Country: Ireland

Number of People Groups

44

People Groups Unreached

5 (11.4%)

Total Population

4,665,000

Unreached Population

44,000 (1.0%)

% Professing Christian

91.2%

% Evangelical

1.38 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

99 %

10/40 Window

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
 Americans, U.S. 11,000 188,897,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 28.90 %
 Anglo-Canadian 2,400 16,306,000 English Christianity 80.40 % 10.50 %
Anglo-South African 4,900 1,340,000 English Christianity 85.00 % 21.00 %
 Arab, general 21,000 1,861,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 33.00 % 0.50 %
 Australian 2,900 17,790,000 English Christianity 69.48 % 16.00 %
Brazilian 8,700 96,891,000 Portuguese Christianity 89.50 % 29.00 %
 British 181,000 51,662,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 6.00 %
British, Scottish 14,000 5,544,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 4.00 %
 Bulgarian 1,800 7,170,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 %
 Chinese, general 11,000 8,449,000 English Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.00 %
Creoles, Mauritian 2,900 1,040,000 Morisyen Christianity 51.00 % 15.00 %
 Czech 5,500 10,203,000 Czech Non-Religious 26.00 % 0.70 %
 Danish 800 5,281,000 Danish Christianity 88.00 % 3.60 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Irish Sign Language Christianity 92.00 % 1.50 %
 Dutch 4,300 15,165,000 Dutch Non-Religious 47.00 % 4.30 %
 Estonian 2,600 1,048,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 40.00 % 6.00 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 13,000 35,942,000 Tagalog Christianity 92.00 % 12.30 %
 Finnish 900 5,163,000 Finnish Christianity 84.00 % 12.50 %
 French 9,800 49,468,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 %
 German 11,000 64,478,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 %
 Greek 500 10,771,000 Greek Christianity 92.00 % 0.40 %
Gypsy, Irish 22,000 22,000 English Christianity 90.00 % 1.50 %
 Hungarian 8,100 11,570,000 Hungarian Christianity 87.85 % 2.80 %
Irish 3,936,000 8,124,000 English Christianity 95.00 % 0.90 %
Irish Traveller, Shelta 27,000 39,000 Shelta Christianity 95.00 % 1.00 %
Irish, Gaelic-Speaking 72,000 143,000 Irish Christianity 96.00 % 0.80 %
 Italian 7,700 38,042,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 %
 Jew, English Speaking 1,600 6,095,000 English Ethnic Religions 0.40 % 0.10 %
Latvian 21,000 1,488,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 56.00 % 8.00 %
 Lithuanian 37,000 2,894,000 Lithuanian Christianity 86.00 % 1.10 %
 Malaysian 3,300 11,637,000 Malay Islam 0.50 % 0.45 %
 New Zealander 1,400 3,416,000 English Christianity 51.00 % 21.00 %
 Polish 123,000 41,935,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.25 %
 Portuguese 2,800 15,076,000 Portuguese Christianity 95.00 % 2.80 %
 Romanian 17,000 20,136,000 Romanian Christianity 98.00 % 5.40 %
 Russian 3,900 134,007,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 %
 Slovak 11,000 5,030,000 Slovak Christianity 94.00 % 1.10 %
 South Asian, general 31,000 10,796,000 Hindi Hinduism 3.00 % 0.50 %
 Spaniard 6,800 28,630,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 %
 Swedish 1,700 8,869,000 Swedish Christianity 57.00 % 6.90 %
 Turk 1,500 59,170,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Ukrainian 3,400 38,181,000 Ukrainian Christianity 82.00 % 3.80 %
 Urdu 7,400 1,751,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Welsh 9,100 1,362,000 Welsh Christianity 58.00 % 6.00 %
  Totals:  44 4,665,000       5   91.18 % 1.38 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 49,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 4,714,000              
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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 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 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.

Ireland Statistics
People Groups 44
Unreached People Groups 5  (11.4%)
Population 4,665,000
Population in Unreached 44,000  (1.0%)
Urbanization 63%
Continent Europe
Region Western Europe
10/40 Window No
Country Code EI
Official National Language English
Secondary National Language Irish
Literacy Rate 99%
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 91.2%
Percent Evangelical 1.4%
Country Progress Level 2
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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