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Religion

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In the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, the number of non religious persons experienced the greatest change (+4,706) compared to Christians and non Christians in 2016.

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.

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 Serpentine Jarrahdale - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
ReligionNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Anglican4,55317.013.84,43625.018.5+117
Western (Roman) Catholic4,24215.822.02,94116.624.4+1,301
Christian,nfd1,1964.53.45503.12.8+646
Presbyterian and Reformed9243.41.88594.82.2+65
Baptist5051.91.73932.21.9+112
Uniting Church4921.82.05062.93.0-14
Hinduism3191.21.9130.11.1+306
Sikhism3061.10.6110.10.3+295
Pentecostal2861.11.11190.71.2+167
Buddhism2761.02.51811.02.5+95
Islam2360.92.4670.42.1+169
Other Protestant1670.60.6410.20.3+126
Seventh Day Adventist1150.40.2500.30.2+65
Jehova's Witnesses1050.40.4790.40.5+26
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)1000.40.3550.30.3+45
Lutheran760.30.31090.60.5-33
Salvation Army460.20.2400.20.2+6
Churches of Christ410.20.3600.30.4-19
Greek Orthodox360.10.7360.20.70
Other Christian230.10.1110.10.2+12
Baha'i230.10.190.10.1+14
Serbian Orthodox220.10.230.00.2+19
Spiritualism200.10.1280.20.1-8
Judaism150.10.370.00.3+8
Paganism140.10.1150.10.1-1
Wiccan/Witchcraft130.00.0120.10.0+1
Other Nature Religions110.00.0110.10.00
Other Non-Christian Religions100.00.170.00.1+3
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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 Serpentine Jarrahdale - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Religion totalsNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChristian total12,94748.349.710,31958.158.4+2,628
map this data in atlas.idNon Christian total1,2504.78.13642.16.9+886
Non-classifiable religious belief
1600.60.61670.90.9-7
map this data in atlas.idNo religion9,93237.032.55,22629.425.1+4,706
Not stated
2,5399.59.11,6709.48.8+869

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, Greater Perth: 13.8% Western (Roman) Catholic, Greater Perth: 22.0% Christian,nfd, Greater Perth: 3.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, Greater Perth: 1.8% Baptist, Greater Perth: 1.7% Uniting Church, Greater Perth: 2.0% Hinduism, Greater Perth: 1.9% Sikhism, Greater Perth: 0.6% Pentecostal, Greater Perth: 1.1% Buddhism, Greater Perth: 2.5% Anglican, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 17.0% Western (Roman) Catholic, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 15.8% Christian,nfd, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 4.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 3.4% Baptist, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.9% Uniting Church, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.8% Hinduism, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.2% Sikhism, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.1% Pentecostal, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.1% Buddhism, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.0%
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 Serpentine Jarrahdale: +117 Western (Roman) Catholic, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +1,301 Christian,nfd, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +646 Presbyterian and Reformed, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +65 Baptist, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +112 Uniting Church, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: -14 Hinduism, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +306 Sikhism, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +295 Pentecostal, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +167 Buddhism, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +95
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 Serpentine Jarrahdale 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, 52.9% of the population nominated a religion, and 37.0% said they had no religion, compared with 57.8% and 32.5% respectively for Greater Perth.

The largest single religion in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale was Anglican, with 17.0% of the population or 4,553 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 (17.0% compared to 13.8%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Presbyterian and Reformed (3.4% compared to 1.8%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Western (Roman) Catholic (15.8% compared to 22.0%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Islam (0.9% compared to 2.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Western (Roman) Catholic (+1,301 persons)
  • Christian,nfd (+646 persons)
  • Hinduism (+306 persons)
  • Sikhism (+295 persons)
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