The figure of the total population of each country is drawn
from the global estimates listed in the
CIA World Factbook
, unless otherwise stated. Statistics describing the country’s
linguistic, religious and ethnic demographics are based on its
most recent national census. However, if these statistics are
out-dated, unavailable, unreliable, or the country’s
statistical department does not formally gather information on
the categories listed, the Cultural Atlas substitutes the most
recent global estimates cited in the CIA World Factbook .
The number of Australian residents that share ancestry with
each country is based on the 2016 Australian Housing and
Population census. This recorded people’s ancestry by the
birthplace of their parents, not distant heritage.
The figure describing the country’s migrant population size in
Australia is based on the number of Australian residents that
were born in that country. Hence, this represents the
population of first-generation migrants only, not the entire
number of people living in Australia who identify with the
culture in question.
All other statistical information on this country’s migrant
population in Australia (the second section) reflects the
2011 Australian Census data. This was retrieved from the
Department of Social Services’ Community Information Summaries
These 2011 figures will be updated with the forthcoming release
of 2016 census data relating to migrant communities.
You can find a direct link to all these sources under the
‘References’ tab at the bottom of the page. The date this
profile was published is also listed here, indicating when
these statistics were last updated.