Census

ozatheist on June 22nd, 2008

subtitled: Does Catholic World Youth Day = Tolerance? So how do you get 1,000+ comments? Write an article expounding how wonderful the Catholic World Youth Day (C-WYD) is going to be, or tell everyone you are an angry atheist, e.g. Greta Christina’s post Atheists and Anger. This post won’t be either. Thanks to CASE, I’ve [...]

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ozatheist on February 20th, 2008

Got an interesting email today regarding my submission to the ABS for changes to the religion question in Census 2011. This is the full text of the message: Dear Census Client Mr Brian Pink, the Australian Statistician, recently highlighted to the government that the ABS budget situation for 2008-09 and beyond involved insufficient funds to [...]

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ozatheist on February 13th, 2008

As discussed the other day, on my Christianity – a declining population blog, the last census showed 18% to 30% of the Australian population were non-religious. I discussed how there were problems with the wording of the current census question which could result in a higher percentage of religious people than there actually are. Today [...]

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ozatheist on February 8th, 2008

A century ago nearly everyone in Australia was Christian, today only 64% are. We know this thanks to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) which yesterday released the Year Book 2008, based on 2006 census figures. Today the Sydney Morning Herald had an article on this which highlighted the increase in the percentage of people [...]

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