Nepal
  • Population
    29,033,914
    [July 2016 est.]
  • Languages
    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%)
    [2011 census]
    Note: 2011 census reported 123 mother tongue languages; many in government and business also speak English.
  • Religions
    Hinduism (81.3%)
    Buddhism (9.0%)
    Islam (4.4%)
    Kirant Mundhum (3.1%)
    Christianity (1.4%)
    Other (0.5%)
    Unspecified (0.2%)
    [2011 census]
  • Ethnicities
    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%)
    [2011 census]
    Note: 2011 census reported 125 caste/ethnic groups in total.
  • Cultural Dimensions
    Power Distance 65
    Individualism 30
    Masculinity 40
    Uncertainty Avoidance 40
    Long Term Orientation N.A.
    Indulgence N.A.
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  • Australians with Nepalese Ancestry
    62,806 [2016 census]
Nepalese in Australia
  • Population
    54,754
    [2016 census]
    This figure refers to the number of Australian residents that were born in Nepal.
  • Average Age
    27
  • Gender
    Male (59.0%)
    Female (41.0%)
  • Religion
    Hinduism (79.1%)
    Buddhism (13.2%)
    No Religion (2.5%)
    Other (3.7%)
    Not stated (1.6%)
  • Ancestry
    Nepalese (90.9%)
    Bhutanese (2.4%)
    English (1.5%)
    Other (3.5%)
    Not stated (1.7%)
  • Language Spoken at Home
    Nepali (93.6%)
    English (3.9%)
    Hindi (0.8%)
    Other (1.1%)
    Not stated (0.6%)
    Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 93.1% speak English fluently.
  • Diaspora
    New South Wales (62.1%)
    Victoria (17.5%)
    Queensland (8.7%)
    South Australia (4.2%)
  • Arrival
    Prior to 2001 (9.1%)
    2001-2006 (14.3%)
    2007-2011 (73.7%)
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