French Culture

Dates of Significance

  • New Year’s Day (1st of January)
  • L’Epiphanie (6th of January)
  • La chandeleur (2nd of February)
  • Labour Day (1st of May)
  • Liberation Day (8th of May)
  • Fête de la musique (21st of June)
  • National Bastille Day (14th of July)
  • Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (15th of August)
  • All Saints Day (1st of November)
  • World War One Armistice Day (11th of November)
  • Le beaujolais nouveau (3rd Thursday of November)
  • Christmas Day (25th of December)
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France
  • Population
    62,814,233
    [July 2016 est.]
  • Language
    French (official) (100%)
  • Religion
    Christianity (63-66%)
    Islam (7-9%)
    Buddhism (0.5-0.75%)
    Judaism (0.5-0.75%)
    Other (0.5-1.0%)
    No Religion (23-28%)
    [2015 est.]
    Note: France prohibits state authorities from collecting data on individuals' religious beliefs.
  • Ethnicity
    Celtic and Latin
    Salvic
    North African
    Indochinese
    Basque
    Note: France prohibits state authorities from collecting data on individuals' ethnicity
  • Cultural Dimensions
    68
    71
    43
    86
    63
    48
  • Australians with French Ancestry
    135,382 [Census, 2016]
French in Australia
  • Population
    31,120
    [Census, 2016]
    This figure refers to the number of Australian residents that were born in France.
  • Median Age
    38
    [Census, 2016]
  • Gender
    Male (51.4%)
    Female (48.7%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Religion
    No Religion (46.9%)
    Catholic Christianity (36.0%)
    Judaism (1.3%)
    Buddhism (1.2%%)
    Other Religion (7.7%)
    Not Stated (6.4%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Ancestry
    French (63.7%)
    Italian (6.3%)
    English (3.3%)
    Spanish (3.2%)
    Other Ancestry (23.5%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Language Spoken at Home
    French (65.6%)
    English (28.0%)
    Italian (1.2%)
    Other Languages (4.5%)
    Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 95.5% speak English fluently.
    [Census, 2016]
  • Diaspora
    New South Wales (37.1%)
    Victoria (23.0%)
    Queensland (18.8%)
    Western Australia (12.3%)
    Other (8.8%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Arrival to Australia
    Prior to 2007 (50.3%)
    2007 - 2011 (17.0%)
    2012 - 2016 (28.8%)
    [Census, 2016]
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