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In the Shire of Moora, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (+94) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2011.

The Shire of Moora'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.

The Shire of Moora'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
Shire of Moora - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2006 to 2011
Anglican66026.720.067628.021.3-16
Western (Roman) Catholic66026.720.958124.120.5+79
Uniting Church1395.64.31486.14.8-9
Baptist702.81.9331.41.8+37
Christian,nfd542.22.9271.12.0+27
Presbyterian and Reformed391.62.0431.81.9-4
Seventh Day Adventist200.80.5160.70.5+4

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
Shire of Moora - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2006 to 2011
Christian total1,69568.557.21,60166.357.5+94
Non Christian total200.82.230.11.7+17
Non-classifiable religious belief80.30.9120.50.7-4
No religion53021.427.148820.225.1+42
Not stated2239.012.630912.815.0-86

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, Regional WA: 20.9% Anglican, Regional WA: 20.0% Uniting Church, Regional WA: 4.3% Baptist, Regional WA: 1.9% Christian,nfd, Regional WA: 2.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, Regional WA: 2.0% Seventh Day Adventist, Regional WA: 0.5% Western (Roman) Catholic, Shire of Moora: 26.7% Anglican, Shire of Moora: 26.7% Uniting Church, Shire of Moora: 5.6% Baptist, Shire of Moora: 2.8% Christian,nfd, Shire of Moora: 2.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, Shire of Moora: 1.6% Seventh Day Adventist, Shire of Moora: 0.8%
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, Shire of Moora: +79 Anglican, Shire of Moora: -16 Uniting Church, Shire of Moora: -9 Baptist, Shire of Moora: +37 Christian,nfd, Shire of Moora: +27 Presbyterian and Reformed, Shire of Moora: -4 Seventh Day Adventist, Shire of Moora: +4
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 the Shire of Moora in 2011 compared to Regional WA shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 69.3% of the population nominated a religion, and 21.4% said they had no religion, compared with 59.4% and 27.1% respectively for Regional WA.

The largest single religion in the Shire of Moora was Anglican, with 26.7% of the population or 660 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of the Shire of Moora and Regional WA were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (26.7% compared to 20.0%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (26.7% compared to 20.9%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Uniting Church (5.6% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in the religious affiliation of the population in the Shire of Moora between 2006 and 2011 was for those who nominated:

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+79 persons)
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