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:
- Australians spend $202 a year on toys and spend $27 per year on Christmas decorations.
- 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.
- 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).
- While the ABS don’t record reindeer numbers, there are 35 deer farmers in Australia.
- For those who celebrate their birthday on Christmas day – you have the second least common birthday (after February 29!)