Peruvian Culture

Population Statistics

Peru

Population

31,036,656

[2017 est.]

Language

Spanish [official] 82.9%
Quechua [official] 13.6%
Aymara [official] 1.6%
Ashaninka 0.3%
Other native languages 0.8%
Other 0.2%
Unspecified 0.7%

[2017 est.]

Religion

Roman Catholic Christianity 60.0%
Evangelical Christianity 11.1%
Other Christianity 3.3%
Unspecified 21.2%
No Religion 4.0%
Other 0.3%

[2017 est.]

Ethnicity

Mestizo 60.2%
Amerindian 25.8%
White 5.9%
African descent 3.6%
Other 1.2%
Unspecified 3.3%

[2017 est.]

Cultural Dimensions

64

16

42

87

25

46

 

Australians with Peruvian Ancestry

11,139
[Census, 2016]

Peruvians in Australia

Population

9,556

[Census, 2016]

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

Median Age

42

[Census, 2016]

Gender

Male 43.1%
Female 56.9%

[Census, 2016]

Religion

Catholic Christianity 68.7%
No Religion 12.4%
Christian [undefined] 5.1%
Pentecostal Christianity 1.8%
Seventh-day Adventist Christianity 1.7%
Other Religion 7.0%

Not Stated 3.15

[Census, 2016]

Ancestry

Peruvian 53.3%
Spanish 20.0%
Italian 5.1%
South American [undefined] 2.9%
Other Ancestry 18.8%

[Census, 2016]

Language Spoken at Home

Spanish 85.0%
English 13.0%
Italian 0.6%
Other 1.0%

Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 87.3% speak English fluently.

[Census, 2016]

Diaspora

New South Wales 59.8%
Victoria 14.8%
Queensland 11.8%
Western Australia 7.2%
Other 6.4%

[Census, 2016]

Arrival to Australia

Prior to 2007 63.0%
2007 - 2011 21.6%
2012 - 2016 12.7%

[Census, 2016]

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