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2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 2001  
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RELP Religious Affiliation - 1st Release

This variable is coded using the Australian Standard Classification of Religious Groups (ASCRG). The variable identifies a person’s religious affiliation. Answering this Census question is optional.

Applicable to:    All persons

1     Buddhism

101     Buddhism
    1011     Buddhism

2     Christianity

200     Christian, n.f.d.
    2000     Christian, n.f.d.
    2001     Apostolic Church, so described

201    Anglican
    2011     Anglican

203    Baptist
    2031    Baptist

205    Brethren
    2051    Brethren

207    Catholic
    2071    Western Catholic
    2072    Maronite Catholic
    2073    Melkite Catholic
    2074    Ukrainian Catholic
    2079    Catholic, n.e.c.

211     Churches of Christ
    2110     Churches of Christ, n.f.d.
    2111     Churches of Christ (Conference)
    2112     Church of Christ (Non denominational)
    2113     International Church of Christ

213     Jehovah’s Witnesses
    2131     Jehovah’s Witnesses

215     Latter Day Saints
    2150     Church of Jesus Christ of LDS, n.f.d.
    2151     Church of Jesus Christ of LDS (Mormons)
    2152     Reorganised Church of Jesus Christ of LDS

217    Lutheran
    2171    Lutheran

221    Oriental Christian
    2210     Oriental Christian, n.f.d.
    2211     Ancient Church of the East
    2212     Armenian Apostolic Church
    2213     Assyrian Church of the East
    2214    Coptic Orthodox Church
    2215     Syrian (Jacobite) Church
    2219     Oriental Christian, n.e.c.

223     Orthodox
    2230     Orthodox, n.f.d.
    2231     Albanian Orthodox
    2232     Antiochian Orthodox
    2233     Greek Orthodox
    2234     Macedonian Orthodox
    2235     Romanian Orthodox
    2236     Russian Orthodox
    2237     Serbian Orthodox
    2238     Ukrainian Orthodox
    2239     Orthodox, n.e.c.

225     Presbyterian & Reformed
    2250     Presbyterian & Reformed, n.f.d.
    2251     Presbyterian
    2252     Reformed
    2253     Free Reformed

227     Salvation Army
    2271    Salvation Army

231     Seventh-day Adventist
    2311     Seventh-day Adventist

233     Uniting Church
    2331    Uniting Church


24     Pentecostal
    2400     Pentecostal, n.f.d.
    2401     Apostolic Church (Australia)
    2402     Assemblies of God
    2403     Bethesda Churches
    2404     Christian City Church

    2405     Christian Life Churches International
    2406     Christian Outreach Centres
    2407     Christian Revival Crusade
    2408     Faith Churches
    2411     Foursquare Gospel Church
    2412     Full Gospel Church
    2413     Revival Centres
    2414     Rhema Family Church
    2415     United Pentecostal
    2499     Pentecostal, n.e.c.

28     Other Protestant
    2800     Other Protestant, n.f.d.
    2801     Aboriginal Evangelical Missions
    2802     Born Again Christian
    2803     Christian & Missionary Alliance
    2804     Church of the Nazarene
    2805     Congregational
    2806     Ethnic Evangelical Churches
    2807     Independent Evangelical Churches
    2808     Wesleyan Methodist Church
    2899     Other Protestant, n.e.c.

29     Other Christian
    2900    Other Christian, n.f.d.
    2901     Apostolic Church of Queensland
    2902     Christadelphians
    2903     Christian Science
    2904     Gnostic Christians
    2905     Liberal Catholic Church
    2906     New Apostolic Church
    2907     New Churches (Swedenborgian)
    2908     Ratana (Maori)
    2911     Religious Science
    2912     Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
    2913     Temple Society
    2914     Unitarian
    2915     Worldwide Church of God
    2999     Other Christian, n.e.c.

3    Hinduism

301    Hinduism
    3011    Hinduism

4    Islam

401    Islam
    4011    Islam

5    Judaism

501    Judaism
    5011    Judaism

6    Other Religions

601    Australian Aboriginal Traditional Religions
    6011    Australian Aboriginal Traditional Religions

603    Baha’i
    6031    Baha’i

605    Chinese Religions
    6050    Chinese Religions, n.f.d.
    6051    Ancestor Veneration
    6052    Confucianism
    6053    Taoism

607    Druse
    6071    Druse

611    Japanese Religions
    6110    Japanese Religions, n.f.d.
    6111    Shinto
    6112    Sukyo Mahikari
    6113    Tenrikyo

613    Nature Religions
    6130    Nature Religions, n.f.d.
    6131    Animism
    6132    Druidism
    6133    Paganism
    6134    Pantheism
    6135    Wiccan/Witchcraft
    6139    Nature Religions, n.e.c.

615    Sikhism
    6151    Sikhism

617    Spiritualism
    6171    Spiritualism

621    Theism, n.e.c.
    6211    Theism, n.e.c.

623    Zoroastrianism
    6231    Zoroastrianism

699    Miscellaneous Religions
    6991    Caodaism
    6992    Church of Scientology
    6993     Eckankar
    6994    Rastafarianism
    6995    Satanism
    6996    Theosophy
    6999    Religious Groups, n.e.c.

7    No Religion

701    No Religion
    7010    No Religion, n.f.d.
    7011    Agnosticism
    7012    Atheism
    7013    Humanism
    7014    Rationalism

Supplementary codes

0002        Religious belief, n.f.d.
0003        Inadequately described
&&&&     Not stated
VVVV    Overseas visitor

Total number of categories:
one digit level    7
two digit level    3
three digit level    31
four digit level    125


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