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.


  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.


  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).


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


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



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