According to the information released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Hinduism seems to be fastest growing religion in the span of 25 years.
If looked at the statistics, the population of Hindu’s were 0.3 % as per the 1991 census. But the 2016 census has revealed that Hindus make up 1.9 % of the population, numbering at 440,300.
The ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) release sourced from 2016 census and dated June 27 said that "no religion" is now the largest group in Australia at 30.1 percent of the population, followed by Catholics at 22.6 percent and Anglicans at 13.3 percent.
With the percentage of religions scattered everywhere, there were few young people who said that they did not have any religion. The ratio of men was more likely than women who reported of not having any religion.
On June 27 at around 7 pm, the resident population of Australia was projected to be 24,570,122. The country sees an overall total population increase of one person every 1.23 minutes.
In a statement in the US' Nevada, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed congratulated the Hindu community in Australia for continuing with the traditional values of hard work, higher morals, stress on education, the sanctity of marriage, etc, amid so many distractions.
Rajan Zed is the president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, advised Hindus to stay focused on inner search, stay pure, explore the vast wisdom of scriptures, make spirituality more attractive to youth and children, stay away from greed, and always keep god in your life.
Hinduism is the oldest and the third largest religion in the world after Christianity and Islam. Moksh (liberation) is its ultimate goal, he added!
Information source: inshorts