South Korean Culture

Population Statistics

South Korea

Population

51,069,000

[Census, 2015]

Language

Korean [official]

English

Religion

No Religion 56.9%
Protestant Christianity 19.7%
Buddhism 15.5%
Catholic Christianity 7.9%

[Census, 2015]

Ethnicity

Korean 96%
Foreign nationals 2.7%

[Census, 2015]

Cultural Dimensions

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Australians with Korean Ancestry

123,017
[Census, 2016]

Koreans in Australia

Population

98,776

[Census, 2016]

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

Median Age

32 
[Census, 2016]

Gender

Male 46.9%
Female 53.1%

[Census, 2016]

Religion

Catholic Christianity 38.9%
Anglican Christianity 32.1%
Christianity [undefined] 5.9%
Presbyterian and Reformed Christianity 5.9%
Other Religion 11.5%
No Religion 2.3%
Not Stated 2.5%

[Census, 2016]

Ancestry

Korean 95.0%
English 2.1%
Australian 1.0%
Chinese 0.7%
Other Ancestry 1.2%

[Census, 2016]

Language Spoken at Home

Korean 90.1%
English 8.7%
Mandarin 0.3%
Other 0.6%

Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 66.2% speak English fluently.

[Census, 2016]

Diaspora

New South Wales 56.1%
Queensland 16.8%
Victoria 13.7%
Western Australia 5.5%
Other 7.9%

[Census, 2016]

Arrival to Australia

Prior to 2007 46.4%
2007 - 2011 23.5%
2012 - 2016 25.3%

[Census, 2016]

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