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Shire of Plantagenet

Religion

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for the LGA or other primary area only. What's this?

In the Shire of Plantagenet, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+395) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

The Shire of Plantagenet'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 Plantagenet'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 Plantagenet - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2011 to 2016
Anglican95318.816.41,17024.020.0-217
Western (Roman) Catholic51210.119.354211.120.9-30
Christian,nfd2374.73.31883.92.9+49
Baptist1843.61.82004.11.9-16
Uniting Church1633.23.22224.54.3-59
Islam1002.00.6621.30.5+38
Presbyterian and Reformed881.71.71112.32.0-23
Jehova's Witnesses410.80.6390.80.6+2
Pentecostal370.70.9390.80.9-2
Seventh Day Adventist330.60.5390.80.5-6
Buddhism260.51.0260.50.90

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 Plantagenet - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2011 to 2016
Christian total2,30745.450.22,64654.257.2-339
Non Christian total1783.52.61112.32.2+67
Non-classifiable religious belief430.80.7270.60.9+16
No religion1,89137.234.11,49630.627.1+395
Not stated67013.212.460212.312.6+68

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 Anglican, Regional WA: 16.4% Western (Roman) Catholic, Regional WA: 19.3% Christian,nfd, Regional WA: 3.3% Baptist, Regional WA: 1.8% Uniting Church, Regional WA: 3.2% Islam, Regional WA: 0.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, Regional WA: 1.7% Jehova's Witnesses, Regional WA: 0.6% Pentecostal, Regional WA: 0.9% Seventh Day Adventist, Regional WA: 0.5% Anglican, Shire of Plantagenet: 18.8% Western (Roman) Catholic, Shire of Plantagenet: 10.1% Christian,nfd, Shire of Plantagenet: 4.7% Baptist, Shire of Plantagenet: 3.6% Uniting Church, Shire of Plantagenet: 3.2% Islam, Shire of Plantagenet: 2.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, Shire of Plantagenet: 1.7% Jehova's Witnesses, Shire of Plantagenet: 0.8% Pentecostal, Shire of Plantagenet: 0.7% Seventh Day Adventist, Shire of Plantagenet: 0.6%
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 Anglican, Shire of Plantagenet: -217 Western (Roman) Catholic, Shire of Plantagenet: -30 Christian,nfd, Shire of Plantagenet: +49 Baptist, Shire of Plantagenet: -16 Uniting Church, Shire of Plantagenet: -59 Islam, Shire of Plantagenet: +38 Presbyterian and Reformed, Shire of Plantagenet: -23 Jehova's Witnesses, Shire of Plantagenet: +2 Pentecostal, Shire of Plantagenet: -2 Seventh Day Adventist, Shire of Plantagenet: -6
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 Plantagenet in 2016 compared to Regional WA shows that there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion and a higher proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 48.9% of the population nominated a religion, and 37.2% said they had no religion, compared with 52.8% and 34.1% respectively for Regional WA.

The largest single religion in the Shire of Plantagenet was Anglican, with 18.8% of the population or 953 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (18.8% compared to 16.4%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Baptist (3.6% compared to 1.8%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Islam (2.0% compared to 0.6%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (10.1% compared to 19.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (-217 persons)
  • Uniting Church (-59 persons)
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