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Down, down under?

Like many countries in the world, Australia conducts regular censuses of its population. Unlike many countries, however, Australia holds them every five years (instead of ten, like the UK).

Future trends Peter Brierley

This is very useful for identifying trends in the data. Like many countries, Australia includes a question asking for a person’s religion, but unlike many other countries the question is framed to ask for the respondent’s specific denomination or other religious affiliation.