Italian Culture

Population Statistics

Italy

Population

62,007,540

[July 2016 est.]

Language

Italian [official]

English

French

Spanish

German

Other regional dialects

Religion

Christianity 83.3%
No Religion 12.4%
Islam 3.7%
Other 0.6%

[2010 est.]

Ethnicity

Italian 92.0%
Romanian 1.81%
Asian 1.11%
North African 1.07%
Albanian 0.77%
Other 2.61%

[National Institute of Statistics, 2014]

Cultural Dimensions

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Australians with Italian Ancestry

1,000,006 
[Census, 2016]

Italians in Australia

Population

174,042

[Census, 2016]

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

Median Age

70 
[Census, 2016]

Gender

Male 51.1%
Female 48.9%

[Census, 2016]

Religion

Catholic Christianity 86.1%
No Religion 7.0%
Jehovah's Witnesses 0.9%
Other 2.7%
Not Stated 3.1%

[Census, 2016]

Ancestry

Italian 94.6%
English 1.1%
Australian 1.0%
Other 3.3%

[Census, 2016]

Language Spoken at Home

Italian 78.6%
English 19.4%
Spanish 0.3%
Other 1.0%

Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 77.2% speak English fluently.

[Census, 2016]

Diaspora

Victoria 40.5%
New South Wales 28.4%
Western Australia 11.0%
South Australia 10.7%
Other 9.4%

[Census, 2016]

Arrival to Australia

Prior to 2007 86.3%
2007 - 2011 2.3%
2012 - 2016 6.3%

[Census, 2016]

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