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In 2018, the largest single religion in Papakowhai was Catholic, with 11.2% of the population or 255 people as adherents.

Papakowhai'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.

Papakowhai's religion statistics should be analysed in conjunction with Ethnicity statistics, Maori Descent, Country of Birth data and Languages Spoken data to assist in identifying specific cultural and ethnic groups.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

'What is your religion?'.

Multi-response

Religion - Ranked by size
Papakowhai2018
Religion - Multi-responseNumber% of the populationPorirua City %
Catholic25511.212.0
Anglican2049.05.4
Christian nfd1536.78.7
Presbyterian, Congregational and Reformed1175.27.0
Other Christian religions421.91.6
Hindu391.71.3
Pentecostal331.52.9
Islam/Muslim271.21.2
Methodist241.11.3
Jehovah's Witnesses180.80.5
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Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.
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Excludes religions with fewer than 20 adherents, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Religion - Totals
Papakowhai2018
Religion - totals - multi-responseNumber% of the populationPorirua City %
Total Christian89439.444.2
Total Maori Christian30.11.2
Total Non Christian1145.05.1
No religion1,11649.243.8
Not stated / included1506.66.6
Total respondents2,11893.493.4
Total responses2,277100.4100.9
Total population2,268100.0100.0
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.
Stats NZ data quality rating: High
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the religious affiliation of the population of Papakowhai in 2018 compared to Porirua City shows that there was a lower proportion of people who professed a religion and a higher proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 44.6% of the population nominated a religion, and 49.2% said they had no religion, compared with 50.4% and 43.8% respectively for Porirua City.

The largest single religion in Papakowhai was Catholic, with 11.2% of the population or 255 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Papakowhai and Porirua City were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (9.0% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Christian nfd (6.7% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Presbyterian, Congregational and Reformed (5.2% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage who nominated Latter Day Saints (0.7% compared to 2.3%)

Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population

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