Samoan Culture

Population Statistics

Samoa

Population

198,926

[July 2016 est.]

Language

Samoan [official]

English

Religion

Protestant Christianity 54.9%
Roman Catholic Christianity 18.8%
Mormonism 16.9%
Worship Centre 2.8%
Other Christianity 3.6%
Other Religion 2.9%
No Religion 0.2%

[Samoa Bureau of Statistics, 2016]

Ethnicity

Samoan 96%
Samoan/New Zealander 2%
Other 1.9%

[2011 est.]

Data represents the population by country of citizenship.

Australians with Samoan Ancestry

75,755
[Census, 2016]

Samoans in Australia

Population

24,017

[Census, 2016]

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

Median Age

45

[Census, 2016]

Gender

Male 49.5%
Female 50.5%

[Census, 2016]

Religion

Catholic Christianity 21.4%
Christian [undefined] 16.4%
Church of the Latter-Day Saints 13.6%
Pentecostal Christianity 8.3%
Other Religion 29.9%
No Religion 4.7%
Not Stated 5.1%

[Census, 2016]

Ancestry

Samoan 67.4%
German 6.9%
English 6.4%
Chinese 4.8%
Other Ancestry 14.5%

[Census, 2016]

Language Spoken at Home

Samoan 84.9%
English 13.0%
Tokelauan 0.1%
Other 0.7%

Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 86.9% speak English fluently.

[Census, 2016]

Diaspora

New South Wales 37.6%
Queensland 32.5%
Victoria 25.8%
Western Australia 2.2%
Other 1.6%

[Census, 2016]

Arrival to Australia

Prior to 2007 57.5%
2007 - 2011 15.2%
2012 - 2016 22.6%

[Census, 2016]

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