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Urrbrae - Springfield and District

Religion

In Urrbrae - Springfield and District, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (-129) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2011.

Urrbrae - Springfield and District'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.

Urrbrae - Springfield and District'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
Urrbrae - Springfield and District - (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Anglican34620.914.342124.015.7-75
Western (Roman) Catholic33220.017.135620.417.6-24
Uniting Church1579.59.618310.511.0-26
Lutheran734.43.3643.63.5+9
Greek Orthodox664.03.4694.03.6-3
Baptist352.12.9271.62.9+8
Presbyterian and Reformed321.91.0331.91.2-1
Christian,nfd271.62.4372.11.9-10

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
Urrbrae - Springfield and District - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total1,10166.557.61,23070.361.3-129
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total452.74.3563.23.2-11
Non-classifiable religious belief
130.80.990.50.8+4
map this data in atlas.idNo religion42025.430.332518.624.8+95
Not stated
774.66.81297.49.9-52

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% Lutheran, City of Mitcham: 3.3% Greek Orthodox, City of Mitcham: 3.4% Baptist, City of Mitcham: 2.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, City of Mitcham: 1.0% Christian,nfd, City of Mitcham: 2.4% Anglican, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: 20.9% Western (Roman) Catholic, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: 20.0% Uniting Church, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: 9.5% Lutheran, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: 4.4% Greek Orthodox, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: 4.0% Baptist, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: 2.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: 1.9% Christian,nfd, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: 1.6%
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, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: -75 Western (Roman) Catholic, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: -24 Uniting Church, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: -26 Lutheran, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: +9 Greek Orthodox, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: -3 Baptist, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: +8 Presbyterian and Reformed, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: -1 Christian,nfd, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: -10
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 Urrbrae - Springfield and District 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, 69.2% of the population nominated a religion, and 25.4% said they had no religion, compared with 61.9% and 30.3% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

The largest single religion in Urrbrae - Springfield and District was Anglican, with 20.9% of the population or 346 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Urrbrae - Springfield and District and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (20.9% compared to 14.3%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (20.0% compared to 17.1%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Lutheran (4.4% compared to 3.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the religious affiliation of the population in Urrbrae - Springfield and District between 2006 and 2011 was for those who nominated:

  • Anglican (-75 persons)