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Thames-Coromandel District

Religion

In 2013, the largest single religion in the Thames-Coromandel District was Anglican, with 14.5% of the population or 3,783 people as adherents.

The Thames-Coromandel 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 Thames-Coromandel 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
Thames-Coromandel District20132006Change
Religion - multi-responseNumber% of total populationWaikato Region %Number% of total populationWaikato Region %2006 to 2013
Anglican3,78314.511.34,56017.614.0-777
Presbyterian, Congregational and Reformed2,1458.26.92,4399.48.8-294
Catholic2,1038.010.22,3319.011.0-228
Christian nfd1,1344.35.01,0534.14.4+81
Other Christian religions5912.32.55942.32.6-3
Methodist5762.22.67592.93.4-183
Pentecostal3901.51.63991.51.8-9
Baptist2701.01.23511.41.4-81
Buddhist2671.00.92340.90.9+33
Ratana2551.01.42761.11.7-21
Spiritualism and new age religions1920.70.52250.90.5-33
Other religions1620.60.91110.40.7+51
Hindu1530.61.3900.30.8+63
Latter Day Saints1050.41.71170.52.0-12
Ringatu540.20.3960.40.4-42
Islam/Muslim300.10.7270.10.6+3
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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
Thames-Coromandel District20132006Change
Religion - totals - multi-responseNumber% of total populationWaikato Region %Number% of total populationWaikato Region %2006 to 2013
Total Christian11,09742.443.012,60348.649.4-1,506
Total Māori Christian3091.21.73721.42.1-63
Total Non Christian8283.24.57172.83.6+111
No religion11,21442.840.69,37536.133.8+1,839
Not stated / included3,44413.212.83,83414.814.6-390
Total population26,178100.0100.025,941100.0100.0+237
Total respondents22,73486.887.222,10785.285.4+627
Total responses26,892102.7102.526,901103.7103.6-9

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, Waikato Region: 11.3% Presbyterian, Congregational and Reformed, Waikato Region: 6.9% Catholic, Waikato Region: 10.2% Christian nfd, Waikato Region: 5.0% Other Christian religions, Waikato Region: 2.5% Methodist, Waikato Region: 2.6% Pentecostal, Waikato Region: 1.6% Baptist, Waikato Region: 1.2% Buddhist, Waikato Region: 0.9% Ratana, Waikato Region: 1.4% Anglican, Thames-Coromandel District: 14.5% Presbyterian, Congregational and Reformed, Thames-Coromandel District: 8.2% Catholic, Thames-Coromandel District: 8.0% Christian nfd, Thames-Coromandel District: 4.3% Other Christian religions, Thames-Coromandel District: 2.3% Methodist, Thames-Coromandel District: 2.2% Pentecostal, Thames-Coromandel District: 1.5% Baptist, Thames-Coromandel District: 1.0% Buddhist, Thames-Coromandel District: 1.0% Ratana, Thames-Coromandel District: 1.0%
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, Thames-Coromandel District: -777 Presbyterian, Congregational and Reformed, Thames-Coromandel District: -294 Catholic, Thames-Coromandel District: -228 Christian nfd, Thames-Coromandel District: +81 Other Christian religions, Thames-Coromandel District: -3 Methodist, Thames-Coromandel District: -183 Pentecostal, Thames-Coromandel District: -9 Baptist, Thames-Coromandel District: -81 Buddhist, Thames-Coromandel District: +33 Ratana, Thames-Coromandel District: -21
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 Thames-Coromandel District in 2013 compared to the Waikato 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, 46.7% of the population nominated a religion, and 42.8% said they had no religion, compared with 49.2% and 40.6% respectively for the Waikato Region.

The largest single religion in the Thames-Coromandel District was Anglican, with 14.5% of the population or 3,783 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of the Thames-Coromandel District and the Waikato Region were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (14.5% compared to 11.3%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Presbyterian, Congregational and Reformed (8.2% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Catholic (8.0% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Latter Day Saints (0.4% compared to 1.7%)

Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-777 responses)
  • Presbyterian, Congregational and Reformed (-294 responses)
  • Catholic (-228 responses)
  • Methodist (-183 responses)

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