According to this Wikipedia article, the world’s top three “religious populations” are Christianity, Islam, and Irreligious / atheist. Here’s how the top three are distributed across our example states of New South Wales / Australian Capital Territory and Tasmania.

Percent total population nominating some form of Christianity as their faith in the 2016 Census – NSW / ACT

Percent total population nominating some form of Christianity as their faith in the 2016 Census – Greater Sydney

Percent total population nominating some form of Christianity as their faith in the 2016 Census – Tasmania

 

Percent total population nominating some form of Islam as their faith in the 2016 Census – NSW / ACT

Percent total population nominating Islam as their faith in the 2016 Census – Greater Sydney

Same pattern as in the UK during the 1960’s and 70’s. Many of these postcodes will become Islamic ghettos – no-go areas for the rest of us. At best. You’d think we’d learn from history, wouldn’t you?

Percent total population nominating some form of Islam as their faith in the 2016 Census – Tasmania

Percent total population nominating no religion or some form of secular belief as their faith in the 2016 Census – NSW / ACT

Percent total population nominating no religion or other secular as their “faith” in the 2016 Census – Greater Sydney

Percent total population nominating some form of no religion or some form of secular belief as their faith in the 2016 Census – Tasmania

Maybe a hangover from the days of transportation, Tassie’s pretty high on the cynics!