City of Fremantle

Religion

In the City of Fremantle, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+2,470) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

The City of Fremantle'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.

The City of Fremantle'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
City of Fremantle20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic7,44027.624.57,13628.624.7+304
Anglican3,81214.118.43,93215.820.2-120
Uniting Church6072.33.06402.63.5-33
Buddhism5081.92.54151.72.1+93
Christian,nfd5041.92.83731.52.1+131
Presbyterian and Reformed4281.62.24771.92.3-49
Baptist2550.91.91950.81.6+60
Islam1780.72.11380.61.5+40
Lutheran1500.60.61260.50.6+24
Greek Orthodox1100.40.71240.50.8-14
Jehova's Witnesses990.40.5940.40.5+5
Judaism950.40.3750.30.3+20
Hinduism920.31.21030.40.5-11
Pentecostal920.31.2990.41.0-7
Serbian Orthodox820.30.2590.20.2+23
Churches of Christ420.20.4460.20.4-4
Other Protestant390.10.3540.20.3-15
Paganism390.10.1530.20.1-14
Other Christian370.10.2480.20.1-11
Baha'i350.10.1330.10.1+2
Other Eastern Orthodox330.10.2330.10.20
Other Non-Christian Religions330.10.1370.10.1-4
Salvation Army310.10.2410.20.3-10
Seventh Day Adventist300.10.2280.10.2+2
Spiritualism270.10.1270.10.10
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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
City of Fremantle20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
Christian total13,84151.358.513,55954.360.0+282
Non Christian total1,0593.96.99623.95.0+97
Non-classifiable religious belief3711.40.93811.50.8-10
No religion9,15233.925.16,68226.822.2+2,470
Not stated2,5379.48.63,36913.512.0-832

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, Greater Perth: 24.5% Anglican, Greater Perth: 18.4% Uniting Church, Greater Perth: 3.0% Buddhism, Greater Perth: 2.5% Christian,nfd, Greater Perth: 2.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, Greater Perth: 2.2% Baptist, Greater Perth: 1.9% Islam, Greater Perth: 2.1% Lutheran, Greater Perth: 0.6% Greek Orthodox, Greater Perth: 0.7% Western (Roman) Catholic, City of Fremantle: 27.6% Anglican, City of Fremantle: 14.1% Uniting Church, City of Fremantle: 2.3% Buddhism, City of Fremantle: 1.9% Christian,nfd, City of Fremantle: 1.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Fremantle: 1.6% Baptist, City of Fremantle: 0.9% Islam, City of Fremantle: 0.7% Lutheran, City of Fremantle: 0.6% Greek Orthodox, City of Fremantle: 0.4%
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, City of Fremantle: +304 Anglican, City of Fremantle: -120 Uniting Church, City of Fremantle: -33 Buddhism, City of Fremantle: +93 Christian,nfd, City of Fremantle: +131 Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Fremantle: -49 Baptist, City of Fremantle: +60 Islam, City of Fremantle: +40 Lutheran, City of Fremantle: +24 Greek Orthodox, City of Fremantle: -14
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 the City of Fremantle in 2011 compared to Greater Perth shows that there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion and a higher proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 55.3% of the population nominated a religion, and 33.9% said they had no religion, compared with 65.4% and 25.1% respectively for Greater Perth.

The largest single religion in the City of Fremantle was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 27.6% of the population or 7,440 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of the City of Fremantle and Greater Perth were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (27.6% compared to 24.5%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (14.1% compared to 18.4%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (0.7% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+304 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+131 persons)
  • Anglican (-120 persons)
  • Buddhism (+93 persons)