Polish Culture

Population Statistics

Poland

Population

38,523,261

[July 2016 est.]

Language

Polish [official] 98.2%
Silesian 1.4%
Other 1.1%

[2011 est.]

Religion

Catholic Christianity 87.2%
Orthodox Christianity 1.3%
Protestant Christianity 0.4%
Other 0.4%
Unspecified 10.8%

[2012 est.]

Ethnicity

Polish 96.9%
Silesian 1.1%
German 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.1%
Other 1.7%

[2011 est.]

Cultural Dimensions

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Australians with Polish Ancestry

183,974 
[Census, 2016]

Polish in Australia

Population

45,368

[Census, 2016]

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

Median Age

59 
[Census, 2016]

Gender

Male 42.9%
Female 57.1%

[Census, 2016]

Religion

Catholic Christianity 70.5%
No Religion 14.3%
Judaism 3.6%
Other Religion 7.1%
Not Stated 4.2%

[Census, 2016]

Ancestry

Polish 89.4%
German 2.9%
Jewish 1.1%
Russian 1.0%
Other Ancestry 5.6%

[Census, 2016]

Language Spoken at Home

Polish 71.1%
English 24.5%
German 1.0%
Yiddish 0.5%
Other Languages 2.2%

Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 86.3% speak English fluently.

[Census, 2016]

Diaspora

Victoria 32.4%
New South Wales 29.6%
Western Australia 12.3%
South Australia 11.1%
Other 14.6%

[Census, 2016]

Arrival

Prior to 2007 85.3%
2007 - 2011 5.4%
2012 - 2016 6.3%

[Census, 2016]

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