The first Conference of the ACBC Pastoral Research Office was held on the 19-22 February 2014
The Conference and the Parish Workshop Day explored the issues that matter to all Australian Catholics. We looked at the research results and beyond the data to consider what it all meant and how we needed to respond.
Both events were strongly informed by research. All the talks and the workshops were based on research carried out in the last five years.
National Catholic Census Project - Catholics in the 2011 Census
Australia's most recent Census was held on the night of 9 August 2011. As in earlier censuses, this office is in the process of acquiring significant amounts of data about Catholics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
We have already produced a number of national and state level reports of 2011 data on the Catholic population. These reports can be accessed by clicking the links below.
We have now started our analysis of parish and diocesan level data. Our first two reports based on 2011 data on the Catholic population, one containing population by parish and the other population by diocese, can be accessed by clicking the links below.
More reports will be added in the coming weeks. Comprehensive reports for all dioceses and parishes will be available shortly.