Country: Iceland

Number of People Groups

12

People Groups Unreached

2 (16.7%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

330,000

Population in Unreached

1,100 (0.3%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

90.3%

% Evangelical

4.44%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

2.6%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Americans, U.S. 600 192,802,000 English Christianity 79.00 % 28.90 % -
 British 600 53,901,000 English Christianity 63.00 % 8.00 % -
 Danish 900 5,372,000 Danish Christianity 82.00 % 3.00 % -
Deaf 700 47,601,000 Icelandic Sign Language Christianity 90.60 % -
 Filipino, Tagalog 600 38,131,000 Tagalog Christianity 93.00 % 12.00 % -
 German 900 66,334,000 German, Standard Christianity 65.00 % 2.00 % -
Icelander 311,000 392,000 Icelandic Christianity 90.90 % 4.58 % -
 Latvian 700 1,442,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 55.00 % 7.00 % -
 Lithuanian 1,700 2,804,000 Lithuanian Christianity 82.00 % 1.00 % -
 Polish 11,000 41,069,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
 South Asian, general 600 12,154,000 Hindi Hinduism 4.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Thai, Isan 500 18,379,000 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism 2.00 % 0.50 % 1
  Totals:  12 330,000         2 90.28 % 4.44 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 11,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 341,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Austurland 16,000
Hálshreppur 0
Höfuðborgarsvæði 238,000
Norðurland vestra 8,400
Suðurland 25,000
Suðurnes 22,000
Vestfirðir 7,800
Vesturland 16,000
Provinces:  8 333,000
UN Country Population 341,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,717,000 87,187.0 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 232,113.3 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 62,341.8 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,522,000 34,703.6 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
330,000



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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
Danish dan 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Icelandic isl 1 0 Complete Bible
Icelandic Sign Language icl 1 0 Translation Needed
Latvian, Standard lvs 1 0 Complete Bible
Lithuanian lit 1 0 Complete Bible
Polish pol 1 0 Complete Bible
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Thai, Northeastern tts 1 1 New Testament
Totals: 11 12 2   9 8 10 10 9

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.2 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 4.4 %)
90.3 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
0.1 %
Non-Religious
8.6 %
Other / Small Religions
0.7 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.1 %
Independent
0.5 %
Orthodox
0.2 %
Other Christian
2.0 %
Protestant
90.0 %
Roman Catholic
6.2 %
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

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There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Iceland. 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 Iceland
  • Christian ministry in Iceland
  • 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

Iceland Statistics
People Groups 12
Unreached People Groups 2  (16.7%)
Population 330,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.6%
Population in Unreached 1,100  (0.3%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 90.3%
Percent Evangelical 4.4%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 2.6%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 2
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 94%
Continent Europe
Region Europe, Western
10/40 Window No
Country Code IC
Official Language(s) Icelandic
Literacy Rate 100%
Estimated Illiterate Population 0
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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