Nepal
  • Population
    29,033,914
    [July 2016 est.]
  • Languages
    Nepālī/Gorkhali [official] (44.6%)
    Maithali (11.7%)
    Bhojpuri (6.0%)
    Tharu (5.8%)
    Tamang (5.1%)
    Newar (3.2%)
    Magar (3.0%)
    Bajjika (3%)
    Urdu (2.6%)
    Avadhi (1.9%)
    Limbu (1.3%)
    Gurung (1.2%)
    Other (10.4%)
    Unspecified (0.2%)
    [2011 census]
    Note: 2011 census reported 123 mother tongue languages; many in government and business also speak English.
  • Religions
    Hinduism (81.3%)
    Buddhism (9.0%)
    Islam (4.4%)
    Kirant Mundhum (3.1%)
    Christianity (1.4%)
    Other (0.5%)
    Unspecified (0.2%)
    [2011 census]
  • Ethnicities
    Chhetri (16.6%)
    Brahman-Hill (12.2%)
    Magar (7.1%)
    Tharu (6.6%)
    Tamang (5.8%)
    Newar (5.0%)
    Kami (4.8%)
    Muslim (4.4%)
    Yadav (4.0%)
    Rai (2.3%)
    Gurung (2.0%)
    Damai/Dholii (1.8%)
    Thakuri (1.6%)
    Limbu (1.5%)
    Sarki (1.4%)
    Teli (1.4%)
    Chamar/Harijan/Ram (1.3%)
    Koiri/Kushwaha (1.2%)
    Other (19%)
    [2011 census]
    Note: 2011 census reported 125 caste/ethnic groups.
  • Cultural Dimensions
    Power Distance 65
    Individualism 30
    Masculinity 40
    Uncertainty Avoidance 40
    Long Term Orientation N.A.
    Indulgence N.A.
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  • Australians with Nepalese Ancestry
    62,806 [2016 census]
Nepalese in Australia
  • Population
    54,754
    [2016 census]
    This figure refers to the number of Australian residents that were born in Nepal.
  • Average Age
    27
  • Gender
    Male (59.0%)
    Female (41.0%)
  • Religion
    Hinduism (79.1%)
    Buddhism (13.2%)
    No Religion (2.5%)
    Other (3.7%)
    Not stated (1.6%)
  • Ancestry
    Nepalese (90.9%)
    Bhutanese (2.4%)
    English (1.5%)
    Other (3.5%)
    Not stated (1.7%)
  • Languages
    Nepali (93.6%)
    English (3.9%)
    Hindi (0.8%)
    Other (1.1%)
    Not stated (0.6%)
  • English Proficiency
    Well (93.1%)
    Not well (5.4%)
  • Diaspora
    New South Wales (62.1%)
    Victoria (17.5%)
    Queensland (8.7%)
    South Australia (4.2%)
  • Arrival
    Prior to 2001 (9.1%)
    2001-2006 (14.3%)
    2007-2011 (73.7%)
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