Portuguese Culture

Population Statistics

Portugal

Population

10,839,514

[2017 est.]

Language

Portuguese [official]

Mirandese [offical]

Religion

Roman Catholic Christianity 81%
Other Christianity 3.3%
Other 0.6%
No Religion 6.8%
Unspecified 8.3%

[2011 est.]

The statistics on religious affiliation represents population 15 years of age or older.

Ethnicity

Most of the Portugese population has a Mediterranean heritage

minorities include:

– People from former colonies, such as Brazil, Portuguese Africa, Macau, Portuguese India and East Timor

– Eastern European Ukrainians, Russians, Moldovans and Romanians

– Roma persons

Cultural Dimensions

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Australians with Portuguese Ancestry

61,885 
[Census, 2016]

Portuguese in Australia

Population

15,806

[Census, 2016]

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

Median Age

55

[Census, 2016]

Gender

Male 50.6%
Female 49.4%

[Census, 2016]

Religion

Catholic Christianity 79.6%
No Religion 11.3%
Other Religion 5.3%
Not Stated 3.6%

[Census, 2016]

Ancestry

Portuguese 91.0%
English 1.6%
Timorese 1.4%
Australian 1.3%
Other Ancestry 4.7%

[Census, 2016]

Language Spoken at Home

Portuguese 74.5%
English 22.6%
Spanish 0.5%
Other Languages 1.8%

Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 76.7% speak English fluently

[Census, 2016]

Diaspora

New South Wales 52.7%
Victoria 17.3%
Western Australia 15.9%
Queensland 8.0%
Other 6.1%

[Census, 2016]

Arrival to Australia

Prior to 2001 84.3%
2007 - 2011 4.6%
2012 - 2016 8.0%

[Census, 2016]

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