Cypriot Culture

Population Statistics

Cyprus

Population

1,266,676

[July 2020 est.]

Language

Greek [official] 80.9%
Turkish [official] 0.2%
English 4.1%
Romanian 2.9%
Russian 2.5%
Bulgarian 2.2%
Other 6.6%
Unspecified 0.6%

[2011 est.]

Data only represents the government-controlled area of the Republic of Cyprus. Therefore, the Turkish Cypriot population is largely unaccounted for in these statistics.

Religion

Orthodox Christianity 89.1%
Roman Catholic Christianity 2.9%
Protestant Christianity 2.0%
Islam 1.8%
Other including Maronite, Armenian Christian, Hindu, Buddhist and Atheist 3.0%
Unspecified 1.1%

[2011 est.]

Data only represents the Greek government-controlled area of the Republic of Cyprus. Therefore, the Turkish Cypriot population is largely unaccounted for in these statistics.

Ethnicity

Greek Cypriot 74.6%
Turkish Cypriot 9.8%
Foreign residents 15.6%

[State Statistical Office, 2016]

These figures are estimates of the government of the Republic of Cyprus. While they attempt to incorporate the population of Northern Cyprus in the estimate, the demography is not able to be accurately determined. These figures also exclude Turkish migrants residing in the north of the country.

Australians with Cypriot Ancestry

28,992 
[Census, 2016]

Cypriots in Australia

Population

16,938

[Census, 2016]

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

Median Age

64

[Census, 2016]

Gender

Male 48.7%
Female 51.3%

[Census, 2016]

Religion

Eastern Orthodox Christianity 67.8%
Islam 14.8%
No Religion 8.6%
Other 4.6%
Not Stated 3.7%

[Census, 2016]

Ancestry

Cypriot 42.0%
Greek 33.9%
Turkish 13.2%
English 5.2%
Other 5.7%

[Census, 2016]

Language Spoken at Home

Greek 63.2%
Turkish 17.5%
English 16.6%
Other 2.1%

Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 77.3% speak English fluently.

[Census, 2016]

Diaspora

Victoria 44.7%
New South Wales 36.8%
South Australia 7.0%
Queensland 6.9%
Other 4.6%

[Census, 2016]

Arrival to Australia

Prior to 2007 93.2%
2007 - 2011 1.2%
2012 - 2016 2.5%

[Census, 2016]

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