Chilean Culture

Population Statistics

Chile

Population

17,650,114

[July 2016 est.]

Language

Spanish [official] 99.5%
English 10.2%
Indigenous 1.0%
Other 2.3%
Unspecified 0.2%

[2012 est.]

Percentages add up to more than 100% because respondents were allowed to specify more than one language.

Religion

Roman Catholic Christianity 66.7%
Evangelical or Protestant Christianity 16.4%
Jehovah's Witness 1.0%
Other 3.4%
None 11.5%
Unspecified 1.1%

[2012 est.]

Ethnicity

White and Non-Indigenous 88.9%
Mapuche 9.1%
Aymara 0.7%
Other Indigenous Groups 1.0%
Unspecified 0.3%

[2012 est.]

Cultural Dimensions

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Australians with Chilean Ancestry

34,233 
[Census, 2016]

Chileans in Australia

Population

26,086

[Census, 2016]

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

Median Age

51

[Census, 2016]

Gender

Female 52.1%
Male 47.9%

[Census, 2016]

Religion

Catholic Christianity 56.4%
No Religion 22.3%
Christianity [undefined] 5.2%
Pentecostal Christianity 2.5%
Seventh-day Adventist 2.0%
Other Religion 7.5%
Not stated 3.7%

[Census, 2016]

Ancestry

Chilean 53.6%
Spanish 23.7%
South American [undefined] 3.5%
Italian 3.4%
Other Ancestry 15.8%

[Census, 2016]

Language Spoken at Home

Spanish 83.1%
English 15.3%
Italian 0.4%
Other 0.7%

Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 84.8% speak English fluently.

[Census, 2016]

Diaspora

New South Wales 50.1%
Victoria 28.4%
Queensland 8.6%
Western Australia 6.2%
Other 6.7%

[Census, 2016]

Arrival to Australia

Prior to 2007 82.0%
2007 - 2011 5.4%
2011 - 2016 9.6%

[Census, 2016]

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