Ethiopian Culture

Population Statistics

Ethiopia

Population

105,350,020

[July 2017 est.]

Language

Oromo 33.8%
Amharic 29.3%
Somali 6.2%
Tigrinya 5.9%
Sidamo 4.0%
Wolaytta 2.2%
Gurage 2.0%
Afar 1.7%
Hadiyya 1.7%
Other including over 70 unique languages 13.2%

[Census, 2007]

Religion

Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity 43.5%
Islam 33.9%
Protestant Christianity 18.5%
Traditional/Animist Religions 2.7%
Catholic Christianity 0.7%
Other 0.6%

[Census, 2007]

Ethnicity

Oromo 34.4%
Amhara 26.9%
Somali 6.2%
Tigrinya 6.1%
Sidama 4.0%
Gurage 2.5%
Welaita 2.3%
Hadiya 1.7%
Afar 1.7%
Other including at least 70 unique ethnic groups 14.1%

[Census, 2007]

Cultural Dimensions

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55

 

Australians with Ethiopian Ancestry

13,715 
[Census, 2016]

Ethiopians in Australia

Population

11,792

[Census, 2016]

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

Median Age

36

[Census, 2016]

Gender

Male 47.7%
Female 52.3%

[Census, 2016]

Religion

Oriental Orthodox Christianity 25.6%
Islam 24.4%
Christianity [undefined] 12.7%
Eastern Orthodox Christianity 9.8%
Other Religion 19.4%
No Religion 4.0%

[Census, 2016]

Ancestry

Ethiopian 62.9%
Oromo 8.4%
African [undefined] 7.1%
Eritrean 3.3%
Other Ancestry 18.3%

[Census, 2016]

Language Spoken at Home

Amharic 43.0%
Oromo 16.8%
Tigrinya 11.3%
English 11.2%
Other Languages 16.4%

Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 82.9% speak English fluently.

[Census, 2016]

Diaspora

Victoria 54.0%
Western Australia 13.7%
Queensland 10.7%
New South Wales 10.7%
Other 10.9%

[Census, 2016]

Arrival to Australia

Prior to 2007 48.9%
2007 - 2011 24.0%
2011 - 2016 23.4%

[Census, 2016]

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