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Number of persons who affiliate with an Australian Aboriginal Traditional Religion



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This FACT indicates the number of Australians who have an affiliation to an Australian Aboriginal Traditional Religion in each capital city.

Indigenous Australians have a rich culture with ancient traditions and beliefs which are traditionally based on animist spiritual frameworks. Indigenous Australia's oral folklore and spiritual values are based upon reverence for the land and a belief in the Dreamtime; an early period from which come stories of creation and the naming of the natural landscape by the very first Aboriginal ancestors.

Today, there are very few Indigenous Australians who maintain a belief in a traditional Aboriginal Religion. According to statistics form the 2016 Census, the city with the highest levels of affiliation is Sydney, at 503. The city with the lowest level of affiliation is Canberra, at 19.


Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census data 2016

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