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This FACT indicates the percentage of people reporting ‘no religion’ in the 2011 Census, as a proportion of each state and territory. Australians’ religious affiliations have changed considerably over the last decade. In the 2006 ABS Census, the number of Australians that reported themselves as having ‘no religion’ was at 18.7 percent. However, recent census results show the percentage has increased to 22.3 percent of all Australians.
The state/territory with the highest percentage of non-religious people is the Australian Capital Territory, at 28.9 percent, followed closely by Tasmania at 28.6 percent. The state with the lowest percentage of non-religious people is New South Wales, at 17.9 percent. Apart from Canberra, which showed no change in percentage, all other states and territories reported higher levels of people recording ‘no religion’ in the 2011 Census, thus maintaining the national trend.