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In Mount Pritchard, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+545) compared to non Christians and Christians in 2016.

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.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of individual religion groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's religion?'

Total population

Religion - Ranked by size
Mount Pritchard - Total persons (Enumerated)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%Fairfield City %Number%Fairfield City %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic2,39025.328.12,57129.932.3-182
Buddhism1,65017.420.71,37516.023.0+275
Anglican6627.03.794811.05.3-286
Islam6426.85.95506.45.3+91
Serbian Orthodox3774.01.43013.51.6+75
Christian,nfd2983.23.61281.51.6+170
Greek Orthodox1631.71.42422.81.6-79
Baptist1261.31.31141.31.5+12
Pentecostal1131.20.8690.80.8+44
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)1061.10.5680.80.4+38
Other Non-Christian Religions1061.10.7250.30.5+82
Uniting Church971.00.71261.50.9-29
Presbyterian and Reformed830.90.6881.00.7-5
Other Eastern Orthodox570.60.21832.11.7-127
Jehova's Witnesses510.50.4480.60.4+3
Hinduism500.50.7520.60.7-2
Seventh Day Adventist440.50.3420.50.3+2
Assyrian Apostolic410.43.8460.53.4-6
Macedonian Orthodox400.40.5330.40.6+7
Other Protestant300.30.4230.30.3+7
Russian Orthodox270.30.4180.20.5+8
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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

Religion - Summary
Mount Pritchard - Total persons (Enumerated)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%Fairfield City %Number%Fairfield City %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total4,80350.851.75,13959.856.7-336
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total2,46726.128.32,02223.529.8+445
Non-classifiable religious belief
300.30.4180.20.4+12
map this data in atlas.idNo religion1,29713.712.77518.77.7+545
Not stated
7978.46.86677.85.5+130

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Religion, 2016
Religion, 2016 Western (Roman) Catholic, Fairfield City: 28.1% Buddhism, Fairfield City: 20.7% Anglican, Fairfield City: 3.7% Islam, Fairfield City: 5.9% Serbian Orthodox, Fairfield City: 1.4% Christian,nfd, Fairfield City: 3.6% Greek Orthodox, Fairfield City: 1.4% Baptist, Fairfield City: 1.3% Pentecostal, Fairfield City: 0.8% Latter Day Saints (Mormons), Fairfield City: 0.5% Western (Roman) Catholic, Mount Pritchard: 25.3% Buddhism, Mount Pritchard: 17.4% Anglican, Mount Pritchard: 7.0% Islam, Mount Pritchard: 6.8% Serbian Orthodox, Mount Pritchard: 4.0% Christian,nfd, Mount Pritchard: 3.2% Greek Orthodox, Mount Pritchard: 1.7% Baptist, Mount Pritchard: 1.3% Pentecostal, Mount Pritchard: 1.2% Latter Day Saints (Mormons), Mount Pritchard: 1.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in religion, 2011 to 2016
Change in religion, 2011 to 2016 Western (Roman) Catholic, Mount Pritchard: -182 Buddhism, Mount Pritchard: +275 Anglican, Mount Pritchard: -286 Islam, Mount Pritchard: +91 Serbian Orthodox, Mount Pritchard: +75 Christian,nfd, Mount Pritchard: +170 Greek Orthodox, Mount Pritchard: -79 Baptist, Mount Pritchard: +12 Pentecostal, Mount Pritchard: +44 Latter Day Saints (Mormons), Mount Pritchard: +38
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 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, 76.8% of the population nominated a religion, and 13.7% said they had no religion, compared with 80.0% and 12.7% respectively for Fairfield City.

The largest single religion in Mount Pritchard was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 25.3% of the population or 2,390 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 (7.0% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Assyrian Apostolic (0.4% compared to 3.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (17.4% compared to 20.7%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (25.3% compared to 28.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Mount Pritchard between 2011 and 2016 were for those who nominated:

  • Anglican (-286 persons)
  • Buddhism (+275 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-182 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+170 persons)
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