Australia is the world’s sixth largest country. It is also the smallest continent in the world. Australia is found southeast of Asia, between the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean. It is not bounded by any other nations.

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Population: 23.470 million
Ethnic Groups: English (25.9%), Australian (25.4%), Irish (7.5%), Scottish (6.4%), Italian (3.3%), German (3.2%), Chinese (3.1%), Indian (1.4%), Greek (1.4%), Dutch (1.2%), Other (15.8%), Unspecified (5.4%)
Languages: English (72.7%), Mandarin (2.5%), Arabic (1.4%), Cantonese (1.2%), Vietnamese (1.2%), Italian (1.2%), Greek (1.0%), Other (14.8%), Unspecified (6.5%)
Religions: Protestant (23.1%), Roman Catholic (22.6%), Other Christian (4.2%), Muslim (2.6%), Buddhist (2.4%), Orthodox (2.3%), Hindu (1.9%), Other (1.3%), None (30.1%), Unspecified (9.6%)
Capital: Canberra
CIA: The World Factbook — Last Updated December 29, 2019

Australians in Canada

Australian Population in Canada


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Australia’s six self-governing colonies remained separate until 1901, when they formed the Commonwealth of Australia. Australia has traditionally been considered a Christian nation with religious liberty.However, the arrival of non-Christian immigrants, combined with an increasing number of Australians who claim no religion, have contributed to the increasingly secular nature of Australia. Still, Australia is generally considered a Christian country, and Christian holidays such as Christmas and Easter are widely celebrated.