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Carterton District

Religion

In 2018, the largest single religion in Carterton District was Anglican, with 11.3% of the population or 1,038 people as adherents.

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.

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

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

'What is your religion?'.

Multi-response

Note: This page includes data from the 2018 Census. Between 2013 and 2018, the geographical classification was changed, and with it many boundaries were altered. As a result, you may see different small area options when comparing to pages that do not yet show 2018 data. Learn more.

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Religion - Ranked by size
Carterton District20182013Change
Religion - Multi-responseNumber% of the populationWellington Region %Number% of the populationWellington Region %2013 to 2018
Anglican1,03811.36.81,49118.111.0-453
Catholic7868.511.489110.813.7-105
Presbyterian, Congregational and Reformed6066.64.27899.66.4-183
Christian nfd5135.66.33844.74.8+129
Other Christian religions690.81.91501.82.8-81
Evangelical, Born Again and Fundamentalist630.70.7--0.00.0--
Pentecostal570.61.7600.71.7-3
Ratana540.60.5570.70.6-3
Methodist540.61.01291.61.7-75
Hindu450.52.6390.52.2+6
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Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.
Stats NZ data quality rating: High
Please refer to specific data notes for more information

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

Religion - Totals
Carterton District20182013Change
Religion - totals - multi-responseNumber% of the populationWellington Region %Number% of the populationWellington Region %2013 to 2018
Total Christian3,27635.636.13,96948.243.9-693
Total Maori Christian540.60.7570.70.8-3
Total Non Christian2432.67.31772.15.7+66
No religion4,88753.150.23,38141.140.7+1,506
Not stated / included7658.36.387910.711.1-114
Total respondents8,43391.793.77,35689.388.9+1,077
Total responses9,225100.3100.78,463102.8102.2+762
Total population9,198100.0100.08,235100.0100.0+963
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.
Stats NZ data quality rating: High
Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

Analysis of the religious affiliation of the population of Carterton District in 2018 compared to 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, 38.8% of the population nominated a religion, and 53.1% said they had no religion, compared with 44.2% and 50.2% respectively for Wellington Region.

The largest single religion in Carterton District was Anglican, with 11.3% of the population or 1,038 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (11.3% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Presbyterian, Congregational and Reformed (6.6% compared to 4.2%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Catholic (8.5% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Hindu (0.5% compared to 2.6%)

Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Carterton District between 2013 and 2018 were for those who nominated:

  • Anglican (-453 responses)
  • Presbyterian, Congregational and Reformed (-183 responses)
  • Christian nfd (+129 responses)
  • Catholic (-105 responses)

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