Venezuelan Culture

Population Statistics

Venezuela

Population

30,518,260

[2023 est.]

Language

Spanish (official)

Over 70 indigenous dialects are spoken.

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%

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.

[Venezuelan Census, 2011]

Cultural Dimensions

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Australians with Venezuelan Ancestry

4,831 

[2021 Census, ABS]

Venezuelans in Australia

Population

6,627

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

[2021 Census, ABS]

Median Age

39

[2021 Census, ABS]

Gender

Male 48.0%
Female 52.0%

[2021 Census, ABS]

Religion

Catholic 63.8%
No Religion 23.2%
Protestant 4.6%
Christianity (nfd) 3.6%
Other Religion 3.2%
Unspecified 1.8%

[2021 Census, ABS]

Ancestry

Venezuelan 47.2%
Spanish 22.7%
Italian 11.7%
Peoples of the Americas (nfd) 7.5%
South American (nfd) 5.0%

[2021 Census, ABS]

Language Spoken at Home

Spanish 79.7%
English 13.7%
Arabic 1.6%
Italian 1.3%
Other 1.9%
Unspecified 1.3%

Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 93.9% speak English fluently.

[2021 Census, ABS]

Diaspora

New South Wales 32.9%
Victoria 23.7%
Queensland 21.4%
Western Australia 10.9%
Other 11.0%

[2021 Census, ABS]

Arrival to Australia

Prior to 1991 8.3%
1991 - 2000 6.8%
2001 - 2010 28.7%
2011 - 2015 30.5%
2016 - 2021 25.0%

[2021 Census, ABS]

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