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In Cumberland Park, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (-259) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2016.

Cumberland Park'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.

Cumberland Park'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
Cumberland Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic51320.515.355822.517.1-45
Anglican2148.511.132413.114.3-110
Uniting Church1485.97.31897.69.6-41
Greek Orthodox1385.53.21345.43.4+4
Lutheran602.42.4853.43.3-25
Christian,nfd512.02.8512.12.40
Baptist431.72.4371.52.9+6
Buddhism321.31.3170.71.4+15
Brethren281.10.3351.40.3-7
Pentecostal251.00.8251.01.00
Islam230.91.4130.51.3+10

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
Cumberland Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total1,26450.548.61,52361.457.6-259
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total722.94.3612.54.3+11
Non-classifiable religious belief
180.70.7261.00.9-8
map this data in atlas.idNo religion95338.139.471628.930.3+237
Not stated
1475.97.11546.26.8-7

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, City of Mitcham: 15.3% Anglican, City of Mitcham: 11.1% Uniting Church, City of Mitcham: 7.3% Greek Orthodox, City of Mitcham: 3.2% Lutheran, City of Mitcham: 2.4% Christian,nfd, City of Mitcham: 2.8% Baptist, City of Mitcham: 2.4% Buddhism, City of Mitcham: 1.3% Brethren, City of Mitcham: 0.3% Pentecostal, City of Mitcham: 0.8% Western (Roman) Catholic, Cumberland Park: 20.5% Anglican, Cumberland Park: 8.5% Uniting Church, Cumberland Park: 5.9% Greek Orthodox, Cumberland Park: 5.5% Lutheran, Cumberland Park: 2.4% Christian,nfd, Cumberland Park: 2.0% Baptist, Cumberland Park: 1.7% Buddhism, Cumberland Park: 1.3% Brethren, Cumberland Park: 1.1% Pentecostal, Cumberland Park: 1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence 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, Cumberland Park: -45 Anglican, Cumberland Park: -110 Uniting Church, Cumberland Park: -41 Greek Orthodox, Cumberland Park: +4 Lutheran, Cumberland Park: -25 Christian,nfd, Cumberland Park: 0 Baptist, Cumberland Park: +6 Buddhism, Cumberland Park: +15 Brethren, Cumberland Park: -7 Pentecostal, Cumberland Park: 0
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Cumberland Park in 2016 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a similar proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 53.4% of the population nominated a religion, and 38.1% said they had no religion, compared with 52.9% and 39.4% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

The largest single religion in Cumberland Park was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 20.5% of the population or 513 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Cumberland Park and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (20.5% compared to 15.3%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (5.5% compared to 3.2%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (8.5% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Uniting Church (5.9% compared to 7.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the religious affiliation of the population in Cumberland Park between 2011 and 2016 was for those who nominated:

  • Anglican (-110 persons)
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