Croatian Culture

Dates of Significance

  • New Year’s Day (1st of January)
  • Epiphany (6th of January)
  • Easter (Varies each year)
  • International Worker’s Day (1st of May)
  • Easter Corpus Christi (throughout the month of June)
  • Anti-fascist Struggle Day (22nd of June)
  • Statehood Day (Croatian National Day) (25th of June)
  • Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day (5th of August)
  • Assumption of Mary (15th of August)
  • Independence Day (8th of October)
  • All Saints’ Day/Day of the Dead (1st of November)
  • Christmas Day (25th of December)
  • St Stephen’s Day (26th of December)
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Croatia
  • Population
    4,313,707
    [July 2016 est.]
  • Languages
    Croatian [official] (95.6%)
    Serbian (1.2%)
    Other (3%)
    [2011 est.]
  • Religions
    Roman Catholic Christianity (86.3%)
    Eastern Orthodox Christianity (4.4%)
    Muslim (1.5%)
    Other (1.5%)
    Not Religious or Atheist (3.8%)
    [2011 est.]
  • Ethnicities
    Croat (90.4%)
    Serbian (4.4%)
    Other (4.4%)
    [2011 est.]
  • Cultural Dimensions
    95
    30
    70
    85
    25
    17
  • Australians with Croatian Ancestry
    133,268 [2016 census]
Croatians in Australia
  • Population
    43,688
    [2016 census]
    This figure refers to the number of Australian residents that were born in Croatia.
  • Average Age
    61
  • Gender
    Male (50.4%)
    Female (49.6%)
  • Religion
    Roman Catholic Christianity (74.8%)
    Eastern Orthodox Christianity (14.5%)
    No Religion (4.6%)
    Other (4.2%)
  • Ancestry
    Croatian (75.0%)
    Serbian (12.7%)
    South-Eastern European (1.1%)
    Other (7.8%)
  • Languages Spoken at Home
    Croatian (63.3%)
    English (17.6%)
    Serbian (12.8%)
    Other (4.3%)
    Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 78.2% speak English fluently.
  • Diaspora
    New South Wales (36.2%)
    Victoria (35.3%)
    Western Australia (10.5%)
    Queensland (7.8%)
  • Arrival to Australia
    Prior to 2001 (90.8%)
    2001-2006 (4.8%)
    2007-2011 (1.0%)
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