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In the City of Mitcham, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+3,701) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

The City of Mitcham'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 Mitcham'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 Mitcham - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic10,75417.121.310,86617.621.7-112
Anglican8,98714.312.69,73715.714.0-750
Uniting Church6,0419.67.66,82711.08.6-786
Greek Orthodox2,1503.42.82,2033.62.9-53
Lutheran2,1023.33.12,1643.53.3-62
Baptist1,8052.91.81,8182.91.9-13
Christian,nfd1,5282.42.31,1741.91.6+354
Buddhism8751.42.26761.11.9+199
Islam8061.31.54880.80.8+318
Presbyterian and Reformed6451.01.17181.21.2-73
Pentecostal6281.01.26971.11.4-69
Hinduism4930.81.13040.50.4+189
Churches of Christ3500.60.34130.70.4-63
Brethren2020.30.12390.40.1-37
Christadelphian1870.30.21910.30.2-4
Sikhism1470.20.4810.10.1+66
Salvation Army1210.20.31450.20.3-24
Other Protestant1020.20.21110.20.2-9
Other Eastern Orthodox1000.20.2670.10.2+33
Baha'i920.10.1950.20.1-3
Other Christian890.10.1950.20.1-6
Maronite Catholic880.10.0240.00.0+64
Judaism850.10.1830.10.1+2
Jehova's Witnesses720.10.4830.10.4-11
Serbian Orthodox630.10.3770.10.3-14
Russian Orthodox630.10.1820.10.1-19
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. 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
City of Mitcham - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total36,22357.656.737,89961.359.5-1,676
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total2,7344.35.81,9783.23.9+756
Non-classifiable religious belief
5840.90.94720.80.7+112
map this data in atlas.idNo religion19,06830.328.115,36724.824.2+3,701
Not stated
4,2936.88.56,1329.911.7-1,839

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

Religion, 2011
Religion, 2011 Western (Roman) Catholic, Greater Adelaide: 21.3% Anglican, Greater Adelaide: 12.6% Uniting Church, Greater Adelaide: 7.6% Greek Orthodox, Greater Adelaide: 2.8% Lutheran, Greater Adelaide: 3.1% Baptist, Greater Adelaide: 1.8% Christian,nfd, Greater Adelaide: 2.3% Buddhism, Greater Adelaide: 2.2% Islam, Greater Adelaide: 1.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, Greater Adelaide: 1.1% Western (Roman) Catholic, City of Mitcham: 17.1% Anglican, City of Mitcham: 14.3% Uniting Church, City of Mitcham: 9.6% Greek Orthodox, City of Mitcham: 3.4% Lutheran, City of Mitcham: 3.3% Baptist, City of Mitcham: 2.9% Christian,nfd, City of Mitcham: 2.4% Buddhism, City of Mitcham: 1.4% Islam, City of Mitcham: 1.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Mitcham: 1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence 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 Mitcham: -112 Anglican, City of Mitcham: -750 Uniting Church, City of Mitcham: -786 Greek Orthodox, City of Mitcham: -53 Lutheran, City of Mitcham: -62 Baptist, City of Mitcham: -13 Christian,nfd, City of Mitcham: +354 Buddhism, City of Mitcham: +199 Islam, City of Mitcham: +318 Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Mitcham: -73
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence 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 Mitcham in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion and a higher proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 61.9% of the population nominated a religion, and 30.3% said they had no religion, compared with 62.5% and 28.1% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The largest single religion in the City of Mitcham was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 17.1% of the population or 10,754 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of the City of Mitcham and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Uniting Church (9.6% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (14.3% compared to 12.6%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Baptist (2.9% compared to 1.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (17.1% compared to 21.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Uniting Church (-786 persons)
  • Anglican (-750 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+354 persons)
  • Islam (+318 persons)