Religion in Australia

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Fast Facts and Religious Adherent Statistics
Population 25,809,973 (#55 in world) (2021 est.)
Ethnic Groups English 25.9%, Australian 25.4%, Irish 7.5%, Scottish 6.4%, Italian 3.3%, German 3.2%, Chinese 3.1%, Indian 1.4%, Greek 1.4%, Dutch 1.2%, other 15.8% (includes Australian aboriginal .5%), unspecified 5.4% (2011 est.) note: data represent self-identified ancestry, over a third of respondents reported two ancestries
Religions Protestant 23.1% (Anglican 13.3%, Uniting Church 3.7%, Presbyterian and Reformed 2.3%, Baptist 1.5%, Pentecostal 1.1%, Lutheran .7%, other Protestant .5%), Roman Catholic 22.6%, other Christian 4.2%, Muslim 2.6%, Buddhist 2.4%, Orthodox 2.3% (Eastern Orthodox 2.1%, Oriental Orthodox .2%), Hindu 1.9%, other 1.3%, none 30.1%, unspecified 9.6% (2016 est.)
Christianity 49.9% (2016 est.)
Unaffiliated 30.1% (2016 est.)
Protestantism 23.1% (2016 est.)
Roman Catholicism 22.6% (2016 est.)
Islam 2.6% (2016 est.)
Buddhism 2.4% (2016 est.)
Eastern Orthodoxy 2.1% (2016 est.)
Hinduism 1.9% (2016 est.)

Sources

  1. Australia.” CIA World Factbook.
  2. Australia.” Pew-Templeton Global Religious Futures Project.
  3. Australia.” Encyclopaedia Britannica Online.

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Title Religion in Australia
Published
Last UpdatedFebruary 13, 2021
URL religionfacts.com/australia
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MLA Citation “Religion in Australia.” ReligionFacts.com. 13 Feb. 2021. Web. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021. <religionfacts.com/australia>