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Laos
  • Population
    7,126,706
    [July 2016 est.]
  • Languages
    Lao (official)
    French
    English
    various languages based on other ethnic groups
    [2015 est.]
  • Religions
    Buddhism (64.7%)
    Christianity (1.7%)
    None (31.4%)
    Other/not stated (2.1%)
    [2015 est.]
  • Ethnicities
    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
Lao in Australia
  • Population
    10,402
    [2016 census]
    This figure refers to the number of Australian residents that were born in Laos.
  • Average Age
    46
  • Gender
    Female (52.8%)
    Male (47.2%)
  • Religion
    Buddhism (74.4%)
    Catholic Christianity (5.1%)
    Other (8.1%)
    No Religion (9.3%)
    Not stated (3.0%)
  • Ancestry
    Lao (63.9%)
    Chinese (15.3%)
    Hmong (7.5%)
    Vietnamese (5.0%)
    Other (8.3%)
  • Language Spoken at Home
    Lao (64.5%)
    English (8.6%)
    Hmong (6.4%)
    Mandarin (6.0%)
    Other (14.5%)
    Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 63.5% speak English fluently.
  • Diaspora
    New South Wales (51.4%)
    Victoria (21.7%)
    Queensland (13.3%)
    Australian Capital Territory (6.4%)
  • Arrival to Australia
    Prior to 2001 (84.6%)
    2001-2006 (4.1%)
    2007-2011 (6.6%)
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