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Number of persons with Islamic affiliation



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This FACT indicates the number of people with an Islamic affiliation in each Australian capital city. Islam is a monotheistic and Abrahamic religion articulated by the Qur’an, considered by its adherents to be the word of Allah (Arabic for God) (Wikipedia, 2014). Indonesia is the largest Muslim-majority country and is home to 13 percent of the world’s Muslim population. The religion is also widely practiced in South Asia, the Middle East, and sub-Saharan Africa.     

ABS Census results from 2016 show that the city with the highest number of people with an Islamic affiliation is Sydney, at 253,436. The city with the lowest number is Hobart, at 1,549.


Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census data 2016

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