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In Mitcham, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (-150) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2016.

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.

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
Mitcham - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic32818.115.332518.417.1+3
Anglican26514.611.137921.414.3-114
Uniting Church1458.07.31609.09.6-15
Christian,nfd522.92.8352.02.4+17
Greek Orthodox462.63.2482.73.4-2
Lutheran452.52.4452.63.30
Baptist422.42.4643.62.9-22
Presbyterian and Reformed301.70.9261.51.0+4

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
Mitcham - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total98554.348.61,13564.057.6-150
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total432.44.3422.44.30
Non-classifiable religious belief
140.80.7120.70.9+2
map this data in atlas.idNo religion61934.239.447526.830.3+144
Not stated
1608.97.11066.06.8+54

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% Christian,nfd, City of Mitcham: 2.8% Greek Orthodox, City of Mitcham: 3.2% Lutheran, City of Mitcham: 2.4% Baptist, City of Mitcham: 2.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Mitcham: 0.9% Western (Roman) Catholic, Mitcham: 18.1% Anglican, Mitcham: 14.6% Uniting Church, Mitcham: 8.0% Christian,nfd, Mitcham: 2.9% Greek Orthodox, Mitcham: 2.6% Lutheran, Mitcham: 2.5% Baptist, Mitcham: 2.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, Mitcham: 1.7%
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, Mitcham: +3 Anglican, Mitcham: -114 Uniting Church, Mitcham: -15 Christian,nfd, Mitcham: +17 Greek Orthodox, Mitcham: -2 Lutheran, Mitcham: 0 Baptist, Mitcham: -22 Presbyterian and Reformed, Mitcham: +4
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 Mitcham in 2016 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, 56.7% of the population nominated a religion, and 34.2% said they had no religion, compared with 52.9% and 39.4% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

The largest single religion in Mitcham was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 18.1% of the population or 328 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 (14.6% compared to 11.1%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (18.1% compared to 15.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-114 persons)
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