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In Lower Mitcham, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+86) compared to non Christians and Christians in 2011.

Lower 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.

Lower 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
Lower Mitcham - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic36517.617.134217.317.6+23
Anglican35917.314.336518.515.7-7
Uniting Church22210.79.625512.911.0-33
Greek Orthodox763.73.4743.73.6+2
Baptist562.72.9452.32.9+11
Christian,nfd522.52.4462.31.9+6
Lutheran462.23.3301.53.5+16
Pentecostal211.01.0140.71.1+7
Hinduism211.00.830.20.5+18
Buddhism201.01.4231.21.1-3

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
Lower Mitcham - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total1,23459.557.61,23162.361.3+3
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total793.84.3562.83.2+23
Non-classifiable religious belief
160.80.9251.30.8-9
map this data in atlas.idNo religion61129.530.352526.624.8+86
Not stated
1346.46.81397.09.9-5

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, 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% Baptist, City of Mitcham: 2.9% Christian,nfd, City of Mitcham: 2.4% Lutheran, City of Mitcham: 3.3% Pentecostal, City of Mitcham: 1.0% Hinduism, City of Mitcham: 0.8% Buddhism, City of Mitcham: 1.4% Western (Roman) Catholic, Lower Mitcham: 17.6% Anglican, Lower Mitcham: 17.3% Uniting Church, Lower Mitcham: 10.7% Greek Orthodox, Lower Mitcham: 3.7% Baptist, Lower Mitcham: 2.7% Christian,nfd, Lower Mitcham: 2.5% Lutheran, Lower Mitcham: 2.2% Pentecostal, Lower Mitcham: 1.0% Hinduism, Lower Mitcham: 1.0% Buddhism, Lower 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, Lower Mitcham: +23 Anglican, Lower Mitcham: -7 Uniting Church, Lower Mitcham: -33 Greek Orthodox, Lower Mitcham: +2 Baptist, Lower Mitcham: +11 Christian,nfd, Lower Mitcham: +6 Lutheran, Lower Mitcham: +16 Pentecostal, Lower Mitcham: +7 Hinduism, Lower Mitcham: +18 Buddhism, Lower Mitcham: -3
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 Lower Mitcham in 2011 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 63.3% of the population nominated a religion, and 29.5% said they had no religion, compared with 61.9% and 30.3% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

The largest single religion in Lower Mitcham was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 17.6% of the population or 365 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (17.3% compared to 14.3%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Uniting Church (10.7% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Lutheran (2.2% compared to 3.3%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Lower Mitcham between 2006 and 2011.