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The contemporary Catholic community: a view from the 2011 Census

Dixon, Robert and Reid, Stephen (2013) The contemporary Catholic community: a view from the 2011 Census. Australasian Catholic Record, 90 (2). pp. 131-146. ISSN 0727-3215

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Abstract

Catholics are the largest religious group in Australia. According to the 2011 Australian Census, Catholics made up just over a quarter (25.3 per cent) of the Australian population: there were 5,439,268 Catholics in a total Australian population of 21,507,719. In the five years between the 2006 and 2011 Censuses, the number of Catholics increased by over 312,000, or 6.1 per cent. During the same period, the total Australian population increased by 8.3 per cent. Catholics have continued to grow in numbers at every census, but their percentage in the Australian population has been declining slowly since the peak of 27.3 per cent in 1991.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords (separated by commas): Christian communities, Catholic Church, Census, Cultural, Christianity
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Strategic Basic Research
Subject Area(s): D - Missiology
Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2017 12:46
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2017 12:46
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2701

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