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Number of people with Buddhist affiliation per 100,000



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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 2016 ABS Census shows that the city with the highest proportion of people with Buddhist affiliation, is Sydney at 3,856 per 100,000 persons. Hobart has the lowest number, at 913 per 100,000 persons.


Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census data 2016

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