Population of main cities including suburbs:
Sydney (4,400,000); Melbourne (4,077,000); Perth (1,603,000); Brisbane (1,544,000); Adelaide (1,290,000).
Australia today is a multicultural nation with more than 170 different nationalities whose diversity is continually growing.
The lingua franca of Australia is English. English is also the common language in different sectors such as the legislature, justice, administrative services, work and correspondence.
Other Languages Spoken:
In Australia minority groups use more than 200 languages including the Aborigine languages and immigrant languages (Italian, Greek, Cantonese, Lebanese, Vietnamese, Turkish, etc.)
Anglicans 20%; Catholics 25%; Other Protestant Christians 20%; Buddhists 1.9%; Muslims 1.5%.
A declining majority of people (58% according to certain surveys) say they are Christians. Most Protestant Churches, except the Anglican Church, have merged to form the Uniting Church; the Catholic Church has a large number of believers. There are also non-Christian minorities. 20% of the population say they are non-believers. The Aborigines do not have a religion strictly speaking, their entire culture is based on religion.
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National Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD)
Type of State:
Commonwealth of Australia. Federal State of 6 States and 2 Territories based on a parliamentary democracy.
Type of Economy:
High-income economy, OECD member.
Services are dominant in the economy; abundant natural resources; greatest number of national parks and natural reserves in the world.
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
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82.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity:
100% of the Population
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