Mount Pritchard

Religion

In Mount Pritchard, the number of non Christians experienced the greatest change (+315) compared to Christians and the non religious in 2011.

Mount Pritchard'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.

Mount Pritchard's religion statistics should be analysed in conjunction with other ethnicity statistics such as Country of Birth data and Language Spoken data to assist in identifying specific cultural and ethnic groups.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's religion?'

Total population

Religion - ranked by size
Mount Pritchard20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Fairfield City %Number%Fairfield City %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic
2,57229.932.32,68231.833.8-111
Buddhism
1,37616.023.01,15513.722.2+221
Anglican
94811.05.31,03412.36.4-86
Islam
5516.45.34685.54.4+83
Serbian Orthodox
3023.51.62963.51.8+6
Greek Orthodox
2422.81.62693.21.9-27
Other Eastern Orthodox
1842.11.71952.31.8-11
Christian,nfd
1281.51.6901.11.2+38
Uniting Church
1261.50.91071.31.0+19
Baptist
1141.31.51271.51.4-13
Presbyterian and Reformed
881.00.71001.20.7-12
Pentecostal
690.80.8460.50.7+23
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)
680.80.4710.80.4-3
Hinduism
520.60.7580.70.7-6
Jehova's Witnesses
490.60.4390.50.4+10
Assyrian Apostolic
470.53.4350.42.8+12
Seventh Day Adventist
420.50.3250.30.3+17
Lutheran
360.40.2380.50.3-2
Macedonian Orthodox
330.40.6430.50.6-10
Other Non-Christian Religions
250.30.5130.20.4+12
Other Protestant
230.30.3150.20.3+8
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. 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 - summary
Mount Pritchard20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Fairfield City %Number%Fairfield City %2006 to 2011
Christian total
5,14059.856.75,30562.958.6-165
Non Christian total
2,02323.529.81,70820.327.8+315
Non-classifiable religious belief
180.20.4340.40.4-16
No religion
7528.77.75867.06.4+165
Not stated
6687.85.57959.46.8-128

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Religion, 2011
Religion, 2011 Western (Roman) Catholic, Fairfield City: 32.3% Buddhism, Fairfield City: 23.0% Anglican, Fairfield City: 5.3% Islam, Fairfield City: 5.3% Serbian Orthodox, Fairfield City: 1.6% Greek Orthodox, Fairfield City: 1.6% Other Eastern Orthodox, Fairfield City: 1.7% Christian,nfd, Fairfield City: 1.6% Uniting Church, Fairfield City: 0.9% Baptist, Fairfield City: 1.5% Western (Roman) Catholic, Mount Pritchard: 29.9% Buddhism, Mount Pritchard: 16.0% Anglican, Mount Pritchard: 11.0% Islam, Mount Pritchard: 6.4% Serbian Orthodox, Mount Pritchard: 3.5% Greek Orthodox, Mount Pritchard: 2.8% Other Eastern Orthodox, Mount Pritchard: 2.1% Christian,nfd, Mount Pritchard: 1.5% Uniting Church, Mount Pritchard: 1.5% Baptist, Mount Pritchard: 1.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in religion, 2006 to 2011
Change in religion, 2006 to 2011 Western (Roman) Catholic, Mount Pritchard: -111 Buddhism, Mount Pritchard: +221 Anglican, Mount Pritchard: -86 Islam, Mount Pritchard: +83 Serbian Orthodox, Mount Pritchard: +6 Greek Orthodox, Mount Pritchard: -27 Other Eastern Orthodox, Mount Pritchard: -11 Christian,nfd, Mount Pritchard: +38 Uniting Church, Mount Pritchard: +19 Baptist, Mount Pritchard: -13
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the religious affiliation of the population of Mount Pritchard in 2011 compared to Fairfield City shows that there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion and a higher proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 83.3% of the population nominated a religion, and 8.7% said they had no religion, compared with 86.5% and 7.7% respectively for Fairfield City.

The largest single religion in Mount Pritchard was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 29.9% of the population or 2,572 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Mount Pritchard and Fairfield City were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (11.0% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (16.0% compared to 23.0%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Assyrian Apostolic (0.5% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (29.9% compared to 32.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Mount Pritchard between 2006 and 2011 were for those who nominated:

  • Buddhism (+221 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-111 persons)
  • Anglican (-86 persons)
  • Islam (+83 persons)