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AUSTRIA

and the Jewish. The Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs will grant legal recognition to any religious bodies if their doctrine, worship, constitution, and designation contain nothing illegal or immoral (Statute of May 20, 1874).

The following figi^es relate to 1890 :—

Priests, secular : — Roman Catholic Church Greek Catholic Church Greek Oriental Church

The following table gives the division of the population according to religion on the basis of the census of 1890 for Austria.

Members of orders : —

16,468

Male .

7,770

2,582

Female

13,554

564

Protestant clergy .

267

Jewish clergy

1

1

i

Roman Catholics Greek Catholics Armenian Catholics. Old Catholics Greek Oriental Armenian Oriental .

In 1,000's

per cent.

of pop,

79-2 U-8

2-4

In

1,000's

per cent, of pop.

1-8 4-8

100-0

18,934

2,814

3

8

545

1

Evangelical

Other Christian sects

Jews

Others .

Total .

436

6

1,143

5

23,895

Instruction.

The educational organisation of Austria comprises : — (1) Elementary schools; (2) Gymnasia and Realschulen; (3) Universities and colleges ; (4) Technical high schools ; and (5) Schools for special subjects.

The progress of elementary education in Austria between the census of 1880 and that of 1890 is shown in the following statement : —

Pojmlation

Austria

1880

1890

Read and write

Read only

Neither read nor write ......

10,930,099

1,345,781 9,858,364

13,258,452 1,031,624' 9,60.5,337

23,895,413'

1

22,134,244