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Non-Christian religions in Australia

Only a small proportion of Australians (5% in 2001 Census) claim to identify with one of the non-Christian religions, but it has grown over the past decades.

Fast Facts

The 5% of Australians who identified with another religion in the 2001 national census is made up of:
  • Buddhist - 1.94%
  • Muslim - 1.53%
  • Hindu - 0.52%
  • Jew- 0.46%
  • Traditional Australian Aboriginal Religion - 0.3%
(Census)

NCLS Research Results

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Buddhism (Research Article)
1.94% of Australians identified themselves as Buddhist in the 2001 national census.
Hinduism (Research Article)
Some 0.52% of Australians identified themselves as Hindu in the 2001 national census.
Islam (Research Article)
1.53% of Australians identified themselves as Muslims in the 2001 national census.
Judaism (Research Article)
Some 0.46% of Australians identified themselves as Jews in the 2001 national census
A summary of non-Christian religions in Australia


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