Ethiopian Culture

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Author: Nina Evason, 2018


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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 (13.2) - including over 70 other individual languages.
    [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 (14.1%) - including at least 70 other ethnic groups.
    [Census, 2007]
  • Cultural Dimensions
    70
    20
    65
    55
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    N.A.
  • Australians with Ethiopian Ancestry
    13,715 [2016 census]
Ethiopians in Australia
  • Population
    11,792
    [2016 census]
    This figure refers to the number of Australian residents that were born in Ethiopia.
  • Average Age
    36
    [Census 2016]
  • Gender
    Male (47.7%)
    Female (52.3%)
    [Census 2016]
  • Religion
    Oriental Orthodox Christianity (25.6%)
    Islam (24.4%)
    Christianity [not defined] (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 [so described] (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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