Key Statistics for Australia

Table One: Birthplace Profile of Australia: Census 1996 and 2006

1996 Census

2006 Census

Country of Birth

Number

% of

OSB

Country of Birth

Number

% of

OSB

1996-2006

% differ

U.K.

1,072,514

27.44

U.K.

1,038,156

23.51

-3.21

New Zealand

291,388

7.46

New Zealand

389,464

8.82

+33.68

Italy

238,388

6.10

China(inc. HK)

278,383

6.30

+64.30

China (inc. HK)

169,439

4.34

Italy

199,132

4.51

-16.47

Viet Nam

151,053

3.87

Viet Nam

159,854

3.62

+5.83

Greece

126,520

3.24

India

147,101

3.33

+89.76

Germany

110,331

2.82

Philippines

120,533

2.73

+29.68

Philippines

92,949

2.38

Greece

109,988

2.49

-13.07

Netherlands

87,898

2.25

Germany

106,515

2.41

-3.46

India

77,521

1.98

South Africa

104,120

2.36

+86.75

Malaysia

76,255

1.95

Malaysia

92,347

2.09

+21.10

Lebanon

70,224

1.80

Netherlands

78,931

1.79

-10.20

Poland

65,113

1.67

Lebanon

74,858

1.70

+6.60

South Africa

55,755

1.43

Sri Lanka

62,252

1.41

+32.50

Ireland

51,469

1.32

U.S.A.

61,715

1.40

+24.61

Malta

50,879

1.30

Korea(Sth)

52,763

1.19

+75.34

U.S.A.

49,528

1.27

Poland

52,256

1.18

-19.75

Sri Lanka

46,984

1.20

Croatia

50,991

1.15

+8.54

Croatia

46,981

1.20

Indonesia

50,974

1.15

+15.39

Indonesia

44,175

1.13

Ireland

50,259

1.14

-2.35

OSB = Overseas-born persons

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, 1996 and 2006

Table Two: Language Profile of Australia: 1996 and 2006 Census

1996 Census

2006 Census

Language

Number

% of

LOTES

Language

Number

% of

LOTES

1996-2006

% difference

Italian

375,718

11.79

Chinese

500,466

15.91

+45.83

Chinese

343,193

10.76

Italian

316,893

10.07

-15.66

Greek

269,770

8.46

Greek

252,222

8.02

-6.50

Arabic

177,598

5.57

Arabic

243,662

7.74

+37.20

Vietnamese

146,264

4.59

Vietnamese

194,858

6.19

+33.22

German

98,814

3.10

Spanish

97,998

3.11

+7.38

Spanish

91,265

2.86

Tagalog

92,330

2.93

+31.07

Macedonian

71,352

2.24

German

75,634

2.40

-23.46

Tagalog

70,441

2.21

Hindi

70,013

2.23

+106.02

Croatian

69,173

2.17

Macedonian

67,831

2.16

-4.93

Polish

62,798

1.97

Croatian

63,615

2.02

-8.03

Turkish

46,204

1.45

ATSI

55,698

1.77

+26.04

Maltese

45,223

1.42

Korean

54,619

1.74

+82.50

ATSI

44,192

1.39

Turkish

53,858

1.71

+16.57

Dutch

40,782

1.28

Polish

53,390

1.70

-14.98

French

39,940

1.25

Serbian

52,534

1.67

+41.21

Serbian

37,204

1.17

French

43,219

1.37

+8.21

Hindi

33,983

1.07

Indonesian

42,038

1.34

+54.58

Russian

30,999

0.97

Persian

37,155

1.18

+95.21

Korean

29,929

0.94

Maltese

36,517

1.16

-19.25

Language = language spoken at home by those aged over five years

LOTE = percentage of total no. of speakers of languages other than English

Table Three: Religious Profile for Australia: 1996 and 2006 Census

1996 Census

2006 Census

Religion

Number

%

Religion

Number

%

1996-2006

% differ

Catholic

4,797,365

26.92

Catholic

5,126,252

25.81

+6.86

Anglican

3,903,323

21.99

Anglican

3,718,252

18.72

-4.74

No religion

2,927,134

16.49

No Religion

3,706,555

18.67

+26.63

Not stated

1,550,980

8.73

Not stated

2,223,957

11.18

+43.39

Uniting Church

1,334,915

7.52

Uniting Church

1,135,427

5.72

-14.94

Presbyterian & Reformed

672,660

3.79

Presbyterian & Reformed

596,671

3.01

-11.30

Eastern Orthodox

492,304

2.78

Eastern Orthodox

544,160

2.74

+10.53

Baptist

295,176

1.66

Buddhism

418,756

2.11

+109.56

Lutheran

249,996

1.41

Islam

340,392

1.71

+69.45

Islam

200,886

1.13

Baptist

316,738

1.60

+7.30

Buddhism

199,830

1.13

Christian

313,190

1.57

+72.18

Christian

181,897

1.02

Lutheran

251,107

1.26

+0.44

Pentecostal

164,048

0.92

Pentecostal

219,689

1.11

+33.92

Jeh. Witnesses

83,411

0.47

Hinduism

148,119

0.75

+120.39

Judaism

79,800

0.45

Judaism

88,831

0.45

+11.31

Salvation Army

74,136

0.42

Jehovah’s Witnesses

80,919

0.41

-2.99

Churches of Christ

71,308

0.40

Salvation Army

64,200

0.32

-13.40

Hinduism

67,209

0.38

Other Protestant

56,106

0.28

+221.73

Seventh Day Adventist

52,618

0.30

Seventh Day Adventist

55,251

0.28

+5.00

Church of LDS

42,168

0.24

Churches of Christ

54,822

0.28

-23.12

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