Country: Ireland

Number of People Groups

45

People Groups Unreached

5 (11.1%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

4,753,000

Population in Unreached

45,000 (1.0%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

91.4%

% Evangelical

1.35%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.3%
(Global Rate = 2.6%)
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Americans, U.S. 11,000 190,729,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 28.90 % -
 Anglo-Canadian 2,400 17,854,000 English Christianity 80.40 % 10.50 % -
 Anglo-New Zealander 1,400 3,486,000 English Christianity 51.00 % 21.00 % -
 Anglo-South African 5,000 1,425,000 English Christianity 85.00 % 21.00 % -
 Arab, general 22,000 3,287,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 33.00 % 0.50 % -
 Australian 2,900 18,479,000 English Christianity 69.48 % 16.00 % -
Brazilian 8,900 96,567,000 Portuguese Christianity 89.50 % 29.00 % -
 British 144,000 52,418,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 6.00 % -
British, Scottish 14,000 5,669,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 4.00 % -
 Bulgarian 1,800 7,095,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 % -
 Chinese, general 11,000 12,984,000 English Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.00 % -
 Czech 5,600 10,607,000 Czech Non-Religious 26.00 % 0.70 % -
 Danish 800 5,334,000 Danish Christianity 88.00 % 3.60 % -
Deaf Unknown Unknown Irish Sign Language Christianity 92.00 % 1.50 % -
 Dutch 4,400 15,211,000 Dutch Non-Religious 47.00 % 4.30 % -
 Estonian 2,600 1,046,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 40.00 % 6.00 % -
 Filipino, Tagalog 13,000 37,034,000 Tagalog Christianity 92.00 % 12.30 % -
 Finnish 900 5,177,000 Finnish Christianity 84.00 % 12.50 % -
 French 10,000 50,070,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 German 12,000 65,525,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
 Greek 500 10,846,000 Greek Christianity 92.00 % 0.40 % -
 Hungarian 8,200 11,498,000 Hungarian Christianity 87.85 % 2.80 % -
Irish 3,944,000 8,113,000 English Christianity 95.00 % 0.90 % -
Irish Traveller, Shelta 27,000 39,000 Shelta Christianity 95.00 % 1.00 % -
Irish, Gaelic-Speaking 171,000 244,000 Irish Christianity 96.00 % 0.80 % -
 Italian 7,800 37,375,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 % -
 Jew, English Speaking 1,600 5,942,000 English Ethnic Religions 0.40 % 0.10 %
 Latvian 21,000 1,495,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 56.00 % 8.00 % -
 Lithuanian 38,000 2,939,000 Lithuanian Christianity 86.00 % 1.10 % -
 Malay, Malaysian 3,400 11,787,000 Malay Islam 0.50 % 0.45 %
Mauritian 2,900 1,080,000 Morisyen Christianity 51.00 % 15.00 % -
 Polish 125,000 41,486,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.25 % -
 Portuguese 2,800 17,753,000 Portuguese Christianity 95.00 % 2.80 % -
Romani, Irish Traveller 22,000 22,000 English Christianity 90.00 % 1.50 % -
 Romanian 18,000 20,773,000 Romanian Christianity 98.00 % 5.40 % -
 Russian 4,000 133,841,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
Scots 10,000 123,000 Scots Christianity 62.00 % 7.00 % -
 Slovak 11,000 5,076,000 Slovak Christianity 94.00 % 1.10 % -
 South Asian, general 31,000 10,727,000 Hindi Hinduism 3.00 % 0.50 %
 Spaniard 7,000 28,857,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 % -
 Swedish 1,800 8,898,000 Swedish Christianity 57.00 % 6.90 % -
 Turk 1,500 60,506,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Ukrainian 3,400 37,496,000 Ukrainian Christianity 82.00 % 3.80 % -
 Urdu 7,600 1,828,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Welsh 9,200 1,390,000 Welsh Christianity 58.00 % 6.00 % -
  Totals:  45 4,753,000       5   91.42 % 1.35 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 51,000                
  UN Country Population (2018) 4,804,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   4,753,000 45 5 11.1 % 45,000 1.0 % 0
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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
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Bulgarian bul 1 0 Complete Bible
Czech ces 1 0 Complete Bible
Danish dan 1 0 Complete Bible
Dutch nld 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 11 1 Complete Bible
Estonian, Standard ekk 1 0 Complete Bible
Finnish fin 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Hungarian hun 1 0 Complete Bible
Irish gle 1 0 Complete Bible
Irish Sign Language isg 1 0
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Latvian, Standard lvs 1 0 Complete Bible
Lithuanian lit 1 0 Complete Bible
Malay zlm 1 1 Complete Bible
Morisyen mfe 1 0 New Testament
Polish pol 1 0 Complete Bible
Portuguese por 2 0 Complete Bible
Romanian ron 1 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Scots sco 1 0 New Testament
Shelta sth 1 0
Slovak slk 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
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Urdu urd 1 1 Complete Bible
Welsh cym 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 34 45 5   31 28 30 31 26

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.3 %)
91.4 %
Ethnic Religions
0.2 %
Hinduism
0.4 %
Islam
0.8 %
Non-Religious
7.1 %
Other / Small Religions
0.1 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
1.7 %
Independent
1.2 %
Orthodox
1.1 %
Other Christian
2.2 %
Protestant
1.1 %
Roman Catholic
87.6 %
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 45
Unreached People Groups 5  (11.1%)
Population 4,753,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.7%
Population in Unreached 45,000  (1.0%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 5
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 91.4%
Percent Evangelical 1.3%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.3%
Country Progress Level 3
Urbanization 64%
Continent Europe
Region Western Europe
10/40 Window No
Country Code EI
Official Language(s) EnglishIrish
Literacy Rate 99%
Estimated Illiterate Population 48,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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