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Buddhism is the third largest religion after state religion of Brunei, Islam and Christianity.[1] Mahayana Buddhism is the most popular and alongside Ancestor Worship, Taoism and Confucianism as one which is the traditional faith of general Han Chinese people (about 15% of total population of Brunei). From many estimates of different sources but the most common figure is 14% of Brunei's population are Buddhists.[2][3][4] [5] According to Brunei's official 2016 data, 7% (29,495) of the population practices Buddhism. [6]

Historical Population of Bruneian Buddhists
Source: Bruneian Department of Statistics [7]


  1. ^ "Religions in Brunei | PEW-GRF". Retrieved 2020-06-06.
  2. ^ CIA FactBook - Brunei
  3. ^ The US State Department's International Religious Freedom Report 2006 - Brunei
  4. ^ Religious Freedom page - Brunei
  5. ^ Religious Intelligence - Brunei
  6. ^ ""Population by Religion, Sex and Census Year"". Retrieved 2021-03-20.
  7. ^ "Population by Religion, Sex and Census Year".