Malaysian Culture

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Author: Nina Evason, 2016


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Malaysia
  • Population
    30,949,962
    [July 2016 est.]
  • Language
    Bahasa Malaysian [official]
    English
    Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien, Hakka, Hainan, Foochow)
    Tamil
    Telugu
    Iban
    Kadazan
    Other indigenous languages
  • Religion
    Islam [official] (61.3%)
    Buddhism (19.8%)
    Christianity (9.2%)
    Hinduism (6.3%)
    Confucianism, Taoism and other traditional Chinese religions (1.3%)
    Other (0.4%)
    No Religion (0.7%)
    [Census, 2010]
  • Ethnicity
    Bumiputera [Malay (50.1%) & Orang Asli/indigenous (11.8%)] (61.5%)
    Chinese (22.6%)
    Indian (6.7%)
    Other (1%)
    Non-citizens (8.2%)
    [Census, 2010]
  • Cultural Dimensions
    100
    26
    50
    36
    41
    57
  • Australians with Malay Ancestry
    46,079 [Census, 2016]
Malaysians in Australia
  • Population
    138,364
    [Census, 2016]
    This figure refers to the number of Australian residents that were born in Malaysia.
  • Median Age
    39 [Census, 2016]
  • Gender
    Males (46.0%)
    Females (54.0%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Religion
    Buddhism (24.1%)
    No Religion (21.1%)
    Catholic Christianity (12.7%)
    Islam (5.2%)
    Other Religion (32.3%)
    Not Stated (4.4%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Ancestry
    Chinese (62.3%)
    Malay (14.0%)
    Indian (6.0%)
    English (4.2%)
    Other (13.5%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Language Spoken at Home
    English (31.4%)
    Mandarin (30.1%)
    Cantonese (18.8%)
    Malay (7.2%)
    Other (12.0%)
    Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 90.5% speak English fluently.
    [Census, 2016]
  • Diaspora
    Victoria (36.2%)
    New South Wales (22.9%)
    Western Australia (21.1%)
    Queensland (10.7%)
    Other (9.1%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Arrival
    Prior to 2007 (59.5%)
    2007 - 2011 (15.4%)
    2012 - 2016 (22.0%)
    [Census, 2016]
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