Turkish Culture

Population Statistics

Turkey

Population

82,017,514

[July 2020 est.]

Language

Turkish [official]

Kurdish

Other minority languages

Religion

Islam 99.8%
Other 0.2%

There are no official statistics of people's religious beliefs nor is it asked in the census. This is a government figure according drawn from existing national identification cards.

Ethnicity

Turkish 70%
Kurdish 19%
Other minorities including Caucasians, Laz, Roma, Yezidis 7%

[2016 est.]

Cultural Dimensions

66

37

45

85

46

49

 

Australians with Turkish Ancestry

72,968 
[Census, 2016]

Turkish in Australia

Population

32,178

[Census, 2016]

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

Median Age

48 
[Census, 2016]

Gender

Male 52.1%
Female 47.9%

[Census, 2016]

Religion

Islam 64.0%
No Religion 19.1%
Oriental Orthodox Christian 2.4%
Eastern Orthodox Christian 2.2%
Other Religion 4.5%
Not Stated 7.3%

[Census, 2016]

Ancestry

Turkish 80.0%
Kurdish 4.6%
Armenian 2.7%
Greek 2.3%
Other Ancestry 10.3%

[Census, 2016]

Language Spoken at Home

Turkish 81.1%
English 10.3%
Greek 2.0%
Armenian 1.7%
Other 4.2%

Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 69.8% speak English fluently.

[Census, 2016]

Diaspora

Victoria 48.9%
New South Wales 39.8%
Queensland 4.6%
Western Australia 3.7%
Other 3.0%

[Census, 2016]

Arrival

Prior to 1996 64.1%
1996 - 2005 15.9%
2006 - 2015 15.4%
2016 1.1%
Not stated 3.6%

[Census, 2016]

Note: Arrivals up until 9 August 2016.

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