Fun Christmas facts about Aussies you never knew



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The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) have released their festive-themed statistics from the 2016 Census, painting a picture of what Christmas is truly like for Aussies. 

Here are five Christmas facts about our fellow Aussies: 

  1. Australians spend $202 a year on toys and spend $27 per year on Christmas decorations.

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  2. It’s not all about the presents; 52 per cent of Australians identified as Christians in the 2016 Census. In 1966 Christianity (88 per cent) was our main religion. By 1991 this had fallen to 74 per cent.

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  3. Santa will be visiting 2 million Australian families with children under the age of 12. Most children live in New South Wales (1.2 million), Victoria (947,408) and Queensland (795,908).

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  4. While the ABS don’t record reindeer numbers, there are 35 deer farmers in Australia.

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  5. For those who celebrate their birthday on Christmas day – you have the second least common birthday (after February 29!)

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