Buddhism in Australia


In Australia, Buddhism is a minority religion. According to the 2016 census, 2.4 percent of the total population of Australia identified as Buddhist.[1] It was also the fastest-growing religion by percentage, having increased its number of adherents by 79 percent between the 1996 and 2001 censuses.[2] The highest percentage of Buddhists in Australia is present in Christmas Island, where Buddhists constitute 18.1% of the total population according to the 2016 Census.[3] Buddhism is the third largest religion in the country after Christianity and Islam.

  1. ^ "Archived copy". www.abs.gov.au. Archived from the original on 20 September 2017. Retrieved 11 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Australia. Bureau of Statistics. Year Book Australia, 2003. 21 January 2003. 19 May 2006.[1]
  3. ^ http://regional.gov.au/territories/Christmas/files/CI_2016_Census_Data_Fact_Sheet_Final.pdf[bare URL PDF]

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