Indian Culture

Population Statistics

India

Population

1,266,883,598

[July 2016 est.]

Language

Hindi 41.03%
Bengali 8.11%
Telugu 7.19%
Marathi 6.99%
Tamil 5.91%
Urdu 5.01%
Gurjarati 4.48%
Kannada 3.69%
Malayalam 3.21%
Odia 3.21%
Punjabi 2.83%
Other 8.00%

[Census, 2001]

Religion

Hinduism 79.8%
Islam 14.2%
Christianity 2.3%
Sikhism 1.7%
Buddhism 0.7%
Jainism 0.4%
Other 0.7%

[2011 est.]

Ethnicity

Ancestral North Indians [Indo-Aryan] 72%
Ancestral South Indians [Dravidian] 25%
Other 3%

[2000 est.]

Cultural Dimensions

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Australians with Indian Ancestry

619,164
[Census, 2016]

Indians in Australia

Population

455,389

[Census, 2016]

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

Median Age

33 
[Census, 2016]

Gender

Male 53.9%
Female 46.1%

[Census, 2016]

Religion

Hinduism 49.3%
Sikhism 20.4%
Catholic Christianity 13.1%
Islam 3.4%
Other Religion 7.5%
No Religion 3.5%
Not Stated 2.3%

[Census, 2016]

Ancestry

Indian 75.7%
English 5.6%
Punjabi 5.0%
Sikh 2.5%
Other Ancestry 11.3%

[Census, 2016]

Language Spoken at Home

Punjabi 22.5%
Hindi 21.7%
English 15.6%
Malayalam 8.9%
Other Languages 30.8%

Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 93.5% speak English fluently.

[Census, 2016]

Diaspora

Victoria 37.3%
New South Wales 31.5%
Queensland 10.8%
Western Australia 10.8%
Other 9.6%

[Census, 2016]

Arrival to Australia

Prior to 2007 32.8%
2007 - 2011 32.5%
2012 - 2016 31.8%

[Census, 2016]

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