People of European descent make up 95 %of Australia's inhabitants.
The majority have a British or Irish heritage, but about 18 % of
the total population are of other European origins. Asians, including
Middle Easterners, accounted for 4 % of the population. Aborigines
and Torres Strait Islanders make up 1 % of the population.
English is the official language of Australia. Aboriginal and other
minority ethnic languages are spoken in ethnic communities, including
Italian, German, Greek, Vietnamese, Chinese dialects and Aboriginal
The Australians are mostly Roman Catholic, Anglican and Protestant
with smaller portion of minority religions.