Somalia
  • Population
    11,031,386
    [July 2017 est.]
    Note: All statistics are estimates as there has been no census since 1975, and figures complicated by the large number of nomads as well as displaced peoples.
  • Languages
    Somali [official]
    Arabic [official]
    Italian
    English
  • Religions
    Sunni Islam [official]
  • Ethnicities
    Somali (85%)
    Bantu and other non-Somali (15%)
  • Australians with Somali Ancestry
    16,169 [2016 census]
Somalis in Australia
  • Population
    7,668
    [Census 2016]
    This figure refers to the number of Australian residents that were born in Somalia. However, many Somalis were also born in surrounding countries during periods of displacement. Therefore, the number of Somalis in Australia is likely to be much higher.
  • Average Age
    32
    [Census 2011]
  • Gender
    Male (47.1%)
    Female (52.9)
    [Census 2016]
  • Religion
    Islam (95.4%)
    No Religion (0.8%)
    Other (0.9%)
    Not stated (2.9%)
    [Census 2011]
  • Ancestry
    Somali (82.0%)
    African [non-descript] (4.5%)
    English (2.6%)
    Other (4.6%)
    Not stated (2.6%)
    [Census 2011]
  • Language Spoken at Home
    Somali (87.3%)
    English (4.5%)
    Other (2.3%)
    Not stated (1.8%)
    Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 78% speak English fluently.
    [Census 2011]
  • Diaspora
    Victoria (53.8%)
    Western Australia (18.4%)
    Queensland (11.2%)
    New South Wales (11.0%)
    Other (5.6%)
    [Census 2011]
  • Arrival to Australia
    Prior to 1995 (16.1%)
    1996 - 2005 (35.3%)
    2006 - 2015 (42.1%)
    [Census 2016]
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