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ABOUT THE REVIEW
A review of ASCRG was undertaken in 2016 to address these issues. It was deemed necessary to expand broad group seven of the classification to reduce the reliance on supplementary codes which have in the past been used to collect data reflecting spiritual beliefs which do not fit neatly into the six major groups used to list the recognised World religions.
An assessment of the conceptual model underpinning the classification was out of scope of this review.
HOW IT WAS DONE
Analysis of responses to the 2011 Census of Population and Housing Religious Affiliation question was conducted to identify:
Extensive research was conducted to:
Consultation was undertaken with a range of users and stakeholders, and experts in the field. Although, stakeholders were generally satisfied with the classification some matters were identified for update and further analysis.
The classification was updated where data, external research and stakeholder analysis indicated necessary or appropriate changes were needed.
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