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In 2018, the largest single religion in Dunedin City was Presbyterian, Congregational and Reformed, with 9.8% of the population or 12,378 people as adherents.
Dunedin 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.
Dunedin City'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.
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|Religion - Ranked by size|
|Religion - Multi-response||Number||% of the population||Otago Region %||Number||% of the population||Otago Region %||2013 to 2018|
|Presbyterian, Congregational and Reformed||12,378||9.8||10.6||17,445||14.5||15.8||-5,067|
|Other Christian religions||1,509||1.2||1.1||1,878||1.6||1.5||-369|
|Religion - Totals|
|Religion - totals - multi-response||Number||% of the population||Otago Region %||Number||% of the population||Otago Region %||2013 to 2018|
|Total Maori Christian||306||0.2||0.2||285||0.2||0.2||+21|
|Total Non Christian||6,282||5.0||4.3||4,137||3.4||3.0||+2,145|
|Not stated / included||8,193||6.5||6.4||13,368||11.1||11.3||-5,175|
Analysis of the religious affiliation of the population of Dunedin City in 2018 compared to Otago Region shows that there was a similar proportion of people who professed a religion as well as a similar proportion who stated they had no religion.
Overall, 38.1% of the population nominated a religion, and 56.0% said they had no religion, compared with 38.3% and 55.8% respectively for Otago Region.
The largest single religion in Dunedin City was Presbyterian, Congregational and Reformed, with 9.8% of the population or 12,378 people as adherents.
The major difference between the religious affiliation for the population of Dunedin City and Otago Region was:
Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population
The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Dunedin City between 2013 and 2018 were for those who nominated:
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