Country: Austria

Number of People Groups

44

People Groups Unreached

8 (18.2%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

8,907,000

Population in Unreached

356,000 (4.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

82.9%

% Evangelical

0.60%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

2.1%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherents
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
Afghani, general 37,000 79,000 Pashto, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Albanian 64,000 5,150,000 Albanian, Gheg Christianity 39.80 % 0.40 % -
 Americans, U.S. 5,800 191,655,000 English Christianity 85.00 % 35.00 % -
 Arab 19,000 409,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.00 % 0.20 % -
Austrian, Bavarian 7,309,000 22,709,000 Bavarian Christianity 88.00 % 0.35 % -
 Bosniak 98,000 2,641,000 Bosnian Islam 1.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Brazilian, general 900 113,000 Portuguese Christianity 93.00 % 13.00 % -
 British 9,200 53,604,000 English Christianity 71.00 % 6.00 % -
 Chechen 26,000 1,721,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Croat 73,000 5,253,000 Croatian Christianity 91.00 % 0.50 % -
 Czech 17,000 10,868,000 Czech Non-Religious 25.00 % 1.00 % -
 Deaf 18,000 46,963,000 Austrian Sign Language Christianity 82.57 % -
 Dutch 3,400 15,292,000 Dutch Non-Religious 45.00 % 4.50 % -
 Estonian 600 1,078,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 38.50 % 5.70 % -
 Filipino, Tagalog 9,000 37,773,000 Tagalog Christianity 96.00 % 17.00 % -
 French 16,000 50,163,000 French Christianity 75.00 % 0.80 % -
 French-Canadian 900 8,060,000 French Christianity 74.00 % 0.80 % -
 German 183,000 66,124,000 German, Standard Christianity 60.00 % 2.00 % -
 German Swiss 308,000 5,057,000 German, Swiss Christianity 90.00 % 3.00 % -
 Greek 13,000 10,263,000 Greek Christianity 95.00 % 0.30 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 37,000 878,504,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 6.90 % 3.00 % -
 Hungarian 66,000 11,463,000 Hungarian Christianity 90.00 % 3.00 % -
 Italian 8,400 38,273,000 Italian Christianity 80.00 % 0.40 % -
 Jew, German 9,400 95,000 German, Standard Ethnic Religions 0.20 % 0.10 % 1
 Kurd, Kurmanji 25,000 15,437,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.10 % 0.00 % 1
Liechtensteiner 600 27,000 German, Standard Christianity 92.00 % 0.20 % -
 Macedonian 4,500 1,926,000 Macedonian Christianity 86.30 % 0.20 % -
 Persian 18,000 41,340,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Polish 60,000 41,049,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.15 % -
Romani, Austrian 3,200 3,200 Romani, Carpathian Christianity 80.00 % 0.50 % -
 Romani, Sinte 3,200 219,000 Romani, Sinte Christianity 80.00 % 0.30 % -
 Romanian 86,000 20,517,000 Romanian Christianity 90.00 % 4.00 % -
 Russian 16,000 135,027,000 Russian Christianity 70.00 % 0.40 % -
 Serb 121,000 8,274,000 Serbian Christianity 84.00 % 0.50 % -
 Slovak 37,000 5,076,000 Slovak Christianity 94.00 % 1.10 % -
 Slovene 31,000 1,945,000 Slovene Christianity 86.00 % 0.15 % -
Sorb, Lower Lusatian 4,500 12,000 Sorbian, Lower Christianity 70.00 % 1.00 % -
 South Asian, general 23,000 10,836,000 Hindi Hinduism 5.00 % 0.60 % 1
 Spaniard 4,200 28,972,000 Spanish Christianity 69.00 % 0.30 % -
 Swedish 2,000 8,928,000 Swedish Christianity 54.00 % 4.50 % -
 Turk 121,000 61,293,000 Turkish Islam 0.10 % 0.06 % 2
 Vietnamese 3,600 84,556,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 12.00 % 1.40 % -
Walser 8,900 32,000 Walser Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 % -
Yeniche 1,800 18,000 Yeniche Christianity 60.00 % 1.30 % -
  Totals:  44 8,907,000       8   82.88 % 0.60 % 10 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 48,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 8,955,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   8,907,000 44 8 18.2 % 356,000 4.0 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,169,000 3,246.5 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,931,000 8,464.5 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,922,000 2,255.8 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,286,000 1,305.6 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
8,907,000
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Albanian, Gheg aln 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Austrian Sign Language asq 1 0 Translation Started
Bavarian bar 1 0 Complete Bible
Bosnian bos 1 1 Complete Bible
Chechen che 1 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Croatian hrv 1 0 Complete Bible
Czech ces 1 0 Complete Bible
Dutch nld 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
Estonian, Standard ekk 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 2 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 3 1 Complete Bible
German, Swiss gsw 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Hungarian hun 1 0 Complete Bible
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Kurdish, Northern kmr 1 1 Complete Bible
Macedonian mkd 1 0 Complete Bible
Pashto, Southern pbt 1 1 Bible Portions
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Polish pol 1 0 Complete Bible
Portuguese por 1 0 Complete Bible
Romani, Carpathian rmc 1 0 New Testament
Romani, Sinte rmo 1 0 New Testament
Romanian ron 1 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Serbian srp 1 0 Complete Bible
Slovak slk 1 0 Complete Bible
Slovene slv 1 0 Complete Bible
Sorbian, Lower dsb 1 0 Complete Bible
Spanish spa 1 0 Complete Bible
Swedish swe 1 0 Complete Bible
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Vietnamese vie 1 0 Complete Bible
Walser wae 1 0 New Testament
Yeniche yec 1 0 Translation Needed
Totals: 40 44 8   31 29 32 36 25

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.2 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.6 %)
82.9 %
Ethnic Religions
0.2 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
4.0 %
Non-Religious
12.6 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.7 %
Independent
0.7 %
Orthodox
1.8 %
Other Christian
12.0 %
Protestant
5.4 %
Roman Catholic
75.9 %
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 Austria. 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 Austria
  • Christian ministry in Austria
  • 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 Austria or Europe, Western. 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.

Austria Statistics
People Groups 44
Unreached People Groups 8  (18.2%)
Population 8,907,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.3%
Population in Unreached 356,000  (4.0%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 10
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 82.9%
Percent Evangelical 0.6%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 2.1%
Country Progress Level 3
Urbanization 58%
Continent Europe
Region Europe, Western
10/40 Window No
Country Code AU
Official Language(s) German, Standard
Literacy Rate 98%
Estimated Illiterate Population 178,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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* An estimate of the number of pioneer workers needed for initial church planting among unreached people groups. Estimates are calculated only for unreached people groups and are based on ratio of 1 worker for every 50,000 individuals living in an unreached people group. Some workers may already be onsite. The country estimate is a summation of the unreached people group estimates. Many more workers are needed beyond this initial estimate.