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Australian Census 2011

Post by Wes on Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:43 am

From abc.net.au

Hinduism is the fastest growing religion, but most people still call themselves Christian, although the figure has dropped from 64 per cent in 2006 to 61 per cent last year.
According to the census, the proportion of people who reported no religious affiliation has increased from 18.7 per cent in the 2006 census to 22.3 per cent last year.
That group has now eclipsed Anglicans (17.1 per cent), while just over a quarter of the population identify themselves as Catholic.



(No mention of Spiritulaist numbers, or Jedi for that matter)
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Post by petal34 on Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:55 am

That's interesting Wes.
Catholicism.

It has never changed has it?

Remembering the 1960's,I would say there was say half of the population around Brisbane was Catholic.
Wonder if it is still the same.
There were an awful of Italians there who belonged to the Catholic religion.
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Post by Admin on Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:47 am

Wait until the detailed census is available Wes Spiritualist numbershave been dropping for years in the census, here and in the UK
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Post by Wes on Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:53 am

Some more detail on the "minor" faiths has come to light:

Figures released to Lateline from the Australian Census show that in 2011, just 2,163 Australians called themselves Scientologists, a decrease of 13.7 per cent from the 2006 census....The number of Pantheists went up by 35 per cent, while the Rastafarian movement increased by 30 per cent.

Australians who describe themselves as Jedis now number over 65,000, over 30 times higher than Scientology's figures.

Wiccans, who dabble in witchcraft, have topped 8,000.



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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-06-29/scientology-numbers-going-backwards/4101958?WT.svl=news2
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