Religion in Oceania

Summary

This article gives an outline of religions in Oceania in 2010 according to a 2012 Pew Research Center report.[1]

Religious distribution

Australasia

Country Population Christian Muslim Irreligion Hindu Buddhist Folk religion Other religion Jewish
Pop. % Pop. % Pop. % Pop. % Pop. % Pop. % Pop. % Pop. %
 Australia 22,800,000 15,012,230 67.00% 650,000 2.80% 5,389,340 24.2% 311,780 1.2% 601,290 2.7% 155,890 0.7% 178,160 0.8% 111,350 0.5%
 New Zealand[2] 4,699,755 1,738,638 37.00% 61,455 1.31% 2,278,185 48.47% 123,504 2.63% 52,779 1.12% 19,011 0.40% 153,873 3.27% 5,274 0.11%
Total 26,640,220 17,478,610 65.61% 586,920 2.20% 6,988,760 26.23% 403,550 1.51% 671,210 2.52% 177,740 0.67% 208,750 0.78% 120,090 0.45%

Melanesia

Country Population Christian Muslim Irreligion Hindu Buddhist Folk religion Other religion Jewish
Pop. % Pop. % Pop. % Pop. % Pop. % Pop. % Pop. % Pop. %
 Fiji 860,820 553,840 64.40% 58,400 6.40% 6,880 0.80% 239,941 27.90% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 4,300 0.50% 0 0.00%
 New Caledonia 250,000 213,000 85.20% 7,000 2.80% 26,000 10.40% 0 0.00% 1,500 0.60% 500 0.20% 2,000 0.80% 0 0.00%
 Papua New Guinea 6,860,000 6,805,120 99.20% 2,020 0.003% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 27,440 0.40% 13,720 0.20% 0 0.00%
 Solomon Islands 540,000 525,960 97.40% 200 0.10% 1,080 0.20% 0 0.00% 1,620 0.30% 7,020 1.30% 3,780 0.70% 0 0.00%
 Vanuatu 240,000 223,920 93.30% 1,000 0.10% 2,880 1.20% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 9,840 4.10% 3,360 1.40% 0 0.00%
Total 8,750,000 8,321,840 95.11% 61,180 0.70% 36,840 0.42% 239,940 2.74% 3,120 0.04% 44,800 0.51% 27,160 0.31% 0 0.00%

Micronesia

Country Population Christian Muslim Irreligion Hindu Buddhist Folk religion Other religion Jewish
Pop. % Pop. % Pop. % Pop. % Pop. % Pop. % Pop. % Pop. %
 Guam 180,000 169,560 94.20% 300 0.10% 3,060 1.60% 0 0.00% 1,980 1.10% 2,700 1.50% 2,880 1.60% 0 0.00%
 Kiribati 101,120 97,000 97.00% 500 0.20% 800 0.80% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 2,200 2.00% 0 0.00%
 Marshall Islands 50,000 48,750 97.50% 180 0.20% 750 1.50% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 100 0.10% 400 0.80% 0 0.00%
 Micronesia 110,000 104,830 95.20% 208 0.10% 990 1.00% 0 0.00% 440 0.40% 2,975 2.60% 770 0.70% 0 0.00%
 Nauru 10,000 7,900 79.00% 20 0.01% 450 4.50% 0 0.00% 110 1.10% 810 8.10% 740 7.40% 0 0.00%
 Northern Mariana Islands 60,000 48,780 81.30% 420 0.70% 600 1.00% 0 0.00% 6,360 10.60% 3,180 5.30% 660 1.10% 0 0.00%
 Palau 20,000 17,340 86.80% 240 0.10% 240 1.20% 0 0.00% 160 0.80% 160 0.80% 2,080 10.20% 0 0.00%
Total 530,000 494,160 93.24% 420 0.08% 6,890 1.30% 0 0.00% 9,050 1.71% 9,970 1.88% 9,730 1.84% 0 0.00%

Polynesia

Country Population Christian Muslim Irreligion Hindu Buddhist Folk religion Other religion Jewish
Pop. % Pop. % Pop. % Pop. % Pop. % Pop. % Pop. % Pop. %
 American Samoa 70,920 68,860 98.30% 50 0.10% 490 0.70% 0 0.00% 210 0.30% 280 0.40% 210 0.30% 0 0.00%
 Cook Islands 20,000 19,200 96.00% 0 0.00% 640 3.20% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 160 0.80% 0 0.00%
 French Polynesia 270,000 253,800 94.00% 688 0.10% 13,230 4.80% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 1,350 0.50% 1,080 0.40% 0 0.00%
 Niue 2,000 1,928 96.40% 50 0.10% 66 3.20% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 4 0.20% 0 0.00%
 Samoa 180,000 174,240 96.80% 300 0.10% 4,500 2.50% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 720 0.30% 0 0.00%
 Tokelau 1,414 1,397 99.80% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 3 0.20% 0 0.00%
 Tonga 100,000 99,000 99.00% 120 0.10% 0 0.00% 100 0.10% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 900 0.80% 0 0.00%
 Tuvalu 11,000 10,800 99.80% 200 0.20% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
 Wallis and Futuna 13,000 12,662 97.40% 0 0.00% 78 0.60% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 156 1.20% 104 0.80% 0 0.00%


Total 667,400 641,574 96.13% 1400 0.20% 19,147 2.87% 100 0.01% 210 0.03% 1,786 0.27% 3,390 0.51% 0 0.00%

Hyponyms

See also

References

  1. ^ Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life (December 2012), The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World's Major Religious Groups as of 2010 (PDF), Pew Research Center, retrieved 29 May 2020
  2. ^ "2018 New Zealand census". Wikipedia.

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