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About the Diocese of Lismore

The Diocese of Lismore is on the far eastern coast of Australia. It is located in Northern New South Wales, stretching from the Queensland border to Laurieton, a distance of approximately 460km.

According to the 2016 Census, the Diocese is home to 104,581 Catholics out of a total population of 504,430 (20.7%).

In 2020 Catholic schools educated 9,292 primary students, with 46.1% of them being non-Catholic (67.6% nationally). 8,281 secondary students were enrolled that year, with 44.5% of them being non-Catholic (64.2% nationally).

Sources: ABS, National Catholic Education Commission


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