Country: New Zealand

Number of People Groups

92

People Groups Unreached

28 (30.4%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

4,768,000

Population in Unreached

385,000 (8.1%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

51.7%

% Evangelical

18.16%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

0.5%
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 *
Afghani, general 3,600 79,000 Pashto, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Afrikaner 1,300 4,430,000 Afrikaans Christianity 90.00 % 21.00 % -
 Americans, U.S. 13,000 192,802,000 English Christianity 80.00 % 28.90 % -
 Amhara, Ethiopian 1,300 24,052,000 Amharic Christianity 86.00 % 1.10 % -
 Anglo-Australian 29,000 17,992,000 English Christianity 70.00 % 14.40 % -
 Anglo-Canadian 6,200 17,125,000 English Christianity 76.00 % 7.70 % -
 Anglo-New Zealander 2,851,000 3,438,000 English Christianity 51.00 % 21.00 % -
 Anglo-Romani 1,400 198,000 Angloromani Christianity 70.00 % 10.00 % -
 Anglo-South African 18,000 1,461,000 English Christianity 70.00 % 21.00 % -
 Arab, Egyptian 1,200 68,881,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 16.00 % 4.00 % -
 Arab, Iraqi 2,700 16,842,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 3.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Arab, Lebanese 1,100 7,633,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
 Assyrian 1,600 850,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 96.00 % 1.00 % -
Austrian, Bavarian 1,100 22,799,000 Bavarian Christianity 83.00 % 0.50 % -
Black African, general 3,700 1,014,000 English Christianity 75.00 % 15.00 % -
Brazilian, White 3,000 96,632,000 Portuguese Christianity 90.00 % 30.00 % -
 British, English 41,000 53,901,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 % -
British, Scottish 15,000 5,769,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 6.00 % -
 Burmese 2,300 32,046,000 Burmese Buddhism 0.60 % 0.20 % 1
 Cebuano 3,400 22,621,000 Cebuano Christianity 99.00 % 15.00 % -
 Chilean 1,800 17,388,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 18.00 % -
 Chinese, general 54,000 15,378,000 English Non-Religious 9.00 % 5.70 % -
 Cook Islands Maori 64,000 84,000 Cook Islands Maori Christianity 96.00 % 12.60 % -
 Croat 2,800 5,299,000 Croatian Christianity 92.00 % 0.40 % -
 Czech 1,100 10,907,000 Czech Non-Religious 28.00 % 0.80 % -
 Danish 2,100 5,372,000 Danish Christianity 85.00 % 3.50 % -
Deaf 9,600 47,601,000 New Zealand Sign Language Christianity 53.20 % -
 Dutch 30,000 15,345,000 Dutch Non-Religious 47.00 % 4.30 % -
European, general 28,000 246,000 English Christianity 65.00 % 4.00 % -
 Fijian 15,000 387,000 Fijian Christianity 65.00 % 25.20 % -
 Fijian Hindi 1,700 198,000 Hindi, Fiji Hinduism 34.00 % 9.00 % -
 Filipino, Tagalog 42,000 38,131,000 Tagalog Christianity 92.00 % 12.30 % -
 French 4,800 50,524,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 German 13,000 66,334,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
 German Swiss 2,500 5,094,000 German, Swiss Christianity 76.00 % 4.40 % -
 Greek 2,600 10,235,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Gujarati 25,000 2,453,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 100,000 79,700,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 9.00 % 5.70 % -
 Han Chinese, Min Nan 6,000 58,046,000 Chinese, Min Nan Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Han Chinese, Wu 24,000 95,217,000 Chinese, Wu Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 % -
 Hindi 67,000 1,490,000 Hindi Hinduism 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Hungarian 1,400 11,495,000 Hungarian Christianity 89.00 % 2.80 % -
 Indonesian 4,300 9,988,000 Indonesian Islam 16.00 % 5.60 % -
Irish 15,000 8,267,000 English Christianity 92.00 % 1.50 % -
 Italian 4,000 38,274,000 Italian Christianity 83.00 % 1.10 % -
 Japanese 15,000 122,906,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Jew, English-speaking 7,900 6,251,000 English Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Kanarese 1,500 83,000 Kannada Hinduism 3.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khmer 9,000 15,900,000 Khmer Buddhism 3.00 % 1.40 % 1
Kiribertese 2,200 132,000 Kiribati Christianity 98.50 % 7.00 % -
 Korean 32,000 80,920,000 Korean Christianity 31.00 % 16.80 % -
 Lao 1,400 3,781,000 Lao Buddhism 4.00 % 1.90 % 1
Latin American, general 8,000 1,183,000 Spanish Christianity 91.70 % 15.00 % -
 Malay 5,000 17,309,000 Malay Islam 0.90 % 0.30 % 1
 Malayali 6,200 1,578,000 Malayalam Hinduism 15.00 % 12.00 % -
 Maori 627,000 672,000 Maori Christianity 65.00 % 26.00 % -
 Nepali, general 2,700 782,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.00 % 0.70 % 1
Niuean 25,000 27,000 Niue Christianity 95.00 % 8.00 % -
Pacific Islanders, general 4,500 4,700 English Christianity 95.00 % 12.00 % -
 Pashtun, Northern 1,800 33,701,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Persian 3,400 41,809,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 2.00 % 1.40 % 1
Pitcairner, Norfolk Unknown 1,100 Pitcairn-Norfolk Christianity 100.00 % 18.00 % -
 Polish 2,300 41,069,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
 Pukapuka 3,400 5,800 Pukapuka Christianity 95.00 % 5.00 % -
 Punjabi 20,000 2,233,000 Punjabi, Eastern Islam 1.00 % 0.80 % 1
 Rakahanga-Manihiki 3,700 5,600 Rakahanga-Manihiki Christianity 98.00 % 8.00 % -
 Romanian 1,500 20,387,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.00 % -
 Russian 6,300 133,971,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
 Samoan 151,000 512,000 Samoan Christianity 97.00 % 18.00 % -
 Serb 1,100 10,002,000 Serbian Christianity 81.00 % 0.60 % -
 Shaikh 1,700 234,920,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sinhalese 1,100 448,000 Sinhala Buddhism 3.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Slovene 1,900 1,950,000 Slovene Christianity 95.00 % 0.30 % -
 Somali 1,700 22,952,000 Somali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 South Asian, Bengali-speaking 3,400 1,600,000 Bengali Islam 1.00 % 0.13 % 1
 South Asian, general 162,000 12,154,000 English Hinduism 4.00 % 2.00 % 3
 South Asian, Telugu-speaking 4,800 918,000 Telugu Hinduism 3.00 % 0.60 % 1
 Spaniard 2,100 29,004,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 % -
 Swahili 1,500 1,833,000 Swahili Islam 1.00 % 0.80 % 1
 Swedish 1,500 9,024,000 Swedish Christianity 57.00 % 7.00 % -
 Tahitian 1,500 77,000 Tahitian Christianity 90.00 % 15.00 % -
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) 9,700 2,729,000 Tamil Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Thai 7,700 22,134,000 Thai Buddhism 3.00 % 0.80 % 1
 Thai, Isan 8,400 18,379,000 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism 0.80 % 0.10 % 1
Tokelauan 7,500 8,600 Tokelauan Christianity 100.00 % 3.40 % -
Tongan 63,000 223,000 Tongan Christianity 96.00 % 15.50 % -
 Turk 1,700 63,323,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Tuvaluan 3,700 18,000 Tuvaluan Christianity 95.00 % 15.00 % -
 Ukrainian 800 37,099,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.00 % 3.80 % -
 Urdu 7,200 1,930,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Vietnamese 7,000 84,982,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.00 % 1.80 % -
 Welsh 3,900 1,416,000 Welsh Christianity 60.00 % 6.00 % -
  Totals:  92 4,768,000         28 51.70 % 18.16 % 30 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 54,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 4,822,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Auckland 737,000
Bay of Plenty 139,000
Canterbury 280,000
Chatham Islands 300
Gisborne 23,000
Hawke's Bay 79,000
Manawatu-Wanganui 116,000
Marlborough 22,000
Nelson 24,000
Northern Islands 1,926,000
Northland 79,000
Otago 105,000
Southern Islands 592,000
Southland 48,000
Taranaki 57,000
Tasman 24,000
Waikato 210,000
Wellington 245,000
West Coast 17,000
Provinces:  19 4,723,000
UN Country Population 4,822,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,718,000 6,034.4 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 16,064.9 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 4,314.8 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,521,000 2,401.9 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
4,768,000



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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
Afrikaans afr 1 0 Complete Bible
Amharic amh 1 0 Complete Bible
Angloromani rme 1 0 Bible Portions
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 New Testament
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken acm 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic aii 1 0 Complete Bible
Bavarian bar 1 0 Complete Bible
Bengali ben 2 2 Complete Bible
Burmese mya 1 1 Complete Bible
Cebuano ceb 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Min Nan nan 1 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Wu wuu 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Yue yue 1 0 Complete Bible
Cook Islands Maori rar 1 0 Complete Bible
Croatian hrv 1 0 Complete Bible
Czech ces 1 0 Complete Bible
Danish dan 1 0 Complete Bible
Dutch nld 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 14 2 Complete Bible
Fijian fij 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Swiss gsw 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Gujarati guj 1 1 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Hindi, Fiji hif 1 0 New Testament
Hungarian hun 1 0 Complete Bible
Indonesian ind 1 0 Complete Bible
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete Bible
Kannada kan 1 1 Complete Bible
Khmer khm 1 1 Complete Bible
Kiribati gil 1 0 Complete Bible
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Lao lao 1 1 Complete Bible
Malay zlm 1 1 Complete Bible
Malayalam mal 1 0 Complete Bible
Maori mri 1 0 Complete Bible
Nepali npi 1 1 Complete Bible
New Zealand Sign Language nzs 1 0 Bible Portions
Niue niu 1 0 Complete Bible
Pashto, Northern pbu 1 1 Complete Bible
Pashto, Southern pbt 1 1 Bible Portions
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Pitcairn-Norfolk pih 1 0 Translation Needed
Polish pol 1 0 Complete Bible
Portuguese por 1 0 Complete Bible
Pukapuka pkp 1 0 Translation Started
Punjabi, Eastern pan 1 1 Complete Bible
Rakahanga-Manihiki rkh 1 0 Unspecified
Romanian ron 1 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Samoan smo 1 0 Complete Bible
Serbian srp 1 0 Complete Bible
Sinhala sin 1 1 Complete Bible
Slovene slv 1 0 Complete Bible
Somali som 1 1 Complete Bible
Spanish spa 3 0 Complete Bible
Swahili swh 1 1 Complete Bible
Swedish swe 1 0 Complete Bible
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Tahitian tah 1 0 Complete Bible
Tamil tam 1 1 Complete Bible
Telugu tel 1 1 Complete Bible
Thai tha 1 1 Complete Bible
Thai, Northeastern tts 1 1 New Testament
Tokelauan tkl 1 0 New Testament
Tongan ton 1 0 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Tuvaluan tvl 1 0 Complete Bible
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Urdu urd 1 1 Complete Bible
Vietnamese vie 1 0 Complete Bible
Welsh cym 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 76 92 28   58 56 66 72 46

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
1.5 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 18.2 %)
51.7 %
Ethnic Religions
1.8 %
Hinduism
4.6 %
Islam
2.1 %
Non-Religious
37.0 %
Other / Small Religions
1.2 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
14.8 %
Independent
11.4 %
Orthodox
1.0 %
Other Christian
11.0 %
Protestant
35.8 %
Roman Catholic
24.5 %
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.

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New Zealand Statistics
People Groups 92
Unreached People Groups 28  (30.4%)
Population 4,768,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.9%
Population in Unreached 385,000  (8.1%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 51.7%
Percent Evangelical 18.2%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 0.5%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 30
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 87%
Continent Oceania
Region Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window No
Country Code NZ
Official Language(s) EnglishMaori
Literacy Rate 99%
Estimated Illiterate Population 48,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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