The Indian population is the fastest growing in Australia. This has been revealed from the data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The population of people of Indian origin living in Australia has increased by about 48 percent since 2016.
According to the latest census, there were 6,73,352 people living in the country on June 1 in 2021, which was 47.86 percent more than the number in 2016 (4,55,389). Among these people born abroad, the number of Indians has increased the most. India has overtaken China and New Zealand and is now at number three after Australia and England.
Hindus constitute 2.7% of the total population of Australia. At the same time, the number of people who do not follow any religion has increased by 9%.
The number of Nepalese also doubled, with
almost half of Australia’s population (48.6%) having at least one of their parents born abroad. More than 10 lakh (1,020,007) immigrants have settled in the country since the 2017 census. Most of the foreigners have come from India. Their number has increased by 2,17,963 people. The second highest increase is for people of Nepalese origin, which is more than double (123.7 percent). Since 2016, 67,752 more people have arrived in Australia from Nepal.
Christians Decline For the
first time less than half of Australian citizens (44%) describe themselves as Christians. In 2016, this number was 50%. Whereas 50 years ago in Australia 90% were Christians. However, even today, Christians are the largest in the country. Hindus constitute 2.7% of the total population. There are also 39% people who do not believe in any religion. Their number has increased by 9%.