Spanish Culture

Population Statistics

Spain

Population

49,958,159

[July 2017 est.]

Language

Castilian Spanish – official nationwide 74%
Catalan – official in Catalonia, the Balearic Islands and Valencia 17%
Galician – official in Galicia 7%
Basque – official in the Basque Country and Navarre 2%

Aragonese, Aranese Asturian, Basque, Calo, Catalan, Galician and Valencian are recognised as regional languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages.

[CIA World Factbook, 2018]

Religion

Catholic Christianity 68.5%
Irreligious 16.8%
Atheist 9.1%
Other 2.6%
Unspecified 2.6%

[Centro de Investigaciones Sociologicas, 2018]

Ethnicity

Composite of Mediterranean and Nordic types

[CIA World Factbook, 2018]

Cultural Dimensions

57

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42

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44

 

Australians with Spanish Ancestry

119,956 
[Census, 2016]

Spaniards in Australia

Population

15,391

[Census, 2016]

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

Median Age

52

[Census, 2016]

Gender

Male 49.9%
Female 50.1%

[Census, 2016]

Religion

Catholic Christianity 59.6%
No Religion 27.8%
Other Religion 6.9%
Not Stated 5.1%

[Census, 2016]

Ancestry

Spanish 84.3%
English 3.0%
Australian 2.6%
Catalan 1.1%
Other Ancestry 9.9%

[Census, 2016]

Languages Spoken at Home

Spanish 68.9%
English 24.7%
Catalan 2.0%
Italian 1.1%
Other Languages 1.3%

Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 83.6% speak English fluently.

[Census, 2016]

Diaspora

New South Wales 41.5%
Victoria 22.9%
Queensland 16.6%
Western Australia 8.9%
Other 10.1%

[Census, 2016]

Arrival to Australia

Prior to 2007 66.1%
2007 - 2011 7.6%
2012 - 2016 22.4%

[Census, 2016]

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