Venezuelan Culture

Population Statistics

Venezuela

Population

28,644,603

[July 2020 est.]

Language

Spanish [official]

There are many indigenous dialects spoken – over 70 according to some estimates.

Religion

Catholic Christianity 71%
Protestant Christianity 17%
Unaffiliated  9%
Santería 1%
Other Religion 1%
Not Stated 1%

[Venezuelan Census, 2011]

Ethnicity

Mestizo/Morena/Moreno 51.6%
White 43.6%
Black 2.9%
Afro-Descent 0.7%
Other 1.2%

[Venezuelan Census, 2011]

It is reported that the number of minorities are likely far higher than these estimates. Other sources estimate nearly a quarter of the Venezuelan population has African ancestry.

Cultural Dimensions

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Australians with Venezuelan Ancestry

3,878 
[Census, 2016]

Venezuelans in Australia

Population

5,460

[Census, 2016]

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

Median Age

35

[Census, 2016]

Gender

Male 49.2%
Female 50.8%

[Census, 2016]

Religion

Catholicism 69.4%
No Religion 17.0%
Christianity [undefined] 2.9%
Pentecostal Christianity 1.3%
Anglican Christianity 0.9%
Other Religion 5.3%
Not Stated 2.7%

[Census, 2016]

Ancestry

Venezuelan 39.2%
Spanish 17.8%
Italian 8.8%
Peoples of the Americas [undefined] 3.6%
Other Ancestry 30.7%

[Census, 2016]

Language Spoken at Home

Spanish 83.1%
English 10.7%
Arabic 1.8%
Italian 1.6%
Other Languages 2.6%

Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 92.7% speak English fluently.

[Census, 2016]

Diaspora

New South Wales 34.0%
Victoria 23.2%
Queensland 20.8%
Western Australia 11.7%
Other 10.3%

[Census, 2016]

Arrival to Australia

Prior to 2007 27.6%
2007 - 2011 31.7%
2012 - 2016 38.5%

[Census, 2016]

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