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This FACT indicates the number of people in each Australian capital who are affiliated with Buddhism per 100,000 persons. Buddhism is a nontheistic religion based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama The word ‘Buddha’ means the awakened or enlightened one. It is primarily practiced in Asia, and Buddhist tradition acknowledge that the roots of the religion lie in the eastern part of the Indian Subcontinent, where the Buddha lived and taught.
Data from the 2011 ABS Census shows that the city with the highest proportion of people with Buddhist affiliation, is Sydney at 4,108 per 100,000 persons. Hobart has the lowest number, at 858 per 100,000 persons.