Sri Lankan Culture

References

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Sri Lanka
  • Population
    21,445,775
    0.30% of World Population
  • Languages
    Sinhala (official) (74%)
    Tamil (official) (18%)
    Other (8%)
  • Religions
    Buddhism (70.2%)
    Hinduism (12.6%)
    Islam (9.7%)
    Catholic Christianity (6.1%)
    Other (1.8%)
  • Ethnicities
    Sinhalese (74.9%)
    Sri Lankan Tamil (11.2%)
    Sri Lankan Moors (9.2%)
    Indian Tamil (4.2%)
    Other (0.5%)
  • Cultural Dimensions
    Power Distance 80
    Individualism 35
    Masculinity 10
    Uncertainty Avoidance 45
    Long Term Orientation 45
    Indugence -
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  • Australians with Sri Lankan Ancestry
    Sri Lankan: 75,136
    Sinhalese: 22,945
    Tamil: 5,182
Sri Lankans in Australia
  • Population
    86,413
  • Average Age
    41
  • Gender
    Male (51.1%)
    Female (48.9%)
  • Religion
    Buddhism (38.1%)
    Catholic Christianity (23.4%)
    Hinduism (17.8%)
    Anglican Christianity (5.7%)
    Other (2.7%)
  • Ancestry
    Sri Lankan (50.9%)
    Sinhalese (18.4%)
    Tamil (9%)
    English (4.3%)
    Other (17.4%)
  • Languages
    Sinhalese (47.4%)
    English (26.7%)
    Tamil (23%)
    Other (1.7%)
  • English Proficiency
    Well (91.9%)
    Not Well (6.1%)
  • Diaspora
    Victoria (50.9%)
    New South Wales (27.4%)
    Queensland (8.9%)
    Western Australia (6.2%)
  • Arrival
    Prior to 2001 (53.5%)
    2001-2006 (17.3.%)
    2007-2011 (25.8%)
Where do we get our statistics?
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