Croatian Culture

Population Statistics

Croatia

Population

4,313,707

[2016 est.]

Language

Croatian (official) 95.6%
Serbian 1.2%
Other 3.0%

[2011 est.]

Religion

Roman Catholic 86.3%
Eastern Orthodox 4.4%
Muslim 1.5%
Other 1.5%
Not Religious or Atheist 3.8%

[2011 est.]

Ethnicity

Croat 90.4%
Serbian 4.4%
Other 4.4%

[2011 est.]

Cultural Dimensions

95

30

70

85

25

17

Australians with Croatian Ancestry

164,362

[2021 Census, ABS]

Croatians in Australia

Population

43,302

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

[2021 Census, ABS]

Median Age

64

[2016 Census, ABS]

Gender

Male 48.4%
Female 51.6%

[2021 Census, ABS]

Religion

Roman Catholic 71.7%
Serbian Orthodox 8.9%
No Religion 8.8%
Greek Orthodox 1.0%
Other Religion 7.3%
Not Stated 2.1%

[2021 Census, ABS]

Ancestry

Croatian 82.5%
Serbian 13.3%
Bosnian 1.5%
Italian 1.3%
Australian 1.3%

These are the top ancestry responses of Australian residents born in Croatia. Respondents were able to provide up to two answers.

[2021 Census, ABS]

Languages Spoken at Home

Croatian 58.8%
English 23.8%
Serbian 11.2%
Serbo-Croatian/Yugoslavian [nfd] 1.2%
Other Languages 2.7%

Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 78.5% speak English fluently.

[2021 Census, ABS]

Diaspora

New South Wales 35.8%
Victoria 35.2%
Western Australia 10.4%
Queensland 8.14
Other 10.2%

[2021 Census, ABS]

Arrival to Australia

Prior to 1991 73.5%
1991 - 2000 16.2%
2001 - 2010 5.8%
2011 - 2015 1.6%
2016 - 2021  1.0%

[2021 Census, ABS]

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