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Laos
  • Population
    7,126,706
    [July 2016 est.]
  • Language
    Lao (official)
    French
    English
    various languages based on other ethnic groups
    [2015 est.]
  • Religion
    Buddhism (64.7%)
    Christianity (1.7%)
    None (31.4%)
    Other/not stated (2.1%)
    [2015 est.]
  • Ethnicity
    Lao (53.2%)
    Khmou (11.0%)
    Hmong (9.2%)
    Phouthay (3.4%)
    Tai (3.1%)
    Makong (2.5%)
    Katong (2.2%)
    Lue (2.0%)
    Akha (1.8%)
    Other (11.6%)
    Note: The Laos Government officially recognises 49 ethnic groups, but the total number of ethnic groups is estimated to be well over 200 [2015 est.]
  • Australians with Lao Ancestry
    15,130 [Census, 2016]
Lao in Australia
  • Population
    10,402
    [Census, 2016]
    This figure refers to the number of Australian residents that were born in Laos.
  • Median Age
    50
    [Census, 2016]
  • Gender
    Male (46.3%)
    Female (53.7%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Religion
    Buddhism (71.2%)
    Catholic Christianity (4.5%)
    Nature Religions (2.1%)
    Other Religion (4.6%)
    No Religion (11.7%)
    Not Stated (4.0%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Ancestry
    Lao (64.3%)
    Chinese (15.1%)
    Hmong (7.6%)
    Vietnamese (5.4%)
    Other (7.5%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Language Spoken at Home
    Lao (65.3%)
    English (10.3%)
    Hmong (7.0%)
    Mandarin (5.5%)
    Other Languages (11.3%)
    Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 62.8% speak English fluently.
    [Census, 2016]
  • Diaspora
    New South Wales (50.2%)
    Victoria (21.4%)
    Queensland (13.7%)
    Australian Capital Territory (6.5%)
    Other (8.2%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Arrival to Australia
    Prior to 2007 (84.6%)
    2007 - 2011 (6.3%)
    2012 - 2016 (5.7%)
    [Census, 2016]
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