Population of 21,766,711 (July 2011 est.)
Oceania, continent between the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean
A secular state with freedom of religion. The increase of those claiming no religion and the arrival of many non-Christian immigrants, make Australia a much more pluralistic region. The church in Australia faces the challenge of remaining relevant in a quickly changing culture. While over 2/3 of Australians identify themselves in some way as Christian, only 10% regularly attend church, and increasing numbers have negative attitudes toward the Church's perceived intolerance and authoritarianism.