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In Melrose Park, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+203) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

Melrose 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.

Melrose 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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's religion?'

Total population

Religion - Ranked by size
Melrose Park - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Western (Roman) Catholic39218.417.139618.917.6-4
Uniting Church24011.39.623711.311.0+3
Anglican22010.314.323811.415.7-18
Greek Orthodox1175.53.41306.23.6-13
Lutheran723.43.3844.03.5-12
Baptist633.02.9733.52.9-10
Buddhism432.01.4120.61.1+31
Hinduism351.60.8140.70.5+21
Christian,nfd331.52.4401.91.9-7
Islam241.11.3170.80.8+7
Churches of Christ200.90.680.40.7+12

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
Melrose Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total1,21056.757.61,31562.961.3-105
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1185.54.3522.53.2+66
Non-classifiable religious belief
180.80.970.30.8+11
map this data in atlas.idNo religion65230.630.344921.524.8+203
Not stated
1356.36.826912.99.9-134

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% Uniting Church, City of Mitcham: 9.6% Anglican, City of Mitcham: 14.3% Greek Orthodox, City of Mitcham: 3.4% Lutheran, City of Mitcham: 3.3% Baptist, City of Mitcham: 2.9% Buddhism, City of Mitcham: 1.4% Hinduism, City of Mitcham: 0.8% Christian,nfd, City of Mitcham: 2.4% Islam, City of Mitcham: 1.3% Western (Roman) Catholic, Melrose Park: 18.4% Uniting Church, Melrose Park: 11.3% Anglican, Melrose Park: 10.3% Greek Orthodox, Melrose Park: 5.5% Lutheran, Melrose Park: 3.4% Baptist, Melrose Park: 3.0% Buddhism, Melrose Park: 2.0% Hinduism, Melrose Park: 1.6% Christian,nfd, Melrose Park: 1.5% Islam, Melrose Park: 1.1%
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, Melrose Park: -4 Uniting Church, Melrose Park: +3 Anglican, Melrose Park: -18 Greek Orthodox, Melrose Park: -13 Lutheran, Melrose Park: -12 Baptist, Melrose Park: -10 Buddhism, Melrose Park: +31 Hinduism, Melrose Park: +21 Christian,nfd, Melrose Park: -7 Islam, Melrose Park: +7
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 Melrose Park in 2011 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a similar proportion of people who professed a religion as well as a similar proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 62.3% of the population nominated a religion, and 30.6% said they had no religion, compared with 61.9% and 30.3% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

The largest single religion in Melrose Park was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 18.4% of the population or 392 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Greek Orthodox (5.5% compared to 3.4%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Uniting Church (11.3% compared to 9.6%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (18.4% compared to 17.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Anglican (10.3% compared to 14.3%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Melrose Park between 2006 and 2011.