According to a new study, the Australians are becoming more diverse culturally and religiously. A recent study shows the change in Australian citizens towards religion.
While the first census in 1911 found the average Australian was a 24-year-old man, last year the typical Aussie was a married 38-year-old woman, who lives in a three-bedroom house, with two kids and two cars.
The latest census data which had a 95% response rate, most Australians didn’t identify with a religion, a first for the country which had been predominantly Catholic.
Nearly 30% reported “no religion,” compared to 23% Catholic and 13% Anglican.
Despite the rise in the unaffiliated, who numbered 0.8% in 1966, Australia isn’t necessarily becoming a country of atheists.
That trend was reflected in language as well — the country gained more than 200,000 Mandarin speakers since the previous survey.
This is going to be the case with the Europe and North America as well. They are expected to see similar patterns when it comes to religion, according to a recent report.
Since the last census in 2011, the country’s Muslim and Hindu populations each added more than 100,000 people, but they still only represent 2.6% and 1.9% of the population.