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Religion - Islam

Religion at a glance: Islam

  • In 2011 there were 219,379 people in New South Wales who had a religion of Islam.
  • There was a 30.0% increase in the number of people who had a religion of Islam since 2006 (from 168,788).
  • 15.1% of the population who had a religion of Islam arrived between 2006 and August 2011.
  • There were more men who had a religion of Islam (113,940) than women (105,436).
  • 37.8% of the population who had a religion of Islam were children (under 19 years of age), 43.5% were young adults (aged 20 to 44 years), and 18.7% were older adults (aged 45 years and over).

About religion: Islam

Religion - Top 10 NSW LGAs ranked by size
Religion - Islam20112006Change
AreaNumberIslam %NumberIslam %2006 to 2011
Auburn City18,79725.516,11124.8+2,686
Bankstown City34,79219.125,98915.2+8,803
Canterbury City22,84116.617,83413.7+5,006
Liverpool City19,19810.713,7338.3+5,465
Rockdale City10,32210.68,8959.7+1,427
Holroyd City10,35910.47,4768.3+2,883
Parramatta City16,1569.712,1178.2+4,039
Botany Bay City3,1758.12,8067.8+369
Blacktown City17,5025.812,4574.6+5,045
Campbelltown City8,2945.76,3674.5+1,927
Greater Sydney208,1474.7161,1003.9+47,047
Regional NSW10,9700.47,4020.3+3,568
New South Wales219,3793.2168,7882.6+50,591

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