14,868 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of the Hutt City and the Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Catholic (15.1% compared to 13.7%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Hindu (3.0% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (10.0% compared to 11.0%)

Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in the Hutt City between 2006 and 2013 were for those who nominated:

  • Anglican (-2,820 responses)
  • Catholic (-1,536 responses)
  • Presbyterian, Congregational and Reformed (-1,425 responses)
  • Christian nfd (+651 responses)

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