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Christianity Percentages Reducing In NZ Census Results

HSQ member Max Wallace writes that the 2013 New Zealand Census has Christianity down 47%. Some additional graphs are made by Ken Perrott.

NZ Census Christians

Christian vs No religion

Raw data can be obtained from Statistics New Zealand.

ABS Public Consultation On The 2016 Census — Have Your Say

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) invited the public to have a say in shaping the 2016 Census of Population and Housing in November 2012, and closes in May 2013. The ABS will make a submission to Government in mid-2014, outlining recommendations on the nature and content of the 2016 Census. The content of the 2016 Census is expected to be finalised by the end of 2014.

As of 22 March 2013, there have been 43 submissions received about the content of the 2016 Census. 13 of these relate to the Religion question. The ABS states:

All submissions received support the retention of this topic. The majority of the submissions request that the Census questions be modified to better capture information about people with no religion (e.g. rewording the question so that ‘No religion’ is at the top of the list of response categories or in the position accorded by the number of responses in the last Census).

The closing date for submissions is Friday, 31 May 2013. To make a submission, go to 2016 Census: An opportunity to have your say.