South African Culture

Population Statistics

South Africa

Population

54,300,704

[July 2016 est.]

Language

Isizulu  22.7%
IsiZhosa  16%
Afrikaans  13.5%
English  9.6%
Sepedi  9.1%
Setswana  8.0%
Sesotho  7.6%
Xitsonga 4.5%
siSwati  2.5%
Tshivenda  2.4%
isiNdebele  2.1%
Other 2.1%

[2011 est.]

Religion

Protestant Christianity 36.6%
Catholic Christianity 7.1%
Other Christianity 36.0%
No Religion 15.1%
Islam 1.5%
Other 2.3%
Unspecified 1.4%

[2001 est.]

Ethnicity

Black Africans 80.2%
White 8.4%
Mixed Race 8.8%
Indian/Asian 2.5%

[2014 est.]

South African sources may refer to the data point of 'Mixed ' ancestry as 'Coloured' instead.

Cultural Dimensions

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Australians with South African Ancestry

118,960 
[Census, 2016]

South Africans in Australia

Population

162,449

[Census, 2016]

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

Median Age

42
[Census, 2016]

Gender

Male 49.2%
Female 50.8%

[Census, 2016]

Religion

No Religion 19.9%
Anglican Christianity 12.6%
Catholic Christianity 12.2%
Christianity [undefined] 10.6%
Judaism 7.4%
Other Religion 32.7%
Not Stated 4.0%

[Census, 2016]

Ancestry

South African 32.0%
English 23.9%
Dutch 6.7%
Scottish 6.2%
Other 31.2%

[Census, 2016]

Language Spoken at Home

English 72.7%
Afrikaans 23.6%
German 0.5%
Other 2.7%

Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 98.7% speak English fluently.

[Census, 2016]

Diaspora

New South Wales 26.5%
Western Australia 25.2%
Queensland 24.7%
Victoria 16.7%
Other 6.9%

[Census, 2016]

Arrival to Australia

Prior to 2007 59.7%
2007 - 2011 24.7%
2012 - 2016 13.9%

[Census, 2016]

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