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Religion - Buddhism

Religion at a glance: Buddhism

  • In 2011 there were 201,033 people in New South Wales who had a religion of Buddhism.
  • There was a 19.6% increase in the number of people who had a religion of Buddhism since 2006 (from 168,055).
  • 14.1% of the population who had a religion of Buddhism arrived between 2006 and August 2011.
  • There were fewer men who had a religion of Buddhism (90,594) than women (110,437).
  • 20.3% of the population who had a religion of Buddhism were children (under 19 years of age), 42.6% were young adults (aged 20 to 44 years), and 37.2% were older adults (aged 45 years and over).

About religion: Buddhism

Religion - Top 10 NSW LGAs ranked by size
Religion - Buddhism20112006Change
AreaNumberBuddhism %NumberBuddhism %2006 to 2011
Fairfield City43,22923.039,80922.1+3,420
Auburn City6,7319.16,0079.2+724
Bankstown City13,3257.311,5876.8+1,738
Burwood Council2,3507.21,9556.3+395
Strathfield Council2,3896.82,0416.4+348
Sydney City11,0816.58,1685.2+2,913
Canterbury City8,3776.17,9936.2+384
Liverpool City10,5105.89,2375.6+1,273
Hurstville City4,4135.63,3444.5+1,068
Ashfield Council 2,1715.31,8474.7+324
Greater Sydney180,4204.1153,3363.7+27,084
Regional NSW20,3680.814,4140.6+5,954
New South Wales201,0332.9168,0552.6+32,978

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.