Egyptian Culture

Population Statistics

Egypt

Population

94,666,993

[2016 est.]

Language

Arabic [official]

English

French

Religion

Islam [predominantly Sunni] 90.0%
Coptic Orthodox Christianity 9.0%
Other Christianity 1.0%

[2015 est.]

Ethnicity

Egyptian 99.6%
Other 0.4%

[Census, 2006]

Cultural Dimensions

70

25

45

80

7

4

 

Australians with Egyptian Ancestry

50,517 
[Census, 2016]

Egyptians in Australia

Population

39,779

[Census, 2016]

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

Median Age

56

[Census, 2016]

Gender

Male 51.7%
Female 48.3%

[Census, 2016]

Religion

Oriental Orthodox Christianity 38.2%
Catholic Christianity 17.9%
Islam 15.6%
Eastern Orthodox Christianity 10.7%
Other Religion 10.9%
No Religion 3.6%

[Census, 2016]

Ancestry

Egyptian 54.0%
Greek 11.1%
Italian 5.6%
Maltese 3.7%
Other Ancestry 25.6%

[Census, 2016]

Language Spoken at Home

Arabic 61.8%
English 19.3%
Greek 7.6%
Italian 4.9%
Other Languages 5.6%

Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 88.6% speak English fluently.

[Census, 2016]

Diaspora

New South Wales 49.6%
Victoria 33.4%
Queensland 6.2%
Western Australia 5.6%
Other 5.2%

[Census, 2016]

Arrival to Australia

Prior to 2007 73.3%
2007 - 2011 10.8%
2012 - 2016 12.7%

[Census, 2016]

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