Kenyan Culture

Population Statistics

Kenya

Population

47,615,739

[July, 2017 est.]

Language

English [official]

Swahili [official]

Numerous indigenous languages

[2009 est.]

Religion

Protestant Christianity 47.7%
Catholic Christianity 23.4%
Other Christianity 11.9%
Muslim 11.2%
Traditionalists 1.7%
Other 1.6%
None 2.4%
Unspecified 0.2%

[2009 est.]

Ethnicity

Kikuyu 22%
Luhya 14%
Luo 13%
Kalenjin 12%
Kamba 11%
Kisii 6%
Meru 6%
Other African 15%
Non-African including Asian, European and Arab 1%

[2009 est.]

Cultural Dimensions

70

25

60

50

 

Australians with Kenyan Ancestry

6,443 
[Census, 2016]

Kenya in Australia

Population

17,652

[Census, 2016]

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

Median Age

34

[Census, 2016]

Gender

Male 48.8%
Female 51.2%

[Census, 2016]

Religion

Catholic Christianity 17.9%
Anglican Christianity 14.9%
Hinduism 11.8%
Islam 10.2%
No Religion 11.2%
Other Religion 29.9%
Not Stated 3.6%

[Census, 2016]

Ancestry

Kenyan 21.5%
Indian 18.1%
English 14.6%
African [undefined] 10.3%
Other 35.5%

[Census, 2016]

Language Spoken at Home

English 36.7%
Swahili 27.6%
Gujarati 11.1%
Dinka 6.6%
Other 17.0%

Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 95.4% speak English fluently.

[Census, 2016]

Diaspora

Western Australia 30.7%
Victoria 21.9%
New South Wales 18.1%
Queensland 15.2%
Other 14.1%

[Census, 2016]

Arrival to Australia

Prior to 2007 53.5%
2007 - 2011 20.4%
2012 - 2016 23.7%

[Census, 2016]

Want this profile as a PDF?

Get a downloadable, printable version that you can read later.

BUY NOW

Be the champion for inclusion in your workplace with exceptional tools and resources

Sign up for free