Country: Australia

Number of People Groups

174

People Groups Unreached

19 (10.9%)

Total Population

23,018,000

Unreached Population

692,000 (3.0%)

% Professing Christian

66.2%

% Evangelical

14.30 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

10/40 Window

Map Notes
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Progress Scale
Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
 Aborigine Creole 4,200 4,200 Kriol Christianity 90.00 % 30.00 %
Aborigine, Detribalized 479,000 479,000 English Christianity 80.00 % 22.00 %
Aborigine, Southwest 9,200 9,200 English Christianity 95.00 % 27.00 %
Adnyamathanha 100 100 Adnyamathanha Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 %
Afghan, general 24,000 71,000 Pashto, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Afrikaner 44,000 3,949,000 Afrikaans Christianity 94.00 % 45.00 %
Albanian, general 35,000 641,000 Albanian, Tosk Christianity 45.00 % 0.60 %
Alyawarra 1,800 1,800 Alyawarr Christianity 90.00 % 40.00 %
 Americans, U.S. 73,000 186,662,000 English Christianity 87.00 % 31.00 %
Andilyaugwa 1,600 1,600 Anindilyakwa Christianity 70.00 % 40.00 %
 Anglo-Australian 16,545,000 16,953,000 English Christianity 69.48 % 16.00 %
 Anglo-Canadian 37,000 15,622,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 10.00 %
 Anglo-New Zealander 538,000 3,459,000 English Christianity 65.00 % 21.00 %
Anglo-South African 66,000 1,294,000 English Christianity 85.00 % 18.00 %
Anmatjirra 1,100 1,100 Anmatyerre Christianity 70.00 % 25.00 %
 Arab, Egyptian 44,000 55,022,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 30.00 % 4.00 %
 Arab, general 63,000 1,844,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.30 %
 Arab, Iraqi 46,000 16,374,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 4.00 % 1.00 %
 Arab, Sudanese 33,000 18,929,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 11.00 % 0.50 %
Arab, Syro-Lebanese 98,000 122,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 36.00 % 1.30 %
Aranda, Western 1,500 1,500 Arrarnta, Western Christianity 70.00 % 12.00 %
 Armenian 41,000 6,198,000 Armenian Christianity 90.00 % 30.60 %
Arrernte, Eastern 2,700 2,700 Arrernte, Eastern Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 2.00 %
 Assyrian 29,000 705,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 88.00 % 4.00 %
Austrian, Bavarian 23,000 14,602,000 Bavarian Christianity 85.00 % 0.30 %
Baadi, Bard 200 200 Bardi Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 10.00 %
Bandjalang 100 100 Bandjalang Christianity 72.00 % 4.00 %
 Belarusian 5,700 9,826,000 Belarusan Christianity 67.00 % 3.80 %
 Bosniak 31,000 2,975,000 Bosnian Islam 0.50 % 0.30 %
 British 1,302,000 49,948,000 English Christianity 72.00 % 9.00 %
 Bulgarian 11,000 7,184,000 Bulgarian Christianity 72.00 % 1.10 %
Bunaba 100 100 Bunaba Christianity 75.00 % 2.00 %
Burera 1,200 1,200 Burarra Christianity 55.00 % 21.00 %
 Chilean 30,000 16,387,000 Spanish Christianity 85.00 % 17.00 %
 Cocos Islander, Kukus 1,200 7,200 Malay, Cocos Islands Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Creoles, Mauritian 22,000 628,000 Morisyen Christianity 51.00 % 18.00 %
 Croat 64,000 5,291,000 Croatian Christianity 91.00 % 0.70 %
Cypriots, Greek 24,000 778,000 Greek Christianity 93.00 % 0.70 %
 Czech 21,000 10,149,000 Czech Non-Religious 28.00 % 0.90 %
Dayi 200 200 Dayi Christianity 78.00 % 4.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Australian Sign Language Christianity 70.00 % 0.01 %
Detribalized, PNG 30,000 1,055,000 Tok Pisin Christianity 96.00 % 20.00 %
Dhangu 300 300 Djangu Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 20.00 %
Dhuwaya 700 700 Dhuwal Christianity 50.00 % 10.00 %
 Djambarrapuyngu 700 700 Djambarrpuyngu Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 25.00 %
Djamindjung 100 100 Djamindjung Christianity 80.00 % 6.00 %
Djeebbana, Gunavidji 300 300 Djeebbana Christianity 50.00 % 10.00 %
Djinang 200 200 Djinang Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 20.00 %
Djinba Unknown Unknown Djinba Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 10.00 %
 Dutch 98,000 14,930,000 Dutch Non-Religious 44.00 % 3.90 %
 Estonian 1,400 1,026,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 45.00 % 5.00 %
 Fijian 66,000 396,000 Fijian Christianity 99.00 % 28.00 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 153,000 36,205,000 Tagalog Christianity 98.00 % 14.00 %
Finnish 9,900 5,036,000 Finnish Christianity 87.00 % 12.00 %
 French 23,000 49,054,000 French Christianity 76.00 % 0.50 %
Gaididj, Kaytetye 200 200 Kaytetye Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 45.00 %
Garawa 100 100 Garrwa Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 15.00 %
 German 130,000 64,598,000 German, Standard Christianity 78.00 % 8.00 %
Gooniyandi 500 500 Gooniyandi Christianity 65.00 % 1.00 %
 Greek 142,000 10,825,000 Greek Christianity 95.00 % 1.20 %
Gugubera 100 100 Gugubera Christianity 74.00 % 2.00 %
Guguyimidjir 800 800 Guguyimidjir Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 6.00 %
 Gumatj 300 300 Gumatj Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 10.00 %
Gunwinggu 1,800 1,800 Gunwinggu Christianity 70.00 % 20.00 %
Gupapuyngu, Gobabingo 400 400 Gupapuyngu Christianity 65.00 % 15.00 %
Gurinji 700 700 Gurinji Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 20.00 %
 Gypsy, Anglo-Romani 5,900 187,000 Angloromani Christianity 80.00 % 10.00 %
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 86,000 77,482,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 19.00 % 12.42 %
 Han Chinese, Hakka 12,000 42,839,000 Chinese, Hakka Buddhism 12.00 % 12.00 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 247,000 859,378,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 12.00 % 12.00 %
 Hazara 15,000 3,500,000 Hazaragi Islam 0.03 % 0.03 %
 Hmong Njua 2,000 671,000 Hmong Njua Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 2.00 %
 Hungarian 26,000 11,752,000 Hungarian Christianity 85.00 % 10.00 %
 Indonesian 77,000 6,392,000 Indonesian Islam 8.00 % 4.00 %
Irish 65,000 8,002,000 English Christianity 93.00 % 28.25 %
Irish Traveller, Shelta 7,000 37,000 Shelta Christianity 90.00 % 10.00 %
 Italian 249,000 38,240,000 Italian Christianity 78.00 % 1.20 %
Iwaidja, Ibadjo 200 200 Iwaidja Ethnic Religions 6.98 % 6.98 %
 Japanese 33,000 124,291,000 Japanese Buddhism 5.00 % 1.60 %
Jaru 400 400 Jaru Ethnic Religions 14.88 % 6.00 %
 Javanese 12,000 17,189,000 Javanese Islam 14.00 % 7.00 %
 Jew, English Speaking 113,000 5,994,000 English Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.02 %
 Khmer, Central 32,000 15,789,000 Khmer, Central Buddhism 5.00 % 1.40 %
Kitja 200 200 Kitja Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 45.00 %
 Korean 55,000 78,596,000 Korean Christianity 55.00 % 25.00 %
Kugu-Muminh Unknown Unknown Kuku-Muminh Christianity 60.00 % 10.00 %
Kugu-Uwanh Unknown Unknown Kuku-Uwanh Christianity 60.00 % 10.00 %
Kukatja 500 500 Kukatja Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 2.00 %
 Kuku-Yalanji 400 400 Kuku-Yalanji Christianity 50.00 % 20.00 %
Kunbarlang Unknown Unknown Kunbarlang Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 30.00 %
Kunjen 400 400 Kunjen Christianity 60.00 % 40.00 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 4,100 14,778,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 1.00 % 0.70 %
Kuuku-Yau Unknown Unknown Kuuku-Ya'u Christianity 50.00 % 50.00 %
 Lao 11,000 3,796,000 Lao Buddhism 3.50 % 1.90 %
Latvian 8,300 1,531,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 99.00 % 50.00 %
 Lithuanian 12,000 3,028,000 English Christianity 80.00 % 1.30 %
Mabuiag 1,200 1,200 Kala Lagaw Ya Christianity 67.00 % 30.00 %
 Macedonian 55,000 2,051,000 Macedonian Christianity 91.00 % 0.50 %
 Malay 117,000 10,451,000 Malay Islam 0.30 % 0.25 %
 Maltese 55,000 600,000 Maltese Christianity 100.00 % 0.50 %
 Mandaean 3,800 28,000 Mandaic Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
Mangarai Unknown Unknown Mangarayi Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 10.00 %
 Maori 40,000 629,000 Maori Christianity 70.00 % 26.00 %
Maridjabin Unknown Unknown Maridjabin Christianity 51.00 % 10.00 %
Maringarr Unknown Unknown Maringarr Christianity 51.00 % 10.00 %
 Martu Wangka 1,000 1,000 Martu Wangka Christianity 60.00 % 30.00 %
Maung, Managari 300 300 Maung Christianity 70.00 % 20.00 %
Miriam, Mer 200 600 Meriam Christianity 67.00 % 30.00 %
Miriwung 200 200 Miriwung Christianity 80.00 % 3.00 %
Murinbata 1,800 1,800 Murrinh-Patha Christianity 75.00 % 5.00 %
Nakara, Nakkara Unknown Unknown Nakara Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 10.00 %
Nangikurrunggurr 200 200 Ngan'gityemerri Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 1.00 %
Narrinyeri 200 200 Narrinyeri Christianity 66.00 % 4.00 %
Neo-Melanesian Papuan 26,000 195,000 Tok Pisin Christianity 95.00 % 25.00 %
Ngalkbun Unknown Unknown Dalabon Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 4.00 %
Ngarinman, Hainman 400 400 Ngarinman Ethnic Religions 16.00 % 7.00 %
Ngarinyin Unknown Unknown Ngarinyin Christianity 60.00 % 25.00 %
Ngarluma 100 100 English Christianity 60.00 % 5.00 %
Nunggubuyu 100 100 Nunggubuyu Christianity 70.00 % 25.00 %
Nyanganyatjara 1,100 1,100 Ngaanyatjarra Christianity 60.00 % 20.00 %
Nyangumarda 400 400 Nyangumarta Christianity 75.00 % 30.00 %
Nyigina 100 100 English Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 10.00 %
Nyunga 300 300 Nyunga Christianity 75.00 % 2.00 %
Panytyima 100 100 Panytyima Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 10.00 %
 Pashtun, Northern 8,200 43,346,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Persian 29,000 36,852,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.80 % 0.70 %
Pintiini 400 400 Pintiini Christianity 70.00 % 35.00 %
Pintupi, Bindubi 1,200 1,200 English Christianity 72.00 % 5.00 %
 Pintupi-Luritja 500 500 Pintupi-Luritja Christianity 60.00 % 18.00 %
Pitcairner 600 1,200 English Christianity 95.00 % 37.50 %
Pitjantjatjara 3,500 3,500 Pitjantjatjara Christianity 100.00 % 40.00 %
 Polish 67,000 41,323,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 %
 Portuguese 20,000 15,054,000 Portuguese Christianity 96.00 % 3.00 %
 Pukapuka 1,300 5,700 Pukapuka Christianity 90.00 % 12.69 %
Rabaul Creole German 100 300 Unserdeutsch Christianity 95.00 % 11.00 %
Rembarrnga Unknown Unknown Rembarunga Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 25.00 %
Ritarungo, Ridarngo Unknown Unknown Ritarungo Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 35.00 %
 Romani, Balkan 6,700 1,288,000 Romani, Balkan Christianity 60.00 % 2.00 %
 Romanian 12,000 22,258,000 Romanian Christianity 84.00 % 7.00 %
 Russian 24,000 130,000,000 Russian Christianity 65.00 % 2.00 %
 Samoan 20,000 515,000 Samoan Christianity 98.00 % 18.00 %
 Serb 78,000 10,982,000 Serbian Christianity 80.90 % 0.30 %
 Sinhalese 80,000 11,739,000 Sinhala Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Slovak 5,800 5,033,000 Slovak Christianity 74.00 % 28.01 %
Slovene 4,900 1,966,000 Slovene Christianity 87.00 % 1.00 %
 South Asian, general 381,000 6,878,000 English Hinduism 10.00 % 3.00 %
 Spaniard, general 112,000 28,692,000 Spanish Christianity 93.50 % 4.00 %
Thaayoore, Taior 600 600 Thayore Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 10.00 %
 Thai, Central 37,000 19,957,000 Thai Buddhism 0.80 % 0.30 %
 Tiwi 2,000 2,000 Tiwi Christianity 75.00 % 12.00 %
Tongan 12,000 227,000 Tongan Christianity 94.00 % 22.00 %
Torres Strait Islander 6,800 6,800 Torres Strait Creole Christianity 70.00 % 25.00 %
 Turk 42,000 57,158,000 Turkish Islam 0.20 % 0.15 %
 Ukrainian 18,000 37,911,000 Ukrainian Christianity 75.70 % 3.00 %
Umpila 100 100 Umpila Christianity 65.00 % 2.00 %
 Vietnamese 204,000 83,406,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 22.00 % 2.00 %
 Walmatjari, Walmajiri 600 600 Walmajarri Christianity 65.00 % 25.00 %
Wambaya 100 100 Wambaya Christianity 80.00 % 3.00 %
Wangkumara 100 100 Wangkumara Christianity 75.00 % 3.00 %
Wardaman 100 100 Wardaman Christianity 70.00 % 20.00 %
Warlmanpa Unknown Unknown Warlmanpa Christianity 70.00 % 10.00 %
Warlpiri 3,400 3,400 Warlpiri Christianity 70.00 % 40.00 %
Warumungu 400 400 Warumungu Ethnic Religions 9.00 % 3.50 %
Watjari, Wadjeri 200 200 English Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 10.00 %
 Welsh 42,000 1,314,000 Welsh Christianity 62.00 % 9.00 %
Wik-Iiyanh Unknown Unknown Wik-Iiyanh Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 20.00 %
Wik-Munkan 1,200 1,200 Wik-Mungkan Christianity 70.00 % 30.00 %
Wik-Ngathana 200 200 Wik-Ngathana Christianity 70.00 % 30.00 %
Wiradhuri 100 100 Wiradhuri Christianity 70.00 % 1.00 %
Worora Unknown Unknown Worrorra Christianity 70.00 % 25.00 %
Yankunytjatjara 600 600 Yankunytjatjara Ethnic Religions 50.00 % 30.00 %
Yanyuwa 100 100 Yanyuwa Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 8.00 %
Yidiny 200 200 Yidiny Christianity 80.00 % 4.00 %
Yindjibarndi 400 400 Yindjibarndi Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 20.00 %
  Totals:  174 23,018,000       19   66.18 % 14.30 %  
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 69,000                
  UN Country Population (2015) 23,087,000                

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
1.8 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 14.3 %)
66.2 %
Ethnic Religions
1.4 %
Hinduism
0.9 %
Islam
2.7 %
Non-Religious
26.6 %
Other / Small Religions
0.4 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
30.5 %
Independent
2.1 %
Orthodox
3.5 %
Other Christian
7.4 %
Protestant
19.2 %
Roman Catholic
35.8 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Australia. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Australia
  • Christian ministry in Australia
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Ministry Listing
Below is a partial list of ministries that may work in Australia or South Pacific. The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. This data is from circa 2006-2008 and is not being maintained by Joshua Project. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
In Australia Size
Africa Inland Mission, International Medium
AMG International Large
Apostolic Christian Church Foundation, Missionary Committee Medium
Baptist World Aid, Australia Small
Biblical Ministries Worldwide Medium
BILD International Small
Chosen People Ministries Small
Christian and Missionary Alliance Large
Christian Witness to Israel Small
Church Mission Society Medium
Church of God, Anderson, Indiana Medium
Church of God, Cleveland, Tennessee Medium
Elim Fellowship Medium
Fellowship International Mission Medium
Foursquare Missions International Medium
Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry Medium
Global InterAction Medium
Global Outreach Mission Medium
Global Partners / Wesleyan World Missions Medium
Global Recordings Network Medium
Gospel Fellowship Association Medium
Grace Ministries International Medium
HCJB Global Medium
Independent Faith Mission Medium
International Board of Jewish Missions Small
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Medium
Iris Ministries, Inc. Medium
Jews for Jesus Medium
Josue Yrion World Evangelism and Missions Small
Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention Medium
Mission Aviation Fellowship Medium
Navigators, International Missions Group Medium
Open Air Campaigners (OAC) Medium
Open Bible Churches Small
Open Doors International Medium
Presbyterian Missionary Union Small
Salvation Army Medium
TEAR Australia Medium
Teen Missions International Medium
Tentmakers International Small
The Leprosy Mission Medium
WEC International Large
World Baptist Fellowship Mission Agency Medium
Youth for Christ International Large
Youth with a Mission Large


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