Stats on Australian Organisations

 

Number of Buddhist Organisations/Groups in Australia as of April* 2002

*Based on BuddhaNet's Buddhist Australia Directory

 

 

Number of Buddhist Organisations/Groups in Australia, as at April 2004 is 378


This is an increase of 17 organisations in 7 months, since the last statistics in September 2001. This indicates a growth of 4.5% in organizations during this period.


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Statistical History of Total Number of Buddhist Organisations in Australia from July 1995 to April  2002*

*Based on BuddhaNet's Buddhist Australia Directory

 

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Mahayana
Theravada
Vajrayana
Non-Sectarian
National Total
July 1995
62
42
36
27
167
July 1995- Oct 1999
107
75
76
42
296
Oct 1999-June 2000
108
80
84
43
315
June 2000-March 2001
115
86
91
51
343
March 2001-Sept 2001
120
91
96
54
361
Sept 2001-April-2004
137
90
93
58
378
Number Increase Since 1995
75
49
60
31

The Buddhist traditions as represented by their respective organisations
have increased in number by 211 (126.0%) in 6 years and 9 months, in the period from June 1995 to April 2004.

The Mahayana form the largest representation of Buddhism in Australia with 36.5 % of the National Total of 378 Buddhist organizations, followed by the Vajrayana at 24.5%, the Theravada at 24.0%, and the Non-Sectarian 15.0%

DEFINITIONS OF TERMS USED IN STATISTICS

Compiled by Dean Jones: jjones@library.usyd.edu.au

Source: buddhanet.net

Saturday September 24, 2022
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