GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Australian Religious Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"As of 2016, 52.1% of Australians identify as Christian."

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"The second largest religious group in Australia in 2016 was No Religion, representing 30.1% of the population."

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"Between 2006 and 2016, the proportion of Australians identifying with a religion other than Christianity increased from 4.6% to 8.2%."

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"As of 2016, 2.6% of Australians identify as Muslim."

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"2.5% of Australians identified as either Buddhist or Hindu in 2016."

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"Fewer than 1% of Australians identified as Jewish in 2016."

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"In 2016, 63% of Australians said they believe in God or a universal spirit."

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"In 2019, 38% of Australians considered themselves spiritual but not religious."

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"32% of Australians believe the Bible is the word of God (as of 2019)."

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"17% of Australians attend religious services at least monthly."

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"in 2016, the number of people declining to comment on their religion in the Australian Census was approximately 9.6%."

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"The proportion of Australians identifying as Christian has been declining and dropped from 88% in 1966, to 61% in 2006, and 52% in 2016."

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"The most common Christian denomination in Australia is Catholic, with 22.6% of the population identifying as Catholic in 2016."

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"The percentage of Australians who identified as Anglican in the 2016 census was 13.3%."

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"In 2016, around 9% of Australians claimed to have no religious affiliation, an increase from 0.8% in 1971."

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"59% of Australians report that they never or only occasionally participate in religious activities or practices."

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"The number of Australians identifying as Pentecostal increased by over 20% between 2006 and 2016."

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"The Sikh religion has seen a rise in Australia, with a growth of 74% between 2011 and 2016."

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"In the 2016 census, it was reported that 7.8% of Australians identify with "Other Christian" denominations outside of Catholic, Anglican, Uniting Church, and Presbyterian and Reformed churches."

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"According to a 2019 report, 47% of Australians believe that religion does more harm than good in the world."

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