Canadian Culture

Naming

  • Generally, Canadian naming conventions are the same as Australia’s: [first name] [middle name] [last name] (e.g. Cassie Marie GAGNON).
  • Naming conventions slightly differ between those who identify as Anglophone or Francophone. Anglophones may have common British surnames whereas Francophones may have names that follow French naming conventions.
  • Most Canadian Anglophones take their husband's last name at marriage. However,  Quebec women follow traditional French custom and retain their maiden name throughout their lives.
  • Children are usually given their father’s surname, but sometimes this is hyphenated with the mother’s surname
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Canada
  • Population
    35,362,905
    [July 2016 est.]
  • Languages
    English (official) (67.1%)
    French (official) (21.5%)
    Other (11.4%)
    [2011 est.]
  • Religions
    67.3%
    38.7%
    22.4%
    6.2%
    3.2%
    4%
    23.9%
  • Ethnicities
    Canadian (32.16%)
    English (19.81%)
    French (15.42%)
    Scottish (14.35%)
    Irish (13.83%)
    German (9.75%)
    Italian (4.53%)
    Chinese (4.53%)
    First Nations (4.17%)
    [2011 est.]
  • Cultural Dimensions
    39
    80
    52
    48
    36
    68
  • Australians with Canadian Ancestry
    34,818 [2016 census]
Canadians in Australia
  • Population
    43,053
    [2016 census]
    This figure refers to the number of Australian residents that were born in Canada.
  • Average Age
    39
  • Gender
    Male (46.7%)
    Female (53.3%)
  • Religion
    No Religion (36.7%)
    Catholic Christianity (20%)
    Anglican Christianity (11.3%)
    Uniting Church Christianity (5.8%)
    Other (26.3%)
  • Ancestry
    Canadian (23.6%)
    English (21.3%)
    Scottish (9.7%)
    Irish (8.4%)
    Other (37.1%)
  • Language Spoken at Home
    English (88.9%)
    French (4.9%)
    Cantonese (0.9%)
    Other (4.9%)
    Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 93.4% speak English fluently.
  • Diaspora
    New South Wales (30.7%)
    Queensland (24.9%)
    Victoria (20%)
    Western Australia (13.3%)
  • Arrival to Australia
    Prior to 2001 (55.8%)
    2001-2006 (16.8%)
    2007-2011 (23.8%)
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