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Afghanistan
  • Population
    34,124,811
    [July 2017 est.]
    Note: Statistical estimates on the population of Afghanistan may be unreliable.
  • Language
    There are over 30 distinct languages spoken across the country. The most widely spoken are:
    Dari - including other Persian variants (80%)
    Pashto (47%)
    Uzbek (11%)
    English (5%)
    Turkmen (2%)
    Urdu (2%)
    [2017 est.]
    Note: Data represents more than 100% because many Afghans speak more than one language.
  • Religion
    Sunni Islam (85%)
    Shi'a Islam (14%)
    Other (0.3%)
    [Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 2017]
  • Ethnicity
    Pashtun
    Tajik
    Hazara
    Uzbek
    Baloch
    Turkmen
    Nuristani
    Pamiri
    Aimaq
    Others
  • Australians with Afghan Ancestry
    53,082 [Census, 2016]
Afghans in Australia
  • Population
    46,799
    [Census, 2016]
    This figure refers to the number of Australian residents that were born in Afghanistan.
  • Median Age
    31 [Census, 2016]
  • Gender
    Male (61%)
    Female (39%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Religion
    Islam (91.3%)
    No Religion (3.5%)
    Other Religion (0.6%)
    Not stated (4.4%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Ancestry
    Afghan (66.4%)
    Hazara (21.9%)
    Australian (3.0%)
    English (2.7%)
    Other Ancestry (6.0%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Language Spoken at Home
    Dari (43.5%)
    Hazaraghi (33.9%)
    Persian [excluding Dari] (10.2%)
    Pashto (6.6%)
    Other Languages (5.0%)
    Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 65.3% speak English fluently.
    [Census, 2016]
  • Diaspora
    Victoria (38.7%)
    New South Wales (27.8%)
    South Australia (13.5%)
    Western Australia (10.9%)
    Other (9.1%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Arrival to Australia
    Prior to 1996 (9.5%)
    1996 - 2005 (23.4%)
    2006 - 2015 (61.1%)
    2016 (3.4%)
    Not stated (2.5%)
    [Census, 2016]
    Note: Arrivals up until 9 August 2016.
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