Macedonian Culture

Population Statistics

North Macedonia

Population

2,073,702

[December 2016 est.]

This estimate is from the State Statistical Office of the Republic of North Macedonia.

Language

Macedonian [official] 66.5%
Albanian 25.1%
Turkish 3.5%
Roma 1.9%
Serbian 1.2%
Other 1.8%

[2002 est.]

The last census was taken over 15 years ago. Whilst this data is out-dated and unreliable, alternative estimates are either unavailable or too controversial.

Religion

Macedonian Orthodox Christianity [official] 64.8%
Islam 33.3%
Other Christianity 0.4%
Other and unspecified 1.5%

[2002 est.]

The last census was taken over 15 years ago. Whilst this data is out-dated and unreliable, alternative estimates are either unavailable or too controversial.

Ethnicity

Macedonian 64.2%
Albanian 25.2%
Turk 3.9%
Roma 2.7%
Serb 1.8%
Other 2.2%

[2002 est.]

The last census was taken over 15 years ago. Whilst this data is out-dated and unreliable, alternative estimates are either unavailable or too controversial. The following statistics on the affiliations of newborns is provided below to give an additional indication of demographic shifts.

Ethnic Affiliation by Newborn

Macedonian 52.37%
Albanian 33.79%
Roma 5.80%
Turk 4.48%
Other 3.54%

[Macedonian State Statistical Office, 2016]

Cultural Dimensions

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Australians with Macedonian Ancestry

98,441 
[Census, 2016]

Macedonians in Australia

Population

38,985

[Census, 2016]

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

Median Age

59

[Census, 2016]

Gender

Male 49.5%
Female 50.5%

[Census, 2016]

Religion

Eastern Orthodox Christianity 60.4%
Christianity [undefined] 24.3%
Islam 5.6%
Other Religion 2.0%
No Religion 4.3%
Not Stated 2.7%

[Census, 2016]

Ancestry

Macedonian 88.5%
Albanian 4.5%
Australian 1.4%
Serbian 1.0%
Other Ancestry 4.5%

[Census, 2016]

Language Spoken at Home

Macedonian 83.8%
English 8.8%
Albanian 4.4%
Serbian 0.7%
Other 1.7%

Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 73.4% speak English fluently.

[Census, 2016]

Diaspora

Victoria 45.2%
New South Wales 42.3%
Western Australia 7.8%
Queensland 2.4%
Other 2.3%

[Census, 2016]

Arrival to Australia

Prior to 2007 90.1%
2007 - 2011 3.4%
2012 - 2016 3.1%

[Census, 2016]

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