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?'
|Religion - ranked by size|
|Religion||Number||%||Fairfield City %||Number||%||Fairfield City %||2006 to 2011|
|Western (Roman) Catholic||2,572||29.9||32.3||35044||2,682||31.8||33.8||-111|
|Other Eastern Orthodox||184||2.1||1.7||35029||195||2.3||1.8||-11|
|Presbyterian and Reformed||88||1.0||0.7||35036||100||1.2||0.7||-12|
|Latter Day Saints (Mormons)||68||0.8||0.4||35020||71||0.8||0.4||-3|
|Seventh Day Adventist||42||0.5||0.3||35040||25||0.3||0.3||+17|
|Other Non-Christian Religions||25||0.3||0.5||35031||13||0.2||0.4||+12|
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|Religion - summary|
|Religion totals||Number||%||Fairfield City %||Number||%||Fairfield City %||2006 to 2011|
|Non Christian total||2,023||23.5||29.8||35501||1,708||20.3||27.8||+315|
|Non-classifiable religious belief||18||0.2||0.4||35502||34||0.4||0.4||-16|
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%)
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)