Perth is the capital of Western Australia, and the fourth largest city in the country, with a population of over two million people living in Greater Perth. There are approximately 10 funeral directors in Perth, offering funeral services to the bereaved in their time of need.
There are several cemeteries and crematoria located in and around Perth, most of which are managed by the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board. There are historical cemeteries such as Karrakatta and Guildford, the latter listed on the Register of Heritage Places by the Heritage Council of Western Australia. Fremantle Cemetery has a crematorium and three chapels, with facilities for all religions and cultures. Midland Cemetery has a section dedicated to Perth’s Chinese community, and Rockingham Regional Memorial Park has burial sites suitable for Muslims.
Perth is a diverse city, with around three per cent of its population being of Chinese heritage. There are also significant communities from Vietnam, Thailand and India. The city also has a notably high proportion of British and Irish immigrants, with over 140,000 Brits calling Perth home. Perth is also home to over 25,000 indigenous Australians.
This diversity also shows in Perth’s religious demographics. The majority of Perth’s population identify as various denominations of Protestantism, mostly Anglican. Just under a quarter of residents are Roman Catholic, and there is a 12,000-strong community of Latter-day Saints, also known as Mormons. Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism and Judaism each have roughly 20,000 followers living in Perth, with Hinduism being one of the fastest-growing religions in Australia.
This diversity means that funeral directors in Perth are likely to have experience providing funerals in accordance with a wide range of different cultural and religious traditions. Talk to your chosen funeral director about your specific requirements.
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