Cambodian Culture

Population Statistics

Cambodia

Population

15,957,223

[July 2016 est.]

Language

Khmer [official] 96.3%
Other 3.7%

[2008 est.]

Religion

Buddhism [official] 96.9%
Islam 1.9%
Christianity 0.4%
Other 0.8%

[2008 est.]

Ethnicity

Khmer 97.6%
Cham 1.2%
Chinese 0.1%
Vietnamese 0.1%
Other 0.9%

[2013 est.]

 

Australians with Cambodian Ancestry

45,728 
[Census, 2016]

Cambodians in Australia

Population

33,149

[Census, 2016]

This figure refers to the number of Australian residents that were born in Cambodia.

Median Age

45

[Census, 2016]

Gender

Male 44.8%
Female 55.2%

[Census, 2016]

Religion

Buddhism 74.5%
No Religion 13.3%
Catholic Christianity 2.2%
Other Religion 5.5%
Not Stated 3.1%

[Census, 2016]

Ancestry

Khmer [Cambodian] 61.6%
Chinese 32.6%
Vietnamese 1.9%
English 1.5%
Other Ancestry 2.4%

[Census, 2016]

Language Spoken at Home

Khmer 71.7%
English 6.5%
Cantonese 6.0%
Min Nan 5.5%
Other Languages 9.9%

Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 56.1% speak English fluently.

[Census, 2016]

Diaspora

Victoria 41.0%
New South Wales 37.5%
South Australia 9.7%
Queensland 6.1%
Other 5.7%

[Census, 2016]

Arrival to Australia

Prior to 1996 53.7%
1996 - 2005 17.1%
2006 - 2015 23.9%
2016 2.0%
Not stated 3.3%

[Census, 2016]

Note: Arrivals up until 9 August 2016.

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