Country: Ireland

Number of People Groups

44

People Groups Unreached

5

Total Population

4,614,000

Unreached Population

44,000

% Professing Christian

91.2%

% Evangelical

1.4 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Americans, U.S. 11,000 186,762,000 English Christianity 78.0 % 28.9 %
 Anglo-Canadian 2,400 15,637,000 English Christianity 80.4 % 10.5 %
Anglo-South African 4,800 1,295,000 English Christianity 85.0 % 21.0 %
 Arab, general 21,000 1,844,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 33.0 % 0.5 %
 Australian 2,800 16,990,000 English Christianity 69.5 % 16.0 %
Brazilian 8,600 94,357,000 Portuguese Christianity 89.5 % 29.0 %
 British 179,000 49,252,000 English Christianity 60.0 % 6.0 %
British, Scottish 14,000 5,947,000 English Christianity 60.0 % 4.0 %
 Bulgarian 1,800 7,150,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.0 % 1.9 %
 Chinese, general 11,000 7,941,000 English Non-Religious 8.0 % 5.0 %
Creoles, Mauritian 2,800 638,000 Morisyen Christianity 51.0 % 15.0 %
 Czech 5,400 10,118,000 Czech Non-Religious 26.0 % 0.7 %
 Danish 800 5,140,000 Danish Christianity 88.0 % 3.6 %
Deaf Unknown 0 Irish Sign Language Christianity 92.0 % 1.5 %
 Dutch 4,200 13,610,000 Dutch Non-Religious 47.0 % 4.3 %
 Estonian 2,500 1,026,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 40.0 % 6.0 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 13,000 36,207,000 Tagalog Christianity 92.0 % 12.3 %
Finnish 900 5,028,000 Finnish Christianity 84.0 % 12.5 %
 French 9,700 41,867,000 French Christianity 61.0 % 1.0 %
 German 11,000 64,735,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.0 % 2.1 %
 Greek 500 10,824,000 Greek Christianity 92.0 % 0.4 %
Gypsy, Irish 22,000 22,000 English Christianity 90.0 % 1.5 %
 Hungarian 8,000 11,686,000 Hungarian Christianity 87.9 % 2.8 %
Irish 3,893,000 8,233,000 English Christianity 95.0 % 0.9 %
Irish Traveller, Shelta 26,000 37,000 Shelta Christianity 95.0 % 1.0 %
Irish, Gaelic-Speaking 72,000 141,000 Irish Christianity 96.0 % 0.8 %
 Italian 7,600 39,354,000 Italian Christianity 82.0 % 1.1 %
 Jew 1,600 5,994,000 English E Ethnic Religions 0.4 % 0.1 %
Latvian 20,000 1,430,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 56.0 % 8.0 %
 Lithuanian 36,000 2,857,000 Lithuanian Christianity 86.0 % 1.1 %
 Malaysian 3,300 10,468,000 Malay Islam 0.5 % 0.5 %
 New Zealander 1,400 3,482,000 English Christianity 51.0 % 21.0 %
 Polish 122,000 40,483,000 Polish Christianity 90.0 % 0.3 %
 Portuguese 2,700 15,392,000 Portuguese Christianity 95.0 % 2.8 %
 Romanian 17,000 22,037,000 Romanian Christianity 98.0 % 5.4 %
 Russian 3,900 129,028,000 Russian Christianity 67.0 % 1.2 %
 Slovak 11,000 4,947,000 Slovak Christianity 94.0 % 1.1 %
 South Asian, general 30,000 6,876,000 Hindi Hinduism 3.0 % 0.5 %
 Spaniard 6,800 29,245,000 Spanish Christianity 77.0 % 1.0 %
 Swedish 1,700 8,156,000 Swedish Christianity 57.0 % 6.9 %
 Turk 1,500 57,984,000 Turkish Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Ukrainian 3,300 37,958,000 Ukrainian Christianity 82.0 % 3.8 %
 Urdu 7,400 1,682,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Welsh 9,000 1,313,000 Welsh Christianity 58.0 % 6.0 %
  Totals:  44 4,614,000 5       91.2 % 1.4 %  
  Unclassified / Other Individuals: 48,000  
  UN Country Population (2015) 4,662,000  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.4 %)
91.2 %
Ethnic Religions
0.2 %
Hinduism
0.4 %
Islam
0.8 %
Non-Religious
7.3 %
Other / Small Religions
0.1 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
2.1 %
Independent
1.2 %
Orthodox
1.1 %
Other Christian
2.1 %
Protestant
1.2 %
Roman Catholic
87.3 %
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 Group who lives 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 population 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 Ireland. 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 Ireland
  • Christian ministry in Ireland
  • 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 Ireland or Western Europe. 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.


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