Culture of Australia
People in Australia speak the English language. The linguistic diversity of Australia is diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Australia is 0.3349. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 89.2% of Australia's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Australia. The rate of urbanization in Australia is considered to be 1.2. According to data on inbound tourists in Australia, 6,382,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.
The national anthem of Australia is called 'Advance Australia Fair'. It was adopted in 1984. Both the music and the lyrics have been composed by Peter Dodds McCormick.
The first McDonalds in Australia was opened on 30 May 1971, and it was located in Yagoona, New South Wales. At the moment Australia has 920 operating McDonalds restaurants. The number of operating McDonalds restaurants in a country is indicative of the influence of Western culture and globalization in that country. Operating McDonalds restaurants could also have a direct impact on the health of a nation's citizens. Around 27% of the population of Australia are obese.
Each year, the people of Australia consume 1.8 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 44% beer, 36.7% wine, 12.5% distilled spirits, 6.8% other alcohol.
One of the most popular national dishes of Australia is meat pie. Other national dishes include roast lamb.