Papua New Guinean Culture

References

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Author: Chara Scroope, 2016


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Papua New Guinea
  • Population
    6,791,317
    [July 2016 est.]
  • Languages
    Tok Pisin (official)
    English (official)
    Hiri Motu (official)
    Note: Over 800 indigenous languages spoken; some dialects have less than 1,000 speakers.
  • Religions
    Protestant Christianity (69.4%)
    Roman Catholic Christianity (27%)
    Other (3.6%)
    [2000 census]
  • Ethnicities
    Melanesian
    Papuan
    Negrito
    Micronesian
    Polynesian
  • Australians with Papua New Guinean Ancestry
    18,801 [2016 census]
Papua New Guineans in Australia
  • Population
    28,800
    [2016 census]
    This figure refers to the number of Australian residents that were born in Papua New Guinea.
  • Average Age
    41
  • Gender
    Male (44.8%)
    Female (55.2%)
  • Religion
    Catholic Christianity (32.1%)
    Anglican Christianity (12.3%)
    Uniting Church Christianity (10.8%)
    No Religion (16.4%)
    Other (28.3%)
  • Ancestry
    Papua New Guinean (23.3%)
    Australian (19.4%)
    English (17.9%)
    Chinese (7.9%)
    Other (31.5%)
  • Languages
    English (76.4%)
    Tok Pisin (6.9%)
    Cantonese (5.1%)
    Pidgin [nfd] (4.0%)
    Other (7.7%)
  • English Proficiency
    Well (92.7%)
    Not Well (3.7%)
  • Diaspora
    Queensland (54.1%)
    New South Wales (20.3%)
    Victoria (9.5%)
    Western Australia (6.6%)
  • Arrival to Australia
    Prior to 2001 (74.1%)
    2001-2006 (7.9%)
    2007-2011 (12.0%)
Where do we get our statistics?
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