French Culture

Population Statistics

France

Population

62,814,233

[July 2016 est.]

Language

French [official] 100%

Religion

Christianity 47%
– Catholic 41%
– Protestant 2%
– Eastern Orthodox 2%
– Other 2%
No Religion 40%
Islam 5%
Buddhism 1%
Judaism 1%
Other Religion/Not stated 6%

[European Union, 2019]

France prohibits state authorities from collecting data on individuals' religious beliefs. Statistics are drawn from a survey commissioned by the European Union.

Ethnicity

Celtic and Latin

Salvic

North African

Indochinese

Basque

France prohibits state authorities from collecting data on .

Cultural Dimensions

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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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