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Religions in Tasmania

In 1851 the Catholic population of Tasmania stood at 12,444
This was approximately 18% of the total population. 174 acres was reserved for Roman Catholic Church purposes in the country area of Tasmania. Forth received 4 acres.

In 1851 more than 60% (45,073) of the Tasmanian population were Anglicans.
In 1851 the Presbyterian population was 6% (4,405) of the Tasmanian population
In 1851 the Wesleyan population 5% (3,772)

From 1845-1853, 32% of the partners of Catholic marriages were still convicts on tickets of leave, while 31% were convict pass holders.

Church population in 1857 in Tasmania
By the end of 1857 the Catholic population was 16,852
By the end of 1857 the Anglican number was 47,714
By the end of 1857 the Presbyterians were 7,220

The population of Tasmania by the end of 1857 was approx. 74,000

The population of Tasmania by the end of 1867 was approx 99,328

Anglicans had 29 churches in Tasmania in 1850
Catholics had 3 churches in Tasmania in 1850
Other religions unknown



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