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Sudan
  • Population
    36,729,501
    [July 2016 est.]
  • Language
    Arabic (official - spoken by majority of the population)
    English (official - most widely spoken foreign language)
    There are at least 100 languages and dialects spoken throughout Sudan in total (including Nubian, Ta Bedawie, Fur, etc.).
  • Religion
    Sunni Islam (97%)
    Christianity (1.5%)
    Traditional African Religion (1.5%)
    [2012 est.]
    Note: This is the Sudanese Government's estimate. Accurate demographic data on the population's religious affiliations is unavailable.
  • Ethnicity
    Sudanese Arab (approximately 70% of population)
    There are almost 20 other major ethnic groups, such as the Fur, Beja, Nuba, Zaghawa, Nubian, Massalit people.
    These ethnic groups contain over 597 subgroups/tribes in total.
    Note: Accurate demographic data is unavailable.
  • Australians with North Sudanese Ancestry
    18,012 [Census, 2016]
North Sudanese in Australia
  • Population
    17,031
    [Census, 2016]
    Note: The current statistical information on the North Sudanese population in Australia is widely misleading. As South Sudan did not exist as an independent country until 2011, many South Sudanese list “Sudan” as their birthplace on Australian censuses. Consequently, a large number of South Sudanese get categorised with North Sudanese.
  • Median Age
    31
    [Census, 2016]
  • Gender
    Male (50.5%)
    Female (49.5%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Religion
    Catholic Christianity (26.4%)
    Islam (23.9%)
    Oriental Orthodox Christianity (14.2%)
    Anglican Christianity (10.6%)
    Other Religion (17.5%)
    No Religion (2.7%)
    [Census, 2016]
    Note: The current statistical information on the North Sudanese population in Australia is widely misleading as it currently includes many South Sudanese individuals. It is generally known that the majority of North Sudanese in Australia are Muslim or Coptic Christians.
  • Ancestry
    Sudanese (43.6%)
    African [so described] (8.6%)
    Egyptian (6.9%)
    Peoples of Sudan [not defined] (6.0%)
    Other Ancestry (34.9%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Languages Spoken at Home
    Arabic (58.3%)
    Dinka (16.4%)
    English (7.4%)
    Tigrinya (2.8%)
    Other Languages (12.9%)
    Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 93.6% speak English fluently.
    [Census, 2016]
    Note: The current statistical information on the North Sudanese population in Australia is widely misleading as it currently includes many South Sudanese individuals. It is generally understood that the majority of North Sudanese in Australia speak Arabic, Fur, Massalit, Zaghawa or other local languages at home (not Dink and Nuer).
  • Diaspora
    Victoria (33.3%)
    New South Wales (29.9%)
    Queensland (13.9%)
    Western Australia (12.9%)
    Other (10%)
    [Census, 2016]
    Note: The current statistical information on the North Sudanese population in Australia is widely misleading.
  • Arrival to Australia
    Prior to 2007 (72.8%)
    2007 - 2011 (13.2%)
    2012 - 2016 (10.3%)
    [Census, 2016]
    Note: The current statistical information on the North Sudanese population in Australia is widely misleading.
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