Australian Bureau of Statistics
1266.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Religious Groups, 2011
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/07/2011
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PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW
We did the review to:
This was a minor review. There was no analysis of the conceptual model underpinning the classification. There was no review at the broad group level. There was no evidence to suggest that a more comprehensive review was necessary.
HOW IT WAS DONE
We analysed responses to the 2006 census religion question to identify:
Religions within 'not elsewhere classified' categories (which recorded over 1,000 responses) were assessed for inclusion as new religious groups of the classification.
We did extensive external research to:
We consulted with a range of users, stakeholders, and experts in the field. We analysed their feedback along with other source material. The results were included in a revised draft. We did further consultation to ensure our information was accurate and comprehensive before making changes.
Stakeholders were generally satisfied with the classification. There were only minor changes requested and recommended for inclusion.
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This page last updated 27 July 2011