Bosnian Culture

Population Statistics

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Population

3,861,912

[July 2016 est.]

Language

Bosnian [official] 52.86%
Serbian [official] 30.76%
Croatian [official] 14.60%
Other 1.79%
Unspecified 0.2%

[Census, 2013]

The methodology of the 2013 Census remains disputed and Republika Srspka authorities refuse to recognise these statistics.

Religion

Islam 50.70%
Orthodox Christianity 30.75%
Roman Catholic Christianity 15.19%
Atheism 0.79%
Agnosticism 0.31%
Other 1.15%
Unspecified 1.12%

[Census, 2013]

The methodology of the 2013 Census remains disputed and Republika Srspka authorities refuse to recognise these statistics.

Ethnicity

Bosniak 50.11%
Serb 30.78%
Croat 15.43%
Other 2.73%
Unspecified 0.89%

[Census, 2013]

The methodology of the 2013 Census remains disputed and Republika Srspka authorities refuse to recognise these statistics.

Australians with Bosnian Ancestry

23,630 
[Census, 2016]

Bosnians in Australia

Population

23,956

[Census, 2016]

This figure refers to the number of Australian residents that were born in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Median Age

49

[Census, 2016]

Gender

Male 48.9%
Female 51.1%

[Census, 2016]

Religion

Islam 23.2%
Catholic Christianity 21.5%
Eastern Orthodox Christianity 19.4%
Other Religion 7.9%
No Religion 21.8%
Not Stated 5.5%

[Census, 2016]

Ancestry

Bosnian 49.9%
Serbian 22.3%
Croatian 16.1%
South Eastern European 2.9%
Other Ancestry 8.7%

[Census, 2016]

Language Spoken at Home

Bosnian 43.1%
Serbian 25.5%
Croatian 17.7%
English 8.5%
Other Languages 4.7%

Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 76.0% speak English fluently.

[Census, 2016]

Diaspora

Victoria 35.4%
New South Wales 29.6%
Queensland 13.3%
Western Australia 11.2%
Other 10.5%

[Census, 2016]

Arrival to Australia

Prior to 1996 46.2%
1996 - 2005 46.3%
2006 - 2015 5.5%
2016 0.3%
Not stated 1.7%

[Census, 2016]

Note: Arrivals up until 9 August 2016.

 

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