The data from Australia's upcoming census is expected to reflect some interesting trends
. In the last survey, in 2006, there was a jump in the numbers of atheists. However, there was also a rise in the numbers of Orthodox Christians, other churches and the Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim faiths.
From the article:
Across the whole population, 63.9 per cent identified as Christian, 5.6 per cent were non-Christian, 18.7 per cent had no religion, 11.2 per cent did not state their beliefs and 0.7 per cent of answers were inadequately described.