Sunday 31 March 2024

Islam: The fastest growing religion in Australia

In our series of posts on Islam and life of Muslims in non-Muslims countries, we published a post on Australia back in November 2018. At that time, the resource references available did not paint a very healthy picture of state of Muslims due to many factors that were prevalent at that time. Now after almost six years the perception is taking a positive turn. And this post is an update over our earlier referred post.

At the time of writing our previous post, the number of Muslims in Australia totaled about 604,200 people, or 2.6% of the total Australian population and was seen growing as compared to the figure of 2.2% of five years ago. Alhamdolillah, today Islam is the second largest religion in Australia. According to the 2021 Census in Australia, the combined number of people who self-identified as Muslims in Australia, from all forms of Islam, constituted 813,392 (including 103,120 born Pakistanis) people, or 3.2% of the total Australian population. That is a jump of almost 200,000 thousands and a percentage increase of .6% from that of 2018. 

These figures show a very healthy and positive trend of presence of Muslims in Australia and today a far more number of Muslims can be found in the government offices besides the private sector. The increasing trend is mainly due to a rather open policy of allowing immigration to the educated youth from the Muslim countries who come here for higher studies and then opt to obtain the Australian nationality. The number gets a boost as the immigrated Muslims are also allowed to call their parents and obtain their Australian nationality as well. 

The states and territories with the highest proportion of Muslims are New South Wales (3.58%) and Victoria (3.32%), whereas those with the lowest are Queensland (0.95%) and Tasmania (0.49%). 4.2% of people in Greater Melbourne are Muslim. Many Muslims living there are Bosnian and Turkish.

You may like to watch a short video on the rapidly growing Muslim population in Australia which explains the reason why:

Disclaimer: The data for this post has been collected from the references given below. If anyone differs with the material contained in this post, one may consult the references and their authors.  If someone has more material about the subject, he/she is most welcome to share in the comments box to make the post all encompassing.

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