British Culture

Population Statistics

United Kingdom

Population

65,761,117

[July 2020 est.]

Language

English [official]

Welsh

Scots

Ulster-Scots

Irish

Scottish Gaelic

Cornish

Religion

Christianity 59.5%
No Religion 25.7%
Islam 4.4%
Hindu 1.3%
Other 1.9%
Not stated 7.2%

[United Kingdom Census, 2011]

Ethnicity

White – including English, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, Northern Irish and British 87.1%
Asian or Asian British – including Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Chinese and Other Asian 7.0%
Black or Black British – including African and Caribbean 3.0%
Mixed or Multiple ethnicities 2.0%
Gypsy, Traveller or Irish Traveller 0.1%
Other ethnicities – including Arab 0.9%

[United Kingdom Census, 2011]

Cultural Dimensions

35

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66

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51

69

 

Australians with British Ancestry

9,885,079 
[Census, 2016]

British in Australia

Population

United Kingdom 

1,078,055 TOTAL

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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