Country: New Zealand

Number of People Groups

75

People Groups Unreached

16

Total Population

4,463,000

Unreached Population

212,000

% Christian Adherent

53.2%

% Evangelical

18.9 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
Afghan, general 3,300 Pashto, Southern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Afrikaner 1,200 Afrikaans Christianity 90.0 % 21.0 %
 Americans, U.S. 12,000 English Christianity 80.0 % 28.9 %
 Amhara 1,200 Amharic Christianity 86.0 % 1.1 %
 Anglo-Australian 22,000 English Christianity 70.0 % 14.4 %
 Anglo-Canadian 5,700 English Christianity 76.0 % 7.7 %
 Anglo-New Zealander 2,855,000 English Christianity 51.0 % 21.0 %
Anglo-South African 17,000 English Christianity 70.0 % 21.0 %
 Arab, Egyptian 1,100 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 16.0 % 4.0 %
 Arab, Iraqi 2,500 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 3.0 % 0.4 %
 Arab, Lebanese 1,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.0 % 0.5 %
 Assyrian 1,500 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 96.0 % 1.0 %
Austrian, Bavarian 1,000 Bavarian Christianity 83.0 % 0.5 %
Black African, general 3,500 English Christianity 75.0 % 15.0 %
Brazilian, White 2,800 Portuguese Christianity 90.0 % 30.0 %
 British, English 38,000 English Christianity 60.0 % 8.8 %
British, Scottish 14,000 English Christianity 60.0 % 6.0 %
 Burmese 2,100 Burmese Buddhism 0.6 % 0.2 %
 Chilean 1,700 Spanish Christianity 90.0 % 18.0 %
 Cook Islands Maori, Rarotongan 60,000 Rarotongan Christianity 96.0 % 12.6 %
 Croat 2,600 Croatian Christianity 92.0 % 0.4 %
 Czech 1,100 Czech Non-Religious 28.0 % 0.8 %
 Danish 1,900 Danish Christianity 85.0 % 3.5 %
Deaf Unknown New Zealand Sign Language Christianity 54.0 % 0.0 %
 Dutch 28,000 Dutch Non-Religious 47.0 % 4.3 %
European, general 26,000 English Christianity 65.0 % 4.0 %
 Fijian 14,000 Fijian Christianity 65.0 % 25.2 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 40,000 Tagalog Christianity 92.0 % 12.3 %
 French 4,500 French Christianity 61.0 % 1.0 %
 German 13,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.0 % 2.1 %
 German Swiss 2,300 German, Swiss Christianity 76.0 % 4.4 %
 Greek 2,400 Greek Christianity 91.0 % 0.4 %
 Gypsy, Anglo-Romani Unknown Angloromani Christianity 55.0 % 8.0 %
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 94,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 9.0 % 5.7 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 50,000 English Non-Religious 9.0 % 5.7 %
 Han Chinese, Min Nan 5,600 Chinese, Min Nan E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 1.0 %
 Han Chinese, Wu 23,000 Chinese, Wu Non-Religious 8.0 % 5.7 %
 Hungarian 1,300 Hungarian Christianity 89.0 % 2.8 %
 Indonesian 4,100 Indonesian Islam 16.0 % 5.6 %
Irish 14,000 English Christianity 92.0 % 1.5 %
 Isan, Northeastern Thai 7,900 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism 0.8 % 0.1 %
 Italian 3,700 Italian Christianity 83.0 % 1.1 %
 Japanese 14,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.5 % 0.5 %
 Jew 1,300 English E Ethnic Religions 0.5 % 0.2 %
 Khmer, Central 8,400 Khmer, Central Buddhism 3.0 % 1.4 %
Kiribertese, Gilbertese 2,100 Kiribati Christianity 98.5 % 7.0 %
 Korean 30,000 Korean Christianity 31.0 % 16.8 %
 Lao 1,300 Lao Buddhism 4.0 % 1.9 %
 Malay 4,700 Malay Islam 0.9 % 0.3 %
 Maori, New Zealanders 585,000 Maori Christianity 65.0 % 26.0 %
Niuean 23,000 Niue Christianity 95.0 % 8.0 %
Pacific Islanders, general 4,200 English Christianity 95.0 % 12.0 %
 Persian 3,100 Persian, Iranian Islam 2.0 % 1.4 %
Pitcairner, Norfolk Unknown Pitcairn-Norfolk Christianity 100.0 % 18.0 %
 Polish 2,100 Polish Christianity 90.0 % 0.3 %
 Pukapuka 3,200 Pukapuka Christianity 95.0 % 5.0 %
 Rakahanga-Manihiki 3,500 Rakahanga-Manihiki Christianity 98.0 % 8.0 %
 Romanian 1,400 Romanian Christianity 97.0 % 5.0 %
 Russian 5,900 Russian Christianity 67.0 % 1.2 %
 Samoan 141,000 Samoan Christianity 97.0 % 18.0 %
 Serb 1,000 Serbian Christianity 81.0 % 0.6 %
 Shaikh 1,600 Bengali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Sinhalese 1,000 Sinhala Buddhism 3.0 % 0.5 %
Slovene 1,800 Slovene Christianity 95.0 % 0.3 %
 Somali 1,600 Somali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 South Asian, general 152,000 English Hinduism 4.0 % 2.0 %
 Spaniard 2,000 Spanish Christianity 77.0 % 1.0 %
 Swedish 1,400 Swedish Christianity 57.0 % 7.0 %
 Tahitian 1,400 Tahitian Christianity 90.0 % 15.0 %
Tokelauan 7,000 Tokelauan Christianity 100.0 % 3.4 %
Tongan 59,000 Tongan Christianity 96.0 % 15.5 %
 Turk 1,600 Turkish Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Tuvaluan 3,500 Tuvaluan Christianity 95.0 % 15.0 %
 Vietnamese 6,500 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.0 % 1.8 %
 Welsh 3,600 Welsh Christianity 60.0 % 6.0 %
  Totals:  75 4,463,000 16     53.2 % 18.9 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
1.4 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 18.9 %)
53.2 %
Ethnic Religions
1.7 %
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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