Taiwanese Culture

Population Statistics

Taiwan

Population

23,603,049

[July 2020 est.]

Language

Mandarin [official]

Taiwanese or Min Nan

Hakka dialects

Approximately 16 indigenous languages

Religion

Buddhism 35.3%
Taoism 33.2%
Christianity 3.9%
Folk religion includes Confucianism 10.0%
None or unspecified 18.2%

[2005 est.]

Ethnicity

Han Chinese includes Hoklo and Hakka 95.0%
Indigenous Malayo-Polynesian peoples 2.3%

There are 16 officially recognised indigenous groups – the Amis, Atayal, Bunun, Hla'alua, Kanakaravu, Kavalan, Paiwan, Puyuma, Rukai, Saisiyat, Sakizaya, Seediq, Thao, Truku, Tsou, and Yami people.

Cultural Dimensions

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Australians with Taiwanese Ancestry

18,528
[Census, 2016]

Taiwanese in Australia

Population

46,822

[Census, 2016]

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

Median Age

31

[Census, 2016]

Gender

Male 41.2%
Female 58.8%

[Census, 2016]

Religion

No Religion 56.1%
Buddhism 22.2%
Christianity [undefined] 3.5%
Catholic Christianity 2.6%
Uniting Church Christianity 1.8%
Other Religion 8.5%
Not Stated 5.3%

[Census, 2016]

Ancestry

Chinese 65.7%
Taiwanese 30.2%
English 1.7%
Other Ancestry 2.4%

[Census, 2016]

Language Spoken at Home

Mandarin 89.9%
English 5.1%
Min Nan 2.2%
Other Languages 2.4%

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

[Census, 2016]

Diaspora

Queensland 38.1%
New South Wales 30.3%
Victoria 19.9%
Western Australia 6.0%
Other 5.7%

[Census, 2016]

Arrival to Australia

Prior to 2007 43.9%
2007 - 2011 12.5%
2012 - 2016 35.4%

[Census, 2016]

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