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Nepal
  • Population
    29,033,914
    [July 2016 est.]
  • Language
    Nepālī/Gorkhali [official] (44.6%), Maithali (11.7%), Bhojpuri (6.0%), Tharu (5.8%), Tamang (5.1%), Newar (3.2%), Magar (3.0%), Bajjika (3%), Urdu (2.6%), Avadhi (1.9%), Limbu (1.3%), Gurung (1.2%), Other (10.4%), Unspecified (0.2%)
    [Census, 2011]
    Note: The 2011 Nepalese census reported 123 mother tongue languages; many in government and business also speak English.
  • Religion
    Hinduism (81.3%)
    Buddhism (9.0%)
    Islam (4.4%)
    Kirant Mundhum (3.1%)
    Christianity (1.4%)
    Other (0.5%)
    Unspecified (0.2%)
    [Census, 2011]
  • Ethnicity
    Chhetri (16.6%), Brahman-Hill (12.2%), Magar (7.1%), Tharu (6.6%), Tamang (5.8%), Newar (5.0%), Kami (4.8%), Muslim (4.4%), Yadav (4.0%), Rai (2.3%), Gurung (2.0%), Damai/Dholii (1.8%), Thakuri (1.6%), Limbu (1.5%), Sarki (1.4%), Teli (1.4%), Chamar/Harijan/Ram (1.3%), Koiri/Kushwaha (1.2%), Other (19%)
    [Census, 2011]
    Note: The 2011 Nepalese census reported 125 caste/ethnic groups in total.
  • Cultural Dimensions
    65
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  • Australians with Nepalese Ancestry
    62,806 [Census, 2016]
Nepalese in Australia
  • Population
    54,754
    [Census, 2016]
    This figure refers to the number of Australian residents that were born in Nepal.
  • Median Age
    29 [Census, 2016]
  • Gender
    Male (54.9%)
    Female (45.1%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Religion
    Hinduism (82.0%)
    Buddhism (9.3%)
    Other Religion (3.3%)
    No Religion (3.2%)
    Not Stated (2.0%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Ancestry
    Nepalese (90.2%)
    Bhutanese (2.4%)
    English (2.0%)
    Other Ancestry (5.4%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Language Spoken at Home
    Nepali (94.8%)
    English (3.0%)
    Hindi (0.6%)
    Other Languages (1.3%)
    Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 94.3% speak English fluently.
    [Census, 2016]
  • Diaspora
    New South Wales (58.7%)
    Victoria (17.1%)
    Queensland (9.3%)
    South Australia (5.2%)
    Other (9.7%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Arrival
    Prior to 2007 (10.8%)
    2007 - 2011 (39.9%)
    2012 - 2016 (46.8%)
    [Census, 2016]
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