Catholic Affiliation In Australia

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Catholic Affiliations There was a dramatic change in Religious Affiliation numbers over the years; this is clearly shown when we compare figures from 1901 to 2001. During 1901 there were very few eastern religions while 40% of people were Anglican. When those figures are compared to 2001 statistics, there was a rise in eastern religions and Anglicans decreasing to 18%. The only rise was in Catholic figures. The change of figures was due to the immigration caused by World War II and the Vietnam War. Immigrants brought more religions over to Australia. Other religions started to spread as the population increased and their was a growth in numbers of Catholics (largely due to the migration of Italians) and the creation of ethnic parishes
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