Australian Bureau of Statistics to consult on religious classifications

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has started consultation on a major review of data it collects on religions.


The Religion Question

The ABS undertakes regular reviews of standards to ensure questions reflect the changing nature of Australian society. According to the ABS, Although the Australian Standard Classification of Religious Groups (ASCRG) was updated in 2016, it still reflects the original 1996 version based on the social environment in Australia at that time.

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