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In the Shire of Morawa, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+81) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

The Shire of Morawa'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 Morawa'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 Morawa - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2006 to 2011
Anglican25728.820.030236.721.3-45
Western (Roman) Catholic19521.820.919423.520.5+1
Uniting Church333.74.3253.04.8+8

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 Morawa - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2006 to 2011
Christian total56062.757.258671.157.5-26
Non Christian total151.72.230.41.7+12
Non-classifiable religious belief91.00.900.00.7+9
No religion22925.627.114818.025.1+81
Not stated809.012.68710.615.0-7

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, Regional WA: 20.0% Western (Roman) Catholic, Regional WA: 20.9% Uniting Church, Regional WA: 4.3% Anglican, Shire of Morawa: 28.8% Western (Roman) Catholic, Shire of Morawa: 21.8% Uniting Church, Shire of Morawa: 3.7%
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, Shire of Morawa: -45 Western (Roman) Catholic, Shire of Morawa: +1 Uniting Church, Shire of Morawa: +8
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 Morawa 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, 64.4% of the population nominated a religion, and 25.6% said they had no religion, compared with 59.4% and 27.1% respectively for Regional WA.

The largest single religion in the Shire of Morawa was Anglican, with 28.8% of the population or 257 people as adherents.

The major difference between the religious affiliation for the population of the Shire of Morawa and Regional WA was:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (28.8% compared to 20.0%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in the Shire of Morawa between 2006 and 2011.

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