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Kāpiti Coast District

Religion

In 2013, the largest single religion in the Kāpiti Coast District was Anglican, with 15.8% of the population or 7,743 people as adherents.

The Kāpiti Coast 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 Kāpiti Coast 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
Kāpiti Coast District20132006Change
Religion - multi-responseNumber% of total populationWellington Region %Number% of total populationWellington Region %2006 to 2013
Anglican7,74315.811.09,05419.613.9-1,311
Catholic5,74211.713.76,05413.115.2-312
Presbyterian, Congregational and Reformed3,1806.56.43,7778.28.1-597
Christian nfd2,4875.14.82,4635.34.5+24
Other Christian religions9902.02.81,0202.23.1-30
Methodist9061.81.79992.22.1-93
Pentecostal8431.71.78341.81.9+9
Baptist5491.11.15131.11.2+36
Buddhist3930.81.53120.71.4+81
Spiritualism and new age religions3390.70.53270.70.6+12
Hindu2160.42.21590.31.8+57
Ratana1980.40.62430.50.8-45
Latter Day Saints1920.40.71710.40.8+21
Other religions1770.40.41650.40.4+12
Judaism/Jewish720.10.3630.10.3+9
Islam/Muslim690.10.9480.10.8+21
Ringatu660.10.2750.20.3-9
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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
Kāpiti Coast District20132006Change
Religion - totals - multi-responseNumber% of total populationWellington Region %Number% of total populationWellington Region %2006 to 2013
map this data in atlas.idTotal Christian22,63246.143.924,88553.950.9-2,253
Total Māori Christian
2790.60.83270.71.1-48
map this data in atlas.idTotal Non Christian1,2662.65.71,0742.35.3+192
map this data in atlas.idNo religion20,49041.740.715,39333.333.9+5,097
Not stated / included
5,53811.311.15,90412.811.8-366
Total population
49,104100.0100.046,197100.0100.0+2,907
Total respondents
43,56688.788.940,29387.288.2+3,273
Total responses
50,205102.2102.247,583103.0103.0+2,622

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% Baptist, Wellington Region: 1.1% Buddhist, Wellington Region: 1.5% Spiritualism and new age religions, Wellington Region: 0.5% Anglican, Kāpiti Coast District: 15.8% Catholic, Kāpiti Coast District: 11.7% Presbyterian, Congregational and Reformed, Kāpiti Coast District: 6.5% Christian nfd, Kāpiti Coast District: 5.1% Other Christian religions, Kāpiti Coast District: 2.0% Methodist, Kāpiti Coast District: 1.8% Pentecostal, Kāpiti Coast District: 1.7% Baptist, Kāpiti Coast District: 1.1% Buddhist, Kāpiti Coast District: 0.8% Spiritualism and new age religions, Kāpiti Coast District: 0.7%
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, Kāpiti Coast District: -1,311 Catholic, Kāpiti Coast District: -312 Presbyterian, Congregational and Reformed, Kāpiti Coast District: -597 Christian nfd, Kāpiti Coast District: +24 Other Christian religions, Kāpiti Coast District: -30 Methodist, Kāpiti Coast District: -93 Pentecostal, Kāpiti Coast District: +9 Baptist, Kāpiti Coast District: +36 Buddhist, Kāpiti Coast District: +81 Spiritualism and new age religions, Kāpiti Coast District: +12
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 Kāpiti Coast District in 2013 compared to the Wellington Region shows that there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion and a higher proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 49.2% of the population nominated a religion, and 41.7% said they had no religion, compared with 50.4% and 40.7% respectively for the Wellington Region.

The largest single religion in the Kāpiti Coast District was Anglican, with 15.8% of the population or 7,743 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (15.8% compared to 11.0%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Catholic (11.7% compared to 13.7%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Hindu (0.4% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Other Christian religions (2.0% compared to 2.8%)

Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in the Kāpiti Coast District between 2006 and 2013 were for those who nominated:

  • Anglican (-1,311 responses)
  • Presbyterian, Congregational and Reformed (-597 responses)
  • Catholic (-312 responses)
  • Methodist (-93 responses)

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