Country: New Zealand

Number of People Groups

75

People Groups Unreached

16

Total Population

4,496,000

Unreached Population

219,000

% Professing Christian

53.2%

% Evangelical

18.9 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

10/40 Window

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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
Afghan, general 3,400 71,000 Pashto, Southern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Afrikaner 1,200 3,749,000 Afrikaans Christianity 90.0 % 21.0 %
 Americans, U.S. 12,000 186,762,000 English Christianity 80.0 % 28.9 %
 Amhara 1,200 28,504,000 Amharic Christianity 86.0 % 1.1 %
 Anglo-Australian 22,000 16,990,000 English Christianity 70.0 % 14.4 %
 Anglo-Canadian 5,800 15,637,000 English Christianity 76.0 % 7.7 %
 Anglo-New Zealander 2,872,000 3,482,000 English Christianity 51.0 % 21.0 %
Anglo-South African 17,000 1,295,000 English Christianity 70.0 % 21.0 %
 Arab, Egyptian 1,100 55,052,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 16.0 % 4.0 %
 Arab, Iraqi 2,500 16,368,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 3.0 % 0.4 %
 Arab, Lebanese 1,000 10,561,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.0 % 0.5 %
 Assyrian 1,500 705,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 96.0 % 1.0 %
Austrian, Bavarian 1,000 14,599,000 Bavarian Christianity 83.0 % 0.5 %
Black African, general 3,500 876,000 English Christianity 75.0 % 15.0 %
Brazilian, White 2,800 94,357,000 Portuguese Christianity 90.0 % 30.0 %
 British, English 38,000 49,252,000 English Christianity 60.0 % 8.8 %
British, Scottish 14,000 5,947,000 English Christianity 60.0 % 6.0 %
 Burmese 2,200 31,631,000 Burmese Buddhism 0.6 % 0.2 %
 Chilean 1,700 17,284,000 Spanish Christianity 90.0 % 18.0 %
 Cook Islands Maori, Rarotongan 60,000 77,000 Rarotongan Christianity 96.0 % 12.6 %
 Croat 2,600 5,207,000 Croatian Christianity 92.0 % 0.4 %
 Czech 1,100 10,118,000 Czech Non-Religious 28.0 % 0.8 %
 Danish 2,000 5,140,000 Danish Christianity 85.0 % 3.5 %
Deaf Unknown 0 New Zealand Sign Language Christianity 54.0 % 0.0 %
 Dutch 28,000 13,610,000 Dutch Non-Religious 47.0 % 4.3 %
European, general 26,000 231,000 English Christianity 65.0 % 4.0 %
 Fijian 14,000 397,000 Fijian Christianity 65.0 % 25.2 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 40,000 36,207,000 Tagalog Christianity 92.0 % 12.3 %
 French 4,500 41,867,000 French Christianity 61.0 % 1.0 %
 German 13,000 64,735,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.0 % 2.1 %
 German Swiss 2,400 6,199,000 German, Swiss Christianity 76.0 % 4.4 %
 Greek 2,400 10,824,000 Greek Christianity 91.0 % 0.4 %
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 94,000 77,743,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 9.0 % 5.7 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 50,000 860,021,000 English Non-Religious 9.0 % 5.7 %
 Han Chinese, Min Nan 5,600 56,699,000 Chinese, Min Nan E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 1.0 %
 Han Chinese, Wu 23,000 92,384,000 Chinese, Wu Non-Religious 8.0 % 5.7 %
 Hungarian 1,300 11,686,000 Hungarian Christianity 89.0 % 2.8 %
 Indonesian 4,100 6,709,000 Indonesian Islam 16.0 % 5.6 %
Irish 14,000 8,233,000 English Christianity 92.0 % 1.5 %
 Italian 3,700 39,354,000 Italian Christianity 83.0 % 1.1 %
 Japanese 14,000 124,304,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.5 % 0.5 %
 Jew 7,500 5,994,000 English E Ethnic Religions 0.5 % 0.2 %
 Khmer, Central 8,500 15,792,000 Khmer, Central Buddhism 3.0 % 1.4 %
Kiribertese, Gilbertese 2,100 120,000 Kiribati Christianity 98.5 % 7.0 %
 Korean 30,000 78,595,000 Korean Christianity 31.0 % 16.8 %
 Lao 1,400 3,796,000 Lao Buddhism 4.0 % 1.9 %
 Malay 4,700 10,468,000 Malay Islam 0.9 % 0.3 %
 Maori, New Zealanders 589,000 629,000 Maori Christianity 65.0 % 26.0 %
Niuean 24,000 26,000 Niue Christianity 95.0 % 8.0 %
Pacific Islanders, general 4,200 4,400 English Christianity 95.0 % 12.0 %
 Persian 3,200 34,571,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 2.0 % 1.4 %
Pitcairner, Norfolk Unknown 1,100 Pitcairn-Norfolk Christianity 100.0 % 18.0 %
 Polish 2,100 40,483,000 Polish Christianity 90.0 % 0.3 %
 Pukapuka 3,200 5,700 Pukapuka Christianity 95.0 % 5.0 %
 Rakahanga-Manihiki 3,500 5,900 Rakahanga-Manihiki Christianity 98.0 % 8.0 %
 Romanian 1,400 22,037,000 Romanian Christianity 97.0 % 5.0 %
 Russian 5,900 129,028,000 Russian Christianity 67.0 % 1.2 %
 Samoan 142,000 515,000 Samoan Christianity 97.0 % 18.0 %
 Serb 1,000 10,776,000 Serbian Christianity 81.0 % 0.6 %
 Shaikh 1,600 229,703,000 Bengali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Sinhalese 1,000 11,739,000 Sinhala Buddhism 3.0 % 0.5 %
Slovene 1,800 1,965,000 Slovene Christianity 95.0 % 0.3 %
 Somali 1,600 19,538,000 Somali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 South Asian, general 152,000 6,876,000 English Hinduism 4.0 % 2.0 %
 Spaniard 2,000 29,245,000 Spanish Christianity 77.0 % 1.0 %
 Swedish 1,400 8,156,000 Swedish Christianity 57.0 % 7.0 %
 Tahitian 1,400 78,000 Tahitian Christianity 90.0 % 15.0 %
 Thai, Northeastern, Isan 7,900 17,892,000 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism 0.8 % 0.1 %
Tokelauan 7,100 8,100 Tokelauan Christianity 100.0 % 3.4 %
Tongan 59,000 228,000 Tongan Christianity 96.0 % 15.5 %
 Turk 1,600 57,984,000 Turkish Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Tuvaluan 3,500 15,000 Tuvaluan Christianity 95.0 % 15.0 %
 Ukrainian 800 37,958,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.0 % 3.8 %
 Vietnamese 6,600 83,742,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.0 % 1.8 %
 Welsh 3,600 1,313,000 Welsh Christianity 60.0 % 6.0 %
  Totals:  75 4,496,000 16       53.2 % 18.9 %  
  Unclassified / Other Individuals: 23,000  
  UN Country Population (2015) 4,519,000  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
1.4 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 18.9 %)
53.2 %
Ethnic Religions
1.8 %
Hinduism
2.1 %
Islam
1.5 %
Non-Religious
38.8 %
Other / Small Religions
1.2 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
15.3 %
Independent
11.3 %
Orthodox
1.0 %
Other Christian
11.2 %
Protestant
36.0 %
Roman Catholic
24.7 %
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 New Zealand. 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 New Zealand
  • Christian ministry in New Zealand
  • 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 New Zealand 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.


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