Australia is a predominately Christian country with the majority of Christians being from the Protestant faiths. The 2011 Australian Census shows these highlights
- 35.80% of the Australian population is Protestant Christian but NOT Catholic
- 25.30% of the Australian population is Catholic
- 2.50% of the Australian population is Buddhism
- 2.20% of the Australian population is Islam (Muslim)
The chart below shows the actual numbers for the main recorded religions and is shown in THREE groups: Christian (61.1%), Non Christian (7.2%) and No Religion (22.3%).
|2.80%||Presbyterian and Reformed||599,500|
The source for these figures is: 2071.0 – Reflecting a Nation: Stories from the 2011 Census, 2012 ??2013 www.abs.gov.au
Figures from the census are a guide rather than pure accuracy, as can be shown by the increase from 58,053 in the 2006 census, up to 65,000 (0.3%) in the 2011 census of the Jedi religion. These numbers were re-classified as ‘not defined/No answer’ due to this religion being taken from the Star Wars Science Fiction movie, and not a real religion.
The Jedi’s could overtake the Judaism faith very quickly and probably overtake the Islam faith at some stage…