FAITHS IN CITY OF MOONEE VALLEY
Faiths in Moonee Valley:
Around 130,000 residents call Moonee Valley home. The community is culturally and linguistically diverse, with almost one third of the population born overseas. The top three countries of origin being Italy, the United Kingdom and India. Around 30 per cent of our population speak a language other than English at home, the most dominant languages being Italian, Greek and Vietnamese.
Religious breakdown of City of Moonee Valley: Western Catholic 44,405; Anglican Church of Australia 6,520; Greek Orthodox 5,415; Islam 3,426; Buddhism 2,884; Uniting Church 2,541; Hinduism 2,459; Presbyterian 1,330; Baptist 866; Pentecostal 533; Sikhism 398; No Religion 30,494.
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Information on World Religions:
Buddhism - A way of living based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama.
Christianity - The world's biggest faith, based on the teaching of Jesus Christ.
Hinduism - A group of faiths rooted in the religious ideas of India.
Islam - Revealed in its final form by the Prophet Muhammad.
Judaism - Based around the Jewish people's covenant relationship with God.
Sikhism - The religion founded by Guru Nanak in India in the 15th Century CE.