Population of Australia
The population in Australia makes more than 23 million people (Australia is considered the most slabonaselenny continent: only 2,5 persons are the share of 1 sq.km).
• English Australians (80 %);
• immigrants from the British Isles (9 %);
• natives of Italy (2 %);
• natives of other countries (9 %).
The largest cities of Australia: Sydney, Melbrun, Brisbane, Adelaide.
State language of Australia is English.
The main part of the population is presented by descendants of immigrants from Ireland and Great Britain, continental Europe, natives of the former USSR.
As to metises and natives, they make only 1 % of the population: they were deprived many decades of the elementary civil rights (they could not move freely on the country, participate in political life of the state). Thanks to the fight developed in recent years for the rights of aboriginals, today the improved medical care and access to school education is provided to natives.
Standard of living of the population of Australia rather high. It is caused by rather high salaries and low indicators of unemployment (at employment by an essential indicator existence of the diploma of the Australian HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION is).
Men on the average live 78 years, and women – 83 years. And all thanks to that Australians consume less alcohol in 2 times, than in the leading countries (Estonia, France, Ireland) and in 2 times smoke less, than in Greece or Russia. But is and at Australians a sin – they eat high-calorific food (obesity level in the country makes 24,5 %).
Traditions and customs of the people of Australia
Australians – the freedom-loving nation: as soon as children grow, they aspire to escape from under guardianship of parents, and those in turn do not detain them (they as aspire to live separately).
But, despite freedom in society, in Australia it is accepted to give birth to children in marriage therefore the purpose of marriages – to legalize the relations for the purpose of posterity reproduction.
Inhabitants of Australia are benevolent, open and friendly: they like to joke, including over themselves.
Australians like to celebrate small holidays and memorials: they often go on picnics which arrange in the form of dinners on the rural avenue or a barbecue, on a hill slope. Besides, Australians like to make departures in the remote cream puffs and to have a rest closer to water (on such departures some families on a capacious van, as a rule, go).
In Australia it is accepted to raise money for carrying out various actions – locals establish tents in which sell pies and other house batch. Love house food and jam? Get this yum-yum in such "house tents".