Fijian Culture

Population Statistics

Fiji

Population

915,303

[July 2016 est.]

Language

Fijian – spoken by most native Fijians

Fiji Hindi – spoken by most Indo-Fijians

English

Most people speak the language of their own community as well as English, which is used widely in business, government and educational institutions.

Religion

Protestant Christianity 45.0%
Hindiusm 27.9%
Other Christianity 10.4%
Catholic Christianity 9.1%
Islam 6.3%
Other 1.4%

[2007 est.]

Ethnicity

Native Fijian [iTaukei] 56.8%
Indo-Fijian 37.5%
Rotuman 1.2%
Other including European, part-European, other Pacific Islanders and Chinese 4.5%

[2007 est.]

Cultural Dimensions

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Australians with Fijian Ancestry

50,509

[Census, 2016]

Fijians in Australia

Population

61,469

[Census, 2016]

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

Median Age

45

[Census, 2016]

Gender

Male 53.9%
Female 46.2%

[Census, 2016]

Religion

Hinduism 45.9%
Islam 11.4%
Catholic Christianity 8.1%
Uniting Church Christianity 5.0%
Other Religion 18.1%
No Religion 7.3%
Not Stated 4.0%

[Census, 2016]

Ancestry

Indian 42.1%
Fijian 26.5%
Fijian Indian 10.7%
English 4.7%
Other Ancestry 16.1%

[Census, 2016]

Languages Spoken at Home

Hindi 54.4%
English 23.9%
Fijian 10.7%
Fijian Hindustani 3.6%
Other Languages 6.6%

Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 95.2% speak English fluently.

[Census, 2016]

Diaspora

New South Wales 55.1%
Queensland 20.5%
Victoria 17.6%
Western Australia 2.2%
Other 4.6%

[Census, 2016]

Arrival to Australia

Prior to 2007 74.4%
2007 - 2011 13.0%
2012 - 2016 9.6%

[Census, 2016]

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