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“No Religion” Is Now Australia’s Number One Religion

Surprisingly, “no religion” has overwhelmed any single religious section, toppling Catholicism as the main religious association for Australians. The most recent national evaluation discharged on Tuesday uncovered.

Australia remains a genuinely religious nation, with 60% of individuals detailing a religious alliance. In 1966 just 0.8% of Australians ticked the case for “No religion”, which incorporates nonbelievers, secularists, and rationalists.

The extent of individuals announcing no religion expanded to 30.1% in 2016 – up from 22% five years back, and almost twofold the 16% revealed in 2001.


Those matured from 18 to 34 were well on the way to report not having a religion (39%) than other age gatherings. Those matured 65 years and over will probably report a religious association.

Christianity is as yet the most widely recognized religion (52% of Australians distinguished as any of the Christian sections). However, it has been declining in prevalence in Australia for as long as 50 years. In 1966, 88% of Australians recognized as Christian and by 1991 it was 74%.

Catholicism is the biggest Christian gathering, representing just about a quarter (22.6%) of the Australian populace.

Islam (2.6%) and Buddhism (2.4%) were the following most basic religions announced. However, Hinduism had the most critical development from 2006 to 2016 (from 1.3% to 1.9%) driven by migration from South Asia.

The most religious state was New South Wales where 66% of individuals revealed a religious connection. However, the least extent of individuals (53%) with a religious association was in Tasmania.

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