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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Religion

In the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, the number of Christians experienced the greatest change (+2,820) compared to the non religious and non Christians in 2011.

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale'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 Serpentine Jarrahdale'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 Serpentine Jarrahdale - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
ReligionNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
Anglican4,43625.018.53,37026.120.2+1,066
Western (Roman) Catholic2,94116.624.42,08516.224.6+856
Presbyterian and Reformed8594.82.27065.52.3+153
Christian,nfd5503.12.82792.22.1+271
Uniting Church5062.93.04193.23.5+87
Baptist3932.21.92511.91.6+142
Buddhism1811.02.5840.72.1+97
Pentecostal1190.71.2420.31.0+77
Lutheran1090.60.5720.60.6+37
Jehova's Witnesses790.40.5470.40.5+32
Islam670.42.1280.21.5+39
Churches of Christ600.30.4680.50.4-8
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)550.30.3340.30.3+21
Seventh Day Adventist500.30.2280.20.2+22
Other Protestant410.20.3210.20.3+20
Salvation Army400.20.2350.30.3+5
Greek Orthodox360.20.7240.20.8+12
Spiritualism280.20.1200.20.1+8
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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 Serpentine Jarrahdale - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Religion totalsNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChristian total10,31958.158.47,49958.259.9+2,820
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total3642.16.91691.35.0+195
Non-classifiable religious belief
1670.90.9780.60.8+89
map this data in atlas.idNo religion5,22629.425.13,52827.422.2+1,698
Not stated
1,6709.48.81,62112.612.1+49

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% Presbyterian and Reformed, Greater Perth: 2.2% Christian,nfd, Greater Perth: 2.8% Uniting Church, Greater Perth: 3.0% Baptist, Greater Perth: 1.9% Buddhism, Greater Perth: 2.5% Pentecostal, Greater Perth: 1.2% Lutheran, Greater Perth: 0.5% Jehova's Witnesses, Greater Perth: 0.5% Anglican, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 25.0% Western (Roman) Catholic, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 16.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 4.8% Christian,nfd, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 3.1% Uniting Church, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 2.9% Baptist, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 2.2% Buddhism, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.0% Pentecostal, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.7% Lutheran, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.6% Jehova's Witnesses, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.4%
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 Serpentine Jarrahdale: +1,066 Western (Roman) Catholic, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +856 Presbyterian and Reformed, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +153 Christian,nfd, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +271 Uniting Church, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +87 Baptist, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +142 Buddhism, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +97 Pentecostal, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +77 Lutheran, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +37 Jehova's Witnesses, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +32
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 Serpentine Jarrahdale 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, 60.2% of the population nominated a religion, and 29.4% said they had no religion, compared with 65.2% and 25.1% respectively for Greater Perth.

The largest single religion in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale was Anglican, with 25.0% of the population or 4,436 people as adherents.

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

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (25.0% compared to 18.5%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Presbyterian and Reformed (4.8% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (16.6% compared to 24.4%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (0.4% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Anglican (+1,066 persons)
  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+856 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+271 persons)
  • Presbyterian and Reformed (+153 persons)
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