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In 2013, the largest single religion in Ahuriri Ward was Anglican, with 15.9% of the population or 1,518 people as adherents.

Ahuriri Ward'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.

Ahuriri Ward'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
Ahuriri Ward20132006Change
Religion - multi-responseNumber% of total populationNapier City %Number% of total populationNapier City %2006 to 2013
Anglican1,51815.913.91,67418.217.0-156
Catholic98110.311.31,04111.312.3-60
Presbyterian, Congregational and Reformed8859.38.01,00510.910.3-120
Christian nfd4114.34.64264.64.2-15
Other Christian religions1531.62.11471.62.4+6
Methodist1291.41.71651.82.3-36
Buddhist780.81.0720.80.7+6
Spiritualism and new age religions720.80.6750.80.7-3
Pentecostal660.71.3660.71.70
Ratana600.62.1901.02.5-30
Baptist600.61.0810.91.2-21
Hindu360.40.5210.20.2+15
Other religions330.30.4480.50.4-15
Latter Day Saints300.30.7420.50.8-12
Islam/Muslim180.20.5180.20.30
Judaism/Jewish150.20.1120.10.1+3
Ringatu120.10.4240.30.5-12
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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
Ahuriri Ward20132006Change
Religion - totals - multi-responseNumber% of total populationNapier City %Number% of total populationNapier City %2006 to 2013
Total Christian4,23344.344.64,64750.552.0-414
Total Māori Christian720.82.51141.23.0-42
Total Non Christian2522.63.12462.72.4+6
No religion4,06842.640.43,36636.632.8+702
Not stated / included1,11311.712.71,12212.212.8-9
Total population9,549100.0100.09,207100.0100.0+342
Total respondents8,43688.387.38,08587.887.2+351
Total responses9,738102.0103.29,495103.1103.0+243

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, Napier City: 13.9% Catholic, Napier City: 11.3% Presbyterian, Congregational and Reformed, Napier City: 8.0% Christian nfd, Napier City: 4.6% Other Christian religions, Napier City: 2.1% Methodist, Napier City: 1.7% Buddhist, Napier City: 1.0% Spiritualism and new age religions, Napier City: 0.6% Pentecostal, Napier City: 1.3% Ratana, Napier City: 2.1% Anglican, Ahuriri Ward: 15.9% Catholic, Ahuriri Ward: 10.3% Presbyterian, Congregational and Reformed, Ahuriri Ward: 9.3% Christian nfd, Ahuriri Ward: 4.3% Other Christian religions, Ahuriri Ward: 1.6% Methodist, Ahuriri Ward: 1.4% Buddhist, Ahuriri Ward: 0.8% Spiritualism and new age religions, Ahuriri Ward: 0.8% Pentecostal, Ahuriri Ward: 0.7% Ratana, Ahuriri Ward: 0.6%
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, Ahuriri Ward: -156 Catholic, Ahuriri Ward: -60 Presbyterian, Congregational and Reformed, Ahuriri Ward: -120 Christian nfd, Ahuriri Ward: -15 Other Christian religions, Ahuriri Ward: +6 Methodist, Ahuriri Ward: -36 Buddhist, Ahuriri Ward: +6 Spiritualism and new age religions, Ahuriri Ward: -3 Pentecostal, Ahuriri Ward: 0 Ratana, Ahuriri Ward: -30
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 Ahuriri Ward in 2013 compared to the Napier City shows that there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion and a higher proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 47.7% of the population nominated a religion, and 42.6% said they had no religion, compared with 50.2% and 40.4% respectively for the Napier City.

The largest single religion in Ahuriri Ward was Anglican, with 15.9% of the population or 1,518 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Ahuriri Ward and the Napier City were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (15.9% compared to 13.9%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Presbyterian, Congregational and Reformed (9.3% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Ratana (0.6% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Catholic (10.3% compared to 11.3%)

Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-156 responses)
  • Presbyterian, Congregational and Reformed (-120 responses)
  • Catholic (-60 responses)

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