Australians… and beliefs

What do Australians believe? Do you know? 

In the 2016 Census some 52% of Australians identified as Christian.

In the 2011 Census some 61 % of Australians identified as Christian.

The ABS arranged the Statistics, (rather sneakily IMHO), so that ‘No Religion’ appears on the top. Then they break down the 52% of Christians, into denominations, enlarging the distortion. Since Christians all basically hold to the one gospel.

2016 Census 2011 Census
No religion – 30.1% Catholic – 25.3%
Catholic – 22.6% No religion – 22.3%
Anglican – 13.3% Anglican – 17.1%
Uniting Church – 3.7% Uniting Church 5.0%
Christian, (Not defined)– 2.6% Presbyterian and Reformed – 2.8%
Islam – 2.6% Eastern Orthodox – 2.6%
Buddhism – 2.4% Buddhism – 2.5%
Presbyterian and Reformed – 2.3% Islam 2.2%
Eastern Orthodox – 2.1% Christian (Not further defined) 2.2%
Hinduism – 1.9% Baptist – 1.6%
Baptist – 1.5% Hinduism 1.3%
Pentecostal – 1.1% Lutheran – 1.2%
Lutheran – 0.7% Pentecostal 1.1%
Sikhism – 0.5% Judaism – 0.5%
Other Protestant – 0.5% Jehovah’s Witnesses – 0.4%
Judaism – 0.4% Sikhism – 0.3%
Jehovah’s Witnesses – 0.4% Seventh–day Adventist – 0.3%
Seventh-day Adventist – 0.3% Other Protestant – 0.3%
Latter-day Saints – 0.3% Salvation Army – 0.3%
Oriental Orthodox – 0.2% Latter-day Saints – 0.3%

 

Religious Affiliation in 2011
  • Christian   61%       (13.15 million)
  • Buddhist    2.5%    (  0.52  million)
  • Islam         2.2%     (  0.47  million)
  • Hinduism   1.3%     (  0.27  million)
  • Judaism    0.5%     (  0.09  million)
  • Other        0.8%     (  0.16  million)
  • No Religion 22.3%  ( 4.79  million)     * Atheists were then, a part of this group
Q. Does the media—say for example, the Govt’s ABC—portray this sort of an Australia?

http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Latestproducts/2071.0Main%20Features902012–2013

Thoughts:

1. Christian faith teaches that we should honour all people, of all creeds.

2. It also teaches that the resurrection of Jesus is Public Truth. (Leslie Newbigin)

Q. Is it appropriate that we walk on tenterhooks in these matters?  I think not.

Q. Could these figures be a major contributing factor as to why Australia is a generally fine place to live?

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3 responses

26 08 2009
John

I would suggest that you read and listen to this talk re ALL religion as self-serving CULT.

http://www.adidam.org/flash/truthandreligion/index.html

27 08 2009
nwcc

Thanks John. But when you’ve finally come home to the Father, in the Son’s drawing-all-cross, by the inner action of the Spirit – you really don’t feel inclined to go searching in the land of the lost, again.

19 08 2012
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