Saudi Arabian Culture

Population Statistics

Saudi Arabia

Population

31,787,1580

[Saudi Arabian General Authority for Statistics, 2016]

This figure includes non-Saudi living in Saudi Arabia.

Language

Arabic [official]

Religion

Sunni Muslim 90%
Shi’a Muslim 10%

Other including Eastern , Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist and Sikh.

[CIA World Factbook, 2012; Bureau of , Human Rights and Labor, 2017]

Ethnicity

Saudi – citizens, mostly Arab 63%
Non-Saudi – non-citizen expatriates 37%

[Saudi Arabian General Authority for Statistics, 2018]

Cultural Dimensions

95

25

60

80

36

52

 

Australians with Saudi Arabian Ancestry

4,169 
[Census, 2016]

Saudi Arabians in Australia

Population

12,580

[Census, 2016]

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

Median Age

25

[Census, 2016]

Gender

Male 55.6%
Female 44.4%

[Census, 2016]

Religion

Islam 78.2%
Catholic Christianity 7.6%
Oriental Orthodox Christianity 1.2%
Other Religion 5.4%
No Religion 4.1%

[Census, 2016]

Ancestry

Arab [undefined] 28.1%
Saudi Arabian 26.6%
Indian 8.9%
English 4.7%
Other Ancestry 31.7%

[Census, 2016]

Language Spoken at Home

Arabic 70.7%
English 10.8%
Urdu 6.4%
Malayalam 5.3%
Other 6.3%

Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 76.2% speak English fluently.

[Census, 2016]

Diaspora

Victoria 35.0%
New South Wales 28.3%
Queensland 14.4%
Western Australia 9.5%
Other 12.8%

[Census, 2016]

Arrival to Australia

Prior to 1996 5.9%
1996-2005 9.2%
2006-2015 70.1%
2016-mid 2016 10.0%
Not stated 4.7%

[Census 2016]

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