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

kiwichick commented on 28-Mar-2013 03:08 PM
8% still go to church regularly!

jacqsprat commented on 28-Mar-2013 06:19 PM
what does VE mean
McCrindle Research commented on 04-Apr-2013 09:23 AM
Hi there jacqsprat,

+ve and -ve are just shortened ways of writing 'positive' and 'negative'. Hope this helps! :)
Phillip Read commented on 20-Sep-2013 03:38 PM
I was wondering if it was possible to use your church attendance visual research in our Sunday service?
If so, how would I obtain a copy?

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