What percentage of the Australian population attend a Catholic school?

What is the percentage of Catholic schools in Australia 2020?

Retention rates

Government (%) Catholic (%)
2017 83.1 83.5
2018 83.1 81.8
2019 82.2 81.1
2020 81.4 81.2

What is the current percentage of Catholic church attendance in Australia?


The 2016 National Count of Attendance reveals that the number of people at Mass in Australia on a typical weekend was about 623,400, or 11.8 per cent of the Catholic population.

How many Catholic secondary schools are there in Australia?

In 2020, there were 1,248 Catholic primary schools in Australia. Primary schools were by far the most common type of catholic schools with secondary schools numbering just over 300, and just 44 special schools.

Total number of Catholic schools in Australia in 2020, by school type.

Characteristic Number of schools

Are Catholic schools on the decline?

At least 209 of the country’s nearly 6,000 Catholic schools have closed over the past year, according to the National Catholic Educational Association. … Nationwide, Catholic school enrollment fell 6.4% at the start of this school year, the largest single-year decline since the NCEA began tracking such data in the 1970s.

How many Australians regularly attend church?

Yet despite these significant changes, the percentage of Australians who say they regularly attend a church or other place of worship has changed very little, from 18.8% in 2003 to 17.4% in 2020.

Which is the fastest growing religion in Australia?

Hinduism is one of the fastest growing religion in absolute numbers in every state and territory of Australia.

Hindus by state or territory.

State or territory New South Wales
Population 2016 census 181,402
Percentage 2016 census 2.4%
Population 2011 census 119,843
Percentage 2011 census 1.7%