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Thames-CoromandelCommunity profile

Thames-Coromandel District

Religion

In 2018, the largest single religion in Thames-Coromandel District was Anglican, with 9.9% of the population or 2,967 people as adherents.

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.

Thames-Coromandel 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.

Religion - Ranked by size
Thames-Coromandel District20182013Change
Religion - Multi-responseNumber% of the populationWaikato Region %Number% of the populationWaikato Region %2013 to 2018
Anglican2,9679.97.13,78314.511.3-816
Catholic1,9266.48.52,1038.010.2-177
Presbyterian, Congregational and Reformed1,7195.84.42,1458.26.9-426
Christian nfd1,4134.76.31,1344.35.0+279
Other Christian religions3871.31.35912.32.5-204
Pentecostal3721.21.53901.51.6-18
Methodist3541.21.55762.22.6-222
Buddhist2730.90.82671.00.9+6
Ratana2520.81.32551.01.4-3
Spiritualism and new age religions2100.70.51920.70.5+18
Show all (21 entries)
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
Thames-Coromandel District20182013Change
Religion - totals - multi-responseNumber% of the populationWaikato Region %Number% of the populationWaikato Region %2013 to 2018
Total Christian9,96333.335.211,09742.443.0-1,134
Total Maori Christian3091.01.83091.21.70
Total Non Christian1,0983.75.88283.24.5+270
No religion16,26654.450.611,21442.840.6+5,052
Not stated / included2,4308.17.23,44413.212.8-1,014
Total respondents27,46591.990.522,73486.879.2+4,731
Total responses30,066100.6100.726,892102.7102.5+3,174
Total population29,895100.0100.026,178100.0100.0+3,717
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 Thames-Coromandel District in 2018 compared to 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, 38.0% of the population nominated a religion, and 54.4% said they had no religion, compared with 42.8% and 50.6% respectively for Waikato Region.

The largest single religion in Thames-Coromandel District was Anglican, with 9.9% of the population or 2,967 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (9.9% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Catholic (6.4% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Christian nfd (4.7% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Latter Day Saints (0.4% compared to 1.9%)

Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-816 responses)
  • Presbyterian, Congregational and Reformed (-426 responses)
  • Christian nfd (+279 responses)
  • Methodist (-222 responses)

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