2011 Australian Census – How have our religions changed?

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Glenn is an ABS data expert with huge intellect and capacity to convert demographic data into profound insights about places. He has contributed numerous blogs and consulting projects covering economic development, housing consumption and affordability, migration, fertility, ageing, role and function of ‘place’, communities of interest and more. Glenn works with over 120 councils bringing the client perspective into the development of our information products. He is a Census data expert, having worked at the Australian Bureau of Statistics for 10 years. If there's anything Glenn doesn't know about the Census, it's probably not worth knowing - so ask Glenn!

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  1. Jo says:

    Great article Glenn. What I don’t understand though is shouldn’t it be Force not Jedi? If you’re a Jedi Knight that’s an occupation not a religion!

    • Excellent point! Actually if you think about it, “The Force” is a similar concept to a lot of New Age style thought – life force, mother nature etc. – and there is already a category called “New Age, so described”, so maybe “The Force, so described” could be a new category. Agree with Jedi as an occupation. Unfortunately I don’t think the ABS will release the numbers who wrote Jedi as an answer to THAT question – but I bet there were some!

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