Greek Culture

Population Statistics

Greece

Population

10,768,477

[July 2017 est.]

Language

Greek [official] 99%
Other 1%

Religion

Greek Orthodox Christianity [official] 98%
Islam 1.3%
Other 0.7%

Ethnicity

Greek 93%
Other 7%

[Census, 2001]

Greece does not collect data on the backgrounds of the population. This data represents citizenship only.

Cultural Dimensions

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57

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Australians with Greek Ancestry

397,431
[Census, 2016]

Greeks in Australia

Population

93,743

[Census, 2016]

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

Median Age

71 
[Census, 2016]

Gender

Males 47.9%
Females 52.1%

[Census, 2016]

Religion

Eastern Orthodox Christianity 90.6%
Other Religion 3.9%
No Religion 3.1%
Not Stated 2.3%

[Census, 2016]

Ancestry

Greek 93.1%
Macedonian 2.2%
Australian 1.4%
English 0.8%
Other Ancestry 2.6%

[Census, 2016]

Language Spoken at Home

Greek 87.7%
English 8.3%
Macedonian 2.4%
Other 1.2%

Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 65.0% speak English fluently.

[Census, 2016]

Diaspora

Victoria 50.4%
New South Wales 31.4%
South Australia 9.3%
Queensland 3.5%
Other 5.4%

[Census, 2016]

Arrival to Australia

Prior to 2007 90.0%
2007 - 2011 1.5%
2012 - 2016 4.3%

[Census, 2016]

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