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Sudan
  • Population
    36,729,501
    [July 2016 est.]
  • Languages
    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.).
  • Religions
    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.
  • Ethnicities
    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 [2016 census]
North Sudanese in Australia
  • Population
    17,031 [2016 census]
    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.
  • Average Age
    28
  • Gender
    Male (50.8%)
    Female (49.2%)
  • Religion
    Catholic Christianity (33.5%)
    Anglican Christianity (16.3%)
    Islam (16.0%)
    Oriental Orthodox Christianity (12.1%)
    Other (22.1%)
    [Census, 2011]
    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 (48.3%)
    Not Stated (7.6%)
    African, so described (6.5%)
    Egyptian (4.5%)
    Other (33.0%)
    [Census, 2011]
  • Languages Spoken at Home
    Arabic (54.2%)
    Dinka (20.5%)
    English (5.8%)
    Nuer (3.1%)
    Other (16.4%)
    [Census, 2011]
    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).
  • English Proficiency
    Well (79.7%)
    Not Well (16.9%)
    Note: The current statistical information on the North Sudanese population in Australia is widely misleading.
  • Diaspora
    Victoria (31.4%)
    New South Wales (29.1%)
    Western Australia (14.1%)
    Queensland (13.3%)
    Note: The current statistical information on the North Sudanese population in Australia is widely misleading.
  • Arrival to Australia
    Prior to 2001 (19.6%)
    2001-2006 (61.1%)
    2007-2011 (14.6%)
    Note: The current statistical information on the North Sudanese population in Australia is widely misleading.
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