RELIGION - QUESTION 19
WHY IS IT ASKED?
Church and religious organisations depend on the Census for information about how many people of their religion there are in different parts of Australia.
They and others use the information to assess the need for religiously based schools, hospitals, community services and homes for the elderly.
HOW TO ANSWER
Q19 Answering this question is OPTIONAL.
If a person's religion is an Eastern Catholic religion such as Maronite Catholic, Melkite Catholic or Ukrainian Catholic, write the name of the religion in the ‘Other - please specify’ box.
People who have non-theistic religious beliefs or other life philosophies should write their response in the ‘Other - please specify’ box.
If a person identifies with no religion at all, mark ‘No religion’.