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In Mitcham, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+129) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

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.

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
Mitcham - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Anglican37921.414.333720.115.7+43
Western (Roman) Catholic32618.417.134520.617.6-19
Uniting Church1609.09.618511.111.0-25
Baptist653.62.9653.92.90
Greek Orthodox482.73.4533.13.6-5
Lutheran462.63.3402.43.5+5
Christian,nfd362.02.4332.01.9+3
Presbyterian and Reformed271.51.0261.51.2+1

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
Mitcham - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total1,13664.057.61,12367.061.3+13
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total432.44.3422.53.2+1
Non-classifiable religious belief
130.70.9211.20.8-8
map this data in atlas.idNo religion47526.830.334720.724.8+129
Not stated
1066.06.81438.59.9-37

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 Anglican, City of Mitcham: 14.3% Western (Roman) Catholic, City of Mitcham: 17.1% Uniting Church, City of Mitcham: 9.6% Baptist, City of Mitcham: 2.9% Greek Orthodox, City of Mitcham: 3.4% Lutheran, City of Mitcham: 3.3% Christian,nfd, City of Mitcham: 2.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Mitcham: 1.0% Anglican, Mitcham: 21.4% Western (Roman) Catholic, Mitcham: 18.4% Uniting Church, Mitcham: 9.0% Baptist, Mitcham: 3.6% Greek Orthodox, Mitcham: 2.7% Lutheran, Mitcham: 2.6% Christian,nfd, Mitcham: 2.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, Mitcham: 1.5%
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 Anglican, Mitcham: +43 Western (Roman) Catholic, Mitcham: -19 Uniting Church, Mitcham: -25 Baptist, Mitcham: 0 Greek Orthodox, Mitcham: -5 Lutheran, Mitcham: +5 Christian,nfd, Mitcham: +3 Presbyterian and Reformed, Mitcham: +1
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 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, 66.5% of the population nominated a religion, and 26.8% said they had no religion, compared with 61.9% and 30.3% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

The largest single religion in Mitcham was Anglican, with 21.4% of the population or 379 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (21.4% compared to 14.3%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (18.4% compared to 17.1%)

Emerging groups

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