Church Attendance in Australia [INFOGRAPHIC]

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Australia has more churches (13,000) than schools (9,500), and more Australians attend a church service each week (1.8 million) than there are people in South Australia (1.6 million).

And while the latest Census results show that Christianity is the religion with which most Australians identify (61.1%), well above the second most popular religion in Australia, Buddhism (2.5%), less than one in seven of the Australians who ticked “Christianity” on their census form regularly attend a church.

Easter is a time of the year when church attendance increases, but what do the 92% of Australians who are not regular church attendees think of churches, and churchgoing in 2013? Here’s our latest infographic which shares the data. Oh, and Happy Easter!

Church Attendance in Australia Infographic

Church Attendance in Australia Infographic | McCrindle Research

Welcome to our blog...

We have a passion for research that tells a story, that can be presented visually, that brings about change and improves organisations. And we hope these resources help you know the times.

Our Social Media Sites

Facebook | McCrindle Research Social Media YouTube | McCrindle Research Social Media Twitter | McCrindle Research Social Media Flickr | McCrindle Research Social Media Pinterest | McCrindle Research Social Media Google Plus | McCrindle Research Social Media LinkedIn | McCrindle Research Social Media Mark McCrindle Slideshare

Last 150 Articles


victoria student jobs meetings cancel plans conference speaker average aussie women financial presentation sentiments retirement socialising supply and demand entertainment population growth father's day growth mobile village cooking winter blues grandparents ideas study long weekend neutral bay investing story graphs domestic trends work mates VET Financial Planning Association of Australia emerging technologies consumerism 24,000,000 Hornsby Shire Council newspaper entrepreneur GPO generation Z monarchy aged care puzzle earn water suburb research services Education Future Forum Real Estate Institute of Victoria cultural diversity office space friends 1994 schools students award winner Northern Beaches Christian School Engineering Manager royal Crime Rates learner tattoos ashley mckenzie generational trends insights innovative community food population milestone media release NSW employers results christian lalor park hobart employment families capital cities sydney speaker FPA spirituality insight sector wide study builders Christmas season home owner baby name predictions careers optimistic social researchers cars personalities wealth distribution storytelling internships ipswich social commentator internet spend criminal ultimo wealth bus New Zealand forecasting aged care SMART urban conference holidays Royals Generation Y January 26th challenge sunburnt country census fail meals census bondi relational teaching millenials digital parents renting qualitative research goals high density australian communities forum group session transport thrive NEETs sydneycity wedding future-proof Generation X researcher analysis futurist business performance cloudy days 1968 house price rise twentyseventeen local trend easy rider keynote hornsby pharmacies sydney metro safe land of the middle class 2020 2013 small business research visualisation HSC Gen Y financial dreams Australian Families moreton bay students REIV Conference 1980 forum demographic breakfast baby names Gen X hills shire non profit generations SMSF baby names australia report change crime selfie apartment vegemite wolloomooloo media activity office opening statistics professional alpha tea rent rain workforce demographic trends business vegetarian infographic wall global generations ease of travel millionth DIY perth socialites anzac financial future post rationalism growing population optus my business awards new office JOMO Word Up Mark McCrindle outsourcing Caregiver innovation renter of the future Sydney travel not-for-profit eliane miles households priorities media commentary news professional speaker award Australian communities sydneysiders greatness debt rising house prices EFF daily telegraph social commentary social grave decision government social issues states conferences workplace culture 10 years #censusfail VET sector ACF 2016 population map responsive Wodonga engage happiness capital city Assistant Store Manager work Work place NT prince george volunteers DESTEL research report manly professional services participants trends of 2017 equip cash society trends list deloitte religion ABS collaborative real entrepreneurial NBRS Architecture parenting church staying in easter gold coast Christchurch logan city Deaths Christmas presents wage national crime rates house price Sydney keynote speaker toys typical australian Valentine’s Day poor marriages Channel 7 investor financial fears mythbusting urban living New Zeland Territory overcast personal growth cancelling event McCrindle Speakers data culturally diverse shbc generation national private wealth culture plans energy community event curiosity medicine Queensland: QLD marriage hopes proactive affordability language charity brand experience Scouts goal Myth relevant Social Trend social lives going out motivate contiki tv moderators guide stay home Australian Dream royal family Australian Census weekly earnings learning styles etiquette education research facts baby names report litter bureau brands shopping owning a home baby boom publication weather educhat university Tuesday Trend cartodb unaffordable the australian dream Population Clock wellbeing rule keeper Charlotte sydney event group February 16 mccrindle tea thought leadership teachers economic environment emerging trends tuesday leader rise of local child care australian social research norwest 2016 census results Aussies census 2016 communications investment visual social researcher friendship university degree brand recap social analysis emerging generations dessert 24 million follow wealth and income distribution financial independence collaboration public speaking authenticity social research year 7 world Bathburst middle class online shopping society market research housing affordability divorce rate brisbane education future pyrmont The ABC of XYZ social impact global financial crisis daily commute World Water Day intern resilience high density living research pack acf15 cost Wagga Wagga social shifts men global area hello fresh marrickville generation alpha education future report future of education report Australian demographics gender REIV National Conference Births environmental scanning changing face of sydney politics Financial Planning Week geomapping salary property price waverton media high density apartments Skilling dare to dream professional development experience the average aussie Love couple New South Wales population ageing faith faux-cilise celebration future workplace 2016 public speaker Channel Seven divorce not for profit learning know the times healthy future young australians Christmas lunch speakers increasing densification 23 million mover and shaker communities snapshot princess charlotte ageing population mining boom household presentations Res Vis 40 million cancelling plans Financial Planning Association train business index new york times shopper's pick The Daily Edition NBRS school satisfaction rental stress balance ferry program Do It Yourself 2012 staff mccrindle in the media networking kate middleton mother's day Australian Communities Trends Research Executive marketing Australian Bureau of Statistics video System's Architect google mateship organisational culture education sector Queensland future proofing coffee cold australia public holiday leadership workshop dream the changing face of teach 2016 census TAS royal influence 2017 faux-ciliser in depth interviews year 12 forecast community engagement work-life sun click faux-cilising resource research data FOMO unemployment data visualisation Melbourne Australian schools commuters conference presentation consumer christmas cost of living English Australia Day 2017 fresh narcissism mythbusters Tasmania australian communities trends report event census results CBD christianity educated housing trends teacher stats panel baby Australian Trends tips lifestyle keynote speaker Macquarie University budget buildings affordable sydney hills travelling quote Duchess of Cambridge mentor home ownership demographer Australian Population national wealth Adelaide woolworths social life nfp research local communities IT Specialists Australia Day technology youth income suburban living demographic transformations pharmacy google for education australians staying home more engagement townhouses family teleworking wealth and income SA optus housing Sydney Hills Business Chamber future of work office summer trend tuesday property market millennials baby name living baby name trends debate social change paying to work case study communicate jobs of the future suburbs Real Estate wages skills Vocational education blaxland ACT sports sustainable Aussie Tuesday Trends earning home Northern Beaches huffington post belief trends of 2016 seasons tableau darwin names communication Merry Christmas internship young people ashley fell low density urban living index Western Australia trends analyst house dreaming eliane training world youth day repayments "know the times" high school crows nest Australian Home baby boomers organisations Geoff Brailey South Australia holiday shifts economy the hills Hills Shire Council megatrends winter TDE social trends Andrew Duffin social media 2015 finance Netflix entrepreneurs of today mortgage royal baby future proof the hills shire gen z survey online property school life mccrindle research car career focus group Australians residents infographic sector wide Kiwi survey design ACF 2014 urban taskforce trades Kirsten Brewer Northern Territory data analyst in the media gen alpha fears poker master potts point focus groups slideshare tertiary education social enquiry clothing demographics identity Wellington ethnography define visualisation VIC housing growth menai aussie culture customer house prices WA omnibus mccrindle events rich leadership housing market learn Canberra sector 1975 earnings Northern beaches Event annual income state commute children education PSI school students interactive schools sunny days James Ward workshop youth unemployment product offenders