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?

Comments (4) | Trackbacks (0) | Permalink 

Post a Comment

Captcha Image

Trackback Link
Post has no trackbacks.

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 100 Articles


sustainable sydneycity VIC earnings optus salary social commentator annual income schools mythbusters forecasting suburban living Aussie young australians weather entrepreneurial pyrmont prince george couple cars sunburnt country Christchurch narcissism generational trends gender university degree home ownership area Scouts royal family leadership brisbane Adelaide gen alpha housing growth bondi jobs trend conference speaker work huffington post economy local communities city dreaming internet publication brands politics Word Up in the media divorce rate geomapping holidays sydneysiders sentiments world youth day Sydney keynote speaker urban Canberra 24 million newspaper Christmas presents 2016 hopes poker master demographer Australian demographics The ABC of XYZ 2013 keynote daily commute menai land of the middle class mythbusting world workplace culture house prices leadership workshop church low density cultural diversity Australian Bureau of Statistics generations christmas spend litter celebration safe mccrindle research facts high density living unemployment population growth GPO rent waverton lifestyle leader work-life New South Wales generation technology professional water housing high density professional development snapshot affordable Royals entrepreneur moreton bay urban taskforce quote students February 16 report Mark McCrindle commute interactive overcast 40 million grandparents data Aussies CBD ipswich stats etiquette Australians research pack entertainment mateship market research Valentine’s Day Financial Planning Week sports culture Crime Rates sector wide study Population Clock future proof urban living victoria logan blaxland dream baby manly urban living index shopping marketing anzac sun shbc 24,000,000 equip national crime rates optimistic paying to work renter of the future 1980 Births living financial workplace trend tuesday NT Financial Planning Association of Australia global capital city entrepreneurs of today investor wolloomooloo South Australia tuesday father's day youth public holiday state vegetarian "know the times" list university HSC Assistant Store Manager income Generation X 1968 hornsby buildings Australian Census infographic affordability recap wealth presentations demographic mortgage financial dreams australian communities trends report change society demographic trends statistics 2012 friends tertiary education apartment rain New Zealand omnibus cloudy days Charlotte children online futurist Wellington World Water Day Northern Territory 2020 suburb wealth distribution states research services summer sunny days transport online shopping debt winter blues not for profit workforce Love Christmas season mother's day 23 million innovation tableau crime small business vegemite budget event survey year 12 year 7 generation alpha darwin educated follow increasing densification Tuesday Trends trends local cost of living census home organisations Merry Christmas ease of travel poor growth language australia gen z Engineering Manager slideshare winter crows nest NSW Australian Home seasons population FPA rising house prices networking parenting woolworths community ultimo SA ABS owning a home the changing face of sydney speaker weekly earnings clothing business index conference Western Australia teleworking video media release housing trends Sydney responsive conference presentation digital data visualisation research visualisation proactive research data engage family 2015 Australian Dream consumer Caregiver QLD Melbourne population map PSI long weekend careers mccrindle monarchy marrickville princess charlotte marriages names define social researcher employment child care Territory friendship christianity organisational culture communications townhouses royal cartodb mining boom identity cold results career school satisfaction royal baby economic research offenders financial independence social research graphs households shopper's pick social trends thrive The Daily Edition goals Kiwi national wealth news wages focus group religion millenials neutral bay social media survey design house coffee retirement builders potts point Hornsby Shire Council tattoos rule keeper high school future-proof wedding rich thought leadership panel gold coast easter baby names 1994 baby name middle class baby boomers personalities 2014 resource residents eliane miles new york times tv kate middleton social public speaking Australian schools Deaths marriage ACT Myth know the times business mover and shaker fresh Australia Day Queensland 10 years social researchers selfie generation Z TAS domestic capital cities keynote speaker IT Specialists WA royal influence hills shire ageing population divorce intern hobart education Gen X Christmas lunch emerging generations media school social change investment criminal 1975 future Gen Y demographics English ashley mckenzie fears cash easy rider millionth repayments perth population milestone cost families australian communities forum household happiness holiday environment acf15 national private wealth Australian Trends McCrindle Speakers analysis renting baby boom government System's Architect suburbs Duchess of Cambridge Australian Families communication collaboration New Zeland Tasmania lalor park high density apartments finance Generation Y presentation growing population