National Catholic Census Project – Catholics in the 2016 Census

Census ReportsAustralia’s most recent Census was held on the night of 9 August 2016. As in earlier censuses, this office acquires significant amounts of data about Catholics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

We are in the process of producing a number of reports on the 2016 data on the Catholic population. These reports will be freely available on this site in the coming months.

More information on the 2016 Australian Census can be found on the Australian Bureau of Statistics website: 


Catholics in the 2011 Census

There are several national, state, parish and diocesan level reports of 2011 data on the Catholic population that are available. These reports can be accessed by clicking the links below.

2011 Aus Profile
The Social Profile of the Catholic Community in Australia. This is a national profile, covering the Catholic population for the whole of Australia.
Click here to view the report.






Comprehensive reports for all dioceses and parishes are also available. To view individual diocesan and parish profiles based on the 2011 Census click here: Catholic Social Profiles.

Catholic organisations can also obtain the Excel file on which these pdfs are based. Please contact us for further info.

Please click on the links below to access the national and state level reports:


Catholics in the 2006 Census

To view diocesan and parish profiles based on the 2006 Census click here: Catholic Social Profiles.

Other useful information and links:

Website link to: Australian Bureau of Statistics – Census