Pakistani Culture

Population Statistics

Pakistan

Population

207,774,520

[Census, 2017]

Language

Punjabi 48.0%
Sindhi 12.0%
Saraiki 10.0%
Pashto/Pashtu 8.0%
Urdu [official] 8.0%
Balochi 3.0%
Hindko 2.0%
Brahui 1.0%
Other including English, Burushaski and Shina 8.0%

[2010 est.]

Religion

Islam 96.28%
Christianity 1.59%
Hinduism 1.60%
Ahmadiyya 0.22%
Other 0.32%

[2010 est.]

Ethnicity

Punjabi 44.68%
Pakhtun/Pathan 15.42%
Sindhi 14.10%
Seraiki 8.38%
Muhajir 7.57%
Balochi 3.57%
Other 6.28%

[2010 est.]

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Australians with Pakistani Ancestry

64,344 
[Census, 2016]

Pakistanis in Australia

Population

61,913

[Census, 2016]

This figure refers to the number of Australian residents that were born in Pakistan.

Median Age

30 
[Census, 2016]

Gender

Male 60.9%
Female 39.1%

[Census, 2016]

Religion

Islam 88.4%
Catholic Christianity 2.5%
Other Religion 2.9%
No Religion 2.2%
Not Stated 3.9%

[Census, 2016]

Ancestry

Pakistani 61.6%
Indian 8.6%
Southern Asian [undefined] 4.2%
Afghan 4.1%
Other Ancestry 21.5%

[Census, 2016]

Language Spoken at Home

Urdu 71.5%
English 8.1%
Pashto 6.2%
Hazaraghi 4.6%
Other Languages 9.0%

Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 90.3% speak English fluently.

[Census, 2016]

Diaspora

New South Wales 39.6%
Victoria 34.1%
Western Australia 8.8%
Queensland 7.6%
Other 9.9%

[Census, 2016]

Arrival

Prior to 1996 9.6%
1996 - 2005 32%
2006 - 2015 66.6%
2016 5.8%
Not stated 2.6%

Note: Arrivals up until 9 August 2016.

[Census, 2016]

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