A profile of Hindus in NSW

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In 2016 there were 181,409 people in New South Wales who had a religion of Hinduism.

There was a 51.4% increase in the number of people who had a religion of Hinduism since 2011 (from 119,802 to 181,409).

29.1% of the Hinduism population were born overseas and arrived between 2011 and August 2016.

There were more men who had a religion of Hinduism (95,314) than women (86,090).

25.0% of the population who had a religion of Hinduism were children (under 19 years of age), 56.5% were young adults (aged 20 to 44 years), and 18.5% were older adults (aged 45 years and over).

Most number of Hindus 28,783 live in the city of Blacktown and make 8.5% of the population of the suburb. While the largest concentration of Hindus is in Strathfiled where there are only 6,597 Hindus but they make 16.4% of this small suburb’s population. Other areas where Hindus live in large numbers are Parramatta (25,608), Cumberland council (22,024), Liverpool (1o,000) followed by Hornsby and Campbelltown with 7,000 each.


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