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Shire of Mundaring

Religion

In the Shire of Mundaring, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+1,207) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2011.

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.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's religion?'

Total population

Religion - Ranked by size
Shire of Mundaring - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
Anglican7,56920.718.57,58721.620.2-18
Western (Roman) Catholic6,86418.824.46,75119.224.6+113
Christian,nfd1,3043.62.81,0042.92.1+300
Uniting Church1,1193.13.01,2143.53.5-95
Baptist7192.01.96801.91.6+39
Presbyterian and Reformed6771.92.26121.72.3+65
Jehova's Witnesses2800.80.53250.90.5-45
Buddhism2710.72.51860.52.1+85
Pentecostal2580.71.22740.81.0-16
Churches of Christ2220.60.41780.50.4+44
Lutheran1940.50.52450.70.6-51
Seventh Day Adventist1600.40.21190.30.2+41
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)1300.40.3970.30.3+33
Brethren1270.30.11150.30.1+12
Greek Orthodox1080.30.7930.30.8+15
Salvation Army910.20.2950.30.3-4
Hinduism800.21.1390.10.5+41
Other Protestant770.20.3820.20.3-5
Paganism720.20.1360.10.1+36
Islam690.22.1340.11.5+35
Other Christian470.10.2400.10.1+7
Other Non-Christian Religions380.10.1340.10.1+4
Baha'i370.10.1410.10.1-4
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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 Mundaring - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
Christian total20,02654.858.419,61855.959.9+408
Non Christian total6951.96.94901.45.0+205
Non-classifiable religious belief3521.00.93441.00.8+8
No religion10,77229.525.19,56527.322.2+1,207
Not stated4,68412.88.85,07614.512.1-392

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, Greater Perth: 18.5% Western (Roman) Catholic, Greater Perth: 24.4% Christian,nfd, Greater Perth: 2.8% Uniting Church, Greater Perth: 3.0% Baptist, Greater Perth: 1.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, Greater Perth: 2.2% Jehova's Witnesses, Greater Perth: 0.5% Buddhism, Greater Perth: 2.5% Pentecostal, Greater Perth: 1.2% Churches of Christ, Greater Perth: 0.4% Anglican, Shire of Mundaring: 20.7% Western (Roman) Catholic, Shire of Mundaring: 18.8% Christian,nfd, Shire of Mundaring: 3.6% Uniting Church, Shire of Mundaring: 3.1% Baptist, Shire of Mundaring: 2.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, Shire of Mundaring: 1.9% Jehova's Witnesses, Shire of Mundaring: 0.8% Buddhism, Shire of Mundaring: 0.7% Pentecostal, Shire of Mundaring: 0.7% Churches of Christ, Shire of Mundaring: 0.6%
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, Shire of Mundaring: -18 Western (Roman) Catholic, Shire of Mundaring: +113 Christian,nfd, Shire of Mundaring: +300 Uniting Church, Shire of Mundaring: -95 Baptist, Shire of Mundaring: +39 Presbyterian and Reformed, Shire of Mundaring: +65 Jehova's Witnesses, Shire of Mundaring: -45 Buddhism, Shire of Mundaring: +85 Pentecostal, Shire of Mundaring: -16 Churches of Christ, Shire of Mundaring: +44
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 Mundaring in 2011 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, 56.7% of the population nominated a religion, and 29.5% said they had no religion, compared with 65.2% and 25.1% respectively for Greater Perth.

The largest single religion in the Shire of Mundaring was Anglican, with 20.7% of the population or 7,569 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 (20.7% compared to 18.5%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (18.8% compared to 24.4%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (0.2% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Buddhism (0.7% compared to 2.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in the Shire of Mundaring between 2006 and 2011 were for those who nominated:

  • Christian,nfd (+300 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+113 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-95 persons)
  • Buddhism (+85 persons)
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