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The United Kingdom
  • Population
    64,430,428
    [July 2016 est.]
  • Language
    English [official]
    Welsh
    Scots
    Ulster-Scots
    Irish
    Scottish Gaelic
    Cornish
  • Religion
    Christianity (59.49%)
    No Religion (25.67%)
    Islam (4.41%)
    Hindu (1.32%)
    Other (1.94%)
    Not stated (7.17%)
    [Census, 2011]
  • Ethnicity
    White (87.17%)
    Black/African/Caribbean/Black British (3.01%)
    Asian/Asian British Indian (2.30%)
    Asian/Asian British Pakistani (1.86%)
    British Mixed (1.98%)
    Other (3.7%)
    [Census, 2011]
  • Cultural Dimensions
    35
    89
    66
    35
    51
    69
  • Australians with British Ancestry
    9,885,079 [Census, 2016]
British in Australia
  • Population
    TOTAL: 1,078,055
    England: 907,570
    Scotland: 119,417
    Wales: 28,046
    Northern Ireland: 23,022
    [Census, 2016]
    These figures refer to the number of Australian residents that were born in the United Kingdom.
  • Median Age
    55 [Census, 2016]
  • Gender
    Male (50.5%)
    Female (49.5%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Religion
    No Religion (35.7%)
    Anglican Christianity (32.6%)
    Catholic Christianity (12.2%)
    Presbyterian and Reformed Christianity (3.7%)
    Uniting Church Christianity (2.4%)
    Other Religion (8.3%)
    Not Stated (4.2%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Ancestry
    English (64.7%)
    Scottish (13.5%)
    Irish (9.1%)
    Welsh (3.1%)
    Other Ancestry (9.6%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Language Spoken at Home
    English (97.8%)
    Other (1.9%)
    Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 96.0% speak English fluently.
    [Census, 2016]
  • Diaspora
    New South Wales (24.9%)
    Western Australia (21.4%)
    Queensland (19.7%)
    Victoria (19.3%)
    Other (14.7%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Arrival to Australia
    Prior to 2007 (78.5%)
    2007 - 2011 (10.4%)
    2012 - 2016 (8.0%)
    [Census, 2016]
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