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Post by veya_victaous on Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:52 am

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/aussies-more-asian-than-european-news-census-data-reveals/news-story/62f4c3b4955897d944b6aa69cb1f5821
AUSTRALIA is becoming more Asian than European, with Census 2016 data revealing little more than half of its residents — 50.7 per cent — have two Australian-born parents.

This is down from 54 per cent in the 2011 census and means second-generation Aussies will soon be a minority.

More than a quarter of our residents (26.3 per cent) are now born overseas, and for the first time in our history, the majority of people born abroad are from Asia, not Europe.

Just over 6,150,000 people were born overseas in census 2016, compared to 5,280,802 in 2011.

he 2016 Census shows that two thirds (67%) of the Australian population were born in Australia. Of the 6,163,667 overseas-born persons, nearly one in five (18 per cent) had arrived since the start of 2012.

26% of Aussies born overseas
50% of Aussies have at least one parent form overseas

http://www.news.com.au/national/no-religion-tops-religion-question-in-census/news-story/a3b45e6b2e35df695932a83535078f51
DESPITE a scare campaign about Australia becoming a “Muslim country”, those ticking “no religion” in the Census has now overtaken the number of Catholics.

It’s the first time in Australia’s history the number of people who claim “no religion” has overtaken Catholics.

The latest Census drop showed those ticking “no religion” rose from 22.6 per cent to 29.6 per cent — nearly double the 16 per cent in 2001.

Meanwhile, those identifying as Catholic dropped from 25.3 per cent to 22.6 per cent.

The number of Christians in total still made up 51 per cent of the population, but this is much less than the 88 per cent in 1966 and 74 per cent in 1991.

Islam (2.6 per cent) and Buddhism (2.4 per cent) were the next most common religions reported.

Islam grew from 2.2 per cent in 2011, overtaking Buddhism, which dropped from 2.5 per cent, to become the most popular non-Christian religion.

The religion question was controversial this year, with Australians warned not to mark “no religion” on the Census survey by those afraid the nation would become a “Muslim country”.

An email was circulated that asked Australians to avoid the “no religion” option as this would give prominence to Muslims.


Those reporting no religion increased noticeably from 19 per cent in 2006 to 30 per cent in 2016. The largest change was between 2011 (22 per cent) and 2016, when an additional 2.2 million people reported having no religion.

about 30% say 'no religious affiliation'

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Post by eddie on Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:48 pm

Australia is quite like the way London has always been since I was a child: a real mixed bag.

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:17 am

grin angel

Only around a third or so of "no religion.." in Oz are self-declared "atheists"..

That group would also include secularists, humanists, agnostics, spiritualists, Jedi Knights, and maybe even some pagans and animists who don't belong to any organised or recognised groups.

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Post by veya_victaous on Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:15 am

eddie wrote:Australia is quite like the way London has always been since I was a child: a real mixed bag.

you have to remember these are the national statistics too
places like Sydney and Melbourne are far more multicultural than Australian average.

although it is changing and more cultures are moving to Rural Australia and the minor cities, but it is really the children of migrants born here that are making that happen.

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