Religion and the Australian Census

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Period29 Jun 2022

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleWhat the rise of 'no religion' means for Australian laws
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletABC Religion and Ethics Report
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size8 min 42 sec
    DescriptionFor the first time in Australia's census history, fewer than half of respondents identified as Christian. 'No religion' has become the second-largest 'religious group', rising from 30.1 per cent in 2016 to 38.9 per cent. The number of people identifying as Hindu and Muslim has also risen, recorded at 2.7 per cent and 3.2 per cent, respectively.

    So, what do these figures tell us about Australia's shifting demographics? And how might the rise of 'no religion' play out in our legal system?
    Producer/AuthorStan Grant
    PersonsRenae Barker