Irish Culture

Population Statistics

Ireland

Population

4,757,976

[Census, 2016]

Language

English [official]

Gaelic [official] 39.8%

[Census, 2016]

Religion

Catholic Christianity 78.3%
No Religion 9.8%
Church of Ireland 2.7%
Other Christianity 2.6%
Islam 1.3%
Other 1.7%

[Census, 2016]

Ethnicity

White Irish 82.2%
Other White 9.5%
Asian 2.1%
Black 1.3%
Other 1.5%
Irish Travellers 0.7%
Not Stated 2.6 %  

[Census, 2016]

Cultural Dimensions

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Australians with Irish Ancestry

2,388,058 
[Census, 2016]

Irish in Australia

Population

74,888

[Census, 2016]

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

Median Age

41 
[Census, 2016]

Gender

Male 53.1%
Female 47.0%

[Census, 2016]

Religion

Catholic Christianity 71.7%
No Religion 16.9%
Anglican Christianity 2.8%
Other Religion 5.1%
Not Stated 3.2%

[Census, 2016]

Ancestry

Irish 88.0%
English 4.9%
Australian 1.7%
Scottish 1.6%
Other Ancestry 3.8%

[Census, 2016]

Language Spoken at Home

English 94.3%
Irish 2.0%
Other Languages 3.0%

Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 96.3% speak English fluently.

[Census, 2016]

Diaspora

New South Wales 32.1%
Western Australia 24.1%
Victoria 20.9%
Queensland 15.2%
Other 7.7%

[Census, 2016]

Arrival to Australia

Prior to 2007 55.7%
2007 - 2011 22.4%
2012 - 2016 19.3%

[Census, 2016]

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