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Papua New Guinea
  • Population
    6,791,317
    [July 2016 est.]
  • Language
    Tok Pisin (official)
    English (official)
    Hiri Motu (official)
    Note: Over 800 indigenous languages spoken; some dialects have less than 1,000 speakers.
  • Religion
    Protestant Christianity (69.4%)
    Roman Catholic Christianity (27%)
    Other (3.6%)
    [Census, 2000]
  • Ethnicity
    Melanesian
    Papuan
    Negrito
    Micronesian
    Polynesian
  • Australians with Papua New Guinean Ancestry
    18,801 [Census, 2016]
Papua New Guineans in Australia
  • Population
    28,800
    [Census, 2016]
    This figure refers to the number of Australian residents that were born in Papua New Guinea.
  • Median Age
    44 [Census, 2016]
  • Gender
    Male (44.3%)
    Female (55.7%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Religion
    Catholic Christianity (29.6%)
    Anglican Christianity (10.7%)
    Uniting Church Christianity (9.9%)
    Other Religion (25.3%)
    No Religion (20.7%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Ancestry
    Papua New Guinean (25.6%)
    English (18.0%)
    Australian (17.9%)
    Chinese (7.2%)
    Other Ancestry (31.3%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Language Spoken at Home
    English (74.4%)
    Tok Pisin (8.7%)
    Pidgin [not defined] (4.8%)
    Cantonese (4.3%)
    Other Languages (7.0%)
    Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 95.2% speak English fluently.
    [Census, 2016]
  • Diaspora
    Queensland (56.0%)
    New South Wales (19.0%)
    Victoria (9.1%)
    Western Australia (7.1%)
    Other (8.8%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Arrival to Australia
    Prior to 2007 (75.7%)
    2007 - 2011 (9.4%)
    2012 - 2016 (10.0%)
    [Census, 2016]
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