Zimbabwean Culture

Population Statistics

Zimbabwe

Population

14,546,314

[July 2020 est.]

Language

Shona [official]

Nbebele [official]

English [official]

Minority languages including Chewa, Tonga, Chibarwe, Kalanga, Koisan, Nambya, Ndau, Shangani, sign language, Sotho, Tonga, Tswana, Venda and Xhosa

All minority languages listed above are officially recognised.

Religion

Protestant Christianity 74.8%
No Religion 10.5%
Roman Catholic Christianity 7.3%
Other Christianity 5.3%
Other Religion 2.1%

[2015 est.]

Ethnicity

African 99.4%
– Shona 80%
– Nbele 14%
– Other including Venda, Batonga/Balonka and Shangani/Shangane 5.4%
Other including British and European 0.4%
Unspecified 0.2%

[2012 est.]

Accurate statistics on the demography of Zimbabwe are unavailable.

Australians with Zimbabwean Ancestry

16,937 
[Census, 2016]

Zimbabweans in Australia

Population

34,787

[Census, 2016]

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

Median Age

41

[Census, 2016]

Gender

Male 49.4%
Female 50.6%

[Census, 2016]

Religion

Anglican Christianity 16.5%
Catholic Christianity 16.4%
Christianity [undefined] 12.4%
Pentecostal Christianity 10.3%
Other Religion 25.6%
No Religion 14.7%
Not Stated 3.7%

[Census, 2016]

Ancestry

English 29.1%
Zimbabwean 23.9%
African [undefined] 10.9%
Scottish 7.7%
Other Ancestry 28.4%

[Census, 2016]

Language Spoken at Home

English 62.9%
Shona 27.7%
Ndebele 3.5%
Afrikaans 1.8%
Other 3.7%

Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 98.4% speak English fluently.

[Census, 2016]

Diaspora

Western Australia 33.5%
Queensland 25.5%
New South Wales 18.7%
Victoria 13.5%
Other 8.8%

[Census, 2016]

Arrival to Australia

Prior to 2007 56.4%
2007 - 2011 27.5%
2012 - 2016 14.6%

[Census, 2016]

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