Country: Singapore

Number of People Groups

49

People Groups Unreached

19 (38.8%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

5,771,000

Population in Unreached

1,002,000 (17.4%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

13.0%

% Evangelical

7.15%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.2%
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. 8,100 191,659,000 English Christianity 80.00 % 28.90 % -
 Anglo-Australian 2,700 17,777,000 English Christianity 70.00 % 14.40 % -
 Anglo-New Zealander 2,800 3,409,000 English Christianity 58.00 % 18.20 % -
 Arab, Egyptian 11,000 64,573,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 12.00 % 3.90 % -
 Armenian 500 6,607,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 % -
 Batak, Toba 1,100 2,425,000 Batak Toba Christianity 92.00 % 5.00 % -
 Bawean, Madurese 28,000 186,000 Madura Islam 2.00 % 0.30 % 1
Bazaar Low Malay Creole 11,000 11,000 Malay Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 British 55,000 53,604,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
 Buginese 11,000 5,760,000 Bugis Islam 1.50 % 0.90 % 1
Deaf 12,000 46,968,000 Singapore Sign Language Buddhism 16.04 % -
 Eurasian 54,000 1,727,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 4.00 % -
 Filipino, Tagalog 155,000 37,887,000 Tagalog Christianity 93.00 % 12.30 % -
 German 1,600 66,128,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
 Gujarati 4,200 2,409,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 430,000 79,340,000 Chinese, Yue Buddhism 12.00 % 7.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Hainanese 180,000 6,624,000 Chinese, Min Nan Non-Religious 10.00 % 7.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Hakka 251,000 44,247,000 Chinese, Hakka Non-Religious 9.00 % 6.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 1,365,000 878,433,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 12.00 % 10.61 % -
 Han Chinese, Min Bei 18,000 3,503,000 Chinese, Min Bei Non-Religious 9.00 % 6.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Min Dong 56,000 10,649,000 Chinese, Min Dong Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Min Nan 1,175,000 57,671,000 Chinese, Min Nan Buddhism 10.00 % 9.43 % -
 Han Chinese, Putian 28,000 3,138,000 Chinese, Pu-Xian Non-Religious 9.00 % 5.70 % -
 Han Chinese, Teochew 590,000 1,818,000 Chinese, Min Nan Buddhism 10.00 % 7.07 % -
 Hindi 14,000 1,557,000 Hindi Hinduism 1.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Hui, Dungan 16,000 14,063,000 Chinese, Mandarin Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Indian, English-Speaking 76,000 528,000 English Hinduism 8.00 % 2.00 % -
 Indonesian 118,000 9,882,000 Indonesian Islam 16.00 % 5.60 % -
 Japanese 39,000 124,370,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.60 % 0.50 % 1
 Javanese 91,000 18,018,000 Javanese Islam 15.00 % 7.00 % -
 Kanarese 22,000 83,000 Kannada Hinduism 4.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Korean 11,000 80,715,000 Korean Non-Religious 28.00 % 16.80 % -
 Kristang 24,000 38,000 Malaccan Creole Portuguese Christianity 90.00 % 5.00 % -
 Malay 540,000 17,117,000 Malay Islam 0.60 % 0.20 % 11
 Malay, Riau 16,000 1,876,000 Malay Islam 0.30 % 0.05 % 1
Malay-Indonesian, English-Speaking 16,000 16,000 English Islam 9.00 % 4.00 % -
 Malayali 27,000 1,401,000 Malayalam Hinduism 5.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Orang Seletar 1,200 3,100 Orang Seletar Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 3.00 % -
 Palembang 11,000 3,402,000 Musi Islam 0.05 % 0.01 % 1
 Punjabi 25,000 2,232,000 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sindhi 4,300 123,000 Sindhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sinhalese 16,000 420,000 Sinhala Buddhism 8.00 % 1.20 % -
 South Asian, Bengali-Speaking 76,000 1,548,000 Bengali Islam 2.00 % 0.40 % 2
 Straits Chinese, Baba Creole 19,000 271,000 Malay, Baba Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 3.00 % -
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) 108,000 2,790,000 Tamil Hinduism 5.00 % 0.80 % 2
 Telugu 800 909,000 Telugu Hinduism 6.00 % 0.40 % -
 Thai 46,000 21,380,000 Thai Buddhism 2.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Turk 900 61,304,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Urdu 3,200 1,929,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  49 5,771,000         19 12.99 % 7.15 % 31 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 33,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 5,804,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Central 110,000
East 1,250,000
North 1,014,000
North-East 1,651,000
West 1,663,000
Provinces:  5 5,688,000
UN Country Population 5,804,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 284,199,000 4,924.6 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.4 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 758,319,000 13,140.2 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 204,211,000 3,538.6 % 93.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 113,627,000 1,968.9 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.7 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
5,771,000
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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
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 New Testament
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete Bible
Batak Toba bbc 1 0 Complete Bible
Bengali ben 1 1 Complete Bible
Bugis bug 1 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Hakka hak 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 2 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Min Bei mnp 1 0 New Testament
Chinese, Min Dong cdo 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Min Nan nan 3 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Pu-Xian cpx 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Yue yue 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 7 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Gujarati guj 1 1 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Indonesian ind 1 0 Complete Bible
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete Bible
Javanese jav 1 0 Complete Bible
Kannada kan 1 1 Complete Bible
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Madura mad 1 1 Complete Bible
Malaccan Creole Portuguese mcm 1 0 Bible Portions
Malay zlm 3 3 Complete Bible
Malay, Baba mbf 1 0 New Testament
Malayalam mal 1 1 Complete Bible
Musi mui 1 1 Unspecified
Orang Seletar ors 1 0 Translation Needed
Punjabi, Eastern pan 1 1 Complete Bible
Sindhi snd 1 1 Complete Bible
Singapore Sign Language sls 1 0 Translation Needed
Sinhala sin 1 0 Complete Bible
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Tamil tam 1 1 Complete Bible
Telugu tel 1 0 Complete Bible
Thai tha 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Urdu urd 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 38 49 19   30 28 32 36 21

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
40.3 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 7.1 %)
13.0 %
Ethnic Religions
8.2 %
Hinduism
4.6 %
Islam
13.8 %
Non-Religious
18.9 %
Other / Small Religions
1.2 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
2.9 %
Independent
33.0 %
Orthodox
0.3 %
Other Christian
1.5 %
Protestant
26.5 %
Roman Catholic
35.5 %
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.

Networking Possibilities

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Singapore Statistics
People Groups 49
Unreached People Groups 19  (38.8%)
Population 5,771,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.5%
Population in Unreached 1,002,000  (17.4%)
Primary Religion Buddhism
Percent Christian Adherent 13.0%
Percent Evangelical 7.1%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.2%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 31
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 100%
Continent Asia
Region Asia, Southeast
10/40 Window No
Country Code SN
Official Language(s) Chinese, MandarinEnglish
Literacy Rate 97%
Estimated Illiterate Population 173,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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