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In the Shire of Mundaring, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+3,139) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

The Shire of Mundaring'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 Mundaring'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
Shire of Mundaring - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Western (Roman) Catholic6,54517.222.06,86418.824.4-319
Anglican6,40716.813.87,56920.718.5-1,162
Christian,nfd1,4113.73.41,3043.62.8+107
Uniting Church8552.22.01,1193.13.0-264
Baptist6721.81.77192.01.9-47
Presbyterian and Reformed5841.51.86771.92.2-93
Buddhism3641.02.52710.72.5+93
Jehova's Witnesses3310.90.42800.80.5+51
Pentecostal2170.61.12580.71.2-41
Other Protestant1900.50.6770.20.3+113
Churches of Christ1620.40.32220.60.4-60
Lutheran1500.40.31940.50.5-44
Seventh Day Adventist1480.40.21600.40.2-12
Brethren1380.40.11270.30.1+11
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)1140.30.31300.40.3-16
Hinduism990.31.9800.21.1+19
Greek Orthodox960.30.71080.30.7-12
Islam840.22.4690.22.1+15
Salvation Army700.20.2910.20.2-21
Paganism550.10.1720.20.1-17
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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
Shire of Mundaring - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Christian total18,22947.849.720,02654.858.4-1,797
Non Christian total8042.18.16951.96.9+109
Non-classifiable religious belief2970.80.63521.00.9-55
No religion13,91136.532.510,77229.525.1+3,139
Not stated4,89412.89.14,68412.88.8+210

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, Greater Perth: 22.0% Anglican, Greater Perth: 13.8% Christian,nfd, Greater Perth: 3.4% Uniting Church, Greater Perth: 2.0% Baptist, Greater Perth: 1.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, Greater Perth: 1.8% Buddhism, Greater Perth: 2.5% Jehova's Witnesses, Greater Perth: 0.4% Pentecostal, Greater Perth: 1.1% Other Protestant, Greater Perth: 0.6% Western (Roman) Catholic, Shire of Mundaring: 17.2% Anglican, Shire of Mundaring: 16.8% Christian,nfd, Shire of Mundaring: 3.7% Uniting Church, Shire of Mundaring: 2.2% Baptist, Shire of Mundaring: 1.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, Shire of Mundaring: 1.5% Buddhism, Shire of Mundaring: 1.0% Jehova's Witnesses, Shire of Mundaring: 0.9% Pentecostal, Shire of Mundaring: 0.6% Other Protestant, Shire of Mundaring: 0.5%
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, Shire of Mundaring: -319 Anglican, Shire of Mundaring: -1,162 Christian,nfd, Shire of Mundaring: +107 Uniting Church, Shire of Mundaring: -264 Baptist, Shire of Mundaring: -47 Presbyterian and Reformed, Shire of Mundaring: -93 Buddhism, Shire of Mundaring: +93 Jehova's Witnesses, Shire of Mundaring: +51 Pentecostal, Shire of Mundaring: -41 Other Protestant, Shire of Mundaring: +113
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 the Shire of Mundaring in 2016 compared to Greater Perth shows that there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion and a higher proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 49.9% of the population nominated a religion, and 36.5% said they had no religion, compared with 57.8% and 32.5% respectively for Greater Perth.

The largest single religion in the Shire of Mundaring was Western (Roman) Catholic, with 17.2% of the population or 6,545 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of the Shire of Mundaring and Greater Perth were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (16.8% compared to 13.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (17.2% compared to 22.0%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (0.2% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Hinduism (0.3% compared to 1.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in the Shire of Mundaring between 2011 and 2016 were for those who nominated:

  • Anglican (-1,162 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (-319 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-264 persons)
  • Other Protestant (+113 persons)
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